Lil Wayne sat down with Elliot Wilson for one of Wilson’s signature lengthy interviews for the CRWN series. The two discussed a myriad of topics including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and why he’s approaching his next album as if it will be his last. As reported by billboard.com:
“Lil Wayne expands on why “Tha Carter V,” set for a May release, will likely be his last solo album in the first episode of his “Lil Wayne CRWN” interview, which premiered today on Myspace. The two-part installment was filmed last Friday (March 14) at South By Southwest with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson, and follows previous interviews with major talents like Drake, Macklemore, R. Kelly, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole and Rick Ross.
“Elsewhere in the first half of Wayne’s hour-long conversation with Wilson, he reflects on his rapid rise at the age of 16 and the legacy he’s ready to leave behind at the still-youthful age of 31. Is he still the same Wayne who proclaimed himself ‘The Best Rapper Alive’ (on 2005’s “Carter II”) at a time when Jay Z had gone into semi-retirement?”
Wilson asked Wayne why he doesn’t utter that statement anymore to which he replied:
“Because I have awesome artists, simple and plain,” Wayne replied. “At that time I didn’t have that, I [didn’t] care who on the mic. But now I have artists [and I say], ‘I want you to be better than me.’ Yes… I want everybody to feel like they’re the best at what they do. It ain’t about that now – it’s about us.”
The Lil Wayne and Elliot Wilson interview took place last Friday, March 14, and is being released in two installments.
Check out the first part of the Lil Wayne CRWN interview below and look out for the second part of the series Thursday via Myspace.