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Lil Wayne Talks “Funeral” Album, New Generation Rappers, Working With American Eagle & More [Video]

Mon, Jul 15, 2019 by

Lil Wayne Talks Funeral Album, New Generation Rappers, Working With American Eagle & More

Pierce Simpson from Complex sat down with Lil Wayne for a one on one interview to promote his new Young Money clothing line with American Eagle, which Cortez Bryant first told us about last month before we then saw a preview of the collection earlier this month.

During their conversation, which you can watch below, Wayne also spoke on what his favorite piece from his new fashion line is, being shocked that American Eagle wanted to work with him, new generation rappers, TRUKFIT, how the last 18 months of his life have been, his upcoming Funeral album, and more.

While discussing Funeral, Tunechi says Tez Poe has a release date for the project, but he doesn’t want to announce it as of right now and so it’s “coming soon”. Tune even explained that he never records music for a specific album; he just records a bunch of songs and lets Tez pick which ones will appear on the certain project. It is very “rare” Weezy is in the “I’m about to go record this album” mode as it has only ever happened once, which was when he was locked up in jail!

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  • Patrick H

    I can’t stand Tez.

    They need to come up with better words than “coming soon” because that could mean 5 years in their eyes.

    Stop playing around with fans and say something like “this summer”, “around after the tour”, or “end of the year”.

    • WE NEED TO START A PETITION TO STOP HIM FROM MAKING THE IMPORTANT DECISIONS INVOLVING WAYNE

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  • Simba Walter Nyika

    F*CK Tez.!

    • Raz!

      with an aids dick

  • Ervin Mitchell

    So this confirms that it’s Tez fault CV wasn’t a classic. I fuckin knew it! Nigga is so trash. Can’t stand his goofy ass

    • Slime Dwise

      No that’s Mack and Wayne.

      Did you see his Tidal interview with Craig?

      Mack picked hella songs and Wayne asked him why the album was so big so they took songs off.

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      Y’all always ready to blame everyone except Wayne lol it’s waynes fault nigga, where you want to admit it or not

      • Ervin Mitchell

        Wayne doesn’t pick the tracklist. Maybe he should be he doesn’t so I blame the nigga that picked the tracklist lol. The bars were there but some of those songs were clearly forced.

      • Ervin Mitchell

        Man don’t talk to me nigga….fuck off my shit lol

  • iMont

    Free Funeral

  • Sirbyron

    Wayne needs too lay off the autotune on this album and it will be a much more remembered project… But shit knowing tez he’ll pick the weakest tracks with probably 2 standouts

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    Tezzz…..he’s the reason we dont have “World on my shoulders” “Welcome to the Jungle”…. the reason Deep Sleep didnt make C5…. the reason we dont have the Glory vid…the reason Start This Off Right had a Mack Maine feature rather than the original Mannie Fresh verse….Lawd, Tez had truthfully hoed us for the longhaul…😭😭😭😭

    • Namrah Bontang

      Ur cute

      • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

        Imma chick magnet I cant help it

    • Giraffe Boy

      he needs to die

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        Facts

      • Foul 😭😭 just needs to retire

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      Or “kidnap Cupid”

    • Lil Burb

      i think its wrong to put everything on Tez . Wayne is signed to a major label who are gonna have their inputs, critique and kinda choose what goes and what doesn’t also .

  • Giraffe Boy

    its lil tune aka jim (gym)

    thats what they call you when you sell weight

  • Travis

    Isn’t that kind of a lie tho? He says the album name in the songs a lot of the time. So they were recorded for a specific album

    • LOL WAYNE CONTRADICTING HIMSELF AGAIN

      • Travis

        Didn’t he also say Mack did C5?

        • Raz!

          tez and mack are just as bad as each other, both are clueless idiots who just got lucky and happened to go to the same school as wayne

          • Travis

            I thought he fired tez anyway. That’s what they were saying awhile back

    • Tuned #Umar

      Lol I’m sure he ain’t mean it like that, like it’s album time so ima just record all these songs for funeral type shit and ima say funeral on each track but that doesn’t mean it’ll make the album

      • Tuned #Umar

        Just like moment w CV, didn’t make the cut but it was for CV kinda

        • Travis

          Yeah I get that, but he still went in to the booth and was like “yeah I’m recording this Moment song for CV”. Doesn’t mean they all make the cut obviously

  • CREATE A PETITION TO GET RID OF CORTEZ ALTOGETHER

    OR TO STOP HIM FROM MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS INVOLVING WAYNE

  • Doko360

    So the stupid Carter 5 we got was cos of Tez…when Swiss picked the songs what we got was that fire flames D6…shaking my head

    • Kusha Justabird

      I’d rather he let Dj Drama pick his Album songs.

