Lil Wayne – or should that be Raoul Duke – is planning to throw in the towel.
Wayne’s not exactly been a slouch in recent months, knocking out the Dedication 4 mixtape and prepping his I Am Not A Human Being 2 disc (recently pushed back to February 19). Still, it looks like he might be running out of puff. Speaking to MTV, Wayne revealed plans to cease recording activities after the release of the Tha Carter V.
In Wayne’s words, “I know y’all want me around for a little bit, [but] Tha Carter V is my last album. I’ve been rapping since I was 8 years old; I’m 30 now. That’s a long time, and I like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. And if I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only – and music sometimes is not that ‘it.'”
It doesn’t, of course, take Wallander to realise that this sort of heavy promise is lightly thrown by big league hip-hop artists. That said, Wayne’s rapping seems to have been something of a chore in recent years, and he’s increasingly sounded like a man who’d rather be on a skateboard. Following his recent seizure(s), Wayne revealed he is also currently on medication. The Tha Carter series has been running since 2004, with the commercial and critical high watermark being 2008’s Tha Carter III.