Lil Wayne’s Rolling Stone Cover

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“The rock shit just comes from what my life is now,” Wayne, 26, says. “I’ve grown into this person.” He released his first album, 1999’s Tha Block Is Hot, when he was only 17, and built his name on being the busiest rapper in the game, dropping a relentless stream of mixtapes and cameos. But aside from plucking at electric guitars onstage and in videos, Weezy never let on that his rap career could take such a significant detour. Describing a wild night when he woke up in bed with three or four women he couldn’t name, Wayne reveals he had an epiphany. “I just got — I’m not going to say ’so good’ at what I was doing, but it became such a regularity for me that I got tired of it. And then I said, ‘You know what? I’m not going to rap on this one.’ “

Binelli follows Wayne from his posh Atlanta apartment to a club showcase where the MC checks out talent for his Young Money imprint to the studio — Wayne’s home away from home — where the superstar puffs his ever-present blunts and plays some Rebirth songs that recall vintage Beastie Boys and current emo, topped by Weezy’s Auto Tuned warbling. Wayne tells Binelli he knew he didn’t have raw vocal talent, but he dedicated himself to learning how to make his singing voice sound good on record. “I don’t want to be the best rapper in the world. Not now,” he says. “I want to be the best. Period. Now. My favorite rapper hasn’t done what I’m doing.”

Get the full story in Rolling Stone’s Issue 1076, on sale this week.

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44 Responses to “Lil Wayne’s Rolling Stone Cover”

  1. AmpGeez a.k.a. Rich Off Cocaine Says:

    Rae should just drop an album….period
    =========================
    Werd.

  2. AmpGeez a.k.a. Rich Off Cocaine Says:

    “I don’t want to be the best rapper in the world. Not now,” he says. “I want to be the best. Period. Now. My favorite rapper hasn’t done what I’m doing.”
    =====================
    I don’t like it, but I respect it.

  3. pockets Says:

    this annoys me. rap’s genius. right.

    “I’ve grown into this person.”

    he’s a genius damnit

  4. JDS Says:

    he’s looking awfully Rabbi-like

  5. EnglandRepresent Says:

    POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKETS

  6. Micheal Tyson Says:

    aint universal gonna give another rapper any media burn BESIDE wayne..shit i done got sick of hearing this nigga’s name 3 FUCKING YEARS AGO!!!!FUCK!!! GO AWAY NIGGA!!!!!

    Sue Simmons>>>>>Liz Cho

  7. EnglandRepresent Says:

    *daps Pock*

    Shit’s been bubbling in your home nation shun shun. Thoughts and feedback?

  8. G7 Says:

    wayne look like a human comic book with all them tatts

  9. nation Says:

    of course Wayne isn’t gonna drop a Rock album, that sounds wrong, but it’s gonna be a “Rock album” in the same way 808’s was an R&B album or a Pop album. Baby was just covering his ass* when he said that it’s not a Rock album… cause it is, you follow?

    *you see what i did there

  10. Micheal Tyson Says:

    G7 Says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    Rae should just drop an album….period
    ===========================================
    its dropping this summer or August of this year i promise :)

  11. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Nation’s mum got testicles

    wayne look like a human comic book with all them tatts

    ^^The thing is those tatts look like a 3 year old scribbled ’em on.

  12. ha ha Says:

    i’m really checkin for that kris kristofferson article and wayne would like return 33% of those tats in 2 years from (appx. 2012) when he gets that 1 tat that goes too far….

  13. ha ha Says:

    Wayne tells Binelli he knew he didn’t have raw vocal talent, but he dedicated himself to learning how to make his singing voice sound good on record…

    ha ha thats real funny and really not true

  14. KING BLAIR Says:

    Cocaine is a helluva drug

  15. Danielson a.k.a. King Kojo of Berekum Says:

    isn’t this in direct contradiction to what baby was saying the other day?

  16. pockets Says:

    what the heck is up england long time no chat. hmm wats bubbling in my motherland, its pretty crazy but at the same time dope. there were riots/protests to reinstate the supreme court justices that were removed while Musharraf the dick was in power. the revolutionary shit worked and the justices are back. the chief justice especially is considered like a hero in pakistan.

    in other news lil wayne is masturbating on the cover of Rolling Stone.

  17. nestle snipes Says:

    smh at all those tattoos….wait till he gets old….

  18. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Ay Nate, elaborate on your trip to Europe mate. (n)

  19. pockets Says:

    this is somehow worse than the xxl cover with nude weezy and birdman hugging in front of a rusty shack

  20. pockets Says:

    he’s looking awfully Rabbi-like

    ^loll

  21. yaboy Says:

    yo pock, you know who marcus garvey is?

  22. JDS Says:

    this is somehow worse than the xxl cover with nude weezy and birdman hugging in front of a rusty shack
    ^^^
    that shit sounds even worse on paper than it looked.

  23. yaboy Says:

    smh at all those tattoos….wait till he gets old….

    ^
    spoken in the true spirit of an old head

  24. anons aka brother mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    this is somehow worse than the xxl cover with nude weezy and birdman hugging in front of a rusty shack

    ^^

    *dead*

    we can hate of this nigga for a million reasons but..really tho.

    i respect wayne. period. he does what he wants to do and he aint afraid to grow as an artist…

    90% of rappers are scared to grow…he gon make some mistakes (a rock album) but thats part of it.

