Lil Wayne Puts Rap on Backburner for Skateboarding
Lil Wayne called rap “boring” in a recent interview, and says he will be taking a break from music for a while to concentrate on skateboarding.
In an interview with DJ Drama on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 radio station last week, he said that, “It’s kinda putting rap on the back burner, that’s all. Rap’s taking a backseat to skating, that’s all.”
He went on to say that both he and his fans might enjoy a break from his prolific music output.
“I kinda feel like I deserve that, I feel like the fans deserve a little No Wayne,” he continued. “I’ve been everywhere, man. I’ve been out on everybody’s song. I’m still on everybody’s song. My artists are doing awesome; I believe the fans deserve some peace from me, so I’ll be on my skateboard in the meantime.”
He also said that, since he’s been releasing music at a rapid pace since he was a teenager, the music has gotten a bit stale to him.
“Yeah, it does get pretty boring when it comes to the rapping and that kinda stuff,” he said. “I’ve done so much of it. I’ve been doin’ it since I was 8. I’m about to be 30 in September and I’m still rappin’. So I kinda feel like I’m gettin’ old.”
Despite this, Lil Wayne did confirm that his new mixtape, Dedication 4, will be released in the middle of this month. In June, the rapper released “My Homies Still,” the first single off the expected upcoming album I Am Not a Human Being II. It has been rumored that the album will be released later this year, though no release date has been set and Lil Wayne did not mention it in the interview.
The rapper explained that skateboarding has become a lifestyle for him.
“What happened was I picked up the skateboard and it started being a hobby and what happened is it’s a lifestyle,” he said. “You have to be fully committed because it’s super scary, and in order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle.”