Not to be outdone by the Lionfather, Lil Wayne announced yesterday that he is also going to stop rapping. Wayne’s announcement was slightly more ambiguous though, leading many to believe that this is just a temporary pause on his rap activities while he pursues his other passion, which is apparently skateboarding. Because that’s what’s hot now. Skateboarding.
In a world that has become over-saturated by Lil Wayne’s music, I think that this is a good thing. Years ago I was making jokes that Lil Wayne had become a required instrument on every hip hop song, and it has only gotten worse since then. That’s not to say that I’m not a fan of his music, but I just don’t like that he’s been on just about every rap single from the last 6 years and I’m kinda sick of hearing him. This break will give him time to get out of the spotlight for a moment and then he can come back in full force a few years from now with some fresh material and a different perspective.
Lil Wayne has always been an impulsive character with a child-like sensibility, so suspending his career because he is bored only makes sense. His traits probably stem from his bizarre father issues (both his real father abandoning him and his adoptive father Birdman) as well as his extreme wealth for basically his whole life, not to mention his addiction to lean. I say let him be impulsive.
I’m bored of writing this article, you guys wanna just skateboard all day?