The success of Lil Wayne is matched by very few and Birdman is quick to remind anyone who thinks otherwise. For years, Birdman has been trying to argue Lil Wayne’s legacy is better than that of Jay-Z, someone Wayne has modeled himself after for years. Starting in late 2006, Lil Wayne began releasing consistent hit records like Jay-Z and soon began selling records like him.
Jay-Z’s impact, however, was much more than his own impact on rap music, as his Roc-A-Fella Records became the hottest crew in the game. Lil Wayne started his own label, Young Money, in 2005 and he soon began filling the roster with talent. After Tha Carter III was released, Lil Wayne’s label boasted a number of talented artists, who could hold their own.
Lil Wayne has since landed clothing and shoe deals, truly making him into the next central figure of the rap game. The deals continue to line up for Lil Wayne, as his popularity continues to increase. Birdman, who has been a father-figure to Lil Wayne, could not be more proud. MTV News caught up with Birdman and he discussed Lil Wayne’s deal, calling it “the biggest in urban music.”
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