Although Lil Wayne is just 30 years old, he’s been in the game since his early teens. With so many years under his belt, is he finally hanging up his mic?
The hip-hop superstar told MTV News recently that he has has plans to retire after he releases his upcoming Tha Carter V album. “I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album,” Weezy said during a sit-down with MTV News’ Sway Calloway.
While the rapper is giving up music, he says, professionally, he still has big plans: skateboarding.
“I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time,” said Wayne. “I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.
“I’d be a skater/sports analyst” he said of an ideal, future profession. “My day job will probably be sports analyst and I’ll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night.”
Don’t worry fans, that day isn’t here just yet. Before Carter V, Tunechi is set to release, I Am Not a Human Being II on February 19. The follow-up to the 2010 original includes contributions from David Banner (“Sh** Stains”), StreetRunner, Kane Beatz, Cool & Dre, and three dark records with Juicy J (“Itchy,” “Walk,” and “Trippy Kid”).
Wayne previously said Kanye West would be involved. However, he clarified that up.
“He didn’t do any music on this album, but ‘Ye is actually packaging my album,” he revealed. “It was his idea. I was like, ‘OK, whatever.’
“I’ma let ‘Ye do what he do. As long as it ain’t nothin’ out the box crazy. ‘Ye is ‘Ye, he’s a genius.”