  • Raz!

    not tryna hate here but this clothing line looks gay and wack

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    So does tez pick the songs or mack pick the songs or maybe they switch for different projects

    • David D

      Both probably do it

      But the problem is both of them are dumb fucks

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        Exactly

    • Tuned #Umar

      Both but mostly tez

  • David D

    FIRE CORTEZ BRYANT NOW!!!!!

  • Tuned #Umar

    Tez be hoeing tho mane

  • Dr Carter

    Fuck Tez ! I think he lowkey want to destroy Wayne career

    • Tuned #Umar

      Be yo own niggas

      • Dr Carter

        Smh true

  • HeroinWayne

    He don’t care about his fans if he did he would fire Tez I believe he is the downfall of Wayne all this nigga could say was Coming Soon I’m fed up

  • RSB

    If you woke up this morning you winning

  • HeroinWayne

    I am puzzled buckO, this nigga actually do a interview to tell us coming soon.

  • tvsh

    Tez is a stupid ass name

  • FoFoBullDogg

    Alright, since Wayne be forgetting his own tracks, who do you think should pick Wayne songs?

    I vote Birdman

    • Dr Carter

      Definitely

    • RSB

      Wayne himself

      • FoFoBullDogg

        I don’t think it’ll be any different. If it were up to him, we could have an album full of wowzers

        • RSB

          I don’t think so , and even if it was I’d just prefer to see him take control of his own life at this point . mans pushing 40

          • FoFoBullDogg

            Well, we you a rapper and you record a bunch of tracks in a single session, it’s pretty hard to keep track of which are best and which aren’t, or, you tend deem everything you record as good

            So it’s essential to have someone with good years. Wayne can’t do it, and neither can Mack and Tez

            • RSB

              Lol yeah man I’m aware of all this . I don’t think Wayne thinks that every song he makes is good tho
              When has it been proven that Wayne can’t do it ? He’s never did it . I think he should at least try . Wayne like to pay people and fall back to much imo. Fuck that take control of your music and your business

    • YungJackBauer

      Nicki and drizzy. And also get a vote from tyga and khaled

    • realest you’ll never know

      Jay z

  • FoFoBullDogg

    Thanksgiving. Mark My Words

  • Skrrrt Cobain

    That explains why Wayne albums are never cohesive. He needs to change his approach ASAP

    • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

      How many albums sold?

      • Skrrrt Cobain

        What does that have to do with anything? 😂

    • Nijee

      Drake’s albums doesn’t be cohesive as well

      • Skrrrt Cobain

        What does drake have to do with this?😅

        • Nijee

          Drake makes albums full of singles & long albums

          • Skrrrt Cobain

            Again, what does Drake have to do with this?

  • Weezy F & the F is for Funeral

    Before it was fuck mack maine now its fuck tez again lol

  • Dr Carter

    Used to say fuck The Fat Maine now I say Fuck Tez.. ugh

    • Tuned #Umar

      Same shit different air freshener

  • Udoni$ Rick¥

    Wayne need to boss tf up forreal, stop being so removed from life. Create your own shit and have a vision. He treats himself like a cog in the machine instead of the machine. You watched your career and popularity steady decline for a couple years now and you still saying you don’t even pick songs for your album lmao it’s a fucking joke. Used to look up to this man so much but that really starting to change. Plus how do you let a album that everyone beens waiting 5 years for come out and you ain’t even pick a song on it? I remember in the Elliot interview he said he’s still learning the lyrics.. you embarrassing us nigga. And street wise, ain’t nobody pumping Wayne in the streets or at a party. He’s become that i put my headphones and vibe type of artist. He announced funeral in 2016 and all he can say is coming soon. Nigga future drops about 3-4 projects a year and they all have high replay valuable and most importantly hits. Wayne needs to reinvent. The years more than half over and we ain’t got shit from Wayne as far as projects. And you think when funeral comes out it’ll be his best album? Or even type 5? I’m not holding my breath. We get no insight to anything and they expect us to stick around through it all lol i ain’t 15 no more Wayne get it together.

