In the video below, Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne’s manager, and Wayne explain why he stopped writing down raps and how he has evolved as an MC from the process. Wayne stated that he has become a better MC and that he is forced to rap about real life issues.
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Courtesy of MTV:
In the rapper’s upcoming “Behind the Music” special, set to air September 10 on VH1, he talks openly about scrapping his rhyme books during a furious recording session, where he transformed from Cash Money’s young sidekick to the label’s heavyweight superstar.
“The only way I won’t be able to rap anything I’ve written again is to record everything I’ve ever written before once,” he explained of what led to his now notebook-free style.
The result was a 35-minute freestyle called “10,000 Bars,” on which Wayne’s disjointed rhymes, parts of various working songs, become a cathartic release and set the tone for his memorable mixtape run and a series of Carter albums.
“That changed Wayne as an artist,” his longtime manager, Cortez Bryant, said.