Cool from producer duo Cool & Dre recently chopped it up with Kathy Iandoli for an interview with BET for their “musicians who got our attention in 2016” article.
In the interview, Cool revealed that he thinks Lil Wayne has had a great 2016, but it has not been where his previous years were and that’s because he has been dealing with a lot of business to make sure 2017 is a totally different year.
The producer also confirmed he has been working in the studio with Tunechi on new music, as well as that Tune has “an amazing catalog of stuff that hasn’t been released” yet. Cool mentioned that Wayne has “been gearing up for an amazing 2017-2018” too.
You can read exactly what he said about Mr. Carter after the jump below! I’m already looking forward to seeing what Weezy will drop next year, are you?
Looking at it from my point of view, what Lil Wayne did in 2016 was great, but not where his previous years were.
He was dealing with a lot of business and gearing up for what he’s bringing in 2017 sonically and the projects he’s got going on. Of course, we’ll be [in the studio with him]. Anything Wayne works on, rest assured Cool & Dre are gonna have something crazy on there. We’ve been cutting records and he has so much music already. With Wayne, he always has such an amazing catalog of stuff that hasn’t been released, where he can go through the music and cut a batch of new stuff and put together an amazing project.
He doesn’t really let a lot of people come up with melodies and hooks on his music and with us he gave the green light. We’ll send him a couple of beats and one with a hook or melody or an idea, and then he takes it from there and brings it to life. He doesn’t do that with a lot of people. With some artists, we’re kind of in the studio for the whole process and we have done that in the past with Wayne.
Now that he has a grasp on the things that took place this year and is handling it all, he’s been gearing up for an amazing 2017-2018. I’m just excited for him, because he’s our brother and we’re just glad that we’re a part of it.