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 PinkprintÂ 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:
âI was always ready for the call. Thatâs the best way to explain it. Wayneâs always ready. When itâs my turn, I make way more than the most of it. If youâre ready when they call you, and you make the most of your time, then theyâll never stop calling you.â
On his approach to songwriting:
âIâm just a regular street n____ thatâs a little smarter than the rest. I rap whatever comes up in my head. Whatever rhymes with the next word and how Iâm feeling. I start rapping and we find something within what I just said and make a song out of it.â
On weed inspiration:
âI donât know how it works, but I know that I need weedâ¦extra when Iâm creating. It helps in a major way.â
On being 'about the music':
When I first started doing it, you only did it to be the bestânot to have a hot song or popularity or for Instagram or Twitter. Iâm one of the last of a dying breedâ¦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 BeyonceÌ.
View the cover in the gallery above.