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Lil Wayne Says He Likes The Idea Of Releasing Another Rock Album & A Joint Project With Drake

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Lil Wayne Says He Likes The Idea Of Releasing Another Rock Album & A Joint Project With Drake

A new Lil Wayne interview has surfaced online with Vibe magazine that took place a few weeks ago, which you can read below.

During their conversation, Weezy spoke on if T-Pain‘s statements about him and Birdman betting up to $10,000 on video games are true, playing games with his kids, why Missy Elliott makes his top 50 rappers of all time list, and being excited to hit up the studio every night to see what he comes up with.

Tunechi also announced that he likes the idea of releasing another rock album after dropping Rebirth back in 2010, as well as that him and Drake are still planning to drop a collaboration project at some point in the future!

Years ago, T-Pain said he saw Wayne and Cash Money co-founder Birdman bet up to $10,000 on games, while letting the computer battle it out to see who wins – like sports betting, but you get to pick each other’s competition.

“I don’t recall that,” Wayne laughs when asked if T-Pain’s statements were true. “I don’t recall letting the computer play for no $10,000, but we definitely probably played each other for something like that. … I’m sure I didn’t lose that $10,000 bet whenever it happened. I don’t think I’ve lost too much. I’d say about $500 would be the biggest loss I’ve had, if anything. Maybe $1,000. But I’m putting the [cheat] code in on you and everything for that $10,000.”

These days, while Wayne says that Drake and Birdman have made games tough for him in terms of other artists, he admits that his biggest competition is at home.

“If I’m playing an artist, I’m only practicing against you to get better against my kids. You gotta stay superior on stuff like that,” he chuckles. His sons are aged 10, 9 and 9, “but think they’re 21 and 22.” “My sons, they like to play vintage, so I have to go back and get a team that was great in the year of the team that they pick. My middle son’s vintage team is the LA Rams, my youngest son, Meatball, is going to go with the Atlanta Falcons from the year that Deion Sanders was playing, and my oldest son, Tune, is going to go with the Bengals when they had Boomer Esiason.”

Wayne also spoke about the Top 50 rap lists that have been circulating this summer. While he’s cited Jay-Z as his GOAT before, he took time to give credit to Missy Elliott as one of his favorite rappers and described her impact using another sports analogy.

“A lot of people, their eyes widen up when I say that. If I placed her, there may be a question. It shouldn’t be, though,” Wayne says. “When Missy came out, everybody was rapping about the same things, and everybody [in each region] was trying to get better at the same things, one type of style, in my eyes. … Missy came out way from Virginia on some other shit, making sounds. Her and Timbaland were like Tom Brady and Bill Bellichick.”

His rap bonafides are unquestionable, but Wayne has also dabbled in rock: his tour with Blink 182 was paired with a mashup of his song “A Milli” and the band’s “What’s My Age Again,” and he released his own rock album Rebirth in 2010. When asked if he would consider making another rock album, Wayne said he liked the idea.

“I would definitely want some help on it this time. I did that one by myself. The most help I got, I consider her like another mom, is [soul/R&B singer] Ms. Betty Wright. She taught me a few strings, a few chords on the guitar, how to hold a few notes,” Wayne reveals. “I would definitely fuck with Blink, I’d let Travis go crazy on one or two of them bitches. … I would love to go back and do some vintage songs on it this time as well. I would have to get some clearances on one or two songs from a band or an artist we all love, and do it like that. I’m trying to see what’s up with a Nirvana song or something. Try to get my Kurt Cobain on.”

The Young Money Entertainment founder also says that despite a lack of updates, he and Drake still plan to make an album together.

“We’re both doing what we do, but he already know,” Wayne says. “We still text and send songs here and there, change a verse because he killed me or change a verse ‘cuz I killed him. It’s still the same competition.”

While those two projects are good interview fodder, Wayne’s 13th studio album Funeral is further along – he’s said in the weeks after this interview that he plans to release it by the end of the year. It’ll be his first collection of new, timely music in at least four years, and he says his recording process has changed drastically since his prolific mixtape days.

“I love the difficulty of trying to fit in with what’s going on today, making sure I sound likeable to the ears today and having to remind myself that it’s not about what it was back then. Going to the studio now, for me, is awesome. I used to go to that mufucka and do 12 songs a night. Cut a beat on, I’m going to go and you let me know when to stop,” Wayne said. “It’s different now. I can’t wait to get in the studio now every night, just to see what I can come up with. [Before] it was just me going to the studio and saying, let me kill ten more songs and then I’m going to go home or do whatever I was doing. Now, it’s let me see what I come up with. Self-discovery, rebirth – call it whatever you want to call it but it feels awesome, I swear to God.”

Pic credit: Nikolai Puc.

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  • King Slime Thugger

    Been waiting for Rebirth 2 since the first dropped..really hope this drops 🔥🔥

    • Tha Martian 👑

      Most likely never will but i hope it does . Not many people i know enjoyed it but i liked it. It was way ahead of its time, and i think alot of new rappers would kill to be on it

  • Tha Martian 👑

    A wayne and Drake album is the only remaining thing I really need from wayne. Sadly it will most likely never happen though. We cant even get a Wayne & Drake track. Let alone a whole album

    • Patrick H

      Chill.

