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Crooked I Discusses Lil Wayne Opening The Gateway For Mainstream Lyricism

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Crooked I Discusses Lil Wayne Opening The Gateway For Mainstream Lyricism

Crooked I recently sat down with HipHopDX to speak about how Lil Wayne opened the gateway in the early 2000s for lyricism on a mainstream level.

The Slaughterhouse member mentioned that we were not getting any “lyricism” from the “super famous” rappers until Weezy F Baby came around.

You can watch the interview in the clip below. Do you agree with what Crooked is saying?

Click here to read what Crooked I has said about Tunechi in the past!

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  • Yourmommmaaaa

    First hoe!!

  • Weezy da God

    Weezy the GOAT!

  • Weezy da God

    Weezy the GOAT!! Your favorite rappers favorite rapper!

    • WeezyDaGOAT

      THE Best Rapper Alive!!

    • Giraffe Boy

      why you post this twice?

      • felix cee

        its worth repeating

  • Weezy da God

    GOAT

    • WeezyDaGOAT

      Weezy F Baby and the F ain’t for fair

      • Tune

        We all should type
        D6C5$ Single

    • x

      Worst weezy album cover

      • wiseman91

        nah the 1st 2 and 5th are the best

        • [Original] Gudda Gudda

          the 3rd is the best

          • LeTerance Corbitt

            The one that was supposed to the C3 pic was the dopest. The one wit the close up to his face.

            • YMCorey

              That wasn’t real, it was just the real version of the dedication 2 cover

              • LeTerance Corbitt

                Ok yeah you right. I thought since the original C3 was leak he changed his album cover too wit the new track list

          • YMCorey

            Two

            • Ye’

              Two is the lamest

              • YMCorey

                I can tell you didn’t start listening to wayne until 2007 or 2008 smh..

                • Ye’

                  How??! Cause I think c2 cover is lame as shit I can tell you don’t know art you just dickriding what way was the cover art the dopest?

                • Giraffe Boy

                  some people couldnt start listening to wayne when he first started like you cause we arent 30 years old like you

                  aint you got some grandkids to take care of?

                • YMCorey

                  25 but close enough bitch

              • YMCorey

                Stupid ass nigga

      • LondonB

        Lol i thought i was the only one. Everybody gassing that pic. I hope weezy dont use that

        • 504HardHead

          He putting his mom on this time around. Shit that deserves respect London. Cmon nah lol

  • Weezy da God

    Weezy the best rapper alive!!

  • I’m The God

    It is officially october tunechi takeover my niggas!!!

    • Giraffe Boy

      and its started bad

  • Zeus

    2014 gonna be great for lil wayne

    • Lets go

      So you not mean 2015?

    • Yess

      Hopefully this month is gonna be a great month for us fans n weezy!!

      • The game song next week

        • Fuckthe Police

          Waynes probably just the hook tho.. Which is lame cuz i could just listen to the snippet if i want to listen to his part

          • dave

            it’s still going to be a good song anyway, idk about chris brown on it tho i’m not too much of a fan

          • [Original] Gudda Gudda

            game will kill his other verse tho

    • Khosta

      every year is great for lil wayne cause when you ask people “is Lil Wayne Great?” they say “Yeah(year)”

    • Malik

      2015 is gonna be better when he gets all the awards

  • Lets go

    Weezy Wednesdays

    • fewcha

      has to be a special one tonight while its october 1

      • Khosta

        there will be no Weezy Wednesdays

        • Patrick H

          The tour has finished and I think we’ve had an episode the last three weeks even though they all sucked.

        • Linoh Locc

          Lmao, asshole xD

    • TRUKFIT

      NOT LOOKING GOOD SO FAR

    • Giraffe Boy

      its thursday and we got nothing lol

  • Box chevy

    My box chevy! That’s my girlfriend, she’s always ready!!!

