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Ludacris Names Lil Wayne As One Of His Top Five Rappers With The Best Flows Of All Time [Video]

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Ludacris Names Lil Wayne As One Of His Top Five Rappers With The Best Flows Of All Time

Ludacris recently sat down with Vanessa Satten and Shaheem Reid for an interview on XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments Of Clarity podcast, which you can check out below.

Around the 24:30 mark, Luda was asked who his top five rappers with the greatest flows of all time are to which he named: Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, JAY-Z, and Lil Wayne.

The rapper and actor did say that “this is probably, might be one of the greatest questions I’ve ever been asked”. You can watch him list five rappers that he feels have the best flows in the rap game below!

“So, top five flows, man. Andre 3000 is going to be in there. I feel like he always challenges, always challenges. I’mma put Kendrick Lamar in there as No. 2. I’mma put J. Cole in there as being, like… right now, I’m thinking of people that are versatile and constantly trying to think of different flows that don’t pretty much have a set flow that they always do.

“Those are three. I’mma go ahead and put JAY-Z in there, man. JAY-Z, you know, he does different things and he does experiment with different flows. And mostly, his different subject matter and how he’s able to weave through and be on a track with anybody. So that’s No. 4. Damn, man, No. 5. Flow, flows, flows…”

“I was honestly gonna put Lil Wayne. Damn, this is hard because it’s like you got Lil Wayne… you got Eminem, but I’mma have to go with Lil Wayne because of the body of work and his consistency, and he’s been in the game almost 30 years, bruh.”

“I need everybody to understand that this has nothing to do with life and death. Because I love Tupac, I love Biggie, may they Rest in Power. I love Big L, you know what I mean? He is one of the ones that I would say as well. When we goin’ back to what we’re talking about, I’m just saying Lil Wayne in terms of the span. How long and how hard it is that people don’t realize to be that versatile and continue reinventing yourself through three decades, almost three decades. That’s a hard feat, so I’mma throw him in there too.”

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  • Raz!

    its the c3 anniversary today

  • WEEZY

    i’m old enough to know the real ludacris. The Affion Crockett playing ludacris. Did you see that? I did.

  • YungJackBauer

    March madnezzz is my fav song rn

    • JT

      Reminds me of Wayne dropping the ball and not remixing it for No Ceilings 2…

    • Giraffe Boy

      forever a classic

      i always wished wayne remixed it for a tape

      • YungJackBauer

        Fax

  • King Slime Thugger

    Damn man, has a legend ever sold 290 copies before ? Honestly believe this puts a huge asterisk next to Wayne’s name when mentioned in the GOAT convo 😔😔😔

    • Mind Of Steele

      Lil Wayne’s career has always been anomalistic. He’s always been considered “GOAT” and no one really knows why. In hindsight, his peers have always flourished more than him commercially. In reality, Kanye West has had twice the amount of impact as Wayne if we really break down and study accolades.

      • King Slime Thugger

        This is all fax. Eminem and drake also dwarf him in terms of accolades

      • K9OUSSAY

        Because he got unique style/flow/voice back then

        • Mind Of Steele

          Only for the short duration of 2008-2011, and he was gone all of 2010 and fell off at the mere end of 2011. Wayne technically had one of the shortest dynasties from his class.

      • Giraffe Boy

        thanks to being with a kardashian

    • Giraffe Boy

      it was the deluxe, had hardly any promo, and there was 1 day were streaming stopped for protests

  • King Slime Thugger

    Seems like ludacris just put Wayne on there out of respect and not merit..basically pity 😓. I hope wayne gets out of this 6 year slump

  • KarTune2.0

    Everyday I check in to see if iono there’s a leak or something worth seeing, but nah Slime on here everyday commenting “damn Wayne only sold 280 copies 🙁☹️☹️“ go do something productive bro 😂

    • Mind Of Steele

      Sounds like someone’s having trouble handling the truth🐸☕️

      • KarTune2.0

        Please don’t tell me your on here talking to yourself and backing yourself up

        • King Slime Thugger

          You so deluded and upset..clearly not me you handicap

      • KarTune2.0

        Matter fact I’m out

    • DC Wezzy

      Lol🤣🤣

    • King Slime Thugger

      Looool those numbers keep stinging you

  • Goat Tamer

    According to Juelz’s wife and brother we should be getting ICFMF in the next 80 days but I DOUBT THAT

    • Giraffe Boy

      what did they say

      • Patrick H

        They said it would drop this year.

