Lil Wayne's impact is incalculable. He did more than anyone—even T-Pain—to popularize autotune, particularly with smash single "Lollipop." This helped spawn an autotune-drenched sound that would influence everyone from Future to the new generation of musicians worldwide. He transformed 50 Cent's mixtape-to-albums transition into the dominant mode of street rappers nationally, and evolved it into a prolific art form all its own. He pushed the limits of technical control—and good taste—with a continually evolving, mutating rap style. He was continually one of the genre's most creative rappers, his wordplay unparalleled. Alongside Kanye West, he was a primary influence on Drake, the genre's current superstar. He was a center of gravity unto himself, and perhaps the most influential rapper of the late 2000s.
Nov. 4–5, 2017 in Long Beach, CAExclusive drops, one-of-a-kind art, and
riveting panels featuring André 3000
A$AP Ferg · Don C · Lonzo Ball and more
Performances by N*E*R*D · Gucci Mane
Young Thug · M.I.A. · A-TRAK
DJ Khaled · Jaden Smith and more