For #ThrowbackThursday today, here is Lil Wayne‘s 2009 interview with “Soundcheck”, which is a series of musical performances and interviews hosted by Walmart.
In their sit-down conversation, Tunechi spoke on what fans could be expecting from his Rebirth album, the influence behind the project, who he gets his musical inspiration from, and going from rap to rock.
Also in their interview, which you can watch below, Weezy discussed his GRAMMYs experience (winning four awards and performing live), what his tattoos mean, feeling like a genius, how the Internet has helped his career, “Prom Queen“, and more!
An official ceremony to recognize the winners in every category at this year’s Webby Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jenny Slate, will be taking place next month on May 13th in New York. Congratz to Tunechi!
We’ve already posted a couple of excerpts from Paris Hilton and Dimitri Ehrlich‘s interview with Lil Wayne for Interview Magazine, but we now get the full interview that will appear in April’s issue. You can read the whole interview after the jump, and I think my favorite part has got to be when Weezy said he has two pet sharks and “those are my dudes” haha.
“Lil Wayne, it’s such a shame,” Joe told MTV News. “He’s in great spirits. I love Lil Wayne; that’s like my little brother. He’s just the coolest dude on Earth. I tell you one thing, him not being high made me realize how much funnier he is. This guy has jokes. We were up in there for four hours, just telling jokes, dying laughing, falling on the floor.
“He’s a beautiful dude,” Joe continued. “He did what he did. He had a gun on him, but people don’t really know how much of a great father that he is, great of a person he is, a friend, a loyal dude. He’s charismatic. It’s just sad to see him over there like that, but I’m pretty sure he learned his lesson, and he’s gonna be focused.” – MTV
Just less than four months now until the Best Rapper Alive will be released from Rikers Island!
Hit the jump to read a few more updates on Tunechi including Lil Twist speaking on Tha Carter IV and introducing Weezy to the internet:
“On his birthday, he was saying, ‘Everyone else is putting out mixtapes, so I gotta show them that I still got it,’ ” Mack explained. “And he also said that a lot of beats are coming out that he likes, so, you know, once that happens, he’s gotta put out his own versions to the beats he likes. It’s not fair. It’s not necessary, to me. Like, what are you trying to prove? Let these little dudes have their lane for a few, man. He’s about to come and smash people’s albums.”
So far Wayne is about six songs in, Mack revealed. Young Money has been flooding the streets and the Web with mixtapes lately, as Nicki Minaj, Jae Mill, and Gudda Gudda all have product out now.
While working on No Ceiling, the Cash Money superstar is also finishing up his long-awaited rock-influenced album Rebirth and overseeing the Young Money debut, both of which are set for December releases. Those are the projects Mack is most eager to see come out.
“They the two new babies, two newborns,” he said. “The [No Ceiling] mixtape, that’s Jordan. The two albums are like rookies. We wanna see how they do their first season.”
Mack wouldn’t give any details on just when to expect No Ceiling, but the New Orleans native had some advice for eager fans.
“You just gotta be tuned into the Internet,” he said. “And make sure your wireless is working that night, ’cause that shit’s just gonna drop.”
Shouts to MTV, and I’m really looking forward to this mixtape dropping… which songs/beats do you want Lil Wayne to murder ❓ I want Weezy to do his own version of Drake’s Fear