      • Goat Tamer

        Something like “it will drop around the time Juelz comes out of prison” , meaning some time this summer

  • Goat Tamer

    Happy birthday to one of the best rap albums of all time.. Even after all the leaks Weezy managed to show everybody who the best rapper alive is

  • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

    C3 top 3 projects of all time

    • Giraffe Boy

      yh yh yh yh

  • Dr Carter

    Best I see you ❤️

  • Dr Carter

    C5 >> C3 but happy birthday tho 🥳🥳

  • Mind Of Steele

    Nostalgia has you all reminiscing things differently in retrospect. Wayne’s dynasty wasn’t long at all, nor was he as dominant has his fellow peers (Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, or Drake.) Wayne’s prime as far as overall Performance was 2004-2007. His commercial prime was centered around 2008-2010. His peers have doubled that.

    • King Slime Thugger

      He’s more on the 50 cent level rather than the elites you’ve named bro

    • Lil Burb

      2008-2013

    • JFloy003

      What?! Wayne has the most dominant run. Wayne run was from Carter 1, 2004 to Carter IV, 2011. During that time Jay retired after Black Album. Wayne released No Ceilings, Drought 3, Dedication 1 & 2, Carter 1-4. And Launched Young Money. He also became a feature King killing everybody on their song. That’s an 8 year run. Name another rapper in a 8 year stretch better that Wayne from 2004-2011

  • King Slime Thugger

    Multiple flows the best Wayne song of all time( all credit to Uzi ? I think yes)

    • Goat Tamer

      Exaggerated comment? I think yes

    • Giraffe Boy

      no no no no

    • Burk

      Let me write on your face with my cack

  • Dr Carter

    Wtf is « that block is hot » is 👀 he downvoting tf outta me

    • Goat Tamer

      Me too bro ignore him

      • Dr Carter

        Fuck that bisssh

  • FoFoBullDogg

    D6 Reloaded > Funeral & Deluxe

    • Giraffe Boy

      yh yh yh yh

    • MuddyCupSavage

      No cap

  • Giraffe Boy

    let the beat build is too godly

    • Doko360

      On gods

  • DC Wezzy

    Damn I been spelling album wrong this whole time🤪🤪🤷‍♂️

    • Patrick H

      Smh.

  • Skrrrt Cobain

    C3 era Wayne is THE MF GOAT!

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      you in yo feelings?

      • Skrrrt Cobain

        Huh?

        • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

          You downvoting my comment without explaining anything

          • Skrrrt Cobain

            C3 is not top 3 album of all time fam. I don’t think there’s any explaining necessary.

            • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

              My bad, shoulda clarified….Top 3 rap album

              • Skrrrt Cobain

                Okay, I’m not mad at that. I don’t necessarily agree but I’m not mad at it all.

  • JT

    And to think it was only 6 months ago when we crowned 2012 Tunechi the GOAT, then the love left.🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      who tf said that

      • Patrick H

        Prolly one of them Thug trolls.

        • King Slime Thugger

          IANAHB2 Tha best Wayne album 😈😈

      • JT

        Every fucking body agreed earlier this year that the Lost Grails proved that IANAHB2 Wayne was the real GOAT this whole time…

  • Patrick H

    Respect to Luda.

    SOTL kinda flopped though.

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      Kinda? It’s 100% a flop. It has 26k Spotify streams in two days

      • King Slime Thugger

        😂😂😂😂

  • Dr Carter

    Tomorrow PS5 announcement. We lit

    • On some crip shit tho cuh 😈

      • Dr Carter

        LA Raza don’t shoot em 💂🏾‍♂️

        • Keep them sticks on us everywhere we go like Stevie Wonder 🌊💎

  • I CANT EVEN ENJOY A MILLI NO MORE AFTER SEEING HIM PERFORM IT SO MANY TIMES LOL

    • Dr Carter

      NOW PUT YOU MOTHERFUCKING HANDS UP Im a millionaire Im a young money millionaire tougher THAAAN ??

      • Goat Tamer

        Hahaha spot on

  • King Slime Thugger

    Hard to see so many people clowning Wayne over his very poor album sales 😔😔😔

    • Burk

      Stfu u bum

    • THE FUNNY THING IS I SEE NO ONE CLOWNING HIM EXCEPT YOU

  • Andre S

    slime always clowning Wayne. But didnt Young Thug just only sell 20,000 albums while collabing with one of the biggest pop stars. you hate to see it.

    • YUP LOL

    • Lil Burb

      It was a mixtape tho to be fairish . Wayne still had a much bigger first week sales than So much fun tho .

    • King Slime Thugger

      he just went platinum while funeral done 220 copies 🥶

      • Time

        C5 went platinum

  • Burk

    Barter 6 > funeral and C5

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      I see no lie here

  • Burk

    Slimeee season> Wayne’s career

    • Dr Carter

      Of course !!

