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Lil’ Wayne has a lot on his plate for his hometown of New Orleans. He already announced his 10-Year Katrina benefit concert Lil’ Weezyanya, but also phoned into his old friend Wild Wayne at Q93 in Nawlins. He confirmed that he will be hitting the stage with Juvenile, Turk, and Mannie Fresh (free BG) during the festival.

He couldn’t say much about his issues with Cash Money, however, but did talk pretty openly about Baby and the he has had on his influence. “I always idolized Baby from day one. I always thoughts he was more than what he is,” Weezy goes on to say. “With that said, I never really cared about impressing the listeners. It was always about impressing him — making sure Baby, Slim, and Mannie Fresh were satisfied with the verse.”

Weezy revealed that Stunna was against his early business moves, especially his Squad Up crew. “I started getting a lot offers for own my shows,” Wayne remembers about when he started to get his own money. “I owe a lot of career to my best friend Cortez Bryant.”

I thought one of the most interesting parts of the interviews was Wayne says “Getting a text from JAY Z” is still one of his favorite career highlights.

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When it comes to the rave reviews about his latest solo project, Wayne admitted that he still takes a very nonchalant approach to his songs and lets the music come out naturally. “Honestly, I do it with my eyes closed. I got a phone in one hand and a skateboard in the other,” Weezy says about recording his new material

He also thanked his childhood friends, the older guys from Hollygrove (his old neighborhood) who schooled him as a child and Juvenile for keeping him sharp with his lyrics during those early days. “It wouldn’t relate to Stunna, the way it would relate to Juvy,” Wayne says about his early songs. [Juvenile] pulled me to the side like ‘hey, don’t you change one word in that verse.’ He let me know that ‘you the best out of all three of us. You are going to be the best one day. You are the best.'”

He had this to say about how influential Birdman has been in life.

“I always idolized Baby from day one. I always thought he was more than what he is,” Weezy goes on to say. “With that said, I never really cared about impressing the listeners. It was always about impressing him — making sure Baby, Slim, and Mannie Fresh were satisfied with the verse.”

Will they ever reunite?

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