I know you can’t confirm producers and features yet since the album isn’t done. But I have read that Stevie Wonder’s a role on the album as a writer. Am I right?
Less writing and more music. The only person I really wrote with is Abel. We have a bond with words. Getting the right words is like a euphoric feeling. There are a lot of records that we collaborated on. With Stevie it was a musical thing. I had a song that’s very powerful, it’s called “Doing It Wrong,” and Stevie boosted it to another level. 40 produced it, but Stevie has a solo on it that he plays. It’s a great piece of music.
Specifically, what did he bring to the record? He brought life to it. I was only trying to use extremely strong R&B songs on this album if I’m going to use R&B at all. Before I’d have scattered interludes and songs where I’m experimenting with things. Here I wanted to get back to “Brand New,” “Bria’s Interlude” days. It’s going to be really tight writing and s— that’s sexy as f—. That’s my thing. I’m going to do the type of R&B I’m good at. With Stevie it’s hard for me to explain. It’s an incredible thing I witnessed that night. He heard a song that he saw some potential in and he added some key pieces that made it come to life. I’ve never played a song for people and they’ve cried and gone into their own private zone in their mind where they’re really thinking about some situations that hit home. And this song has done that for me. I’ve never seen that before. I’ve heard stories where it’s like “So and so cried when they heard this.” And I’d be like, “Yeah, okay, cool.” [Laughs] But I’ve seen people tear up listening to this song that me and Stevie did. Other than that, I just played him music for approval. That’s always reassuring, to be able to play Stevie Wonder music and have him say that it’s incredible. I think me and Stevie immediately formed a relationship where he wants to see me do well. He’s expressed to me adamantly that he wants to see me succeed. He wants to see me on the moon. It’s boosted my confidence.
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Tha Carter IV was highly anticipated across the music industry. We took a close look into Weezy’s latest album. From the intro right until the last song this album does not disappoint. You can play the album from start to finish without skipping a song. Tunchi killed the album as expected and he used the ‘out of the box punchlines’ as always. The Young Money general had help from Drake, Rick Ross, André 3000, John Legend, Nas, and more. Got That Hip Hop believes that Tha Carter IV has lived up to its expectations and is well worth buying. Birdman tweeted this week that he expects Tha Carter IV to sell atleast 1 million in its first week. Stay posted for the official sales reports.
Got That Hip Hop album rating: 9 /10
Got That Hip Hop Stand Out Songs:
Lil Wayne – Blunt Blowin’
Lil Wayne – Megaman
Lil Wayne Ft. Drake – She Will
Lil Wayne Ft. John Legend – So Special
Lil Wayne Ft. Jadakiss & Drake – It’s Good
Lil Wayne Ft. Bruno Mars – Mirror
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02. Dollar and a Dream III
03. Can’t Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)
04. Lights Please
06. Sideline Story
07. Mr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z)
08. Cole World
09. In The Morning (feat. Drake)
10. Lost Ones
11. Nobody’s Perfect (feat. Missy Elliot)
12. Never Told
13. Rise and Shine
14. God’s Gift
16. Cheer Up
17. Nothing Lasts Forever
18. Work Out
19. Daddy’s Little Girl