On the podcast featuring Brandon Marshall, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Adam “Pac-Man” Jones and Omar Kelly, Lil Wayne was asked how much time he spent writing the lyrics. Lil Wayne replied: “It depends on what it is. When it’s my shit, on god, man, I could take seven weeks on two lines.”
He continued, “I’ve said so much that I don’t ever wanna say the same thing. Also, you have to understand your audience. There were certain things I could have said to my audience in 95 that you’re not trying to hear right now. But you know I mean I could figure it out and that’s the beauty of it.”
Earlier in the interview, Lil Wayne talked about Drake. “I was like, ‘This dude sounds different,’” he said. What I loved about him was that he was sounding just as dope as we were.” He also revealed he told Drake, “‘Don’t stop, don’t change,'” and “you got to be the ultimate artist.”
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He also talked about the future of rap and expressed his excitement about it. “I have no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be better just because of how much I have to do every night to make a song. Back then, it was just me going [and] hearing a beat and doing what the hell I want on them and sticking to a subject or something.
“Now it’s way more than that and that lets me know right there that if I got to be in here doing this then it’s going to be OK.”
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“You have to be, first of all, you have to be embracing,” he explained. “You can’t be the person that’s saying I don’t like the new music. You gotta love it. Learn it, like it and love it because you better understand that’s music.
That’s not a certain type of music, that’s music. You got to Apple Music and top 100s and them folks right there.
Therefore you have to embrace that. You gotta go get you a vocal coach. Rest in peace, Ms. Betty Wright. Then you got a Drake. He’s music.
My goal now, if you want to be the ultimate artist, that’s what I want to be. In sports, we like to call them the Swiss Army Knife.”