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Young Money Artists Speak On The First Time They Heard Lil Wayne, What They Love About Him

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Young Money Artists Speak On The First Time They Heard Lil Wayne & What They Love About Him

ARTISTdirect recently asked Young Money artists Mack Maine, Shanell, Lil Twist, Christina Milian, Euro, Cory Gunz, and Chanel West Coast all about Lil Wayne.

The Young Mula members spoke on the very first time that they heard a Weezy F Baby song and what they love the most about him.

You can read what the YM music artists said about their boss below!

Mack Maine:
It was a long time ago, when we were kids. I was into basketball and sports. At the time, there weren’t too many kid rappers, especially in New Orleans. This is before Lil Wayne met Baby and Slim. We’re from the same neighborhood. We’d be outside, and Wayne never wanted to play basketball. He’d be on the side rapping. As we got older, I honestly used to tell him, ‘Man, I thought you were weird!’ I’d be like, ‘Why is he just rapping on the side?’ [Laughs] He knew what he wanted to be way back then. He saw his vision, and he never changed since those days. I got to see the early Wayne when he was small with his light voice, rapping to whoever wanted to hear him. The older guys loved him. I was young, and I didn’t understand why he didn’t want to play basketball. He was the only one out there rapping. I understand it now [Laughs]. It was cool he saw what he wanted to do at a young age. People don’t even know what they want to do in college. He knew what he wanted to be at eight-years-old.

I used to listen Wayne back in school. When I was a dancer on the road, they were on the same tour I was dancing for. I was dancing with the headliner. Wayne was actually one of the opening acts. I was throwing around my music and trying to get placements. He said the same thing, “You’ve got your own sound. It’s different and dope”. He asked me to come to the studio and work on Tha Carter III. I brought some of Bangaladesh’s music to Wayne, and that’s how “A Milli” happened on Tha Carter III. Everybody started coming down to Miami, and it happened.

Lil Twist:
I don’t remember when I first heard big bro. It was a long time ago. I became a big fan of Lil Wayne when I was in the seventh grade. That’s right when he signed me too. I remember walking through school, and Juelz Santana was my favorite rapper at the time. I’d be fighting with kids in school who Wayne was their favorite rapper. A week later I got signed by Wayne! He’s unbelievable.

Christina Milian:
We’re talking about when he was 14-years-old! Who didn’t know those guys? I grew up watching Lil Wayne, Baby, and Slim. There was an incredible start to what they did. The whole world was paying attention. To think now, 15 years later, that I’d be on a label with them is amazing. They were popping for sure. They all stayed current. Wayne works his ass off. It’s incredible. To see him do so many records, people look forward to hearing his music. It’s a big compliment to me to be on a label like that as well.

I got into Lil Wayne a long time ago when I was a kid. He’s a genius. I would listen to “Hustler Musik” every single day. I’d wake up to it. He’s the best, and I still can’t even believe that I’m so blessed to be a part of this label. I want to make him proud.

Cory Gunz:
My dad bought me Tha Block Is Hot. That was the first time I heard Lil Wayne. I was playing that song for a good week straight in the house and just wilding around off the hook and beat alone. Then I saw the video, and I was like, ‘This dude is ill’. I knew it for a fact. That was it. I’ll never forget that. From there on, I did my own research on the family. I looked up The Squad—a group Wayne was in from New Orleans. There’s a lot people don’t know about him. Wayne’s one of the greatest—ever.

Chanel West Coast:
I first started listening to Lil Wayne in sixth or seventh grade back before there even was a Young Money Entertainment. I’ve been a fan of his since the beginning. I was a huge Young Money fan over the past few years. I didn’t even know I was going to end up signing to Young Money and I named my dog Weezy. Now everybody’s like, “You named your dog after you signed to Young Money”. I was like, “No, I’m just a huge fan of Wayne’s. That’s why I named my dog Weezy”. My girlfriend reminded me this one time we were hanging out. She was like, “If you could sign to any label, who would you want to sign with”. I said, “I would sign to Young Money. They have the strongest team. Wayne is the shit. That would be my dream label”. A year later, I met with Wayne and ended as a part of the Young Money team. As much as I knew this what I was meant to do in life, I had no idea I’d end up with Young Money. It’s crazy I said that and now I’m here.

Via ARTISTdirect

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  • good read

    oh yea danny watch the so called “official” young money site steal your article ahaha

    • Jaydee

      He stilll better than that site. Danny that nigga.

  • Legggoooooo

    I can relate to euro so much. I used to wake up everyday to hustler musik too.

    • Eric

      And yo momma can relate to dheze nutz. She wake up everyday next to my dick, deep throating the fuck out that mofucka

  • [Original] Gudda Gudda

    Is there a reason they didn’t ask Gudda Gudda?

    • Bang

      short dawg , lil chuckee etc.

      • Suwoop

        Drake and Nicki etc

        • Bang

          tyga and pj morton etc

          • Cocaine Biceps

            W3 THE FUTURE and Millz etc

        • Eric

          Yo momma and dheze nutz etc

      • Dee Dee_97

        I honestly dont think short dawg is still with Ym. That nigga aint made one song or apperance since 2010. About a year ago, there was rumors on twitter that he went back to his regular life.

      • Best

        I don’t think Short Dawg is still part of young money

    • Tony Altrudebta

      I think this was like an interview where just these artists were there. Needless to say this was a really good read. Im sure the first time I heard Wayne was his first record on the radio.

      But I remember I became a huge fan when I really heard “Fireman” for the first time blasting through my cousins speakers. I still remember that moment to this day like it was yesterday. I’ve been a huge fan since.

      Then I remember years later when “I feel like dying” dropped, my brother and cuz who was banging blood would play that song non stop. I remember everyday for a year it seems, I woke up listening to that song. I would wake up in a very euphoric trance, very mellow and very peaceful. Hard to explain that feeling, it’s crazy!

      But hearing Carter III for the first time is what made me label Wayne as the G.O.A.T. Aside from Pac of course, who’s like God when it comes to this.

    • Eric

      Yea because he was too bussy suckin dick trynna get money cuz wayne dont pay him a damn thing bitch!!!

      • @DymeEliteMarket

        U mad lmao

    • @DymeEliteMarket


      • Eric

        Bitch yo pic is hella ugly. U look like dude from the jeffersons.

    • @DymeEliteMarket


  • Lil Tunechi Or Young Tunafish

    They Want That Carter V, Bitch It’s Commig Soon


    I remember when Fireman came up on MTV and I ran to my brothers room and said “Yo listen to this guy, its awesome”, after that I listened to Fireman and Hustla Musik alot.

  • Misunderstood

    All y’all that lashed out, ill come see what thats bout, BUT YOU DONT HAVE TO CALL A FIREMAN, TO PUT A MOTHERFUCKIN MATCH OUT!!

    So hyped for C5!

    • Zay

      My fav verse was ” my oldest son just turn 5 I told him lil nigga u a man now”
      He should rap to his kids more often and make a mentor album or something.. Lol
      That would be dope and different

  • King Weezy F

    Who doesn’t love Wayne?

    • ted

      Pusha t
      Jay z
      The dream
      Hiphop heads

      ..jus sayn

      • darius

        fuck all them !!!

      • Don_Hooper19

        Well Jay z doesn’t really have problem with Wayne it’s just the sport of the game

        • Don_Hooper19

          Lol and hopsin doesn’t like nobody

          • Bang

            Hopsin fuck with nobody , and his white ass fans are annoying as fuck

            • Don_Hooper19

              Lol I’m saying

        • Misunderstood

          Finally someone who knows that hovs and weezys little ‘beef’ is just all fun! Im expecting a little shot at jay on C5 after what he said on magna carter

          • Don_Hooper19

            Exactly bro

          • Eric

            And yomma momma is expecting a little shot of my nutt at her face tonight bitch!!!!

            • Eric

              And yo momma is expecting a little shot of my nutt at her face tonight bitch!!!!

      • hiphopfan

        Haha pusha t & the dream both guys that cant sell an album for shit

  • tune

    This here shows dreams come true. All of em Wayne fans and now there basically family… crazy

    • Eric

      Another dream come true is when yo momma swallowed this dope dick all into her throat sockets.

      • Wayne

        Dude your a notch mother fucker Eric wat the fuck u doing just sayin the same lane shit to everyone u a bitch ass nigga talkin shit on this cuz nobody will no it’s u have fun talkin shit on the Internet pussy mother fuckka n get on the fuckin site

        • Eric

          Mad or nah????………….Its okay son, just make sure yo momma has dinner ready by the time I get home bitch!!!!!!!!

        • T.D.E

          Idk about yall but this Eric kid is kinda funny lol, he trying the living shit out yall niggas lol.

  • xgoblin

    The first time I heard Wayne and became a fan is when I heard him say this

    “Straight off the black gold, nuts in my hand, trustin’ no man Got my glock cocked, runnin’ this thing, ya understand? We be steamin’, blazin’ nines, pumps and K’s and Holly Grove 17th, tha hood where I was raised

    • Eric

      I first became a wayne fan when yo momma dropped down to her knees to give me head and the remote was under her and when she dropped down, her knees hit the button and it turned the TV to 106 & Park and “Fireman” was on. She sucked my dick through the whole song and waynes flow was so good that it caused her to deep throat me. Thats when I realized waynes lyrics were that good that it would cause a bitch to deep throat. Thats when I became a wayne fan. Then after that we fucked then 9 months later we had u bitch!!!!

      • xgoblin

        Fail…if your gonna be a troll at least come up with some better shit than that wack ass attempt to get likes..damn these trolls fallen off lately..

        • Eric

          Ctfu!!! Awww Its alright son Yo momma can troll these nutz when I get home. Tell her I’ll be home early tonight bitch!!!!!!

  • darius

    i been a fan since the guerilla warfare album !!



    • paul

      Including yourself

      • RAW TUNE

        nah yo fake ass did thats why you felt need to reply the way you did lol smh

    • Cocaine Biceps

      doesn’t matter son, that’s how shit goes, as an artist u gotta work on yo music to keep expanding yo fan base..

