According to Young Money artist Drake, Lil Wayne is currently working on his upcoming "Tha Carter IV" album by using phone calls from prison. Although he didn't give many details, Drake said Lil Wayne being in jail have forced him to step up his game and skills.
"He called me the other day from jail and rapped me two verses, man," Drake said referring to Wayne. "It really made me, like, 'I gotta do something different. I gotta get sh– together,' because he's really got bars and he's rapping from a broader life perspective, saying these things people love to hear."
In related news, Wayne's business partner Dow Jones talked about the new album, "Carter IV's gonna change your life," Dow Jones said in an interview. "Wayne
is gonna change your life. That's all I'm gonna tell you. Be ready for
that. It's something you've never seen before. It's incredible. When we
finally heard a couple of the joints he did, we were just like, 'Man.'
We thought Carter III was incredible and he took it a couple of steps up. One thing about Wayne, he's a workaholic. There's very few people we've been in the studio with that work harder than him aside from T-Pain, Wayne's probably there…Carter IV was
before he went to jail — as soon as he gets out, it's time to cook it
back up. He's got so many records. He'll do maybe an album's worth of
stuff in a day. You'll never know how much Wayne's gonna do."
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