  • Khosta

    yo niggas Khosta’s back like my spine, What it is what it do????
    Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive everyone has said that, so WAle and Crooked I should stfu cause we already know

    • Lol

    • real shit

      Don’t nobody care that yo black ugly Charlie murphy looking ass back nigga

      • Linoh Locc

        Lmfao

      • Khosta

        I’m not ugly, your bitch can confirm that and nigga why is you hatin?? fuck outta here everybody in this site cares about Khosta

  • fewcha

    thats wayne’s dog lol

    it was on that picture with dhea from christmas and in a weezy wednesday episode

    • Patrick H

      Then who is the dude who has it on a leash?

      • Linoh Locc

        Lol

    • triggacity_813

      Nah lol the dog in Christmas cards a pit that’s a German Shepard

    • triggacity_813

  • Tramaine Johnson

    I been saying that. Before 08 niggas had ying yang twins and lil John.

    • Patrick H

      True hah.

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      llooooolllllll

    • TRUKFIT

      LMAO

  • I agree totally

  • Pegs

    This is more accurate than most people will want to admit… Wayne was the first rapper in mad long that people actually listened to for his lyrics as opposed to being part of the “snap” movement that was happening right before that. (Remember that? That was a dark time in music haha)

  • Linoh Locc

    ” I already made my mark, please dont think i just pop corps ”
    – Weezy F Baby aka The Best Rapper Alive >>> G.O.A.T

    • TBRA

      Corks*

      • Linoh Locc

        U know wat i mean bro lol

  • Thugger

    You guys hyped fa me doing C6 or nah?

    • Khosta

      nah

    • triggacity_813

      Nope

    • Linoh Locc

      Fuck No ! FUCK YOUNG THUG !! Girl wearing dress ass nigga !!

    • wasTheDeal

      Nope

    • tayylorr

      yes daddy

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      yes my lover and hubbie

  • triggacity_813

    I honestly think C5 gonna be one of the top 3 Carter albums.

    • Khosta

      C4>C3>C5>C2>C1

      • triggacity_813

        C2>C5>C3>C1>C4
        C4 was garbage.. Walk in, inside & walk out are classic

        • Khosta

          the only songs that were nice in C1 were walk in inside walk out, Bm jr, Miss my dawgs, heat and go dj. C4 was dope from start to finished “and I keep some bud like Rudy Huxtable”

  • Tune Up ©

    Riding by myself in that all red Enzo
    Smoke make it look like I got tinted windows

    • 504HardHead

      BarZzz

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      goat

  • 504HardHead

    I’m still waiting annnnd waiting on a nigga to make a song harder than BMJR….. I’ll keep waiting…….

    • Jbadd504

      One of my fav song’s son !!! Bars on top of bars !

      • 504HardHead

        Bruh I don’t care what nobody say son! Nobody can fuck wit weezy.Dick ridiers say PAC and biggie…they catalog fall EXTREMELY SHORT of weezy. Rns!

        • Khosta

          wish I could give you a million vote ups for this comment

        • Jbadd504

          Too many haters out here. I just hope wayne shuts a lot of motha fuckers up with CV . Straight lyrics

          • 504HardHead

            u right son. keep in mind for one,wayne aint got nothing to prove no more. Two, with social media and shit,todays world people out chere followers bruh. they just hating and following other hating ass niggahs. Its funny to me

        • CameroN SancHez

          Biggie no but Pac.. Pac had a,real impact & died at 25 I think

          • triggacity_813

            Nah pac would’ve fucked with weezy cause weezy kinda idolized the nigga
            He got the cash money cross his stomach cause he wanted to be like pac so it would’ve been respect

        • CameroN SancHez

          And if Pac was around he might of killed Wayne’s career calling him out on.that faggot shit him.& birdman was doing kissing on Bet & shit

    • CameroN SancHez

      nah. Weezy spit fairytale & rich man bars. They sound good but really don’t mean a damn thing.

      Lyrically & relatability .. Hustler Musik his best song. Not everybody wanna go way out there with Bars like Wayne did/does 80% of the time

      • C5Legend

        Being lyrical is being creative with the language, not subject matter or relatability. Lil Wayne is super lyrical while talking about absolutely nothing which is what no one else has done or is doing. People fuckin got to understand this with wayne, its almost always not about what he is talking about it is how he is talking about it. That is what made him what he is. Drought 3 is the best example of this.

