Drake Explains Lil Wayne’s Return To Rap


Last October, Lil Wayne put down his guitar and came back to his microphone, making a triumphant return to the mixtape market with the release of the street-oriented No Ceilings mixtape. Wayne’s underground opus was a commercial success, spawning radio singles while paving a direct path for other mixtape-based projects from his rap peers, including Fabolous and Jim Jones.

As was the case with Young Money partner-in-rhyme Drake on So Far Gone, fans salivated over Weezy’s dominating wordplay on a wide selection of beats. But according to Drizzy Drake, Wayne’s reunion with his core audience was a direct result of his isolation from hip-hop while recording the rock fused album Rebirth, which almost left the mixtape in limbo.

Taking a page from the Dwayne Carter playbook, Drake said he chose a path similar to his mentor’s, leaving close to no room for creative input from outsiders while in the process of recording his upcoming R&B mixtape It’s Never Enough.

“[Wayne] had been doing a lot of rock music for Rebirth, and it stemmed from people being like, ‘When are we gonna hear some rap? When are you gonna rap? When are you gonna rap?’ ” Drake told us in Miami. “Wayne doesn’t like to be told what he should be doing, so he just kept doing rock music, like, ‘Watch, I’m gonna show you. This rock thing is going to work.’ And it does work for him. I think whatever he chooses to do works, but I think he got to that point that I would get to as well, that I’m getting to now working on this R&B tape.”

Drake said he wasn’t around for the bulk of the No Ceilings recording sessions, but the end result was the radio smash “I’m Single,” which originally featured the crooner on the hook, sans Weezy.

“I wasn’t really around much for the No Ceilings sessions. That was around the time in my career when things were picking up from a touring standpoint for me,” Drake recalled. “So I was never able to go and sit for a couple of days and be in his presence.”

Staying in sync with releasing material around the holidays, Drake is plotting to drop It’s Never Enough in time for Christmas, following his Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour.

via Mixtape Daily

Views: 5

Tags: drake, explains, lil, rap, return, to, wayne's

Comment

You need to be a member of ThisIs50.com to add comments!

Join ThisIs50.com




Upcoming Releases

Members

 


Example Searches:
music, girls, Bentley

Latest Activity

jonesn commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Beyonce Spotted Apartment Hunting Without Jay Z, Fueling Rumors Of Split [Pics]
"That's the thing no matter how bad yo chick is it's always 100 hoes Killen her and jay travel the world and hit them all I don't blame him I would too if I could, starting in Brazil with them hoes in tip new uncut video them sum bad…"
10 minutes ago
TeamZawles shared their blog post on Facebook
14 minutes ago
Just Flow commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Michael Blackson Says Mike Epps Is Funnier Than Kevin Hart, Talks His Comedy 'Kony Montana,' Explains What He Would Do If His Mom Was A Porn Star [Audio]
"They ain't no Dave Chappelle or Chris Rock."
14 minutes ago
TeamZawles liked TeamZawles's blog post Actor Matthew Gonzales spotted in Ocho Rios Jamaica (no forehead tattoo ) [PHOTO]
15 minutes ago
JumpyB. commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Hilarious: DMX Screams His Head Off On Orlando Sling Shot Thrill Ride [Video]
"Dmx look like Roger Mayweathers son."
17 minutes ago
GreenI$$$ commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Vin Diesel Announces Iggy Azalea Has Joined The Cast Of 'Fast And Furious 7' [Video]
"@PLAYBOYD by giving top and opening her legs duhhh"
31 minutes ago
1THUG aka FAGGz TRYNA CLONE ME!! commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Beyonce Spotted Apartment Hunting Without Jay Z, Fueling Rumors Of Split [Pics]
"Dat on tha run tour was a bad move...never work wit ya fam to much!! Anybody dat Jay work wit end up splittin from him...r. Kelly, Dane dash, beans, and now Beyonce!! Hov cheated on tha Betch wit Dane dash ex hoe!!"
34 minutes ago
1THUG aka FAGGz TRYNA CLONE ME!! commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post Vin Diesel Announces Iggy Azalea Has Joined The Cast Of 'Fast And Furious 7' [Video]
"Is dat no talent hack gonna "act" wit ah Australian accent or a dirty souf drawl?? T.I. will prolly ghost write her lines..."
39 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by 50 Cent.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

© 2012   Created by 50 Cent.   Powered by .

Badges  |  Help  |  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy