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Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Lil Wayne Influencing His Career [Video]

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 by

After bringing out Lil Wayne a few days ago at Power 106’s 2012 Cali Christmas concert in Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar chopped it up with KC about the man himself – Weezy F Baby.

K. Dot discussed how much Wayne has influenced his music career and remembers listening to him during the Hot Boys days. I don’t know about you, but I can definitely hear Tunechi‘s influence when listening to the music from these “new” rappers today, such as Kendrick and A$AP Rocky.

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  • lil saint

    c8l

  • #1

  • molly

    obviously wayne influenced every rapper in the game
    cuz he the best rapper alive
    its only right you would follow the steps of the best rapper
    not some boring rapper like jay-z
    hah

  • IANAHB

    K Dot and ASAP get their style from Kanye

    They flow/lyrics/wordplay comes from Wayne

  • JSPR

    Kdots album was great, but I think he raps way different than wayne. Kendrick is more storytelling and less wordplay/pussy-punchlines. Like both styles tho.

  • JSPR

    He is like a Wayne/Lupe/Game-combination.

  • pow

    cool video 🙂

  • Truuu

    Lil Wayne = Best Rapper Alive.
    Kendrick Lamar = Next Rapper In Line.

  • god forgives i dont

    kendrick lamar just got more props from me for admitting wayne influenced him…..not many rappers do that anymore 🙁

  • chris__

    WAYNE INSPIRED ALOT OF NIGGAS …ESP.THEY WORK ETHIC AND GRIND IN MJUSIC WHOELSE DOMINATED THE GAME LIKE WAYNE FROM 07- 2010? NOBODY THATS WHO… NIGGA’S LIKE TO FORGET THAT NOWDAYS THOUGH .ALL BECAUSE DUDE SKATES AND DOESNT WEAR FALSHY SHIT ANYMORE SMH

  • Derick

    Lil wayne is d best

  • SHAWN

    wooooow props to kendrick that was real as fuck!

  • jason

    DANNY mac miller just interviewed and said wayne influenced his career too. you should post it bro..

  • bobby

    s/o to kendrick real respect real. im a fan of both of them so i can understand what he means 100% & @chris_ you right dawg

  • tasha

    THANK YOU!! im glad someone other than myself see’s tat wayne isnt a new artist. he’s a young VET

  • wayne is 1 of the goats my niggs 18 years in the game

  • yes

    I saw a interview of neyo, saying lil wayne is the essence of rap =D

  • yes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Y8uzMnMqE

    some nice vid about the best rapper alive

  • shout out to kendrick i was influenced by wayne to wish i culd work wth hm 1 day so dat he can c wt he created heres 1 of ma lynz kill dem and dey dreamz nw dey dead sleep

  • FUCKEMINEM

    who say wayne aint no in the top 5 are retarded.

  • sticki

    he 25 n wayne’s 30 n he still influenced good job wayne

  • Whade

    YeAaah. Wayne Just Be A Few Years Younger Than These Guys And He A Big Influence On Them.

  • Whade

    YeAaah. Wayne Just Be A Few Years Older Than These Guys And He A Big Influence On Them.

  • sticki

    hope he doesn’t copy waynes cheating on girls

  • Mixitup047

    Kendrick is the man

  • Pia

    Thats so cool, I love Kendrick Lamar and Asap Rocky!

    LIL WAYNE FOR LIFE <3

  • Randall Ivey Kincaid

    LIL WAYNE A TRUE POET. Going to submit want to share more ….Need help…
    MY POEM RIK
    April 29 06 yeah I did die hoping for the best I came back but in those I loved I got no reply then I gave up and said fuck the world and don’t ask why….Back and forth out of jail like oil Wayne said it was hell…I have a little girl 8 yes old. Live her so much but I’ve lost touch..My senses stayed impaired narcotics to e not rarem..Myf

  • Call Me SHIT CARTER

    I WANT LIL WAYNE & KENDRICK ON A TRACK OF IANAHB2

  • @KillaT_CG

    RCheck out my single #PopItOut Ft. @LIlChuckee & @youngdash415 via @YMHQ @LilWayneHQ >>> http://www.youngmoneyhq.com/2012/12/16/killa-t-pop-it-out-feat-lil-chuckee-young-dash/comment-page-1/#comment-355462

  • D’on

    He a real dude he said that about Game on black boy fly

  • WAYNE ROCKS!!!!! Aint no body better

  • GBtunechi

    Respect to kendrick new rapper on the block… Lil wayne will forever b the essence of ( no pun intented) Good music best rapper alive and best punchliner he changed the Game and opened up doors to new rappers and he will forever have my respect Thank You Wayne

  • Im a big fan of Kendrick…and i think he is the future of hip/hop. He is what Wayne would sound like if Wayne could tell a story and stick to the concept. Im a Wayne fan too, but he rarely stays on one subject or story except for women. Thats not a knock, im just keeping it real.

  • Victor

    Wayne sucks dick . Cant rap for shit .