Does Weezy Make A Good Point?
Nowadays a lot of music sounds the same, and one hits wonders are popping up at an excessive rate rehashing the same catchy sounds. Lil Wayne once called himself the greatest rapper alive and flooded the market with material that helped staple his message to the brains of rap listeners. He believed he was the greatest rapper alive in his music and boldly stated so, therefore so did the listeners, all on songs featuring sounds he could call his own. Now, Weezy isn’t as big as he used to be and while his star is still big, it don’t shine like it used to. Nobody listens to projects like “Sorry For The Wait 2” and calls Weezy the greatest rapper alive, even if he still believes it in his heart. Times have changed and so did music. Nobody is trying to be competitive, or top themselves and others whenever they hit the studio.
But in 2016 does that best rapper alive title matter as much as it used to? To Weezy is doesn’t. During Lil Wayne‘s lengthy interview with DJ Drama, promoting his new album Collegrove with 2 Chainz, Weezy revealed the title don’t matter to him much anymore and distanced himself from the current rap culture of today:
They [new rappers] settle for what works. It’s works for them. That’s why you don’t hear me knocking them, you don’t hear me hating. I’m just a part of a different culture, a different wave of music. That wave was Jay Z, Nas, Biggie, at that time it was all about being the best. I’m quoted for saying I’m the best rapper alive. Now a days they’re not trying to be the best rapper, or the best at anything. They’re just trying to do what other people say is ok, and I’m not a part of that culture.” [DJBooth]
Things get interesting at 8:40.