        • Malik

          My nigga, i couldn’t have said it better

    • Khosta

      though I can’t feel my face from Drought 3 is harder than Bm jr

      • Linoh Locc

        That song hard like a mothafucker tooo lol

      • 504HardHead

        tha heat- harder than that one bruh buuuut that bitch hard too! don’t get me wrong.

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      young thug – some more

      • Jay

        Get the fuck out im sorry but just fucking stop if you honestly think young fucking fagget bitch ass thug has a better song then weezy then your smoking that chronic meth my nigga. Young thug isnt near wayne in the least. Tired of niggas comparing him to wayne like hes some baddass rapper nigga cant even fuck with em jay nas or any good rappers what makes you think he could fuck with wayne? Im sorry but you niggas are tripping off buildings an shit

        • 504HardHead

          Don’t mind this fag ass nigga

    • TRUKFIT

      SCARFACE

      • 504HardHead

        Lmfao uhmmm no!

      • SeattleAtHome

        ScArFaCe !!!! Yess

      • Khosta

        yeah scarface

      • YoungJT1092

        Nothing goes harder than Scarface, in 2nd place I put Terrorists Im Good, 3rd Ambitions As A Ridah Freestyle

      • 504HardHead

        In no way shape or form son….bmjr slays scarface. Honestly I’d take that heat over scarface ..all day everyday

    • Giraffe Boy

      fuck me in the mosh pit

    • Malik

      I’ll take shoot me down over bm jr, or even dear summer, the suffix, or walk in. There’s many more too

      • 504HardHead

        All good songs….neither one harder that bmjr…. As a matter fact, I’d say tha heat is harder than all them.

  • RJ Brunson

    I’ve been telling people that Tune is gonna go down as top 2 rappers of all time. I’m not just talking about rapping. I’m talking bout the impact he’s made, and his resume. NOBODY in rap has had a bigger impact on this game since Pac, like Tune has.

    • CameroN SancHez

      No. He isn’t better than Ye.. Not better than Pac or Nas .. Or Andre 3K. He is ahead of Jay , Biggie, & Em though

      • RJ Brunson

        I didn’t say lyrically. Even tho kanye not close to wayne when it comes to lyrics. Wayne has had a bigger impact on the rap game than Eminem, kanye, and Nas’ whole career. Nas one of my favorites too, I’m just keeping it real. Jay z impact is bigger than Wayne’s on business level. And financially. But as far as CHANGING the game. And IMPACT, NOBODY in the game is more impactful in the rap game than tune. Except Pac, that is.

        • CameroN SancHez

          I see.. you think Wayne’s fairytale ! Rich man bars define him as the best lyrically.. & the unrealistic gun lines.. They sound good but mean nothing.. Kanye spit real life lyrics in a creative way & got his point across.

          Lyrically as far as connecting creativity & realism into lyrics.. Ab-Soul & King Los surpass Wayne.. Wayne hardly on a realistic level

          • RJ Brunson

            U still not getting my obvious point. So therefore I’m done

          • 504HardHead

            nobody mind this lost ass nigga…. he on a nigga page who’s bars are *meaningless* yet we from the murder capital.. lmaooo

      • LP

        Kanye West is one of the most overrated rappers in the game. His first three albums were pretty good, then he made some shitty robot voice album, and now he is super conceited and thinks he is on God’s level. His production is really good, his wife is hot, but Kanye West is and always will be a gay fish

      • Malik

        I do not want to live in a universe where Kanye West is better than A3K Em and Biggie

  • Khosta

    People please listen to my Moment Of Clarity freestyle on youtube, I used the same beat Lil Wayne used on Prefix. Please listen to it and comment on the comment section, search Khosta – Moment of Clarity and you’ll find it. Please!!

  • 504HardHead

    22’s 38’s 44’s 45’s tucked in my 38 BLACK ON MY BACK I AM….SOOOOOOO READYYYY

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      are you feeling ok?

