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Find Out How Lil Wayne & XXXTentacion’s “Don’t Cry” Collaboration Came Together

Find Out How Lil Wayne & XXXTentacion Dont Cry Collaboration Came Together

Everyone was surprised when Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V album was released and there was a hook from XXXTentacion on the song “Don’t Cry“.

We now know that the collaboration came together after the South Florida rapper’s death in June, thanks to producer Z3N, who revealed this information in an interview with TMZ.

The producer explained that he recorded XXX‘s vocals in February of this year hoping to finish recording at a later date, but they never did. He then played the audio for LunchMoney Lewis, who was that impressed he forwarded it to Tunechi and a Republic Records executive.

Z3N had no idea that the XXXTentacion audio he had would end up on C5 until a week before the project’s release after Ben Billions, who is a co-producer of “Don’t Cry“, put the whole song together. He also mentioned that he thinks X would have approved the collaboration if he was still alive as the two of them have had conversations in the past about how Weezy influenced the late South Florida rapper!

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Lil Wayne Talks “Tha Carter V”, Attempting Suicide, Retirement, Young Money & More In Billboard 2018 Fall Issue

Lil Wayne Talks Tha Carter V, Attempting Suicide, Retirement, Young Money & More In Billboard 2018 Fall Issue

Lil Wayne graces the front cover of Billboard‘s Fall issue, which will be available on newsstands September 15th.

For his cover story, Weezy spoke on a lot of things including Tha Carter V, his children, tweeting, 2 Chainz’ wedding, seizures, features, Nicki Minaj, suicide, retirement, greatness, Drake, and more.

One interesting part from the story is that they reveal the outro on Tunechi‘s C5 album will be about attempting suicide and it will sample British R&B singer Sampha’s “Indecision” song:

“When he was 12, Wayne came across a gun in his mother’s house and shot himself in the chest, just missing his heart. In the past, he has called this an accident. But on the new verse he plays, Wayne admits this was a suicide attempt, undertaken after his mother told him he would no longer be allowed to rap. The track, which samples British R&B singer Sampha’s brooding but hopeful 2013 song ‘Indecision’ and will be the album’s outro, was on the original album tracklist, but Wayne added new lyrics this summer, following the suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.’

Also during their conversation, we get confirmation that Young Money Entertainment now solely belongs to Tune, but their distribution deal with Republic Records remains in place. You can check out some excerpts from the interview and pics from the photo shoot below!

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