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Lil Wayne Praises Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj; Speaks On His Own Place In The Game

(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne confirmed recently that his next album, Tha Carter V, will be his last. As the rapper prepares for his early retirement, he spoke about some of the artists coming up behind him with Elliott Wilson during the latest CRWN Q&A session.

[ALSO READ: Lil Wayne: $25 To $35 Million Would Get Me To Do Another Album After “Carter V”]

One of the younger emcees the New Orleans native mentions during the SXSW interview is TDE’s Kendrick Lamar. According to Wayne, K. Dot is untouchable at the moment.

“Ain’t nobody touch that dude,” said Wayne about Kendrick.

The Young Money boss also spoke about some of the performers on his own label. He named Nicki Minaj as the best overall rapper and called Drake “a wonderful person.”

Wayne took the time to reflect on his place in Hip Hop at the moment and his legacy in the game. Rather than being viewed like The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and Jay Z, Wayne says he wants to be remembered as a “good spirit, a good soul” similar to Willie Nelson or Snoop Dogg. He also stepped back from his former self-given titled of “Best Rapper Alive.”

“I am not going to be jumping out here talking about, ‘I’m the best,'” added Wayne. “I don’t need anybody jumping at my neck.”

Wayne is expected to drop a single from C5 this week. The album is reportedly scheduled for release on May 5th.

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  • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

    Lil Wayne is just part of a long line of FAGS turned THUGS that the South has embraced as their Own PROUDLY. I swear something is wrong with y’all country niccas. QUEENS!!

    • Casor_G

      You calling somebody a FAG…man I’ve seen it all

    • johnblacksad

      ^^^^
      pot and kettle shit… smh

    • PhilTheGreat

      Didn’t NY have a famous rapper going around raping other dudes?

  • Let me add up bruh points. Rich as fk=100, fake blood after being 20 yrs old =-50, got dumped on by a broad= -30, only person he would ever touch is himself (yall forgot lil bruh shot himself?)= -1000. 100+ -50 + -30 + -1000. Bruh couldn’t be 1 hunnit if he tried…..cool rapper tho. Oh yea didn’t look at the vid but what rapper doesn’t think that they are the best? Yea bruh Def don’t want those points either….

  • Black Jay

    It’s good to see that Weezy has a brain. But this won’t sit well with Drake. “Can’t nobody touch Kendrick” but for Drake “he’s a wonderful person”? If that didn’t solidify who the king of hip hop is right now, nothing does. Drake’s head is going to explode when he reads that sh*t. Hell, he was already going to leave Young Money (my prediction, also check his one track contribution to the recent compilation, while others had multiple). This comment will probably speed up the process. Drake is so sensitive he won’t be able to do anything but get mad.
    Welcome Kendrick. You are officially the New King of Hip hop. Weezy didn’t lie about that one.

    • Kendricks fierce in my opinion, lil bruh will serv ya a$$ lyrically and he don’t seem like he acting out of order by claiming to be some super thug. Lil bro seem intelligent based off what I have seen. I hope he does his thing cuz his album was dope. Remember my 1st time hearing him was on look out for detox….knew lil bro was gon be fire.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        hey @ the end of the day KDot killed pusha t on his own ish … thats an hard act to follow … imo he even gave jayz a run on that dont kill my vibe remix … pound cake is drake and jayz best collab and drake did good but nothing to the liking of how kdot competes with sharper mceez …. drake def does well on tracks with weezy and ross n them … but when he on tracks with guys like kdot and jayz hes not quite that guy …. i gotta revist him and coles collabs tho ….

      • Yea u right about lil bruh showing up the competition, I can’t really speak on Drake because I ain’t really a fan like that. I like a few of his songs but he’s a bit too soft for my musical tastes. I like to have staring wars wit folks while driving and sh**, how would it look in an intense stare down and I’m bumping “just hold on, I’m coming home” lmao I swear I hate that damn song. Bruh a lil too much on the corny side in my opinion.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        drakes best lyrical performance amongst some real dope mceez still has to be Forever with Weezy, Kanye and Eminem … Drake absolutely murdered that joint … but i havent really heard him attack a track that hard since especially with other real sharp emceez on the same track as him …..

