Rapper Lil Wayne recently sat down with XXL and opened up about his thoughts on hip hop right now, and what’s going on in his life. While he admits that he’s focusing more on skating than music right now, Wayne insists that he’s “trying to get it back to the studio.”
When asked about his thoughts on the current state of hip hop, Wayne replied “I don’t know where hip-hop is at. I just listen to the old stuff, and my television stay on SportsCenter. Even when I’m flipping through the channels, I stumble across MTV or BET or whatever, if I stop and watch that video it’s because I haven’t seen that video. I’m so amazed. I don’t know if it’s new. I don’t know who the person is.”
He also revealed the type of music he’s been listening to, “I listen to a lot of Odd Future. I’ve been listening to a lot of old stuff, though. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Bone Thugs. East 1999, that album. Stuff like that. The first album. I listen to a lot of UGK. A lot of 8 Ball & MJG. And that’s kinda it. As far as new, I listen to Future, to a lot of the older mixtape stuff. A$AP Ferg.”
I love how he said he doesn’t listen to anyone new or know who they are, and then admits to listening to Odd Future, Future, and A$AP Ferg…..ok Wayne!