AMP Music Minute: Lil Wayne Plans to Retire At 35, Kanye Teases G.O.O.D. Music Album, and T-Pain’s Album Gets Due Date
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] has been a king in the music industry for the last two years, and in the music industry that two years can feel like a lifetime.
Don’t forget that in that two years Weezy F has sold millions of records and introduced the world to some of the hottest music acts around right now, like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm], to name a few. All of this while headlining a year long tour that started almost as soon as he got out of jail. Oh, and he is still the President of Young Money. In fact the entire Young Money bullpen is constantly being primed for stardom; Weezy stays busy. Who will get put on next?
In fact, Wayne doesn’t look at his retirement as a loss, but instead focuses on the possibilities that the future brings, ”I feel like I’ll be a new me, and how good is that? To actually be opening a brand new door of life at 35? That’d be awesome. Totally awesome. I’m looking forward to it.”
And while, I’m not sure how I stand in the prison as rehabilitation debate, Wayne says his time in jail gave him, if anything, time to think clearly. ”It just helped me on my way, helped me with life. Cleared me up, cleaned me up, opened my eyes to things. I definitely thank God for that moment instead of looking at it as a problem or a bad situation. I needed it.” Perhaps is was this time that led him to these ideas of retiring and spending time with the family. Or maybe Weezy F is feeling more like a daddy then a baby these days.
I know it has to happen sometimes…or he could take a break and reconvene, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z [/lastfm]style, but if not, that will be a sad day for the hip-hop game, because he’s become an icon.
“I Am Not a Human Being” by Lil Wayne…fact!