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol right lol @ the just hold on comment … yeah Take Care was the first and last drake cd id prob will buy and its no pun to his talent … cause its the samething with Andre 3000 dope lyricist but im a hip hop head im not into buying an RNB album disguised as a hip hop lol i buy hip hop to hear HIP HOP !! and right now guys like Pusha and Kdot imo are providing the highest quality of what i consider HIP HOP !!

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      lol @ the drake part … def could ruffle some of his sensitive feathers lol

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      do u constantly just wait for AHH to upload new articles and you write? Do you have a job? Do you have a husband yet? Is it legal in your state? I suggest you take some off time from here and go take a trip to a state that can fulfill your gayness no baby having sexual activities with ur BFFFFF!!!! At least that way we get a break from your comments and you don’t get no break when he assss blasting u!

      • johnblacksad

        I wish your mom would have swallowed that load instead of letting your fag daddy hit raw… or maybe her nasty puzzy just broke the condom… i dunno

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        …. And his boyfriend that I mentioned in the post Comes to the rescue

      • johnblacksad

        save all that homo shirt… i mean all that homo shit for your Sesame Street Crew… smh

        Freddy Mercury azz n!gga… QUEEN!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        ………….. Try again fu(k BOY!!! I’m the type a Nicca to slap ya moms in front of u looking at u dead in the eye knowing u scared!

      • johnblacksad

        nah… you’re the type of b!tch moms is quick to whip

        your skirt been pulled… quit fakin it cause you’ll never make it

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I’m the type a Nicca that could find u and run up on you on sight. Have u snitching ” talkin bout I’m not from wshh. That wasn’t me” bit even knowing I ain’t even mentioned wshh. QUEENS!!! Ahhahaha KRS one got slated by nelly so try again before Nas roast dat azz!!!

      • johnblacksad

        zzzzZZZZZ… boring azz nigga

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        So you want me to be fun? You are gay!

      • johnblacksad

        fun?! that’s on you…

        you wish, witcha gay obsessed azz…

        I was thinkin you might as well be entertaining

      • Yall Killin the boards lately.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        lmao!!!!!!!!!!!1

      • Immadopuroz is not gay.
        He’s just a troll looking to get attention.

        His life must really suck. Sorry for you brother.

      • Black Jay

        I have 1012 comments…… You have 14093 comments. This is not a guess. These are facts that can be seen on your profile. Who spends more time writing, me or you? Go to school and learn how to count dumb ass.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        nicca I been using this account for 3 years. u emotional

      • Black Jay

        You got sonned again. Damn! You stay losing. I stay winning. You got 3 years and 14094 comments. Who stays on this joint more, you or me? I stay sonning you. Go to school dude. Your “dummy” is showing…. Hahahahaha…. Keep your mouth closed and you won’t get played. If you open your mouth i gotta put my fist full of knowledge down your throat. Hahahahahaha…..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Nicca I call you my son so you suppose to shine. QUEENS!

      • johnblacksad

        talkin bout constantly writing… you just got sonned like the b!tch you are… 14093 comments and not one interesting thing to say… you just lost!

      • Bruh said ass blasting…lmmmfao. ……

    • Casor_G

      King after 1 album….HAHAHAHAHHA

      • Black Jay

        I stand by that comment. Drake is the number one selling artist, but as it pertains to hip hop? He’s not even close to the king. He’s scared to battle. I didn’t say that Kendrick’s the best to ever do it. I didn’t say he’s the greatest of all time. But right now, he’s the King. Name one dude that’s holding hip hop in his palm like Kendrick right now. Name one.

      • Casor_G

        Wayne…

      • Black Jay

        “…slams laptop in disgust and exits AHH for the rest of the day.”

      • Slateer

        Eminem

      • BigHomie337

        How u go say Drake scared to battle and not Kendrick? Papiose questioned his manhood, Troy avenue constantly disses him, Buddens, and Ortiz ripped him on their control responses. I bet you’re gonna say those dudes aren’t relevant so he doesn’t need a response. I tried listening to Kendrick’s Section 80 and after listening to it, dude is definitely a hype job. He’s a good artist but definitely not the best out. He’s king after one album? Lol. You feeble minded fans kill me, but than again majority of hip hop fans normally are. That’s why so many wack artist allowed to come through and drop anything and y’all like that shit.

