Smooth Brother said:
So are you saying Lil Wayne has ghostwriters, or are you saying he loves to take other rappers styles?
Have you ever heard of having an influence on somebody? If I'm around you all the time, of course I'ma soak up game. I might start using the slang that you use without noticing it, it happens all the time. Notice how Gillie Da Kid was running around in camouflage fatigues saying "whoadie", lookin' like a Hot Boy reject when he was still down with Cash Money. If Curren$y wrote Wayne's verses on that "BM J.R." track like you a.ssume, Gillie Da Kid (AKA Mr. Lies for attention) would have said something about that by now, let's be real here. Was Curren$y even down with Cash Money in 2003? Curren$y didn't find his "image" until he left Young Money. When Currensy was still down with Wayne he had Bars. Now he just on a laid back "I'm high" flow. I need to hear that "On the Tour Bus" music.
And it's no secret that Jay-Z is Lil Wayne favorite rapper, just like how Michael Jordan is obviously Kobe Bryant's favorite basketball player. But just because Jay-Z is his favorite rapper/MC, it doesn't mean that Wayne can't be better than his "idol" one day. Nas said Jay-Z bit his style, a lot of people say Jay-Z took Young Chris's "whisper" flow.
2pac on LL Cool J, Rakim, Ice Cube etc.:
I've master their styles. They can try and diss me, but I've mastered their styles.(paraphrased)
Lil Wayne was a better rapper before Drake even started rappin'. Drake tries hard to rap like Lil Wayne from time to time.
Example: His verse on "All of The Lights"
Lil Wayne's "Hot Boy" era>>>>>
Lil Wayne's "Sqad Up" era>>>>>
^And this was before any of dem n*ggas was around, he always had rappin' skills.
Those Big Tymers albums wasn't that lyrical, but a 14, 15 year old ghostwriting for people double his age is amazing.
Of course, it's very "rare" when Dre decides to rap.
And Gillie already admitted that he never wrote for Wayne. He just helped improve his flow/delivery:
XXL: Were you straight writing verses for Wayne, or was it more of a coaching thing?
Gillie: No, Wayne had good breath control, so it was really more of a study thing.