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DJ Drama Names Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” As His Favorite Gangsta Grillz Project

DJ Drama Names Lil Wayne Dedication 2 As His Favorite Gangsta Grillz Project

DJ Drama recently narrowed down his top 10 Gangsta Grillz projects from his 150 plus discography to XXL over Zoom.

Coming in at the No. 1 spot was Lil Wayne‘s iconic Dedication 2 mixtape from 2006, which beat out Jeezy’s Trap Or Die, Gucci Mane’s The Movie, Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2, T.I.’s Down With The King, Chris Brown’s In My Zone, and many more.

You can read why Drama chose D2 as his #1 choice, recall bringing Tunechi the “Cannon” beat and name his favorite songs from the tape below, as well as reveal how the Dedication mixtape series first came about from being on tour with T.I. who one night had Tune on the phone!

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Morray Names Lil Wayne In His Top 5 Favorite Rappers Of All Time List [Video]

Morray Names Lil Wayne In His Top 5 Favorite Rappers Of All Time List

Morray recently revealed who his top 5 favorite rappers of all time are during an interview with XXL magazine.

The 2021 XXL Freshman named Lil Wayne, Drake, J. Cole, Logic and himself in his top 5, and the reason behind why he choose Wayne is for the following:

“Don’t act like he ain’t have your whole 2000s to 2010 fire. And your 2015 fire. So let’s just give him that respect.”

You can watch Morray list his top 5 rappers in the video below! Would you like to see a collaboration from him and Weezy in the future?

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Ludacris Names Lil Wayne As One Of His Top Five Rappers With The Best Flows Of All Time [Video]

Ludacris Names Lil Wayne As One Of His Top Five Rappers With The Best Flows Of All Time

Ludacris recently sat down with Vanessa Satten and Shaheem Reid for an interview on XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments Of Clarity podcast, which you can check out below.

Around the 24:30 mark, Luda was asked who his top five rappers with the greatest flows of all time are to which he named: Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, JAY-Z, and Lil Wayne.

The rapper and actor did say that “this is probably, might be one of the greatest questions I’ve ever been asked”. You can watch him list five rappers that he feels have the best flows in the rap game below!

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Throwback Thursday: Scans Of Lil Wayne & Birdman’s Cover Story For XXL Magazine’s 2006 Issue

Scans Of Lil Wayne & Birdman Cover Story For XXL Magazine 2006 Issue

For #ThrowbackThursday today, I have decided to share scans from Lil Wayne and Birdman‘s cover story for the December 2006 issue of XXL magazine, which took place not long after their Like Father, Like Son collaboration album had been released in stores.

In an interview with Jon Caramanica for the mag, Weezy and Baby discussed everything from how they first met each other, why artists such as Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, B.G. and Turk all left Cash Money Records, and how they really felt about that.

You put out the “I Miss My Dawgs” song, and you said it came from a sincere place. The other [Hot Boys] guys said it was some sport of publicity stunt. How did that make you feel?
Fuck them niggas. They should be happy a nigga was still seeing them at that time. I don’t see them no more. Literally. They dead to me, man.

You can check out scans from Wayne and Baby‘s cover story below, courtesy of RSA, that also includes the two of them chatting about their family-like relationship, the early Cash Money days, relocating to Miami from New Orleans, and much more!

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YFN Lucci Recalls How He Got A Lil Wayne Verse [Video]

YFN Lucci Recalls How He Got A Lil Wayne Verse

YFN Lucci recently sat down with XXL at their office to revisit some of his old tweets and one of these included:

“GOT ONE WITH THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE OOOHHHHHHHH WE GOT THE KEYS.”

This tweet is from 3 years ago when Lucci was sent and first heard Lil Wayne‘s verse on his Key To The Streets” remix.

You can watch YFN, who he and Wayne‘s daughter Reginae Carter recently split up, explain how he got a Wayne verse in the clip below at the 2:00 mark!

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