      • Black Jay

        Let me put it in terms you can understand….. We have boxers that don’t fight every dude that runs up on them because they’re not in the same category. We have NFL teams that don’t make the playoffs but want to be there. We have the Olympics where you only have a Gold, Silver, and Bronze award. Papoose is a novelty act. He’s on some backyard sh*t and in my opinion isn’t even close to Kendrick Lamar’s status and skill level. Whereas Drake can spit (when he’s not singing), has a chart presence (something to lose), and gets sensitive about every little thing. Bottom line? Papoose isn’t on K dot’s level so why does he need to respond? He’s not in demand so he has everything to gain and nothing to lose. In fact, for the people that Kendrick mentioned in “Control”, can Papoose body any of those dudes? I don’t think so. Wayne said it right. Nobody can touch Kendrick right no. NOBODY. And those that try should at least be able to have something to lose.

      • Obi Won

        That Papoose diss was funny as hell i’ll admit, but he also reached. Everyone knows that Papoose can put words together and rip ish. Troy Ave is reaching for attention with that “weirdo rappers”. Troy Ave is just a young 50 Cent, nothing more, nothing less. You know damn well Troy Ave is no where near the level of Kendrick if you say he is your FAKING!! POWDER!!! lol, its good grimey music but limited. All he would say is i’m the streets this and im hood that.
        Think about who you said, Budden, Ortiz, Papoose, those are top tier lyrist and Kendrick supposed to response to ALL these dudes? Kendrick shook ALL their cages with control, Drake aint shake nothing but money in front of strippers. Kendrick is the best BUT I would say of the new generation. Personally I root for KRIT but on a mainstream but not watered down level Kendrick got it

      • Johnny Boy

        He has 2.

      • Obi Won

        Same thing happened with Nas, and he’s still the best to ever do it!!
        Nas wasn’t a bust & I doubt Kendrick is

    • Kendrick might be popular but far away from being a king.
      Musically great. But I’m already tired of all that I’m a sinner, holy water, bible crack selling freak. The excuse is always the same. He’s from the hood. He’s not that bright. Towards white people we are looking like a bunch of monkeys.
      Kendrick is just another follow follow sheeple. Acting as if he’s an intelligent rapper.
      If you guys ever heard of Greydon Square? Grey is from Compton and his history is tougher than K-Dot or anybody out there. But when it comes to lift
      the game at least 5 levels up, I suggest googleling his name.

      • dfwricwil

        Good look bro! I’ve never heard of Greydon Square and gave him a look and the brother is on point..

      • Nigga I’m finna go check and it bet not be no bullshid….lmao

      • Obi Won

        For a minute I thought you were talking about Game, not Kendrick which is weird. What crazy is the same way your mentioning Greydon Square (don’t know him but will check him out) I remember people were saying the same about Kendrick a couple years ago. Kendrick been the SAME since KDOT days. Lyrical and Diverse and unafraid to be himself. Some times we root for our underdog but when the underdog becomes Top Dog we find another young underdog.

  • Just the other day u wanted 25 30 mil for another album after c5…who the fk gon pay that if yo sissass too scary to claim you’re numero uno? What happened to all them best rapper alive claims mayne. Definitely showing how soft the rap game done became.

  • Jayson C Williams

    Him & drake beefing. Told ya, cash money don’t do royalties. You get ya cut and they get majority lol. Nicki made over 100 m’s last year. Most of that didn’t come from her albums she dropped with Ym/Cm

    • Sgt. H. Jennings

      Negro pls!!! lol..

      • Jayson C Williams

        Get off my dic! U can’t just make your own comment u just have to reply to me? Damn stupidity this early? Ya moms prob should of left you in the turkey baster! Lol

      • Sgt. H. Jennings

        lol.. That episode of The Game was funny as hell..

        Dude, whatever you’re speaking on, have at it scrub.. Nicki made nowhere near 100 mill last yr.

      • Casor_G

        Yo turkey baster line is getting real old

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Lol.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Why you in a WOMANS pockets though? Susoect, you get the HE-BIT(H DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • PhilTheGreat

      He just picked up Drake’s award at The Woodie Awards for him last week, so I doubt they’re beefing. Unless they’re extremely good at keeping it in house and low key.

      • Charter

        Its called “handling business”. A smart businessman knows personal beef doesn’t trump making money and handling business.

