Hot Boys. Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Turk. Circa 1997. pic.twitter.com/fVnpapIn3H
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Lil Wayne just announced he’s hosting his first ever music festival in his hometown, and the rapper keeps things nostalgic in his latest interview. Tunechi elaborated on the earlier days of his career, including his motivation and inspiration as a lyricist when he first started rapping. Check below for our favorite quotes.
“I always idolized Baby from day one. I always thoughts he was more than what he is. 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.”
“I owe a lot of career to my best friend Cortez Bryant.”
“[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.’”
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