  25. ha ha Says:

    grow as an artist (a rock album) = barely playing 2 strings on a guitar with a pick AND “singing” nonmelodies w/autotune

    i think i ll pass on all of his “mistakes” and look for drake material summer 09

  26. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Revolution Pock…..the apockalypse is nigh.

    there were riots/protests to reinstate the supreme court justices

    ^^I saw that shit. Bunch of lawyers and randoms goin batshit crazy at the gates of the court. Mental. On the down side though those mentalists who shot the shit outta the Sri Lankan cricket team have fucked cricket in your country for a long time. A. Long. Time. No one is goin to Paki land to play. Its a shit state of affairs because everyone loves the sport in Pakistan, it’s like soccer is to Brazilians. Dark moment for your peoples if you ask me.

  27. Danielson a.k.a. King Kojo of Berekum Says:

    also that fucking pete doherty hat needs to go.smh.

  28. ha ha Says:

    rolling stone = done by end of ’10 early ’11

    print media is zombie dead

  29. AmpGeez a.k.a. Rich Off Cocaine Says:

    we can hate of this nigga for a million reasons but..really tho.

    i respect wayne. period. he does what he wants to do and he aint afraid to grow as an artist…

    90% of rappers are scared to grow…he gon make some mistakes (a rock album) but thats part of it.
    =================================
    Finally, a comment with some sense.

    The Weezy hate is @ 10 up in here.

  30. nestle snipes Says:

    ya boy how am I an old head?

    tattoos all over your face and covering your torso/appendages/abodemen is in now?

    lmfao….He looks like a fucking weirdo…women cant possibly find that attractive at all…

    LF: is that penis/dildo in between his eyebrows?

  31. ha ha Says:

    wezzy reality is @ 1mili up here…and thats rite i typed wezzy cuz from this point he is lel wezzyyy

    ha ha

  32. AmpGeez a.k.a. Rich Off Cocaine Says:

    Mega pimp, super clean, the coolest in the universe
    Niggas hatin’ on what he do & just mad cause they ain’t do it first
    His name pop up when you hit “Player” on your Google search
    Bitches bend they knees & bow they head like they do in church

  33. EnglandRepresent Says:

    also that fucking pete doherty hat needs to go.smh.

    ^^Co-sig. That bastard and that stupid hat have got a lot of explaining to do. Them shits is gettin out of hand. Good win for the Krauts last night. Good win for the England too.

  34. ha ha Says:

    Mega pimp, super clean, the coolest in the universe
    Niggas hatin’ on what he do & just mad cause they ain’t do it first
    His name pop up when you hit “Player” on your Google search
    Bitches bend they knees & bow they head like they do in church

    sounded better when drake says his own rhymes

    lmao hahahahaha

  35. D_Block_4_life Says:

    Stack Bundles >

  36. nation Says:

    what up Eng/pockets/everyone else

  37. pockets Says:

    On the down side though those mentalists who shot the shit outta the Sri Lankan cricket team

    ^werd that shit was horrible. that cricket situation is another example of pakistan being a condundrum to put it lightly. u have most of the country which i believe to be good people and then u have those who fuck it up. future is hard to predict.

    wats going on in life nate

  38. thekid10705 Says:

    Piss Off Weezy You Wanker!!

  39. melissa Says:

    If any of you was doing anything like wayne or something yall enjoyed and made you bank, nobody would be saying shit.
    Yes he’s like everrrywhere..annoying..but so what..we can do what we want.he can do his good [or bad] rapping or w/e..and we can keep saying its bad or good [or keep hating]
    Reality: some are gonna hate on others just ‘cus.

  40. B!Z Says:

    FOH!

  41. james mee Says:

    WAYNE NEEDS TO PUT ALL HIS TIME AND EFFORT INTO HIS YOUNG MONEY ARTISTS!!!! BECAUSE THE BOY DRAKE IS A PROBLEM.
    DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE , WAYNE CHILL ON THE ROCK SHIT AND MAKE SOME MUSIC ……….SUUUWUU

  42. lea Says:

    # Johnny Depth Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Nice April fool’s joke: putting a coon on the cover of Rolling Stone. Who’s really on it?
    ^^^^
    LMFAO!!!
    wait the cover say “raps genius” i have a problem with that!
    then it says 1999 he was 17 so that makes him 27? GTFOH! he needs to let his fake D.O.B be known before people put out these articles

  43. Tea in the Afternoon 4.2.09 | Parlour Magazine Says:

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  44. Momma Says:

    I think ya’ll are just hatin! Weezy is a great artist … rap, rock .. it doesn’t matter! Either you like him or you don’t … You don’t like that he’s on the cover and you have to be a rasist about it?!?! Don’t read it! Don’t comment on it … just let it be! Nobody is telling you that you have to love it, Hell, you don’t even have to LIKE it! Just leave it!!

    Back off and take your racist shit to your KKK meetings!! I’m white and so don’t try to say I’m just sticking up for my kind or whatever your thinking.. I’m a fan of art, music is an art and either you can appreciate it or you can leave it where it is. Just back of and fade away!

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