Are Lil Wayne’s days as a rapper numbered? The Young Money superstar hasplans to retire after he releases Tha Carter V.
“I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album,” Wayne told Sway during MTV News’ special “MTV First: Lil Wayne.”
His passion for skating has taken precedence over his music. “I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time,” said Tunechi. “I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.”
But have no worries, he’s not hanging up the mic anytime soon. Before Carter V, he will release I Am Not a Human Being II on February 19. The follow-up to 2010’s I Am Not a Human Being includes contributions from David Banner (“Shit Stains”), StreetRunner, Kane Beatz, Cool & Dre, and three dark records with Juicy J (“Itchy,” “Walk,” and “Trippy Kid”).
While it was previously reported that Kanye West would be on the album, Weezy cleared things up. “He didn’t do any music on this album, but ‘Ye is actually packaging my album,” he revealed. “It was his idea. I was like, ‘OK, whatever.’”
Kanye and his DONDA design team will create the album cover and inside packaging like he did for 2 Chainz’ Based on a T.R.U. Story. “He wanted that. He was like, ‘I wanna package Wayne’s album.’”
Weezy let him have free reign. “I’ma let ‘Ye do what he do. As long as it ain’t nothin’ out the box crazy. ‘Ye is ‘Ye, he’s a genius.” [RapRadar]