Lil Wayne Wanted Amy Winehouse for Tha Carter IV, Producer Says

Producer MegaMan, who masterminded a track of the same name for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV album, recently told XXL that “MegaMan” wasn’t the only production he did for Wayne’s latest set. Before “Megaman” was even created, he submitted a beat that Weezy approved and planned on getting Amy Winehouse, on before her untimely death.

“He actually had a record from me already that was supposed to be on the album that was suppose to feature Amy Winehouse, but, it didn’t go through,” the Toronto, Canada, beatsmith says. “It was a track I had. It had a reference on it from Liz Rodriguez — she’s a songwriter signed to Universal. She did a reference for me and Wayne heard it, he liked it and wanted to put Amy [Winehouse] on it. But, it didn’t go through and I don’t know the details as to why.”

The other fun fact about that particular beat is that it wasn’t even meant for Lil Wayne, period. In fact, he created it originally for Jay-Z, Kanye West or Lupe Fiasco, he says. But, when Wayne decided to use it, 25-year-old Megaman says he learned a valuable lesson.

“I stop making beats for artists based on what they’ve done and started doing stuff I wanna do and go with that,” he says. “Artists don’t want to come out with whatever they came out with already. They want something new and they trust you to know what that is.”

MegaMan is currently in the lab working on production for Drake, Birdman and Young Jeezy, among others.—Mariel Concepcion

Check out XXLMag.com’s feature with all of the producers from Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV.

  • Face Phoenix

    It’s funny how someone’s death sudden brings all this “respect” and “admiration” but when she was alive she and her career was silently dying. This just sounds like another artist feigning interest in someone who’s name is suddenly hot again.

  • PAP

    she didnt wanna work with Em, what makes him think she’ll work with him???

  • thehell

    “He created it originally for Jay-Z, Kanye West or Lupe Fiasco, he says. But, when Wayne decided to use it, 25-year-old Megaman says he learned a valuable lesson.”

    wtf this nigga talking bout it was originally for jay z, kanye, or lupe? Which one is it nigga?!?!

  • jra

    I heard the album the album wasnt what i expected but never the less a solid album and better then the rest on the competing

    Jay z and Kanye west collaborative album Watch The Throne – Defenetly got some crazy songs but how long before you start skipping and is it just me or did kanye kill jay z on the album. 1st week (weak) sales 436k

    Game RED ALBUM- nothing you could say about game he a cool dude but fails to stay relevant 1st week sales -95k

    Eminem and Royce da 5’9 Bad meets evil- Good album exept for having sombody on the album no one cares and i know eminem is trying to put him in the game but the truth is no one really cares if hes nice theyll just listen to royce and say hes nice and then move on so this is a failed attempted in trying to push an artist but respectable— first week sales 167 k

  • Chase A Million ENT

    that beat went HAM!!! no way i could see jigga or kanye on that shit!!