Lil Wayne covers Nylon Magazine and talks about his overwhelming dedication to music.
Lil Wayne is supposed to be releasing his new album Tha Carter V on December 9th. Seeing as Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint is due out a week later and is now available for pre-order while Wayne's record is not, we're probably looking at another delay. Regardless, Weezy is starting the promo tour, appearing on the cover of Nylon this month, for which the cover and a few choice quotes have been revealed.
Read what the YM leader has to say about his work ethic, his dependence on weed, and his dedication to music below.
On stepping up to the plate:
“I was always ready for the call. That’s the best way to explain it. Wayne’s always ready. When it’s my turn, I make way more than the most of it. If you’re ready when they call you, and you make the most of your time, then they’ll never stop calling you.”
On his approach to songwriting:
“I’m just a regular street n____ that’s a little smarter than the rest. I rap whatever comes up in my head. Whatever rhymes with the next word and how I’m feeling. I start rapping and we find something within what I just said and make a song out of it.”
On weed inspiration:
“I don’t know how it works, but I know that I need weed…extra when I’m creating. It helps in a major way.”
On being 'about the music':
When I first started doing it, you only did it to be the best—not to have a hot song or popularity or for Instagram or Twitter. I’m one of the last of a dying breed…the ones who are only about the music. You have to want to be unforgettable. The only other people who I can think of like that are Kanye and Beyoncé.
View the cover in the gallery above.