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      I just wanna hear ammo and joog

  • King Slime Thugger

    Btw twitch still a shit wiping 🤡🤡🤡🤣

  • YMOB SO REAL

    If funeral sounds like these new rappers it’s definitely going to be trash I don’t want to hear that migos, future choppy flow with the skirt skirts and gang gang’s from Wayne

    • Namrah Bontang

      I do wtf. Wayne make that popular

    • Patrick H

      Facts, Wayne needs to get that terrible team from around him.

    • Nijee

      Well Wayne does that sound better than them & he is so unique

      • 🐐🐐

        Honestly I’ll love that

  • Namrah Bontang

    OMG YES!

  • Patrick H

    Good read.

  • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

    What do you mean by todays music? What new artists do you listen to? Whens the last time you and Drake sent songs? Will we get a Single for the album? Why is so hard for these interviewers to ask follow up questions so this nigga go into more details shitty pointless ass interviews

  • HOW IS WAYNE NOT GONNA THANK SHANELL FOR HER WORK ON REBIRTH LOL

    • Raz!

      didnt she write half the album?

      • Nijee

        Yeah she wrote 90% of the album

    • Lmao he probably forgot who she is

  • Giraffe Boy

    imagine putting missy elliott in your top rappers list lol

    • Lil Brick 🧱 Retired

      Imagine not

  • Nijee

    I’m definitely looking forward to Rebirth 2 but he should’ve gave shanell some credit on the first one

  • Raz!

    drake a snake

    he’ll probably do a collab album with young thug before he does one with wayne

    • FLOMETHEUS

      Lowkey. Lol

    • Damn this kinda facts

    • HeroinWayne

      Wayne put drake on everything coming up,Wayne can’t even get a feature on drake album

    • Vini Amen

      LMAO y’all shud stop dick riding Wayne and remember that Drake is his own artist and is currently bigger than Wayne, and Wayne can be trash sometimes.

      If y’all think Drake won’t have a collaboration album with Wayne, is probably the same reason Wayne won’t have a collaboration album with Lil Twist

  • Nijee

    I think Rebirth 2 has better chance of coming out than drake collaboration album especially since he always working other artists more than Wayne

  • Raz!

    who is on hush hush?

    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      skyler grey

    • Ke$ha

    • David D

      Katie perry

    • Hunter Yates

      Lady Gaga

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      Halsey
      Sia
      Jojee
      Adele
      Tiffani Leblanc
      Katy perry
      Ke$ha
      Skyler grey
      Taylor Swift
      Lady Gaga

      🤷🏿‍♂️

  • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

    please man i need a drake x lil wayne album before i die. We shoulda got this a decade ago tbh, 2009-2011 time. I wanted them to do a collab album since I was 13

    • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

      Arent you 16 lol

    • King Slime Thugger

      Ain’t you become a Wayne fan in 2017 ? 🤨🤨

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        😂

      • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

        yeah but i still listened to like miss me, hyfr, etc.. like mainstream wayne and drake songs

  • Mystic Weezy

    Watch funeral drop sometime next year..

  • Mystic Weezy

    I’m interested to hear what funeral sounds like, with that being said, I dont like the idea of Wayne trying to fit in. I like Wayne just spitting bars, that’s why I listen to his music

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      This could be a good thing as far as production goes , not as far as rap style

  • FlopFlips

    If Funeral is end of the year, we should at least get some singles after he’s wrapped up this tour and start promoting the album

    • Mystic Weezy

      Mac and tez ain’t dropping no damn singles

  • FlopFlips

    That’ll be dope af but it’ll probably be like 15-20 songs

  • Namrah Bontang

    Long and boring!

    • Wordplay 187

      Boosie is on some other shit

    • David D

      Lol

    • Tuned #Umar

      Lmfao bro. Torrence Hatch this ain’t it

  • David D

    I got an ice box where my heart used to be

  • David D

    It’s not

  • WeezyTilInfinity

    “Today’s music” Lil Baby already confirmed so I’m guessing Lil Skies, Trippie and all them new niggas gone be on it 😭😭

  • FLOMETHEUS

    Got All My Niggaz Wit Me, that’s a No Braina
    Fuck Around & You Can Get Shot Up Like a Low Angle 😬😬😬

  • Mystic Weezy

    I hope funeral isn’t full of features like most of today’s albums

  • FLOMETHEUS

    BITCH. Life is a Gamble – Pay Up What You Owe, Boy
    No Drive-Bys Like they Did Ricky, I’m Hoppin’ Out Like Doughboy!

