Lil Wayne’s hugely-anticipated album Tha Carter V finally dropped last Friday -- four years later than expected -- and it’s currently charging towards the summit of the Billboard 200. The rapper gave it a push along with an appearance overnight on The Tonight Show, where he donned a fanny pack and performed album track “Dedicate” with The Roots and sat for a chat with host Jimmy Fallon.
In his Q&A with Fallon, Weezy discussed the LP’s long gestation, the “business” that delayed its release ("everything blew up, we just needed the debris to clear"), skating, parenting and his commando approach to making music. Wayne doesn’t write-down lyrics. “I just go in (the studio) and how I’m feeling that day is how it goes.”