On the eve of Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne stepped to the throne. Cue menacing music. For VIBE's October/November issue we wanted to explore the heart of an artist and the mind of the man who knows how to do nothing but defend and protect his craftsmanship. With 20 years in the game, 365 days spent in jail, and millions sold off the shelf, Weezy F. Baby is still winning.
Senior Editor, Keith Murphy had a candid sitdown with the hyper-prolific 29-year-old spitter to discuss everything from how he views himself, his peers and even Young Money cakemaker, Nicki Minaj. Hint: Weezy's answers may surprise you. After the jump, peep a few of our favorite excerpts from the cover story and be sure to cop the issue in full this October.