      • THATGUY

        obviously they’re not beefing. Drake announced the tentative release date for the Carter & has been in the studio with wayne quite often

    • John Holladay

      Nicki aint make no 100m’s ever…she only worth 26mil total

      • Nicki_fan_4_life

        Nicki earned just under 30 million last year alone, according to Forbes, so I am quite sure she is worth more than 26 mil total.

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  • Nicki_fan_4_life

    Where can I hear the interview? I want to hear him speak about Nicki being the best rapper.

  • トラップの神々TRAP GODS

    DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE!

  • I gotta see this interview

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  • Brindle

    kind of a shot at Drake and scared to claim best is something new for MC’s… these new rappers is real passive aggressive…

  • tdot

    Wow! its either this statement is going to be an issue w/ Wayne saying i didn’t say that I didn’t say this or Drake going to blow his TOP!! for sure smh damn…drake sells more units than ANYONE else in the new generation of rappers but WE all know that this is RAP and respect and being a KING comes by battles and show & prove and KDOT has done that, this RAP game was based on this!!!!! not on money/hoes & relationship YOU GOT TO BE WELL ROUNDED!!!!! MAKING music about money and hoes c’mon now and relationships lol that all comes with the territory of being a STAR

  • tdot

    YOu heard it hear first! this interview Wayne is going to say is false in a couple of wks! or BEFORE that or you will hear a drake dis track in a couple wks!! dissing who idk but look out!!

  • I’d definitely say KDot is the reigning king of hip hop right now. The acclaim section 80 & MAAD city received is undeniably great. Ok, aside from his musical body of work look at the uproar that “control” verse caused. Look at how Drake behaved when Common called him out….a subpar response that wasn’t even sh*t.

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  • Cloud Air

    i think kendrick is the best in MAINSTREAM.. and what’s crazy is good kid isn’t even a mainstream album at all.. its a concept album, no trap beats, etc

    i don’t even like kendrick lamar on a personal level but i don’t think anyone in mainstream is touching him.. and i wasn’t even trying to quote wayne with that

    i hate certain things about kendrick so i’m definitely not a stan or even a fan but he rapped a verse in spanish, he wears the crown like he was born with it, u actually have to LISTEN to his music.. i like a lot of aspects

    i hate certain things like the gratuitous cursing (like how many times did he say the f-word in the cypher? fifty-leven?), also certain things he says seem sacrilegious, and he takes God’s name in vain which is something i have no tolerance for

    other than that.. that good kid madd city impresses me a lot with songs like: “the art of peer pressure” and i love how he changes his voice and flow a lot.. he sounds different on every song

    • Bree

      Can you support your statement regarding sacreligious statements in Kendrick’s music. I am interested in your evidence of that.

      Side-note: Of course you don’t like him on a personal level…you don’t know him.

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  • I stopped reading when dude said nikki was the best rapper. Lil wayne is over.

    • THATGUY

      When you listen to her BEST work in an unbiased state of mind, MOST people agree that she’s definitely top 10….Kanye West included.
      Not to mention the nods & cosigns from Jay Z, Nas, Eminem, J. Cole, and Drake

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  • Obi Won

    Drake isn’t going to like this, he’s hero is backing the competition.
    Lol @ “wonderful person”

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  • i’mreloaded!

    I like Kendrick and all, but some of ya’ll sayin he’s the king of hip hop is getting carried away. He’s only made one album, let’s give it some time to see if he can consistently bring quality music. To me there is no king of hip hop but I will say Drake is the hottest and hardest workin nigga in da game right now.

    • Antony Maina

      lol you can’t talk he has 2 (great) albums, both universally acclaimed. Sure he’s not the king but he’s the best at the moment.

      • Slateer

        Drake has two critically acclaimed albums at the moment too. Take Care and Nothing Was the same. Critical acclaim dosent exactly make you the best

      • Antony Maina

        My basis of why his the best is not by his critically acclaimed albums, I said that in reply to “I’minluvwitpamgrie” saying he has 1 (good) album so far. His lyrical content as now a mainstream rapper is what makes him the best artist in hip hop right now. But to each his own

  • Jay

    Kendrick is nice but to be the best to me I have to see how long he’ll be around and if he gets better then I’ll be sure on a top five ranking but for now he’s nice I like his music