Lil Wayne Talks Making “500 Degreez”, Young Thug’s “Barter 6” & Getting Texts From Jay Z


(AllHipHop News) It has been awhile since Lil Wayne has done an interview. The New Orleans rapper finally spoke with Wild Wayne about various topics including his new Free Weezy Album, writing his lyrics, making his 500 Degreez LP, his reaction to Young Thug’s Barter 6, signing Nicki Minaj and Drake, his new “Lil WeezyAna Fest,” and more.

Check out some of the highlights from Weezy’s interview below.

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On writing his lyrics:

I think if I was to ever think about it, like literally have to think about it, I think it would then probably become complicated or difficult. I thank God everyday. I thank God after every two words or two lines. I thank God for every bar I make up. Cause sometimes I blow myself away like, “God this is so easy. It came so easy that it gots to be more than just me putting this together…

Also, I owe a lot of that to Juvenile. When it was the Hot Boys and we packing together and have to write these songs together, and Baby said, “Let me hear your verse.” And you got BG giving his verse, you got Turk giving his verse, and you got Juve giving his verse – when I came out I probably sounded like I’m from New York. I was easily discouraged. It wouldn’t relate to Stunna the way it would relate to Juve. Juve would pull me to the side and say, “Hey, don’t you change one word in that verse.” He’d pull me to the side and let me know, “You’re better than all three of us… You’re gonna be the best one day. You are the best.”

On his 500 Degreez album:

The Squad was huge. It was still wearing on Stunna, so he wasn’t too with it yet. What you got from that was the O.K. season with that album. What I mean by that was the whole team wasn’t really behind me with that album. The only thing Baby was really behind was that it was 500 Degreez. That it was a rebelling album. That we were supposed to be showing that Juve was gone and we’re still here.

That’s what we tried to live off, and that’s what Cash Money tried to sell with that album. You see with the next album it was, “We gave into whatever Wayne’s doing, and we’re gonna go with this Carter thing.” That’s when Tha Carter became Tha Carter.

On whether he was against making 500 Degreez:

I ain’t gonna lie. I was young. I was from New Orleans. I didn’t have no doubts at all about it. I was ready and the chamber’s loaded.

On Young Thug’s Barter 6:

His was different. When we did it, we had no problem saying, “Yeah, we don’t need no Juve. This is 500 Degreez.” Slim came out and said, “I’m naming my album such-and-such because of props. And I’m such a fan.” That’s a total different approach.

I’d have to be a monster to overlook that. I’m not that type of person. I’d have to be a monster to say, “I don’t believe you.” If he says it’s from the heart and he’s some kind of fan, then I love him. Thanks bruh. I appreciate everything about it, if he’s a fan.

On his most memorable experience in Hip Hop:

I think my most memorable would probably be hearing my name called for that first Grammy. That day. That got me right there. That was a perfect moment.  Other than that I would have to say that moment is still coming. It happens everyday.

Just getting a text from Jay Z. Everybody that knows Lil Wayne, knows I’m the biggest Jay Z fan. Just getting personal texts, and not just little texts about, “Yeah, there was a song I heard. I saw what you said that’s cool. Thanks.” Getting real texts from Jay Z, that right there is a highlight everyday. I can’t even front.

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Listen to Lil Wayne’s interview below.