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There was a point in time when Lil Wayne would call himself the greatest rapper alive and to many, he still is. During that era of 2007-2008, Weezy was dropping an astounding quantity of music that was often breathtakingly impressive. But beyond Wayne, the response to his claim, proved just how much the idea of the “greatest rapper alive” mattered at the time. Nowadays, the Young Money rapper feels that title doesn’t matter as much as it did just a few years ago. Here’s what he had to say about in in a recent interview with DJ Drama which you can also watch below:
They settle for what works. It’s works for them. That’s why you don’t hear me knocking them, you don’t hear me hating. I’m just a part of a different culture, a different wave of music. That wave was Jay Z, Nas, Biggie, at that time it was all about being the best. I’m quoted for saying I’m the best rapper alive. Now a days they’re not trying to be the best rapper, or the best at anything. They’re just trying to do what other people say is ok, and I’m not a part of that culture.”