Lil Wayne Explains "How To Love"
Lil Wayne recently revealed his creative approach to his single "How To Love." The guitar-driven song is unusual for most mainstream Weezy singles--Rebirth notwithstanding--and he knows fans may have been surprised by it. But for Wayne, it's all about pushing himself creativity and challenging hip hop's typical conventions. [video here]
"I can tell you that I’ve never had a single like it, and it’s an amazing song. It’s an amazing song.[...]When I listen to it I get goose bumps and I feel like the song is gonna take me somewhere that I’ve never been musically.”
“You know that if you come to a Lil Wayne show two years from now, you already know that ‘I’m gonna get rap — some of the best rap — I’m gonna get some guitar, I’m gonna get some singin’, I’m gonna get some dancin’, I’m gonna get some old-school music, and I’m goin’ to a show tonight,’" he added. "And I think that’s where this song is directing me to.[...]I am a musician, and a few years back, I noticed that I wasn’t just a rapper. And Inoticed that I didn’t want to do this just to rap. I do want to go down as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but I also want to go down as one of the greatest musicians of all time."
“When you think about it, Tupac is just known as a great rapper; Biggie is just known as a great rapper, Jay-Z — just known as a great rapper," continued Wayne. "I want to be known as that rapper that turned it all the way up and became the face of the music. When they make a billboard and put whoever they gonna put up there to define the word ‘music,’ I wanna be there.”