Why Lil Wayne doesn’t write lyrics anymore
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Why Lil Wayne doesn't write lyrics anymore

Lil Wayne is renowned as a lyricist, and, in his prime, the Louisiana musician could write flawless freestyles with ease. Since his arrival, he has released 29 mixtapes. With an unfathomable amount of songs and unofficial releases, Lil Wayne has proved he is undeniably one of the best rappers alive.

That said, unlike Jay-Z, Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) was a writer and, for over a decade, used a pen and paper to pen his lyrics. Using the traditional method of finding rhymes that worked with one another and then taking them to a beat. However, he recently unveiled that he no longer writes his rhymes.

Speaking to Skip Bayless on Fox TV’s UNDISPUTED series, Carter unveiled that he doesn’t write lyrics down because he’s simply “too old and too tired” to keep it up after 20 years in the game. 

Speaking to Bayless, Carter said, “Thank God for the iPhone. Before, I would have to remind myself all day because I don’t write nothing down. They always be thinking that it’s some type of achievement.”

He continued, “I don’t write because I’m too old and too tired to be trying to read. You know, they got the iPhone now so I go ahead and record the voice memo.” He admitted that after years of writing, he finally decided to follow in the footsteps of Jay-Z of no pen and paper.

Opening up about the memorising of lyrics instead of using a pen and paper, Carter stated on Pivot Podcast, “Like Biggie, love Biggie, love Jadakiss — I love all that shit, but Jay. The moment I heard it I stopped. You could ask my boy. ‘I heard that n-gga Jay-Z don’t write no more.'”

He added, “[After that] we went in the studio, and we did ‘10,000 Bars’, and that was the last time I rapped anything off of a paper.” Aside from the writing element, Carter admitted that he has also followed in Jay-Z’s footsteps concerning investment in sports.

Lil Wayne is an investor and strategic advisor of the Major League Pickleball team, the Texas Ranchers. Opening up about his investment, Wayne explained, “Pickleball is the moment, and I’m excited to be part of the Texas Ranchers ownership group.”

He concluded, “I’ve enjoyed watching and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join this team of owners.” You can watch Lil Wayne’s UNDISPUTED with 2 Chainz in the video below.