Like Drake, when he was coming up, Wiz was happy to spread the love and gush about his favorites. In a 2011 interview with Red Bull, he first mentioned Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. "I liked their style and just how unique they were, and of course their harmonies, how they used all that and kept it unique. Their style was original," he said, naming "1st Of tha Month," "If I Could Teach the World" and "U Ain't Bone" as his favorite songs.
Next up was Cam'ron, for his creativity and confidence, and Big Daddy Kane for his flow, style and swag, especially considering his old-school status. Biggie took the no. 4 spot for his lyricism, depth and picture-painting ability. And then, Snoop Dogg, who Wiz would go on to work with on the movie Mac + Devin Go to High School, for swag and consistency. "He always stayed the same person, too," he said, "So you know exactly what to expect from him."