Living legend Lil Wayne gave Dj Khaled the list of his 5 favorite rappers on the occasion of the 1st Amazon Music podcast …
With 12 studio albums to his credit, talk about Lil Wayne as a pillar of US rap would be an understatement. With over 15 million albums sold and 37 million downloads in the United States, as well as 100 million copies passed internationally, Weezy has influenced many rappers, like Young Thug or Chief Keef. Founder of label Young Money Entertainment, the 38-year-old artist is also behind the success of some of the greatest artists in America today, including Drake, Nicki Minaj but also Tyga. A pharaonic CV for Lil Tunechi who celebrated, in 2019, the 20th anniversary of his solo debut. Indeed, in 1999 he released his album Tha Block Is Hot, now certified platinum. Great friend of Dj Khaled, he confided in the latter on his Top 5 of the best rappers …
New York influences
On the occasion of the very 1st Amazon Music podcast by Dj Khaled entitled The First One, the legend of Young Money unveiled his list of the 5 best Mc’s of all time this Saturday, October 17. We find there Notorious B.I.G but also Jay-Z, with whom he had notably collaborated on the song Mr.Carter, from the album Tha Carter III released in 2008. We also find Noreaga, also called NORE “I was the biggest fan of NORE”He said of the Queens rapper. In addition, he cited the iconic Missy Elliot. An attention that touched her a lot since she replied on Twitter: “You never know who or how you can inspire in life… This is a list of those who must have an impact on Lil Wayne in one way or another for different reasons. Create your own masterpieces and become LEGENDARY. I am so touched.”The 49-year-old artist is, along with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, the only rapper to be certified at least 6 times platinum. The 5th rapper who completes this ranking is none other than Cam’ron. “I was Cam’s biggest fan”, Added Weezy of the native of Harlem, New York, whose latest project, Purple Haze 2, dates back to 2019.
You never know who you may inspire in life or in what way…This is a list of those who must of impacted Lil Wayne in some way for different reasons Creating his own Masterpieces & becoming LEGENDARY????????I’m so HUMBLED???? https://t.co/BmbR78AR5C
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 17, 2020