      • Burk

        Fuck outta here lil Wayne faggot

        • Don’t come @ dr.carter like that

          • Dr Carter

            13GotDamnMFNGrand to the rescue ❤️

            • Burk

              Lil wayne an lyrical trash artist, I’m a save you a beat down faggot

              • Dr Carter

                I just said « of course » and you here writing me messages.. you good ? 😕

                • Burk

                  Nigga we all know you groupie bust down, so why don’t you go over there and do tootsie slide bitch

                • Dr Carter

                  😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 you so agressive

                • Burk

                  -you ain’t confusing nobody with that name and avi, I’m on your ass now bitch

                • Dr Carter

                  Let’s fucking goooo

    • Goat Tamer
  • Dr Carter

    Who Burk is ? Changing name and shit, I’m lost now

  • Dr Carter

    Burk let’s beef

    • Burk

      I’m a drop a diss track on u better be ready faggot

      • Dr Carter

        I can’t rap how can I respond ? You better spit

        • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

          pulling a khosta

          • Dr Carter

            Khosta too high for those ghetto shit

            • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

              how so?

              • Dr Carter

                To me Khosta is the best HQ rapper so he ain’t got nothing to do with the beef things

                • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

                  no one’s untouchable woadie

                • My g🙏

                • Dr Carter

                  We at the dock we at the pier nigga !

  • Dr Carter

    Burk, your 100 000 upvotes won’t save you

  • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

    twitch dropped his diss, no one listened to it, and then dipped….what a shame

    • Lil Burb

      Drop the link to that new diss you did , I had forgot to get to it .

      • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0
        • Lil Burb

          Rns

          • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

            lmk your feedback

            • Lil Burb

              I fuck wit it. Some good lines , lyrics are solid. I say perfect the main flow as well as have other flows in the bag .

              • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

                thx cuh

        • FLOMETHEUS

          I FW Khosta, but I’m Not Mad at this. Lol

          • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

            thanks man, anything I should improve? my delivery is not great i know

            • FLOMETHEUS

              Just Find Your Rap Voice, Bro. All Rappers Struggle w/ this for Years Unless their Voice is Deep or Unique.

              • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

                Hmm I see, thank you bro

                • FLOMETHEUS

                  Actually, I Wouldn’t Say “Struggle”, but it is a Challenge && NP.

  • Lil Burb

    Nicki solo career been kinda floppin lowkey. But she still got her big crazy fan base that support. And has big success on the features she make.

    • MuddyCupSavage

      She done it to herself tho. Trash music, marrying a sex offender, being a drama queen, and now she’s collabing with 6ix9ine? The majority of the rap game ain’t gonna respect her for that one.

    • Time

      Them Barbz are just weird females and gay men

  • Weezy The GOAT

    Happy c3 12 Anniversary! Fabolous murked u ain’t got nothin all 3 killed tho 🔥

    • MuddyCupSavage

      It’s weezy F you
      Now you gotta have a baby
      My money dont folds nor bends (Benz), Mercedes
      Maybach, grey, black,
      And I got a 44 and a k (.44 caliber and an ak-47)
      Like 8 stacks

      (4+4 = 8, with a k at the end, 8k, 8 stacks)

      Weezy murdered fab fuck outta here, but they do bring the best out in each other

    • Time

      That beat on that song tho

  • YungJackBauer

    Hbd c3🔥

  • King Slime Thugger

    Struggling to accept Wayne doing 220 😔

    • Goat Tamer

      Yeah you’ve mentioned

    • Time

      Get overr it

  • MuddyCupSavage

    Gimme the check gimme the throne
    My hair is a minute too long
    My bitch look like vivica berry
    Your bitch look like Rosetta Stone
    I make my bitch go get a clone
    Fuck em together and then on they own
    When they catch feelings I’m gone
    I’m whipping the whinnie the coupe
    I’m driving and sippin the soup
    That shit make me drift in the coupe
    As long as I get to the stou

    Bruh Wayne snapped on bank account the whole song

    • MuddyCupSavage

      She taller but it’s fine
      Together we 6”9’ (they sixty nine)

      How does this man continuously come up with these lines

    • Time

      Such a dope freestyle

  • DC Wezzy

    Who cares what numbers wayne does
    Anymore he sold a million copies in 1 week done numbers like crazy,Also is the Mixtape King. Everybody knows hes the Goat shit he should retire but I would hate that 😭. As Long as Wayne gives his fans music Its cool with me Only Hq Fame Really listen to wayne like that Honestly. But most of people I hang out with or know They dont fuck with wayne music which is sad but times have changed But they respect wayne as a goat.

    • MuddyCupSavage

      He just doing it for fun now I doubt he gives a fuck after being not only on top of the rap game but on top of all charts before so it’s kinda like retirement but he just raps for fun now and any money is a bonus and we as fans get more music as a bonus

    • Lil Burb

      Facts . And he still opened with 140k which is still among the best first week sales. So it seems he will still get the looks he just need to capitalize by getting his dopest material to the forefront.