      • 504HardHead

        That’s that heat fuck nigga! Guess yo fag ass wouldn’t know about that! Smh

        • Phenomenal

          Calm down bro.. Not everybody knows every wayne line

  • mortimerr2014

    Weedy Wednesday’s tonight snippet then single Friday promise yall

    • alex

      Mmmmm doubt it

    • triggacity_813

      Believable

    • Weezy ya digg

      WW wont come out till tomorrow then on Friday if there was a snippet itll get released that day

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      stop guessing acting like you have facts

      • mortimerr2014

        I’m not guessing that’s my prediction get off this site and get a place of employment nigga

        • WeezyDaGOAT

          that’s still a guess

  • Weezy

    Snippet tonight

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      stop making shit up

    • Khosta

      lil wayne is better than everyone in this planet fuck boy

  • Foday Spacejams Donzo

    That was ill brah I don’t hate but your nice your lyricism was on point

    • Khosta

      Thanks bro!!! appreciate it

  • 504HardHead

    This nigga said kanye and andre 3000 lmfao man sit yo drunk ass down! You fag ass niggas kill me

  • dave

    crooked i better get some Clearasil or some shit cause his beard ain’t hiding them pimples

    • [Original] Gudda Gudda

      loooolll

    • Tune

      Lil wayne always on top
      Shit nigga
      D6C5$$$

      • dave

        never once mentioned wayne in my comment….

  • [Original] Gudda Gudda

    we better get a weezy wednesdays tonight and it better be based around carter five

    • Runnli carter v

      Infuckingdeed, I feel like this is the last chance, if we don’t get any cv news tonight, It’s gonna be pushed back..

    • Tune

      A single would
      Be better
      D6C5$$

      • [Original] Gudda Gudda

        we not getting no single tonight

        • mortimerr2014

          “We not getting no” single would mean we are getting one.

          • Khosta

            hahaha true

      • WeezyDaGOAT

        D6C5$

    • Tahhaa

      Weepy wednesday rarely comes out on Wednesday so im assuming it’ll come out tomorrow

  • fuk double o 7 i work 24/7 i aint got time to bond with no bitch

  • Runnli carter v

    please god let it be a good CV weezy wednesdays tonight

    • mortimerr2014

      Praise Jesus

  • 504HardHead

    y’all niggahs know weezy wednesdays don’t even drop today anyway. cmon nah!
    We got a whole month to get this real shit popping

  • CameroN SancHez

    I like Wayne’s music.. Some of it not all of it.. But now I know the majority of you are too biased when it comes to Wayne.

    People appreciate Wayne for being different in the era full of wack rappers.. But never took him seriously .. He is so.unrealistic to be the best. Not saying he hasnt made a,few real.tracks with meaningful cfontemt but majority of the time he has not.

    • 504HardHead

      Shut yo white ass up! U on a page to spew out bs that make no damn sense! Stfu…I’m confused as to why u here? Please inform us all…I’ll wait

    • 504HardHead

      Read some of this dude post on other sites lol he a Lamar dick rider and a racist hahaha how ironic hahaha boi come down here and end up missing talking crazy on this bs. Youd get murked instantly!on everything

    • Linoh Locc

      Dumb ass niggas

    • WeezyDaGOAT

      you’re right. Why can’t wayne have substance in his raps like Kenderick. (sarcasm). fuck outta here lil nigga

    • Khosta

      Wayne is The best rapper ever, End of Story.

  • alex

    Anyone else have problems with the site for a couple hours?

    • mortimerr2014

      Yeah I just went on with my life

      • alex

        I was just making sure it wasn’t my connection you Fucking prick

        • mortimerr2014

          Chill man it’s a joke don’t shoot

          • Linoh Locc

            Lol

          • alex

            Ha my bad hard to tell sarcasm through text. Ya know

            • mortimerr2014

              Yeah must be cause it actually wasn’t a joke ur a pussy bitch

              • alex

                Funny bro. Keep up the good work

              • Khosta

                lmao hahah

      • Khosta

        lmao

    • Khosta

      yeah man I thought I was the only one

  • 504HardHead

    This original gudda dickrider is in the same boat as seattleAtHome.. Danny ban these two homos.