    • Nijee

      Nigga Wayne been in the game since 1991 he doesn’t care about being the best rapper or popular in the game anymore he already accomplished more than 95% percent of artists in this generation Past, Present, & Future. He only makes music for his die-hard Fans & keep it moving

      • Mk

        He care he was about to quit the tour bec the arena wasn’t full gtfoh

        • Nijee

          Duhh because he would be missing a lot of money

        • Udoni$ Rick¥

          Well if the tour ain’t full or the arena ain’t packed… don’t you think it’s got something to do with the performers? Ever seen a drake concert? J cole? Future? Meek mill? Shits packed to the ceiling. They not going on tour with blink 182… why? Cuz it’s a horrible business move. This is what should of been done when he made rebirth. Not 9 years later.

          • Nijee

            Exactly Wayne shouldn’t be on tour with Rock Band he should be On his own tour like C5 Tour with upcoming artists who are popping

      • Udoni$ Rick¥

        He can have every accolade in the book, he’s a active rapper, still to this day calls himself the best rapper alive, i need something from this decade to hold onto and be like that’s a great piece of work. Not show up on 3/10 songs. All I’m saying is he can do a lot more for us, the die hard fans. The ones that sit up through every delay and every coming soon. They got this nigga making clothes for high schoolers when he’s almost 40 lol collab with Virgil, or supreme or Armani or DG. Nope let’s do uggs and american eagle. Jail ruined Wayne.

        • Nijee

          Jail definitely helped Wayne because he would’ve been dead by now due to being on Lean heavy before his Jail Sentence & Of course Wayne knows he has to give us that classic album or body of work but every time Wayne put out music people always criticize it or say it’s average

          • Udoni$ Rick¥

            because it is average. Melodies, flows, delivery, charisma. Just ain’t there for him anymore. Now as a rappers rappers, like i can make words rhyme, he’ll always have that. But as a pioneer or innovator he just ain’t with it no more. You retire out when you die out, and Wayne been wanting to retire since D4.

            • Nijee

              Of course Wayne is not the same because he is older now you can’t expect him to sound like he is 2005-2008 Wayne you have to appreciate that he is still rapping better than 95% artists

          • FoFoBullDogg

            Maybe because it really IS average?

        • WeezyTilInfinity

          Have you not listened to FWA?

    • Dr Carter

      All fax 📠 !!!

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      Not a single lie detected here. Unfortunately it’s only gonna fall on deaf ears, niggas on lwhq are not tryna the truth about Wayne, this site is basically a platform to dick ride Wayne, if you’re not dickriding you’re a hater lol

    • Cap

      • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

        take waynes dick out your mouth

    • ReGuarlyiiRReGular

      Straight facts man. If Wayne treated his art like Kanye and Jay and drake do he would hands the greatest artist to ever live. How do you put so much effort into shit and then say “ok, do what you want with this shit”. Like I think this man was just baby’d (no pun intended) his whole life. Everyone doin shit for him. Idk I guess it worked back then because e Wayne was able to focus on just straight bars and pump out more shit, but damn it doesn’t seem to be effective these days. I think the mans brain is just fried at this point.

    • joe

      i bump wayne, 24/7, in my car with whoever idc, but ngl its usually old wayne cause no replay value from the current shit, you right fam. i mean c5 is EASILY the worst of the 5, which is super sad imo. tez needs to go and wayne needs to do his thing. i mean even the new verses everyone is hyping up on this site from the past few months are EH to me, maybe pullin and 1 or 2 more are good. its hard to defend current wayne to people these days, but i know he still has the potential just not fulfilling so its frustrating and then we see
      “coming soon” which basically means “you might see this” lol.

    • Jbadd504

      Facts… all wayne needs to do is be more involved in creating timeless music….its like he just spots the bars and let’s mac and tez piece together the puzzle…

  • K9OUSSAY

    Fuck all the management team
    And shout out to anyone was thinking wayne kicked tez 😂

  • FoFoBullDogg

    Most memorable SOLO Wayne songs in recent years (since 2015) ?
    Mine are:
    What You Sayin’
    Pour Up
    Street Chains
    Dreams and Nightmares
    Glory
    DJ Drama Intro
    Every solo track on D6R except Sick
    Magnolia
    Bank Account, Yeezy Sneakers, Everyday We Sick
    Open Letter, Perfect Strangers, Mess, Let It All Work Out
    Quasimodo, Third Strike, Hercules

    Did I miss any?

