Thu 31 Jul 2014
With his blockbuster Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour kicking off in just over a week, and not to mention his massively awaited Tha Carter V LP on the horizon, Lil Wayne graces the cover of XXL‘s August/September issue. In Jeff Weiss‘ cover story, the seasoned YMCMB soldier opens up about his forthcoming album, signing Drake and Nicki Minaj, and the lack of authenticity in hip-hop today. Yep, Weezy’s got a few things to get off his chest.
On authenticity in hip-hop:
I know I’m authentic because I’m 35 million years in the game. I don’t know where the authenticity is in the game anymore. Today everyone sounds alike, they looking alike, they acting alike, they dressing alike. I came out when everybody was super different. You had an ODB. You had a Busta Rhymes and then you had a 2Pac. You had a Biggie. And everybody was different. Biggie was talking about Mob and Mafia shit. 2Pac was wylin’, talking about West Coast this and that. You had niggas like Meth and Red talking about how high they got and making people laugh. And then now, you got them, them. You got the categories and then everyone falls under it.
Check out more quotes from Wayne, plus pictures from his cover shoot below…