    • WeezyDaGOAT

      i fuck wit that nigga Gudda. C’mon we all just Weezy fans, let’s be cool wit each other.

      • 504HardHead

        No son don’t let this gay nigga slide. He always saying suspect shit. F that nigga! N If he feel plaid come c about it.

        • Linoh Locc

          Thank You bro !!!

      • Weezy F

        Yes we are all weeZy fans nd if ur a real fan you would not say thug is th new wayne or even compare them cause it gives wayne a bad name.. And idk if he just trolls but shit is stupid and annoying.. Starting to get bad as that seattle kid

        • Weezy F

          And it gives us fans a bad name also

        • Linoh Locc

          Fr fr !! Fuck thug nd whoever says hes da new wayne !!! Gtfoh nigga

        • WeezyDaGOAT

          That’s cause Thugger be killing shit. They comparing him to Wayne because Weezy was different than everybody else and had his own sound. Young Thug is doing the same thing, people like it. He also murders hooks and flows on the beat perfectly like Wayne does.

          • Ianahb

            Ya but when wayne came up ppl loved him nd thug all i see is ppl saying how trash he his nd he’s killing music etc.. Nd if thug is the new wayne then wayne mine was well be trash but no, wayne became trash in a lot of ppls eyes after rikers nd thug was trash from the beginning.. Dnt get me wrong i actually like some of thugs music but he is and never will be like wayne no matter how hard he tries

            • WeezyDaGOAT

              Never said he’s the new Wayne, just saying he’s similar. Plus he’s got a lot of haters and fans like Wayne does.

      • Khosta

        fuck him for saying thug is the new wayne though thug killed every track on the new rich gang mixtape

        • Linoh Locc

          Thats why, Wayne wasnt on da Mixtape Cuz he was gana Make birdman, thug nd quan look like shit in there own mixtape lol

          • Khosta

            yea

  • TRUKFIT

    FACTS ONLY

  • Linoh Locc

    I needs sum new fckn Wayne music man !!! -.-

    • Ty or nah

      My prediction is that WW will come out tomorrow and it will be a snippet and we’ll get the full version friday.. Just a guess but i hope im right.. Probably not tho cuz those niggas is unpredictable lol

      • Linoh Locc

        Bro, I pray to god we get a new song soon like any day now Lol i coyld wait till next week for dat Fuck Yo Feelings song from da game but still.. haha

    • Khosta

      we all do boy, just keep listening to side bitch that he played for us on weezywednesdays even though he plays it for 20s

      • Linoh Locc

        Oh i do lol cuz dats all us fans gotten so far .. dats song needa drop tho nd plenty more hahah

        • Khosta

          everybody gotta have a lil fun on the side (I’m ok with being her side bitch)

          • Linoh Locc

            Man i cant wait till she is my bitch, cuz just rn im just her side man …

            • Khosta

              Carter V cutt Weezy wednesdays (believe me beat)

  • Linoh Locc

    Iwouldn’t care if you was aprostitute And that you hit every man thatyou ever knew See itwouldn’t make adifference if that was way before me and you girl And you don’t ever have to worry about me long as you keepit real Whatever’son your mind, speak on how you feel

    Stay truthfulto me and never lie to me And don’tyou ever keepno secretsno matter whatever You know what Imean? Yeah And if you don’t then I’llexplain

    • Ty or nah

      Great song!! Prostitute flange my nigga

      • Linoh Locc

        ” Prostitute 2 ” C3

        • Ty or nah

          Lol isnt it the same song but diff beat? Idk ive only listened to a lil bit of prostitute 2 and it was annoying so I stopped

          • Linoh Locc

            Yeah its da same but better u can say, Da flange one has juelz santana in it then theres another one wit Trina nd den theres dat one dats on C3 … I like all of em but Ill rather bump dat one from C3 lol imo

  • YhBruh

    For the official CV cover art they should put the red over Cita and let Wayne stand out in the picture

  • 504HardHead

    Get silly NOT stupid maaaan…neva save a HO,she betta ask soulja boy to SUPERMAAN!

