Lil Wayne decides skateboarding comes first
Lil Wayne seems to be following in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg, as the rapper has decided to hang up his mic in exchange for another profession. He will be retiring from rap in order to pursue his skateboarding career. MTV News reports Wayne opened up about his decision while making a guest appearance on DJ Drama's Atlanta's Hot 107.9 radio show.
"It's kinda putting rap on the back burner, that's all. Rap's taking a backseat to skating, that's all," Weezy said on air, according to the news outlet. "I kinda feel like I deserve that, I feel like the fans deserve a little No Wayne. 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."
Although he may be done with music for the time being, he did assure fans that his "Dedication 4" mixtape will be dropping later this month. Wayne may deserve a break to channel his other passion, considering he has been creating music basically all his life. He admitted coming up with rhymes is no longer a challenge for him, whereas honing in on his skills on the board still is.
"Yeah, it does get pretty boring when it comes to the rapping and that kinda stuff. I've done so much of it," Wayne told the DJ. "I've been doin' it since I was 8.
He admitted he never envisioned falling in love with skateboarding, but it's where his passion and drive is now.
"What happened was I picked up the skateboard and it started being a hobby and what happened is it's a lifestyle," Wayne told the radio host. "You have to be fully committed because it's super-scary, and in order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle."
It was announced earlier this month that Snoop Dogg would be changing both his name - to Snoop Lion - and his lifestyle - switching his style from rap music to a softer reggae sound. The Associated Press reports Snoop decided to make the life change after visiting Jamaica on a family vacation. He also admitted he wants to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to." Adding he was "tired" of the rap genre and wanted to make music that sent a positive message to his fans.