In an interview for the “Bumbu Room,” the Young Money boss revealed that when it comes to hip-hop, he only listens to one person—himself.
“I listen to music that’s not hip-hop all the time because I don’t listen to no other hip-hop but my damn self. And I only listen to myself,” said Weezy.
Lil Wayne just dropped part three of his The Bumbu Room series, in which he answers questions.
This time, he addressed his worst habit.
“Staying up to work too long and not ever being finished with whatever I started, whatever song I’m doing—not ever being finished in the studio. Every song that I ever put out was unfinished. Is that a bad habit? I can’t listen to whatever songs I have out until Cortez put it on a setlist for my show,” he explained. “That’s when I have to listen the song because I have no idea what the words are … That’s the only time I got back and listen to it because simply I’m working on other stuff.”
Wayne also said he doesn’t really listen to Hip Hop — for good reason.
“I listen to music that’s not Hip Hop all the time because I don’t listen to no other Hip Hop but my damn self,” Weezy states. “For me, of course, you got Anita Baker, Keith Sweat, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Tech N9ne — if you wanna call that Hip Hop — you got Judas Priest, Lamb of God, Nirvana, and Blink-182.”
However, he does hear enough Hip Hop in the background to know that rap has changed — and that’s fine with him.
“I love it,” Wayne said about the new school. “I love that it actually changed because back in the [day] you had to spit your heart out. Now it’s let’s just make something that’s cool to hear, we don’t have to listen to it. Listening is different than hearing.”