    • Caleb

      I’m sorry I wasn’t old enough to buy music when tha carter and Carter 2 came out, sorry that I heard carter 3 and knew it was the shit. Sorry for becoming a fan after that.

      Y’all are idiots, not everybody can be a fan since day 1, we’ve all gotta start somewhere.

      • supermamba17

        Amen!! just started listening to hip-hop 3 years ago! wasn’t even old enough to listen to that type of music according to moms

      • Eric

        Exactly, He’s right, We all gottabecome fans at some point right????. Just like when yo momma became a fan of dheze nutz bitch!!!!!

  • Tune Up

    I wake up listening to Weezy Baby, the song. lol

    • Eric

      And I wake up listening to the sounds of yo momma suckin me off bitch!!!!

  • Best

    I’m Wayne fan since 2009. I never liked hip hop and rap songs but Wayne made me fall in love with hip hop and rap songs. I was in my room with a friend and he was playing Leather So Soft and I said to him, wow I love that song, who is the rapper and he said, the rappers are Birdman and Lil Wayne. Then he played Stuntin’ Like My Daddy for me and I said to him, guy I love this nigga Lil Wayne. After that he played Lollipop for me and I said to him, I love hip hop and rap songs now and Lil Wayne is my best rapper now

    • Tune Up

      that was the gayest shit i ever read in my whole life

      • Best

        All the males in your family are gays

    • Eric

      Bitch gtfoh, NEW FAN!!!! And thats for the rest of u bitches. If u became a Wayne fan after ’08, U are considered a new fan Bitch!!!

      • Best

        Shut the fuck up. It didn’t matter when I became a Lil Wayne fan, the most important thing is that I always support him and to me he is the best rapper. Anyway 6 years are not small things

        • Eric

          Yea I guess your right. Just like it don’t matter when yo momma became a fan of this dick, just aslong as she still deep throating it right????? Bitch!!!!!!

          • Best

            Fuck you, all the females in your family are bitches

            • Eric

              I know u still not mad because of wat me and ya sister was doin last night are u?????

              • Best

                Idiot I don’t have any sister. Anyway last night your mum and sister were begging me to fuck them but I refused because I don’t fuck bitches!

  • John Osco

    damn i want to be signed too

    • Eric

      Well to bad bitch!!!!!

      • John Osco

        stupid fag
        what u tripping for
        you can even spell correctLy
        stay in class u fag

  • Ak

    the first song i heard from wayne was sky is the limit and ever since then he has been my favorite rapper i heard it when i was in like 5th grade i couldn’t stop playing that song that song was the shit right after i heard that i went and downloaded all kinds of songs from him and as of right now i have over 800 songs of just lil wayne on my lap top

  • Gianluca lopetale wayne

    lil wayne the best

  • Gianluca lopetale wayne

    i love you

    • Eric

      That’s what yo momma told my dick bitch!!!!!!!

  • EricYourMommaSuckBigDicks

    Damn He knew he was going to be a rapper at eight
    I’m 20 and i dont know what to do in my life ! Fuck

    • Eric

      Well im sorry that I almost suffocated yo mamma last night. I told her don’t chug it too far but that bitch took it iiiiiiiiinnnn. It aint my fault my fault abut my dick size. Tell yo mamma im on my way over there right now bitch!!!!!!

      • EricYourMommaSuckBigDicks

        Man you have a great imagination for your masturbations sessions !

    • Eric

      And wow -______-. You really took the time outta your day to make that lame ass name????

  • potter

    If you’ve been a fan of Lil Wayne since his first solo album then you are almost 30 years old. Sorry most people that listen to Lil Wayne are 12-30 years old so that would put you in the oldest part of the fan base.

  • FLOW flamez

    I been a fan since I heard little wayne !!! And fukkkk erik pussy asss nigga get off that site hatin mother fukker go eat a dick like ur cunt ass mom

  • BJ

    After The Drought 3 I Was A fan, I Didn’t Know How To Download Music Off The Internet Back Then, So I Had To Trade One Of My Video Games With My Friend To Get The CD Lol

    • Eric

      -_____________-, LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U coulda just bought one from a nigga off the street for $5 smh. Why trade a video game. We sellin mixtapes all day in my hood.

      • Bj

        I was young as fuck I ain’t know no better after that I started buying bootleg CDs in my hood all the time

  • young master

    how about tyga?

  • jc

    They didn’t ask gutta because he’s dog shit. Him and birdman are annoying as shit. Old birdman was alright but now he’s just whack as fuck.

  • JayHighAss

    I started listening too wayne back when I was in 3rd grade going on too the 4th my dad & my sister put me on wayne they use too play songs like Tha block is hot dedication 1 & tha Carter 1 my dad loved that album he kept playing bring it back & snitch & earthquake ever since then I never stopped listening to wayne I’m in 12th grade now that’s a lot of years & still a wayne fan I Love that nig No homo

  • Lil Foxy 187

    The Best raper Aliev

  • Lil Foxy 187

    See my face one day if i’m aliev i be best raper tooo , not like wayne , even not half but 1/4 gonna be good for me, and always remmember smoking is something special!