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    I tell you all of this ahead of time and no one get it’s , rebirth 2 is definitely coming

  • Namrah Bontang

    Yong thug play gatar so maybe he is feature on rebirth 2

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      Wayne doesn’t know who young thug is – Reginae

      • Namrah Bontang

        We all know thats lie she mad because thug hates trash YNF LUCCI

  • Namrah Bontang

    Stop copying me dude

  • Namrah Bontang

    FUCK

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    Be on the look out for more leaks,Wayne has more songs

    • Namrah Bontang

      U have 0unreleased

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        Maybe not

  • Namrah Bontang

    Ok and? U have no life FAGGOT

  • Hunter Yates

    Yall see that long ass ghost recon commercial with wayne lmao 🤣🤣

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    Carter Song
    Lil Wayne Silhouette Song
    Lil Wayne Nirvana Song
    Lil Wayne Number One Song
    Lil Wayne Suwu og Song
    Lil Wayne Fuck That Nigga Song
    Lil Wayne We Living Like That Song
    Lil Wayne Everybody Song
    Lil Wayne Kings And Queens Song
    Lil Wayne Thinking ‘Bout You Song
    Lil Wayne Bricks Song
    Lil Wayne Still Coughin’ Song
    Lil Wayne Never Let It Song
    Lil Wayne Kidnap Cupid Song
    Lil Wayne I Need You Song
    Lil Wayne Everytime Song
    Lil Wayne Bust It Song
    Lil Wayne She Got A Man Song
    Lil Wayne KY Engineerin’ Song
    Lil Wayne Ammo Song
    Lil Wayne Joog Song
    Lil Wayne Side Bitc

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      I’m gonna need all these songs slime

    • Lil Robby

      Gone need these too bro

    • Mystic Weezy

      What about light?

      • Namrah Bontang

        No!

        • Mystic Weezy

          Why not?

          • Namrah Bontang

            Its trash!

      • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

        My bad missing a few songs

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      Still want Off The Wall, Light and Welcome to the Jungle.

  • Drilon_G

    Why tf doesnt wayne just release music whenever shit is recorded but waits so long like bro you a fuckin legend you dont need a fuckin team to pick and choose when and what songs get released. Just drop shit you have nothing else to prove in the music industry.

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    fuck what a hater say tho, Missy Elliot had some slapperz blood. “I cant stand the rain” go hard in the whip

  • realest you’ll never know

    I don’t care if yall agree or not, but big sean dropped a GOAT VERSE on mute 👌🏽🔥🔥🔥 my goodness he bodied that verse

    • Namrah Bontang

      Wanye bodied him!

      • realest you’ll never know

        Wayne Verse was hard… but too short… big Sean is built for these beats!!! Wayne is vibes for this song but big Sean gives you that ” ggggggod damn!” Face 😂

    • Nah

  • TRINX

    Wayne did exactly what he said in this interview on d6 reloaded. Bar for bar better than both CVS minus the depressed theme. Scottie pippen for instance was D6 wayne and lyrically the best song on CVO.

  • Ye’

    Would love another rock album if done right. Rebirth had great vocal performances from Wayne but the production, samples, and features were wack af and ruined some songs that had potential. I’ve been wanting a Wayne and Drake album since 2009. Idk about Wayne trying to sound like these new rappers that sounds lame to me, but if he wants to just reinvent his sound that could be cool.

    • Namrah Bontang

      This time it will be other way around smh and production was nice on rebirth but rebirth 2 will have trash beats and voice smh

    • Rebirth was perfect

      • Ye’

        Yeah shannel was great, and hip hop producers making rock beats always sounds organic.

  • Lil Robby

    I think there gonna be like 15 songs

  • Lil Robby

    Its kesha

  • CarliswaggBlog

    I love Lil Wayne with my life

    • Namrah Bontang

      Me to

  • realest you’ll never know

    Wayne, I can speak for everyone when I say this…. you are the 1 artist where it needs to be about back then lol. That’s literally what every single fan want….

    • KarTune2.0

      Nah fam it don’t need to be back then it just need to be good

    • Turtis

      Kids on this site think “back then” wayne is like C1 or newer. C1 is the beginning of moderns era wayne to me. If he made an album like Tha Block is Hot or Lights Out, no one would fuck with that nowadays (except me).

  • Dr Carter

    So triple H my God I’m so sky high 😰😰😰😰😰. This voice tho

    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      y’all overrated anything bruh, what does this even me

      • Dr Carter

        😂😂😂😂😂😂 I do it on purpose tbh but I like the voice on that verse

  • LaFlare

    “Lil brick” is a dollar store Nav lol I can’t take dude serious

    • Namrah Bontang

      Link me

      • LaFlare

        😘😘

    • Namrah Bontang

      Nav sucks!

  • King Slime Thugger

    soooo…what happened to the diss?? SKRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Did the nigga doing the C2 elimination game take a break or some shit ? I’m really interested to see which song gonna win no cap

    • Dr Carter

      Jake Sharma

    • Tuned #Umar

      Fr

    • Jake Sharma #FreeJuelz🐯

      I let the og C5 hype die out, will be back in 45 mins ya dig

  • RSB

    Y’all know the vibes if you woke up this morning you winning

  • King Slime Thugger

    Bruh I think I’m the only one anticipating that shit 💀💀🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • King Slime Thugger

    Send me it, I’ll post it 😊😊