Lil Wayne, a rap legend, is basically, one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation, and is often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. But after his collaborations with Lil Baby, Lil Baby declared himself the Lil Wayne of this generation.
Lil Baby actually holds Wayne in high esteem, believing Wayne to be a kindred spirit. Appearing on EST Gee’s Bigger Than Life or Death track “5500 Degrees”, Lil Baby delivers a standout verse declaring himself the Weezy of this generation with quotable bars.
“Got the finest car, one of a kind, I don’t slow down for much/I got twenty million cash now and still ain’t near enough/I’m goin’ too crazy, I’m the Wayne of this new generation, niggas fugazi/They can’t fuck with us no type of way, these niggas too lazy”, his lyrics reads.
Baby has shown his love for Weezy in the past. In an interview with Complex, he declared the Young Money boss the “best rapper of all time.” “I don’t see nobody better than Lil Wayne, period,” he said.
And the respect is mutual. “I loved his voice at first and it kinda reminded me of me when I was younger,” Weezy previously told XXL. “And then his melodies and stuff started getting at me. So that’s what it was. And then I started actually listening to what he’s saying and he talk about the struggle a lot and he’s talking about some real stuff.”
While Lil Baby is not quite competing with Wayne when it comes to the bars, they both scale high in style and their unique string of bars. And while Wayne may be considered the G.O.A.T. by his fans, Baby’s fans have also called him a G.O.A.T.
“I never call myself a G.O.A.T., I leave that love to the people,”Lil Baby rapped
Lil Baby’s career is still relatively young but to be fair, he is undeniably credible. He’s also been racking up the critical acclaim and Billboard chart placements. Last month, Lil Baby released Voice of the Heroes, a joint project he made with Lil Durk. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it his second project to do so in just over a year. His last solo album, My Turn, also debuted at the No. 1 spot.
Wayne has however occupied the apex height in hip hop. Weezy made a rock album, the initially panned Rebirth, only for it to slyly influence a generation of rock-inspired hip-hop. He found commercial success through radio-friendly hits like “Lollipop,” bangers beloved on a universal level. In addition to his pure rap skills, he’s generally been one of rap’s most productive artists, popping out for a ridiculous stream of guest verses at the peak of his career. Over the last year, Lil Baby has also shown a similar level of productivity.
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