A Year of Lil Wayne: Know What I'm Doin'

An early Lil Wayne and T-Pain collaboration.
May 17, 2017, 6:30pm

Day 239: "Know What I'm Doin'" feat. Rick Ross and T-Pain – Birdman and Lil Wayne, Like Father, Like Son, 2006

"I am that fuckin' dude. Now who are you?"

Like Father, Like Son might be the quintessential Lil Wayne album because every song feels so supremely triumphant and unbothered. Each song could have been a hit because there wasn't much happening conceptually other than Birdman and Wayne trying to make music that sounded like a million bucks. A verse from budding Miami talent Rick Ross? Sure, why not? Birdman bragging about getting another teardrop tattoo? Yeah, that sounds great. T-Pain? That guy knows how to make hits. They knew exactly what they were doing—so to speak.

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