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Video: Lil Wayne Says New Single “How To Love” Gives Him Goose Bumps x More

Sat, May 28, 2011 by

Above, Lil Wayne speaks about his new single “How To Love” with Sway when the two sat down after the taping of Weezy‘s upcoming Unplugged special.

“I can tell you that I’ve never had a single like it, and it’s an amazing song. It’s an amazing song. When I listen to it I get goose bumps,” Weezy said. “And I feel like the song is gonna take me somewhere that I’ve never been musically.”

Tunechi, who recently extended his I Am Still Music Tour through September, is looking to diversify his live show, and “How to Love” would help him do that. “You know that if you come to a Lil Wayne show two years from now, you already know that ‘I’m gonna get rap — some of the best rap — I’m gonna get some guitar, I’m gonna get some singin’, I’m gonna get some dancin’, I’m gonna get some old-school music, and I’m goin’ to a show tonight.’ And I think that’s where this song is directing me to.”

For Birdman Jr., rap just isn’t enough anymore. “I am a musician, and a few years back, I noticed that I wasn’t just a rapper. And I noticed that I didn’t want to do this just to rap,” he said before clarifying his point. “I do want to go down as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but I also want to go down as one of the greatest musicians of all time.

“When you think about it, Tupac is just known as a great rapper; Biggie is just known as a great rapper, Jay-Z — just known as a great rapper,” he continued. “I want to be known as that rapper that turned it all the way up and became the face of the music.”

Actually, Wayne looks to epitomize the word one day. “When they make a billboard and put whoever they gonna put up there to define the word ‘music,’ I wanna be there.” – MTV

After the jump, you can watch videos of Detail speak on producing “How To Love” (says Weezy recorded the song in November 2010), Rick Ross chat about his great relationship with Lil Wayne and the John” single, and Birdman talk about Tune‘s Tha Carter IV album (says he thinks it will be one of the best albums in history).

“Wayne is a rock star and he’s up for any challenge in the world as long as it feels right,” he told MTV News. “He don’t ever really discriminate on talent and people; if it feels right, he’s up for the challenge.”

“We created it in a very organic way; he’s a very organic person,” said Detail, who also writes songs and performs. “Me and my production team created a couple of tunes that we could deliver to him. I was shocked on his response on that song. Once he responded to it, it wasn’t nothing to it but to do it.”

The Detroit producer actually used Lil Wayne and Birdman’s 2006 single “Leather So Soft” as inspiration for “How to Love.” “The crazy part about it was I know Wayne plays guitar. If y’all ever seen the I Am Music Tour, he be playing the guitar. So we created something that was like ‘Leather So Soft,’ where he could rock out with the guitar.

“We’re visual with that type of stuff, so we just created a simple guitar riff that he can play on tour as well, over some 808s, a smooth ballad type of a beat,” he explained. “It wasn’t nothing special, it was just something that felt strong. That was the type of record that would rock in his iPod and rock in my iPod for days and days and days before the world got a chance to experience the pleasure of something with such organic-ness.” – MTV


During this week’s “RapFix Live,” the Boss spoke to host Sway about his relationship with Wayne and his favorite memory from his I Am Still Music run. “The very first night the tour kicked off, just being backstage and me having a great relationship with Cash Money,” he revealed. “So it’s really like me being at home with my brothers when it comes to Birdman and Lil Wayne.”

“When Wayne first came home from jail he was like, ‘That ‘”I’m Not a Star,” that’s one of my favorite joints, let’s do something in that vibe,’ ” Ross recalled. “I’m like, ‘Easy.’ He actually gave me the track and I was like, ‘Wow, this is too easy.’ ”

With Tha Carter IV scheduled to drop on June 21 and the Colin Tilley-directed “John” clip in rotation and video outlets, Ross is excited for the future. “Sitting in the studio at the Hit factory in Miami, I remember him just playing joints off his album and us constantly going back to that joint and I was just like, ‘It’s gonna be a hot summer.’ ” – MTV


Birdman speaks to about Cash Money Content, Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV album, tattoos, the BET nominations, and Nicki Minaj.

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  • Greenie

    First in this bitchhhhh!!!!!!

  • Real_G


  • Don McNeal


  • Lil boy


  • Don McNeal

    Yes Wayne! You will be the most versatile artist to ever hit the game! I love the song too bruh you’re a beast… C4 holla at me!

  • Real_G

    Lol idk How To Take Birdman Sayin This May Be Tha Best Album In History

    LOL He Stay Lying Bout Shit You Cant Listen To Dude.

    But Wayne Dawg. Much Respect I See Yo Vision Now G.

  • dwayne

    ymcmb london we in here

  • GMan

    Lil Wayne is going about to do a big sh*t….. His album will be one of the greatest in this year…..and himself…..will get a legend! …..the legendary Dwayne Carter!

  • Weezyanimal

    he already is legendary…..who has sold what he has recently? everyone has struggled to get to 750,000 in a month lol

  • That song is Perfect <3
    nd So Is Wayne!
    –Twitter: NyshaLovesWayne
    –Tumblr: iCraveWeezy
    Follow Me (:

  • Lol @weezyanimal. Cnt w8 4 C4

  • junie

    maaaad respect for wayne mann that dude is a musician he so versitile i respect that dude fuck the haters

  • junie


  • ninab

    no1 can F@K with lilwayne he’s a TRUE artist

  • muzik*iz*lyf

    i respect appreciate it n is full n suport of u tune! I realy think dis its a great idea n hw great it iz 2 diversify ur talent…..

  • @junie, i agree so much on what yu said about wayne<3 !

  • muzik*iz*lyf

    @junie…i feelz dhatt

  • ariel dubon

    lil wayne was wearing some yeezys. swag

  • Dounats
  • MrPolsonC4

    Yo I fck with the song and i think C4 is gonna be wayne’s best album even if it dnt sell a milli in a week…..YMCMB 4 LIFE!!!!!

  • Chris

    Wow much respect for Weezy. He strives for something that other rappers wouldn’t even think of attempting. That’s why he’s great, I think hill reach his goals, he never stops.

  • junie

    werd and on some real shit that dude is one of a kind

  • iamnotastarSOMEBODYLIED

    nicki minaj is the weezy of the females

  • CeEj

    alright birdman finally starting to make some sense

  • that’s whats up 🙂 YMCMB FOR EVER 🙂

  • thats why i call him THE B.A.A no more best rapper its best artist

  • @real G you are such a hypocrite u was hating on wayne the other day!

    Some FAKE fan!!

  • CeEj

    haha that song they compared “how to love” to that they produced last year, foreva or tatoo girl or something was soo retarded, idk what it takes to be a producer but he’s got his own record’s with features im confused as shit.
    anyone know any artists similar to wayne that are good right now? kinda like jcole but with more lil wayne style beats?

  • Real_G

    And @flystealth I Bussed In Yo mamaz Mouf Last Night So she wouldnt make another mistake like u…..