Lil Wayne Retiring? Kings Drop New Clip + More

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Lil Wayne / Caleb Followill (Photo: Ian Witlen, Wayne; Kyle Dean Reinford, Followill)
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  • Is Lil Wayne going to retire? In an interview with XXL, the rapper hints that he'll hang up his mic after his highly anticipated Tha Carter IV drops this summer. The reason? To focus on raising his children. "I'm bowing out still on top," he says. "I'ma make y'all want me when I retire. I'ma make y'all be like, 'Nooo!' I ain't leaving out this bitch when y'all be like, 'Yeah, it's about time, dawg.' Carter IV might be my last one. I'ma make y'all be like, 'Fuck!' Yeah, nigga, I'm gone...I honestly think [my music career] is unfair to my kids." [XXL]

  • After premiering their revealing documentary Talihina Sky at Tribeca Film Festival, Kings of Leon have shared a clip from the movie. Head to NME to watch never-before-seen archival footage of the band, which includes the group recording "Molly's Chambers," from their 2003 debut Youth and Young Manhood.

  • It's no secret that Prince hates the Internet, but in a new interview with The Guardian, His Purpleness claims he has no plans to record another album due to rampant online piracy. "I personally can't stand digital music," he says. "You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analog people, not digital." Also revealed: Prince's love of burqas.

  • Shirley Manson has been working for years on a solo album, but the Garbage singer has finally offered up an explanation as to why it hasn't been released, citing conflicts with her record label. On her Facebook page, Manson writes that execs were disappointed with the music she turned in. "How we'd like to see your career shape up from here is that we would market you as the next Annie Lennox," she jokes about what they told her. [Shirley Manson's Facebook]

  • Synth-pop duo Yacht have dropped an insanely psychedelic, two-part video for their tracks "Utopia" and "Dystopia," from their latest album Shangri-La. Check it out below.

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