Curren$y revealed that despite his own impressive discography, he remains inspired by Lil Wayne’s work ethic and production.
Talk with HipHopDX At Rolling Loud California, where the two artists performed last Saturday (March 4), Curren$y reflected on his days as a Young Money roster artist and shared what he remembers most from those first studio sessions.
“Just the volume, the output of the songs. Even though he didn’t do the song in five minutes; he might lock himself away for a few hours to write that verse,” Spitta recalled, explaining that Weezy would re-record certain verses multiple times until he felt he really nailed it.
“I don’t go over my bullshit with as much magnifying glass as my brother does, and I honor him forever and ever,” Curren$y added. “Because I’m just having fun with it, everything is a blessing… But my brother is a machine!” He wants everything out of it and he got everything out of it.
Although it was ranked #7 on BillboardIn last month’s controversial “50 Greatest Rappers of All Time” list, Lil Wayne has also received his fair share of love and recognition over the past few weeks.
During a brief conversation with Baller Alert ahead of the Black Music Collective Global Impact Awards, Joey Bada$$ said he preferred Young Money-era Lil Wayne to Cash Money-era Weezy and added that it was his childhood dream to be signed with the first.
“YMCMB one was crazy. I wanted to get signed to Young Money, fun fact,” the 2000 said the rapper. “When I was a kid, word. I had a little bar, I was like Lil Diggy and Twista has nothing to do with it. I was with the smoke.
That evening, Weezy took to the stage in Los Angeles, California to accept the Global Impact Award at the first Recording Academy Honors presented by the Black Music Collective. After thanking the event organizers and those in attendance, he then offered the audience an insight into his upbringing.
Ahead of his acceptance speech, Wayne was introduced to the crowd with a pre-recorded message from Drake, who also took the opportunity to offer his “brother” his flowers.
Yet earlier this year, Lil Wayne’s legacy was met with what some might consider disrespect when MyMixtapes tweeted the question: “Who is stronger Prime Lil Wayne or Current Lil Baby?” The tweet has been viewed over 700,000 times and reposted almost 1,000 times on Twitter in just five days alone.
The question was also shared by other users on social media platforms who did not attribute it to any particular source. Three days after the discussion began, Reginae Carter jumped into the conversation to defend her father’s place in Hip Hop; but did so without saying anything negative about Lil Baby or even mentioning his name.
“KEEP MY FATHER’S NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH” [crying laughing emojis]”, she first jokingly wrote. “No y’all need to stop comparing my dad to the new kids on the block…i need to stop! Everyone is super talented and dope! Let ’em race and time will tell…but leave that marathon that Wayne missed…”
Weezy’s discography includes 14 albums released between 1999 and 2020; six of them have achieved multi-platinum certifications from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and three others have been certified platinum.
Over the same period, Wayne has also released five EPs and 29 mixtapes, while guest appearing on hit singles alongside Clipse, Drake, JAY-Z, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, Fall Out Boy. , Weezer, Destiny’s Child, Chris Brown and Shakira, to name a few, in addition to outings with fellow Cash Money artists and other Young Money signees.
In total, Lil Wayne’s singles discography includes nearly 3,000 individual tracks. The volume and quality of his output have landed the New Orleans native on several lists of Hip Hop superlatives over the years.
So far in his career, he has won a total of 143 awards, including four Grammy Awards, four Billboard Awards and eight BMI Awards, with back-to-back Urban Songwriter of the Year wins in 2009 and 2010.