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The song isn't just Lil Wayne's breakout moment; it's also a foundational part of rap itself.
In an interview with A Year of Lil Wayne, the Hot Boy reflects on their classic albums and the need for a Cash Money reunion.
It's tempting to compare NBA Youngboy to Lil Wayne, but what exactly are the similarities?
Today's song is "Young Playa" off 'Tha Block Is Hot.'
It was the era of peak Nelly and post-Juvenile Cash Money, but Lil Wayne was reeling less than you might think.
The problem with rap now is that there's not enough bragging about all the stuff in the back seats of rappers' cars.
What says "I'm about to grill for 8 hours with my shirt off" better than the duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh synths on "Shine"?
What happens when new institutions emerge?
Imagine a time before the word "bling" even existed, when you couldn't just look an unknown rapper up online.
“I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne / his entire life, he gave you what there was to gain.”
Birdman: "Me and Wayne will be aight. I’ma make that work. That’s my son and I love him."