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Lil Uzi Vert Speaks On How Lil Wayne Is A Huge Influence [Video]

Lil Uzi Vert Speaks On How Lil Wayne Is A Huge Influence

Lil Uzi Vert was the recent guest on “The Fat Joe Show” and during their conversation, the Philadelphia rapper speaks a little bit about Lil Wayne.

In the interview, which you can watch below, Fat Joe explains to Uzi Vert how he was misunderstood with comments in the past where he called Uzi a “bad version” of Wayne. The Generation NOW artist says he never took any offense or disrespect from it.

While discussing music artists that have been a huge influence on him, Uzi mentions that he always wanted to be Tunechi growing up and recalls girls used to always tell him he looked like Tune. He also shares a story of how he ordered a fake lip piercing that he used to wear every day to look like Weezy!

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Fat Joe Talks Witnessing Lil Wayne Come Up With His Verse On DJ Khaled’s “We Takin’ Over” & Says All New Rappers Owe Wayne A Favor [Video]

Fat Joe Talks Witnessing Lil Wayne Come Up With His Verse On DJ Khaled We Takin Over & Says All New Rappers Owe Wayne A Favor

For episode 253 of Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” series, special guest Fat Joe sat down with DJ Akademiks and Nadeska to speak on various subjects that you can check out below.

At the 46:30 mark of their conversation, Joey Crack discussed Lil Wayne killing him on DJ Khaled’s “We Takin’ Over” single, called Wayne the “best rapper on earth at that time”, and told a story of what Weezy‘s recording process was like for his verse on “We Takin’ Over“, which included him standing in front of some big speakers at The Hit Factory and coming up with “I am the beast, feed me rappers or feed me beats” line.

Joe also mentioned that he owes Tunechi so much for teaching him how to work as rappers in his era don’t work as hard as the new millennium rappers and said that he used to always think he had to keep on working himself as he knew Tune would be somewhere working.

Later on in the interview at the 51:30 mark, Fat Joe shared his thoughts on Lil Wayne‘s current situation with Birdman, as well as pointed out that all these new rappers owe Wayne a favor as they all rap exactly like him, but not as good.

Joey Crack even revealed that he loves Mr. Carter as a person, called him a true friend (which is rare in the music industry), and says Weezy is very intelligent, plus misunderstood as people will look at him and see the dreads and tattoos, but that’s not who he truly is!

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Lil Wayne Interviews Randy Moss For ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” Show [Video]

I posted a preview of the San Francisco 49ers player Randy Moss getting interviewed by Lil Wayne 2 days ago, now here is the full interview, which aired on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown show a few hours ago.

Wayne asks Moss about how he feels getting misunderstood by fans, Chris Carter mentoring him, and why he came out of retirement to return back playing in the National Football League.

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Leona Lewis Gushes Over Lil Wayne

Leona Lewis was caught by surprise when she unexpectedly received a call from Lil Wayne asking her to perform with him at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. She reflects back on the memory and her lasting impressions of the Cash Money bad boy.

The “Happy” singer, whose new album Echo was released this week, told Rap-Up.com that their collaboration on the Nina Simone-sampled “DontGetIt” from Tha Carter III came together at the last minute.

“It was really fun. I just remember him calling up and saying, ‘Uhh, can Leona sing on the song?’ And I was like, ‘That’s so random, like, Lil Wayne. Does he even know who I am?’” she laughed. “What could Lil Wayne and I possibly collaborate on, seriously? They played me the song the day before I was supposed to do it and I was like, ‘Hmm, I’m not going to be able to learn it.’ Then I heard it was a Nina Simone sample and I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is amazing.’ So I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll definitely be involved.’”

Lewis got the chance to chat with Weezy offstage and was impressed by the rapper’s manners. “He’s all about that Southern hospitality and politeness, ‘thank you, ma’am,’ and all that. He’s so sweet.”

Via Rap-Up – Also on the performance, Weezy performed Drake’s verse from “Money To Blow“.

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