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Ezri Explains How Lil Wayne Inspired His Style Of Rap [Video]

Ezri Explains How Lil Wayne Inspired His Style Of Rap

Ezri was a recent guest on journalist Ari Melber‘s news show on American television network MSNBC, “The Beat With Ari Melber“.

During his appearance on the show, the rapper formerly known as Ezzy who is also signed to Nas spoke on various subjects that included him saying Lil Wayne is the person that inspired him the most to put thought and effort into writing his raps.

While being asked how he learned to flow like he does, the Cleveland rapper revealed that listening and seeing Wayne‘s authenticity, grittiness, crazy wordplay, and metaphors definitely inspired his style of rap. You can check out everything that Ezri told Ari in the video below!

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Lil Wayne Reveals What His Favorite Vans Shoe Of All Time Is + How It Feels To Be A Pioneer Of The Skating & Rap World [Video]

Lil Wayne Reveals What His Favorite Vans Shoe Of All Time Is + How It Feels To Be A Pioneer Of The Skating & Rap World

While backstage during Vans’ “ComfyCush High School” event at The 1896 studio in Brooklyn, New York on February 21st, Lil Wayne chopped it up with Noah Thomas from Highsnobiety for a little interview.

For their conversation, Weezy revealed what his favorite Vans sneaker of all time is, as well as how it feels to be a pioneer of both the skateboarding world and the hip-hop world.

You can check out what Tunechi said in the video after the jump below!

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LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Lil Wayne In His All-Star Rap Roster

LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Lil Wayne In His All Star Rap Roster

During 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, professional basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge participated in a little Q&A session.

For one of the questions, the San Antonio Spurs athlete was asked who would his All-Star rap roster be if he had to make a top 5 to which he responded with:

“My starting five on my rap roster? That’s tough. You all ask me questions that take time to figure out. Jay-Z, for sure. Wayne, J. Cole. I’m missing people I listen to all the time. Rick Ross. A little bit of everybody.”

Even though it was more of a top 4, what are your thoughts on Aldridge‘s list?

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YFL Kelvin Calls Lil Wayne One Of His Biggest Influences, Says Wayne’s VH1 Documentary Made Him Want To Be A Rapper [Video]

YFL Kelvin Calls Lil Wayne One Of His Biggest Influences, Says His VH1 Documentary Made Him Want To Be A Rapper

YFL Kelvin recently sat down with 247HH for an interview that you can check out below.

During their conversation, Kelvin revealed that the rappers who inspired him the most are Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, 50 Cent and Dipset.

The Cleveland rapper then went into more detail about why Weezy is one of his biggest inspirations and that is because he came into the music industry hungry at a very young age.

Kelvin also recalled when Tunechi dropped his Da Drought mixtape around the same time that PSP (PlayStation Portable) came out and he used to play NBA 2K while listening to every Tune song. He even mentioned that watching Wayne‘s VH1 documentary about his life made him want to become a rapper!

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Lasanna “ACE” Harris Speaks On Co-Producing Lil Wayne’s “Famous” Off “Tha Carter V” & Wayne’s Influence In Hip-Hop

Lasanna ACE Harris Speaks On Co-Producing Lil Wayne Famous Off Tha Carter V & Wayne Influence In Hip Hop

Lasanna “ACE” Harris recently chopped it up with DJ Booth about co-producing Lil Wayne‘s “Famous” song featuring his daughter Reginae Carter off Tha Carter V and how influential Wayne is in hip-hop.

“Wayne is one of the most influential artists in hip-hop, period, and has birthed so many offspring.”

The producer talked about how he worked on the “timeless” track with Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph and Sam Bruno around the same time that they was working on beats for Nicki Minaj and her The Pinkprint album.

A week after they had mastered “Famous” back in 2014, Tunechi and Birdman had their public fall out, which went on to last over 4 years and left him being very disappointed thinking that the record will never see the light of day.

ACE then revealed he got an e-mail of out of blue from Weezy‘s team a week before the album was due to be released and explained how it feels “to be a part of a historical moment in hip-hop”. You can read everything he said below!

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LeBron James Jams Out To Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar’s “Mona Lisa” + Puts A Reporter Who Asked Him About Wayne In His Place [Videos]

LeBron James Jams Out To Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar Mona Lisa + Puts A Reporter Who Asked Him About Wayne In His Place

Not long after Lil Wayne released his Tha Carter V album, LeBron James took to social media to film himself jamming out to his favorite song off the project – “Mona Lisa” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

“Wowzers!!!!!! ‘Mona Lisa’ Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar absolutely murdered this track! #ThaCarterV”

In related news, a reporter asked the NBA player what does it mean to have Weezy back in the hip-hop game with his C5 album to which he rightly responded with:

“Where did he go? He didn’t go anywhere. Wayne’s been making music how long? Since ’96?!”

You can check out clips of these two things after the jump below. Shout out to Bron for putting that reporter in his place!

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