    • FoFoBullDogg

      Almost forgot, Sh!t, Selsun Blue, Jumpman, London Roads, uh… YFS, Like a Man, Moolah remix, Hot Nigga, Fingers Hurting,

    • Mk

      Moment off day

      • FoFoBullDogg

        Those are ’14

        • Mk

          Coco,he is dead

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      Deep Sleep, Open Safe and In A Cage yo…c’mon now

    • Missed alot

    • Doko360

      You my nigga…your list is on point

  • FoFoBullDogg

    I don’t why I’m complaining tbh
    We still got music for days

  • FoFoBullDogg

    Everyday, I wake up and a random Wayne song pops in my head.
    So basically, my fav Wayne tracks changes daily

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      Same here. Today was Weezy Who, yesterday was 30mins to NOLA, and almost everyday is In A Cage

      • FoFoBullDogg

        Today’s fav is What You Saying
        Yesterday was bumping Bye Bae heavily

    • Fax

  • Mk

    They will announce the date when the album is about to be close

    • Mk

      To get released

  • YMOB SO REAL

    I don’t even check for Wayne’s music no more I just hear his shit whenever he decides to drop because relying on a release date is pointless now days and even if we get one shit gets pushed back

  • Man D6 is hard shit, this nigga be snapping like damn

  • Bullet showers lead to blood baths🔥🔥🔥OMG

  • I got money I ain’t see yet and they wanna know why I ain’t blink yet…

    Sshiiiiit

  • Diamond so bright on my one hand gave all 5 fingers a sun tan…. Shit

  • I got hoodies that say ‘Young Money’
    I got bitches that steal them from me
    They go home and then they send pictures
    To my phone with nothing under it
    What am I to do? I’m lovin’ it
    Lmao Wayne a fool

  • His New Freezer verse got bars that are so connected never noticed he don’t just say random shit for the flow

  • This whole sequence fire how it leads on the next bar…

    Get out that Chevrolet, jump in this better Wraith
    I know you see the doors open like Heaven Gates
    She think I’m Heaven sent, and I would not forgive every sin
    But I forget everything
    Thanks to the medicine, thanks to the purple stuff
    I’m finna pour it up, I’m finna stir it up
    If I had a heart it’d be a purple one
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • KarTune2.0

      🔥 This and what’s next and my dog complete flames

  • Dr Carter

    I like BlueFace Baby music

  • Niggas woked up happy when they thought they would get real information about funeral instead became heated about tez still managing wayne, get mad all you want but no one with a wayne avi and a name that has “goat” in them going to quit wayne’s music that easily.

  • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired
    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      gross

      • Wordplay 187

        When the tape dropping

  • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

    I like Tez

    Yall gotta start seeing that Wayne is often at fault too

  • TRINX

    Everybody criticizing TEZ need to understand that when wayne records EVERYDAY it’s hard to pick out 13-16 songs for US to listen too and review EVERYDAY. Just imagine that from a business standpoint to keep an artist at Wayne’s stature relevant for decades🤔🤔

    • Yea it’s hard to choose a song between Life Of Mr Carter and Problems

      • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

        Drops mic. Comment of the day.💯

  • HIDE

    Lmao nigga said “chic fil a, Ima b at filet a 🐥

    • Tuned #Umar

      Lmao

    • Wordplay 187

      Wayne be fried

  • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

    Just seen somebody tweet that FWA is a 3/10 🤦‍♂️

    • With just post bail ballin it is a 7 and over

    • FoFoBullDogg

      Bullcrap

  • Jon Stewart 💳

    Shit that pisses me off about Wayne.

    He could have quit rap back in 2009, and he would have been solidified as top 5 DOA by way more people than he is now.

    But he decides to keep going and tarnish everything about his legacy, by changing his swag, his vocals, his lyrical content is now limited to drugs, sex, and women.

    And on top of that he doesn’t even control what his projects sound like.

    Like bruh if that’s the case just fucking sit back and let Nicki and Drake steer the ship until you actually feel like trying.

    And the shit is I know he can still rap like old Wayne because on the Blink 182 tour in Hershey l, he hit vocals that sounded like 2006 Wayne so it makes no sense for him to be doing that shit to his voice when 70% of Wayne’s allure in rap is his trademark wheezy (pun intended) vocals.

    Let me know what ya think.

    • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

      C5 and FWA were very solid and cohesive projects that saw him expand his content range

      D6/D6R is some of his best rapping ever

    • Day1_la_laker

      C4 sftw sftw2

    • Lil Burb

      D6 was solid and Wayne putting out alot superb feature verses . Hes getting it together . C5 was decent enough . Not the greatest but i think its mostly still a listen through album .

  • realone504

    Tez did a great job on fwa tho..but I think that was one of them rare times Wayne said ima make these songs for this album…FWA is perfect besides I’m that nigga I erased that shit and that album flows perfectly without it