Meet Lil Wayne’s New Producers


In the July/August issue of XXL, Lil Wayne didn’t bite his tongue when dishing on how he felt about today’s crop of producers. “These niggas beats been suckin,” he said. He seemingly put his beat selection where his mouth was on Tha Carter IV, his latest offering which dropped this past Monday, August 29. Instead of tapping brand name producers like he’s done on his previous releases (Tha Carter III had production from Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Jim Jonsin, David Banner and The Alchemist), Weezy hooked up with some names that may not be as familiar to the average listener. XXL reached out to the beatmakers who set the soundscape for Tunechi’s latest opus to find out how their C4 records came about, their production history, and more.—Interviews by Ralph Bristout, Carl Chery, Mariel Concepcion, Adam Fleischer, Mark Lelinwalla and Amber McKenzie

GO TO THE NEXT PAGE TO READ WILLY WILL SPEAK ON PRODUCING THA CARTER IV‘s “INTRO,” “INTERLUDE” and “OUTRO”

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    good piece xxl,ima artist & like behind da scenes shyt…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnpaIPHuH0&feature=player_detailpage

  • L

    Idk i didnt really like the album that much

  • swype-matic

    Did he reach out to new producers so he could avoid paying the others?

  • mon

    he better pay for my beat

  • TheyDontPayForBeats

    Next year the headline will be “Meet the latest Plantiffs for unpaid beats”

  • comeon

    man these motherfuckers talk like they are some a whole diff level, but all that shit sounds like everything else young money do, these guys ego trippin….

  • marlon

    man get back with manny fresh

  • Sean Izzle

    Tha Carter IV is definitely one of the worst albums ive eard in a good while. Tha Carter IV needs Mannie Fresh produced music, like dude up said.

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