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Producers Mannie Fresh & Key Wane Discuss Their Involvement With Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V”

Producers Mannie Fresh & Key Wane Discuss Their Involvement With Lil Wayne Tha Carter 5 Album

On the black carpet at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles on August 22nd, Hip-Hop Wired caught up with producers Mannie Fresh and Key Wane to ask them about their involvement in Lil Wayne‘s forthcoming album, Tha Carter V, due to drop on October 28th.

Mannie mentioned that him and Weezy are trying to recapture Tha Carter I sound on the fifth installment of his Tha Carter album series: “If you know Tha Carter I, then you know Mannie Fresh and we’re just trying to recapture that sound.”

Wane explained that he has heard some stuff from C5 and even though he does not know if his beats will make the final cut of the album, he will still listen to it as he is a big fan of Tune: “Regardless, Carter V, Carter VI, Carter VII – I’m going to listen to them whether I’m on it or not.”

You can check out the interview below!

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DJ Mustard Confirms He Has Production On Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album

DJ Mustard Confirms He Has Production On Lil Wayne Tha Carter 5 Album

While on the red carpet of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in California on August 24th, DJ Mustard confirmed to MTV that Lil Wayne will be rapping over one of his beats on the upcoming Tha Carter V album, due to be released on October 28th.

Weezy F Baby has previously rapped over Mustard production on “Face Down” and the “My Nigga” remix, which are both bangers, so I’m sure this means we will be hearing at least one banger on C5!

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Lil Wayne Talks Learning To Play The Guitar, Jay-Z’s “Lucky Me” Song, “Tha Carter XIII” & More

Lil Wayne XXL Magazine August 2014 Scans

Here are the scans from XXL magazine’s August/September 2014 issue, which features Lil Wayne on the front cover, an interview he did with Jeff Weiss inside the mag, and a photo shoot with Atiba Jefferson.

For the cover story, Tune spoke on his childhood, who he gets his work ethic from, the early days with Cash Money, his mother Jacida Carter, how he relates to Jay-Z’s “Lucky Me” song that he has tattooed on his body, listening to Prince, why he learned to play the guitar, authenticity in music today, 2Pac, where his head was at when recording Tha Carter and Tha Carter II, wanting to sit at the top of the Green Monster at a Boston Red Sox game, going to university just to show his kids that they have to go to school, where he sees himself in 10 years time, and plenty more.

Weezy F Baby also mentions that he first started work on Tha Carter V album when he was just 5-years-old, not remembering what he recorded in the studio last night but he does have it playing in his cars to remind him, and hints at a Tha Carter 13 album.

You can read the scans below, courtesy of Corey. Don’t forget to click on the images to enlarge them and to also to go and pick up a copy of this XXL magazine issue that is available on newsstands now!

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Lil Wayne Explains How “Tha Carter V” Is Different Than His Previous Albums

Lil Wayne Explains How Tha Carter 5 Is Different Than His Previous Albums

ESPN host Cari Champion caught up with Lil Wayne for a “selfie interview” while he was in the studio for “First Take” on August 14th, which you can watch below.

During their conversation, Tune discussed how Tha Carter V is different than all of his previous albums, confirms that the project is not yet finished, Kobe Bryant, and which person he agrees with more out of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

Weezy F Baby also compared himself and Drake to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, but laughs at when he got asked if he was Michael or Kobe haha!

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Lil Wayne Appears On “Numbers Never Lie”, Talks Miami Heat Beef, Peyton Manning Rapping, Johnny Manziel & More

Lil Wayne Appears On Numbers Never Lie, Talks Miami Heat Beef, Peyton Manning Rapping, Johnny Manziel & More

After making an appearance on “First Take” on August 14th, Lil Wayne headed to ESPN2′s sports talk show “Numbers Never Lie” to chat with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill.

During his sit-down, Tune spoke on his beef with the Miami Heat players, not being allowed in their stadium when they are playing, Peyton Manning’s raps, his Super Bowl prediction, Toronto Raptors getting fined $25,000 after comments Drake made about Kevin Durant, the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour, Johnny Manziel, Steph Curry, and plays a versus game.

You can check out clips of Weezy F Baby on “Numbers Never Lie” after the jump below. Click here to watch Wayne freestyle over the SportsCenter theme song!

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