Lil Wayne is always so focused and serious about his work in the vocal booth — it’s amazing to watch, if you are ever lucky enough to be able to witness him putting the tracks together. It’s not the stern face you get — Wayne smiles and laughs, because he’s enjoying himself and he loves what he does.
“Hold on, man, hold on, man,” Wayne says to his engineer after cracking up in a Miami studio. It’s 7 a.m. and while most everyone is asleep, Wayne is in the booth composing lines as the beat plays. His goal is to rap 60 bars straight — no hook — over N.O.R.E.’s classic Swizz Beatz-produced track for “Banned From TV,” for last year’s No Ceilings mixtape. While in the booth, a line that came into his head is bold and crass and causes Weezy to chuckle.
“I’m a beast, I’m a pit bull, I get my ass kissed.” In this exclusive clip from DJ Scoob Doo’s “The Nino Brown Story, Pt. 2,” you see Wayne putting the rhymes together. Even though he has fun, he also makes sure that the rap is perfect before he leaves.
“Wayne is my favorite rapper of the new age,” Noreaga told us Monday. “Although in rap years, he’s just as old as me. But that’s my favorite rapper for the new age. For him to not only do the joint, but it appear on Mixtape Daily video … that’s an honor. My kids love Lil Wayne. Do ‘Super Thug’ next, Wayne — keep my legacy alive. … I’m trying to do Special Ed’s ‘I Got It Made’ and a few other classics over. It’s only to give respect to the people. If Wayne is a real MC like I know he is, he was doing it to show love and respect to the joint and what it meant to him. I’m speechless.”
“That dude is the epitome of workaholic,” Scoob Doo said about Wayne. “He doesn’t even sit down in the studio. He could be in the studio for nine hours and he’s not even sitting down. Everybody is nodding off, sleeping on the couch ’cause it’s a $3 million studio, and he decides not to sit down. That gives you an idea where his mental is at.”
“The Nino Brown Story, Pt. 2” is in stores on January 22, but you can purchase it now on DJ Scoob Doo’s Web site.