Isn’t modeling furs gangsta?
I’m not much of a Lil’ Wayne fan. I’ve never been particularly impressed with him. I always thought BG was better, and that Wayne’s only redeemable quality was that he is a good shit talker , which is a plus for many hip hop fans. But after being forced to listen to The Carter, I can concede that he has improved over the years. Still, the block he sits on is as cold as the artic as far as I’m concerned.
So why am I dedicating this blog post to him? Well, while Wayne’s ego has always been far more accomplished than his actual skills, he’s never been this bold.
“I don’t like what he’s [Jay-Z] saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop’s dead and we need him,” Weezy told Complex magazine.. “What the fuck do you mean? If anything it’s reborn, so he’s probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, ‘Yo, this is Jay’s house. He’s the best.’ Now he comes back and still thinks it’s his house. But we fucked bitches in your bed already. It’s not your house anymore and I’m better than you.”
In all honesty, I agree with him on Jay acting as if hip hop needing saving from him. I mean, if Kingdom You’re Done was intended to save hip hop, you might as well pull the plug now as it’s seemingly good as dead. However, as shitty as the album is, Wayne is not better than Hov. Never.
I know, I know. Who’s really going to say, “Yeah he put out a shitty album, but he’s still better than me.?” He could’ve just left it at hip hop didn’t need him to save it, we’ve moved on and left it at that. But Wayne takes it one step further when he calls DJ Absolut’s show on Hot ’97 to say, “I think I speak for everybody when I say it’s not dead as long as I’m still dropping albums.” If that’s the case pass me a gun and let me put a bullet in hip hop.
On the show, Weezy goes on to add,“I want people to just look at it like that dude who came out of college that was supposed to get drafted by the #1 team, which was Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam … They passed on me and now I’m with a good team and a good coach and of course on every interview I’m gonna cut down the team that didn’t pick me.”
He sounds like a rejected cheerleader. Someone please place him on top of the pyramid so he can quit bitchin’ and move on. Your success should be all the cutting the other team needs. It says a lot when you’re still trying to spite the people who rejected you.
As for people like Young Buck, who talk about Wayne’s special relationship with his “Daddy,” Baby : “I don’t give a fuck about what he thinks or said,” Wayne declared. “I’m rich! I’m something to talk about. He should have been promoting his album. These niggas know where I’m from. I’m from the city of death, nigga. We kill niggas for nothing. That’s why they’re doing it on radio stations and interviews. Them niggas see me and shake my hand and tell me, ‘You the best, dog, keep doing that shit.'”
And what do men from the city of death do? They talk about other artists’ fashion sense, naturally.
Wayne also sounded off on The Clipse and their longtime producer Pharrell, belittling the group’s achievements and ridiculing the super producer’s taste in clothing. “I don’t see no fucking Clipse. This is a fucking legend you’re talking to right here. How many years them niggas been around? Who the fuck is Pharrell? Do you really respect him? That nigga wore BAPE and y’all thought he was weird. I wore it and y’all thought it was hot. What I gotta go in the store and say, ‘I like these colors but I can’t buy them because other rappers wore them?'”
Dude is sounding like Joan Rivers.
This is why I likened him to a rejected cheerleader. He is on some mean girls shit and it’s kind of pathetic. This is exactly why I dislike this dude. If he battled the Clipse on wax, I don’t see Wayne besting them.
Out of all the things he jacked from Hov, he seems to have bit on Hov’s delusions of grandeur the most.
I don’t care what anyone says. Wayne is not that hot. He’s not better than Nas, Andre 3000, Ludacris, T.I., Common, Lupe, and the list goes on. For him to suggest he’s the end all to be all in hip hop right now makes me wonder if he’s picked up on BG’s old habits.
The only person Wayne tops is Baby — and you can take that however you like.