Lil Wayne started off in the Hot Boys under Cash Money Records as a teenager and eventually became one of the biggest influences on the hip hop scene for 00’s. DJ Khaled got the iconic rapper to appear as his first guest on his Amazon Music podcast “The First One”.
Lil Wayne considered to the “greatest of all-time” by certain hip hop artists such as Young Thug and also a lot of fans gave his view on the G.O.A.T. List.
Tunechi’s top 5 started off with two of hip-hop’s greatest, JAY-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. Wayne also gave props to Noreaga aka N.O.R.E. “I was the hugest N.O.R.E. fan,” said Wayne of the Queens-bred rapper. “He had this thing about him where he could be from anywhere and you fu**ed with him.”
Weezy also showed love for Dipset founder Cam’ron by stating, “I was the biggest Cam fan,”. He also let it be known that he has tremendous respect for Missy Elliot noting, “That was my favorite because that would be why I was making so many sounds,” said Wayne. “But you know Missy was into the whole ‘brrrt,’ you know what I meant? She about to make the ‘hehehehe ha.’”
Missy Elliot caught wind of Lil Wayne’s comment and responded in kindly. “I am so GRATEFUL. You always showing LOVE & mentioning me as your inspiration,” she tweeted. “You also have INSPIRED so many artists also used 2 get Clowned 4 making sound effects in my songs but I’m happy u & Manny saw the genius in it.”
You never know who you may inspire in life or in what way…This is a list of those who must of impacted Lil Wayne in some way for different reasons Creating his own Masterpieces & becoming LEGENDARY🙌🏾I’m so HUMBLED💜 https://t.co/BmbR78AR5C
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 17, 2020
During studio sessions with Mannie Fresh, the producer would encourage him to throw in the “ha ha” ad libs. “I was like, ‘Man, he want me to do a sound for every damn line!’ And so the ‘Block Burner’ song was my best favorite song because my favorite artist was Missy Elliott.”
EPISODE 1 #TheFirstOne is here with my brother @LilTunechi only on @amazonmusic . RIGHT NOW ON @amazonmusic enjoy .
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— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) October 15, 2020