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Throwback Thursday: Lil Wayne’s Cover Story Interview With Owners Illustrated Magazine In 2007 [Video]

Throwback - Lil Wayne Cover Story Interview With Owners Illustrated Magazine In 2007

For #ThrowbackThursday today, we can watch Lil Wayne‘s cover story interview with Owners Illustrated magazine back in 2007.

In the clip, which plays some unreleased Wayne vocals in the beginning, includes the Young Money CEO speaking on his Tha Carter III album, what inspires him, and offers advice for anyone worried about what he does.

The #TBT video also shows behind the scenes footage from on set of Weezy and Birdman‘s “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” video shoot. You can check it all out after the jump below, enjoy!

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Antonio Brown Says Lil Wayne Inspired His New Rap Career

Antonio Brown Says Lil Wayne Inspired His New Rap Career

While in attendance at “The Future Brunch” that was hosted by Kanye West and Jason Lee for Black media outlets last month, HipHopDX caught up with Antonio Brown.

As he is now focused on a career in rap after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in American football, AB discussed being inspired by Lil Wayne and recalled listening to Wayne‘s older mixtapes:

“I remember bumping Lil Wayne’s [Da] Drought and Sqad Up mixtapes. That’s when Lil Wayne was showing you that his craft was for real. I had the same feeling [walking off the field in January].”

Do you think it could happen and would you like to see a collaboration between Antonio Brown and Weezy?

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Yo Gotti Pays Homage To Lil Wayne & Jay-Z On His “CM10: Free Game” Album Artworks

Yo Gotti Pays Homage To Lil Wayne & Jay Z On His CM10 Album Artworks

This Friday (February 4th), Yo Gotti will be releasing what he says will be his final album as a music artist, CM10: Free Game (Side A and Side B).

With the official covers now released for the CM10 project, Gotti has paid homage to both Lil Wayne and his Tha Carter II artwork, as well as Jay-Z and his Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life artwork.

Gotti is signed to Jay‘s Roc Nation management agency and in the past, he has called Wayne the “biggest realest rapper” he knows plus the “best rapper alive“, so it is only right that the Memphis rapper decided to pay tribute to them for the tenth chapter of his Cocaine Muzik series!

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Yung Bleu Talks About Being Creatively Inspired By Lil Wayne’s Punchlines [Video]

Yung Bleu Talks About Being Creatively Inspired By Lil Wayne Punchlines

Yung Bleu recently sat down with HotNewHipHop for a conversation on the latest episode of their “On The Come Up” series.

Around the 4:10 mark of their interview, which you can check out below, Bleu named Lil Wayne as one of his favorite rappers of all time.

The Alabama artist also speaks about Wayne going so hard with punchlines and how that influenced other rappers to get creative with their own punchlines!

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Isaiah Rashad Reveals How Lil Wayne Inspired Him & Calls Wayne “The Most Entertaining Rapper Ever” [Video]

Isaiah Rashad Reveals How Lil Wayne Inspired Him & Calls Wayne The Most Entertaining Rapper Ever

In a recent episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, special guest Isaiah Rashad made an appearance to chop it up with Kweli himself and co-host Jasmin Leigh.

From the 30:15 mark of their interview onwards, Isaiah spoke on how Lil Wayne and Lupe Fiasco inspired him to write introspectively, Wayne‘s wordplay, the difference between Weezy and Jay Z, and much more.

Rashad also discussed Tha Carter III leaked songs, the tracks Tunechi made about his stepfather Rabbit, the “On The Bus” vlogs with the early Young Money squad, how Tune is the “most entertaining rapper ever”, and why he thinks Young Thug is trying to take that title from him!

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