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Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

For his 40th birthday on September 27th, Lil Wayne was honored by the National Museum of African American Music with his own exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Students could attend the NMAAM event, which had live music and virtual voice notes playing from Tunechi, and record themselves singing and rapping along to Tune‘s lyrics in the Rap Booth.

Wayne provided the exhibit with a few of his personal items, such as his “I Am Hip-Hop” award that he received from the BET Awards, a handwritten letter he wrote while in Rikers Island, his “Rap Album Of The Year” award from the GRAMMYs, one of his original Tha Block Is Hot physical albums, and more.

In a statement to VIBE, you can see what both Weezy and H. Beecher Hicks III, who is the President and CEO of NMAAM, had to say about this event below:

Lil Wayne: “I’m very grateful to work with NMAAM and show students how Hip-Hop has been so influential on the culture. Shout out to NMAAM for all the birthday love.”

H. Beecher Hicks III: “We are thrilled to honor and feature Lil Wayne and start our relationship with such a generous donation. On the heels of Mr. Carter expressing his interest in partnering with us, we found out that ten years ago, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. What better way to celebrate his 40th than by commemorating his accomplished career with an exhibit to honor over 25 years of impacting the music we listen to and the multiple genres he has shaped, along with the story we tell here at NMAAM.”

You can check out a personal video from Lil Wayne and some photos from this exhibit, courtesy of a longtime visitor of this website, Zak Robertson, after the jump below. Mr. Carter is also the first hip-hop artist to support the museum and donate his personal items for educational use!

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Skip Bayless Reveals Lil Wayne Was Involved In His “Drip Bayless” Nickname, Praises Wayne As A Person [Video]

Skip Bayless Reveals Lil Wayne Was Involved In His Drip Bayless Nickname, Praises Wayne As A Person

In episode 4 of UNDISPUTED‘s “#SkipRidesTheTrollerCoaster” series, which lets Skip Bayless answer questions that he could never answer on the sports show, the American sports columnist explains where his nickname “Drip Bayless” came from.

Skip reveals the background of his nickname first started in July of this year when his “close friend” Lil Wayne gifted him, Shannon Sharpe and Jenny Taft each with a necklace that had their names on, which left him “shocked” and “honored”.

“He [Lil Wayne] simply has the biggest, greatest heart of any human I have ever encountered. I do trust him and count on him as a very close friend. My wife Ernestine has gotten to know him and is actually becoming friends with Wayne’s lady. The bond is pretty deep.”

You can watch Bayless explain the story of where “Drip Bayless” came from, praise Wayne as a person, and call “No Mercy” the greatest theme song in the history of television at the start of the video after the jump below!

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Blac Youngsta Calls Lil Wayne “The G.O.A.T.”, Says He Should Get The “I Am Hip-Hop” Award Every Year [Video]

Blac Youngsta Calls Lil Wayne The GOAT, Says He Should Get The I Am Hip Hop Award Every Year

While on the green carpet during the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Fillmore Miami Beach in Florida on October 6th, Blac Youngsta chopped it up with AllHipHop for a quick interview.

During their conversation, the Memphis rapper spoke on Lil Wayne being honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” award at this year’s Hip Hop Awards show by saying he is “the G.O.A.T”, he “deserves it”, and “he should get it every year”.

You can watch Youngsta compliment Wayne in the video after the jump below!

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Grandmaster Flash & Master P Both Praise Lil Wayne [Videos]

Grandmaster Flash & Master P Both Praise Lil Wayne

Grandmaster Flash uploaded a video of himself to social media not long after Lil Wayne was honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” award at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards to congratulate him.

The South Bronx old-school hip-hop artist and DJ, who was presented with the same award back in 2006, called Tunechi “an amazing artist” and thanked him for the “Uproar” single off Tha Carter V.

As well as praise from Flash, the No Limit Records founder also shared a video of himself to social media not long after Tune released C5 to reveal he had just bought the album while “Can’t Be Broken” played in the background.

In the clip, Master P spoke about how this new generation have to salute the OGs before them to be successful and called Weezy “the best rapper that ever came from Louisiana”. You can check out both videos after the jump below!

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Lil Wayne Named “Songwriter Of The Year” At 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Lil Wayne Named Songwriter Of The Year At 2014 BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards

Lil Wayne was honored with the “Songwriter Of The Year” prize last night at the 2014 Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, which took place at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

As he was currently in Philadelphia on tour with Drake, Wayne could not be in attendance to pick up his trophy. This is also not the first time that Weezy has won this award as he won it back in 2012, 2010, and 2009.

Congratulations to Tunechi!

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