We posted Lil Wayne on the front cover of Billboard Magazine along with a preview of their interview last week… Now we have the full Lil Wayne interview with Billboard were Weezy speaks about his upcoming rock album Rebirth, Young Money, features, being on tour, Hot Boys reunion, Tha Carter 4, and more:
Lil Wayne always keeps it moving. That’s the one absolute you learn about the rapper after talking with him.
When Billboard caught up with Lil Wayne — real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — it was a couple of days after he had finished a set of shows in London, Paris and Amsterdam — and a week before he pled guilty to attempted weapon possession for an incident that occurred in 2007. Having barnstormed his way through 68 stateside shows during his top-grossing I Am Music and America’s Most Wanted tours in 2008 and 2009, he deserved a few days off. Instead, the Miami-based rapper was busy completing his free “No Ceilings” mixtape — “A big thank you to fans for coming out and showing me love every single night” of the tours.
Several leaks from the Halloween release feature Wayne rapping over beats from Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” and Fabolous’ “Throw It in the Bag.” Slated for release just after the mixtape, on November 23, is the “Mr. Carter” EP, exclusive to Best Buy.
It’s all in anticipation of Wayne’s “Rebirth.” While his Universal Motown publicist didn’t respond to several requests for comment, another source at the label says that Wayne’s legal issues — the rapper faces a possible one-year sentence; his hearing takes place in February — will not impede the often-delayed album’s December 15 release. But one question looms: Can Lil Wayne keep it moving when it comes to maintaining his sales and touring success?