Lil Wayne just did a super smug interview with Sway of MTV in which he basically talks himself up, and uh, kinda talks Biggie, Jay-Z and Tupac down. You see, those guys are “just” rappers. But Weezy is sooooo much more than that:
“I am a musician, and a few years back, I noticed that I wasn’t just a rapper. And I noticed that I didn’t want to do this just to rap. I do want to go down as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but I also want to go down as one of the greatest musicians of all time…When you think about it, Tupac is just known as a great rapper; Biggie is just known as a great rapper, Jay-Z — just known as a great rapper. I want to be known as that rapper that turned it all the way up and became the face of the music.”
His new song is also given the super-smug treatment when Weezy tell us that it gives him goosebumps:
“I can tell you that I’ve never had a single like it, and it’s an amazing song. It’s an amazing song…When I listen to it I get goose bumps. And I feel like the song is gonna take me somewhere that I’ve never been musically.”
“You know that if you come to a Lil Wayne show two years from now, you already know that ‘I’m gonna get rap — some of the best rap — I’m gonna get some guitar, I’m gonna get some singin’, I’m gonna get some dancin’, I’m gonna get some old-school music, and I’m goin’ to a show tonight.’ And I think that’s where this song is directing me to.”
Ultimately he hops to define music altogether: “When they make a billboard and put whoever they gonna put up there to define the word ‘music,’ I wanna be there.” Now I’m all for artists being confident in their music and all, but Weezy is just SMUG. New single ‘How to Love‘ happens to have a few guitar riffs in it, and now all of a sudden he’s more than just a rapper… he’s a musician. Spotted at MTV.