    • I made sure my niggas fuck with Wayne cuz they all respect him and say he used to be his fav but they had stopped listening to him. When it’s me playing music I always insert a few new Wayne gems then they ask bout the song and they start playing it.

      And no it’s not HQ only who bump Wayne he wouldn’t be doing over a million views on youtube and 139k first week

  • Time

    Salute and respect to Luda

  • King Slime Thugger

    Kant believe those figures..🤕🤕🤕

  • YoungMoneyhandgun

    Wayne’s numbers off Funeral/F.Deluxe don’t matter. It’s not an album that stands out even in his top 10, so I don’t see what the big deal is. It’s a decent body of work, but it isn’t even on IANAHB II level

    • King Slime Thugger

      😵😪, I’m struggling to accept it too

  • King Slime Thugger

    😪😪😪😪, 220 copies 😲

  • Dabulls10

    So what’s everyone think of the deluxe ( simply the music only)

    I give it a 7/10. Can’t happen to you, multiple flows, Russian roulette and big worm were the stand outs for me.

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      I’d say mid 6

    • Goat Tamer

      6 or 7 for me.. Some really good some really meh

    • Tha Martian 👑

      8/10

      And funeral is still album of the year🐐

    • Lil Burb

      5/10 . The whole project maybe a 6 or 7 /10.

    • LMAO

      Shit was highkey trash. Its a few gems tho but overall its booboo. And the deluxe was terrible. Out of all songs total he went 8 for 24. He was in brick city recording that trash shit (FOR HIS STANDARD) & I gave him 8. Lowkey went 6 for 24

  • Dr Carter

    Welcome to the Funero.. yea.. closed casket as usuo

  • Goat Tamer

    S/O Dr Carter just cause he one of the goats in here

    • Dr Carter

      Thanks bro I appreciate a lot ❤️

  • JT

    Moment, Living Right and HollyWeezy were some of the best scrapped C5 material. Timeless isnt even the word to describe them.

  • MULA BABY🥀

    What’s popping bitches

  • TrukFitNANCY

    “All the dogs” is extremely underrated, that shit bump in the whip and the flow on point 🔥

    • MULA BABY🥀

      All his work underrated bruh

      • TrukFitNANCY

        mfs sleep i swear to god

    • Lil Burb

      Its coo . He can do hell alot better tho 🤧

      • TrukFitNANCY

        most definitely

  • David D

    Fuck a bed fuck a sheet I don’t sleep

  • SteveJobs

    I’ll have sex with you

  • SteveJobs

    We all jack off even little wayne beats his meat. Imagine that shit

    • Lil Burb

      I heard his the size of a soda can

      • SteveJobs

        Pic

  • Lil Burb

    “How yall doing tonight ? Um my name is Tunchi ✌🏾. Im here on behalf of Young Money records … and myself. Ladies and Gentlemen, Enjoy” (seconds later).. 🎤👩🏿‍🦱 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.

    • JT

      That Glory performance was underrated, its one of his most passionate since Gossip Live. Wish he would have done that performance for BET or the Grammy’s.

      • Lil Burb

        Facts , That Og Wayne we all love still in there somewhere in the sunken place . here in there he brings him out .

        • SteveJobs

          Only sunken place is my pockets pussy boy they deep real deep I am the Asian yeezy

          • Lil Burb

            the only thing that is deep real deep is that bussy when im through with it

            • SteveJobs

              My butthole is a sanctuary

              • Lil Burb

                i do feel at peace everytime i stick my head in there .

                • JT

                  Whoa whoa fellas… where did it all go so wrong?

                • SteveJobs

                  My friend showed me pictures of his kids

                • SteveJobs

                  And all I could show him was pictures of my cribs

                • Lil Burb

                  SteveJobs is a legend fr tho

                • SteveJobs

                  Rns

  • SteveJobs

    I’m the number one rockstar on the planet

  • Lil Burb

    someone mentioned fabian trynna tell wayne to use his deep voice and wayne lashed or something .. is there a link or source to this ?

    • SteveJobs

      That’s hot that sounds like the intro to a porno

      • Lil Burb

        lol

    • Dr Carter

      Instagram

    • King Slime Thugger

      🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Armando Aka Kermit #Funeral

    Wayne’s age needs to catch up to his appearance 😂

    • SteveJobs

      Ok

  • SteveJobs

    I am a millionaire

  • No Eminem? J. Cole is trash af wtf and kendrick is mediocre. Wtf man

    • K9OUSSAY

      Bro eminem got the same voice flow style for like 20 years I don’t think he is an artist tbh he just got that gift to rap like he is reading from a dictionary or something that’s boring..

  • Dr Carter

    Chop a kilo down like paper and scissors
    China white bitch I’m breaking the dishes

    And you want my fav rapper to talk about the world ?? THE WORLD ??

  • A.

    Xzibit- Alcoholic (uncensored, original version with lyrics)