Lil Wayne is planning a star-studded Funeral.
The Young Money boss is spilling the details on his long-awaited Funeral album. During an interview with XXL, he revealed that he’s been in the studio with a “bunch of artists” including Lil Baby and Big Sean.
“I’m a big Lil Baby fan,” said Tunechi. “So it was a swap type of thing. You send me a song, I send… that type of thing. But actually he demanded that he work with me. That’s a new thing these days. Back in the days when I was doing it, there was no such thing as you send me your song. You had to be in the studio with that person. He demanded that. So I respected that. We got to do the session together. We was out here in New York, not long ago. Probably a month ago. It was him, I and Big Sean.”
It’s unclear if all three rappers will appear together on the track, which is called “I Do It.”
Wayne, who is currently on tour with blink-182, went on to share his admiration for Baby. “I loved his voice at first and it kinda reminded me of me when I was younger,” he said. “And then his melodies and stuff started getting at me. So that’s what it was. And then I started actually listening to what he’s saying and he talk about the struggle a lot and he’s talking about some real stuff.”
He has also been in the lab with producers including LoopHoles, Rio, Academics, MonstaBeatz, and London On Da Track for Funeral, which will have a more current feel.
“With me, what the new thing is for me is actually trying to put out music that sounds like a little more like today’s music,” added Wayne. “What that means for me is the difference is adding hooks. I forget about hooks. I forget ’em. Somebody gotta come in the booth and stop me from rapping, like, ‘This is where you stop it and add a hook.'”
A snippet of his remix to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” recently leaked, but it’s unclear if it will be released in full. “They sent it to me and I did it as an official remix. I’m not sure if they was gonna use it,” he explained.
During the interview, Wayne also shared some of his favorite female rappers including City Girls and Kash Doll, who he recently collaborated with on “Kitten.” “I like Kash Doll because she’s spitting,” he said. “She might play around on the song because the song is what it is, but when you catch her in her zone, she in her zone.”