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Nicki Minaj Reveals She Keeps Lil Wayne In Her Mind When Writing New Music

Nicki Minaj Reveals She Keeps Lil Wayne In Her Mind When Writing New Music

Nicki Minaj appears on the front cover of T Magazine‘s “The Greats” issue, which will be available on newsstands October 22nd.

In an excerpt from her cover story, Nicki mentioned that she keeps Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Foxy Brown in her head while she is writing new music.

The Young Money Barbie revealed that she does this because all 3 of them artists have influenced her so much. You can read exactly what Minaj said after the jump below!

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Lil Wayne Talks Keeping In Touch With Inmates & C.O.’s From Jail, Retiring From A Certain Beat, Birdman, Drake & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Keeping In Touch With Inmates & Correctional Officers From Jail, Retiring From A Certain Beat, Birdman, Drake & More

Jasmine Simpkins from HipHollywood recently sat down with Lil Wayne for a one on one interview about his “Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island” book that you can check out below.

During their conversation, Weezy discussed why he wrote the book in jail, not planning to release it, what he hopes people will get out of reading it, if he keeps in touch with any of the inmates and C.O.’s, the celebrity visits he got while locked up, and getting the news that Drake had sexual relations with one of his girlfriends.

Tunechi also revealed his “retirement tweets” last month was him meaning that he is not going to be rapping on a certain type of beat no more, he will always drop mixtapes for us fans, and his relationship with Birdman:

How are you with Baby, do you think you guys will have a friendship again?
I’m 34 baby, I’m too old for friends.

You guys were more like family…
No, his last name isn’t Carter baby, he’s not family.

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Lil Wayne Interview Excerpt From XXL Magazine x Pics From Photo Shoot

Lil Wayne Interview Excerpt From XXL Magazine x Pics From Photo Shoot

Here, we have an excerpt from XXL Magazine‘s interview with Lil Wayne for their July/August 2011 issue that will be on newsstands tomorrow (July 12th), and some pics from their photo shoot! You can view the photos below, along with the excerpt were Weezy talks about celebrating with the Mavericks, Tha Carter IV, writing, being a father, and retiring.

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Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being EP Is Now An Album

Lil Waynes I Am Not A Human Being EP Is Now An Album

Cortez Bryant recently told SPIN that Lil Wayne‘s upcoming I Am Not A Human Being EP will now be a full album. Tez said that the songs on IANAHB were originally going to be on Tha Carter IV, but will be released now so that Weezy can fill C4 with new music instead: “I know once he got out of jail those songs would be so old to him” Bryant explains.

Tez Poe also told SPIN that Wayne has been busy in prison writing down lyrics in a notepad which he will record when he gets out (don’t forget Tunechi hasn’t written anything down since around 2002). Bryant said Wayne will immediately hit the studio once he gets out as well and that he will most likely release another mixtape of new material before releasing Tha Carter IV next year (I’m guessing Dedication 4).

Below, you can read a few highlights from the songs on I Am Not A Human Being which will have heavily auto-tuned vocals, drugged-out beats and loads of guest spots from his YMCMB family:

• “Young Money Salute”, featuring Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist and Nicki Minaj, is a banging, minor-key anthem, with Minaj doling out lines like “Camouflage me ‘cus Young Money is a navy.”

• “I Am Not A Human Being” mixes a heavy boom-bap with distorted guitar riffs–a rock sound similar to the one he tackled on Rebirth.

• “What’s Wrong With Them” crosses choppy synth melodies reminiscent of Wayne’s smash “Lollipop” with Wayne boasting, “Fuck the system and the pussy and all that.”

• “With You”, an R&B-style collaboration with Drake, is a hilarious ballad about seducing a Native-American woman. “Tall glass of Merlot get her in the mode,” he raps. “Two tall glasses of Merlot get her out her robe.”

Previous: Lil Wayne – I’m Not A Human Being EP [Official Cover & Tracklist]

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Lil Wayne Tells Us His Daily Routine In Fourth Letter From Rikers Island

Lil Wayne Tells Us His Daily Routine In Fourth Letter From Rikers Island

It’s just over three months until Lil Wayne is released from Rikers Island! But until then, Weezy gives us an update in his latest letter from jail on how he is doing, his daily routine, writing lyrics, his Young Money family and more. You can read Tune‘s letter below:

Hello world… I’m good. Counting the days and still smiling. Most of those smiles come from hearing my kids’ voices over the phone. The others come from reading fan mail. Let me just say that I have the best fans in the world! The devotion, dedication, support, love, and most of all, prayers are simply the best. I never imagined that I could have such an impact on people’s lives. Because of this, I vow to be a bit more careful of what I say.

So I’ve been writing and let me be the first to tell you that the lyrics that I’m writing are… well there’s no word that I can think of that properly defines them. Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair. I listen to the radio sometimes, emphasis on sometimes, and I hear the new music. I like some. I applaud my Young Money family for what they’re doing. As I’m not surprised. This is what we’re supposed to do. Congrats to Drake and Nicki for all their recent success. Those 2 are going to have me retiring early. I love my team. Much love to Tez and Mack. I know that people are inquisitive of what I do all day, so here goes. I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That’s my day.

I’ll end this letter, but never my love. I’m gone. Oh, and how ‘bout dem Lakers!?!

P.S. I thank my fans for appreciating me the way you do.

Tunechi.

Hit the jump to see some more of Wayne‘s “thank you” replies to his fans that have sent him mail. Are you on the list ❓

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