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Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” Show With Apple Music’s Larry Jackson

Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne Young Money Radio Show With Apple Music Larry Jackson

Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show, which airs every Friday afternoon at 4PM PST, is now eight episodes in and it’s getting stronger and stronger.

According to Apple Music’s global creative director, Larry Jackson, this radio show with Tunechi was always going to happen even before COVID-19 became a thing. “Young Money Radio” was originally going to be taped weekly at Culver City studios in Los Angeles, but due to the coronavirus, Larry set Tune up to broadcast from his private studio in Miami.

“We’re No. 1 in hip-hop. Artists like Wayne, Drake, Travis, Future, Post Malone, Kanye all do really well on the service. To be sure: Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ holds the biggest first-week streams tally of any album on Apple Music. In second place: Wayne’s ‘Carter V.’ It was a natural if I could work it out to get Wayne to deliver the show.”

To date, Weezy has chopped it up with guests such as Dr. Dre, Drake, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart, LaToya Cantrell, Mike Tyson, Muriel Bowser, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and plenty more on “Young Money Radio”. Jackson reveals to Variety that his dream guest was Dr. Anthony Fauci and his pitch to get the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the radio show went something like:

“I know you don’t know me, I know you haven’t even heard of this show, but it’s become a real roaring success for us on Apple Music. We’re the No. 1 streaming service in Black music, and our community needs to hear what you have to say. They’re not on CNN; they’re not on ‘Good Morning America’; they’re not on the ‘Today Show,’ but they are on Young Money Radio. I promise you if you come on the show, it’ll have true resonance with the community.”

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Lil Wayne Chats To Dr. Fauci, Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine For Episode 6 Of “Young Money Radio” [Videos]

Lil Wayne Chats To Dr Fauci, Dr Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine For Episode 6 Of Young Money Radio

Episode 6 of Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show took place on May 29th on Apple Music and for this week’s guests, he had Dr. Anthony Fauci (Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, and Griselda’s Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine.

At the start of this week’s radio show, Tunechi paid tribute to George Floyd, who was murdered by cops in Minneapolis, and sent condolences to his family. Tune also revealed he will be releasing music videos for the deluxe edition of his Funeral album soon and as it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, he shared a story of how he shot himself as a kid just so he could be heard as no one ever listened to him.

For interviews with his special guests, Weezy chatted to Dr. Fauci all about COVID-19, Larry Kramer, aids and more. He chopped it up with Dr. Dre about why he named his album 2001 when it was released in 1999, both being big fans of Anderson .Paak, how he balances his personal life and work, Kobe Bryant, and shares his thoughts on the horrible situation of George Floyd, which nearly made him not appear on “YM Radio” as he says it didn’t feel right.

Lil Wayne then spoke with Kevin Hart about the recent situation in Minneapolis, his new book “The Decision”, how he is doing after his car accident, and more. Before the episode came to an end, Wayne talked with a few of the features on his new Funeral deluxe album – Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. You can check out videos of all of this after the jump below!

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