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Playboi Carti Says He Deals With His Music Leaking By Watching Lil Wayne Documentaries

Playboi Carti Says He Deals With His Music Leaking By Watching Lil Wayne Documentaries

After recently revealing it was Lil Wayne who influenced him to freestyle all of his music, Playboi Carti has praised Wayne once again in a new interview.

For his cover story with Inked magazine, Playboi spoke on how he took inspiration from Weezy to cope with having his music leak in 2019:

“At this point, to keep myself sane, I just go home and watch Lil Wayne documentaries and see how he went through all this sh*t. I used to be one of those fans downloading his music on Limewire and sh*t, because I was a diehard. And he went platinum the first week off this sh*t.”

Of course Carti is talking about how Tunechi had a huge amount of music leak in the buildup to his Tha Carter III album in 2008, which then made Tune record a whole new C3 that ended up selling a million copies in the first week!

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Pooh Shiesty Says His Biggest Musical Inspiration Growing Up Was Lil Wayne [Video]

Pooh Shiesty Says His Biggest Musical Inspiration Growing Up Was Lil Wayne

Pooh Shiesty was the special guest on episode 101 of Gillie Da King and Wallo267‘s weekly “The Million Dollaz Worth Of Game” podcast.

During their conversation (watch below), Shiesty was asked who inspired him musically when he was growing up to which he answered with Lil Wayne.

The Memphis rapper, who is signed to Atlantic Records and 1017 Records, also went on to say that he used to always show Wayne‘s bars from his newest songs to his friends.

PS: LilWayneHQ.com has a new Instagram page, which you can follow here!

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Robin Thicke Recalls Witnessing A Bank Robbery That Inspired “Shooter” With Lil Wayne [Video]

Robin Thicke Recalls Witnessing A Bank Robbery That Inspired Shooter With Lil Wayne

While on the “The Kelly Clarkson Show” recently, Robin Thicke recalled a bank robbery he witnessed that ended up inspiring his “Shooter” collaboration with Lil Wayne.

Robin tells Kelly Clarkson that when he was 18-years-old, he was inside a bank when some guys with masks and guns entered and robbed the place. He wrote a song about this experience titled “Oh Shooter” for his debut studio album, A Beautiful World.

Years later, Wayne put his own spin on the “Shooter” track and added it to his Tha Carter II album, which Thicke says he ended up getting a Grammy Award for it. However, I think he is getting mistaken with Tha Carter III album. Check it out below!

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Lil Wayne Announces A New Young Money Compilation, “Ain’t Got Time” Music Video, New Song “Rocket Fire” & More

Lil Wayne Announces A New Young Money Compilation, Aint Got Time Music Video, New Song Rocket Fire & More

Over the weekend on February 27th, Lil Wayne was a special guest on Fox Sports Radio’s “Up On Game” weekend show podcast where he chopped it up with LaVar Arrington, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress.

During their conversation, which you can check out below, Tunechi revealed he is about to shoot a music video for “Ain’t Got Time” with Foushee, a new Young Money compilation is on the way, and he just recorded a new song on Friday night called “Rocket Fire“.

Weezy also spoke on if it was in his plans to inspire the new generation of rappers, how he became a Green Bay Packers fan from New Orleans, his Young Money Sports agency, how he became the first celebrity on “The Masked Singer” after originally asking for Nicki Minaj to go on it, the Boston Red Sox, why no shows and tours at the moment are hurting him, and much more!

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Gudda Gudda Talks Different Eras Of Young Money, First Meeting Lil Wayne, Sqad Up, Wayne vs. Birdman’s Public Feud & More [Video]

Gudda Gudda Talks Different Eras Of Young Money, First Meeting Lil Wayne, Sqad Up, Wayne vs Birdman Public Feud & More

Gudda Gudda recently chopped it up with Lalaa Shepard in a virtual interview for a new edition of The Progress Report’s “Conversations With Lalaa”.

During their conversation, Gudda spoke on taking a hiatus from music, being influenced by the Hot Boys, how COVID-19 has affected him, New Orleans, if B.G. is free from prison, Cash Money Records, the different eras of Young Money, if he feels he is underrated, surviving Hurricane Katrina, what the word “progress” means to him, and fatherhood.

Double G also recalled his first time meeting Lil Wayne, why they decided to call their rap group “Sqad Up” (it involved Wayne wanting something to tattoo on his knuckles as he liked how Mobb Deep did that), Sqad Up being a clothing line at first, and supporting Weezy through his public feud with Birdman and Cash Money. You can watch the full 30-minute convo after the jump below!

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