    • CV

      *the superman

      • 504HardHead

        *stfu

    • Khosta

      who the superman not to superman

      • 504HardHead

        Excuse me? Are u asking me a question lol

        • Khosta

          I’m correcting your lyrics

          • 504HardHead

            Unless u retarded….I hope not son

          • 504HardHead

            I usually don’t use the word retarded but I couldn’t let another retard slide. *my condolences*

  • Christian

    I don’t like the C5 cover as much because Wayne looks like the same age as the C4 cover. I was expecting a more grown Wayne. Like whennhe was 11 or something.

    • SeattleAtHome

      YES thank you
      I thought i was the only one that thought wayne and tez have ALREADY messed up CV and the Series and Waynes Last
      The were supposed to progess his age!
      NOW the make the C3 and C4 covers irrelevant !!!!

      FUCK U TEZ
      AND WAYNE FOR ALLOWING THIS SHIT IM DONE, CV NEVER DROPPIN..

      OR A SINGLE…

      • SeattleAtHome

        *they (made C3 and C4 covers shit now..)

    • Khosta

      yeah I wanted him tol have a cover of him at the age of 16

  • Lil Tunechi

    Weezy Wednesday’s got pushed back to Thursday

    • triggacity_813

      As always

    • mortimerr2014

      Where u see that

    • Khosta

      lol

  • Cesar Rios

    I have a feeling that weezywendesdays tonite will be wayne and drake announcing that they wanna do another tour part 2, which would be a disappointment cause we’d have to wait till next week..

  • Fatty McOjee

    Hell yeah I agree! Wayne is the best. Remember “fireman” and “lollipop”? Money too long teachers put away ya rulers! Fuck the metric system!

    • SeattleAtHome

      Yah fuck europe..

  • jayreeves

    @504HardHead you one of the realest niggas on this site rns.

    • triggacity_813

      Real shit #salute

    • Khosta

      lil wayne is better than your favourite rapper

  • MAD£A

    MmmHELLLLLLLERRR! WARE DA DAMN WEEZY WEDNER

    • Khosta

      you’re Madea?? then we can’t take you seriously

  • Khosta

    remember that Eminem is one of the rappers he is talking about, Eminem must be pissed about what crooked I said here lmao so crooked I clear thinks lyricaly Lil Wayne>Eminem and others in mainstream rap

  • Linoh Locc

    Weezy Wednesdays >>> Tunechi Thursdays .. This morning hopefully

  • Weezy Da God

    ” stupid crazy niggas, think I fell off, stupid nights I’m livin well off, I got wells of oil off the coast, Cupid sights, fuck yo girl, cheers my nigha make a toast, make a float, understand I am the king of this boat and I don’t like to gloat”

    Seattleathome
    His mommas butt

  • Weezy Da God

    ” i be that original gudda gudda, word to me motha, hoe ass fish float, cooler than bun as shrimp boat, I eat dick and oats, err day nigga, best rap of my career, suck mah dick tez like you do while I steer”

    Original gudda gudda

  • tune

    5 oct The Game fuck yo feeling ft lil wayne and chris brown

  • YoungJT1092

    So it’s the 2nd of October, and the album drops in 26 days, and we have no radio banging single as yet? What the hell is really going on…?

    • Lame

      They don’t know what’s going on either. They just struck out with 3 singles and not one #1

      • WeezyDaGOAT

        They need another Lollipop

        • MAD£A

          Or.. Or.. How about making sure the album as a whole is classic & have people talking about it years to come. Why all you so obsessed with Wayne’s numbers & bank account

          • WeezyDaGOAT

            cause people care about numbers

  • Giraffe Boy

    crooked i tryna get on that carter 5 i see

  • 50shooter KiddKidd ya heardme

    kidd kidd>wayne

    • WeezyDaGOAT

      troll

      • Weezy Da God

        Troll

  • Malik

    Eminem stans mad as fuck right now

  • MAD£A

    Why the only Ymcmb member to ever be in a cypher was nicki & was an embarrassment.. It’s like their in they own world. A delusional one

    • Weezy Da God

      You a hoe nigga. For real

    • Malik

      Lil chuckee, busta rhymes, and tyga