In a new Beats 1 interview with Ebro Darden, Joe shared his take on Weezy's influence on younger generations. "Those is all Lil Wayne's flows," Joe said. "Every last one."
When Ebro brought up the Uzi hymn "XO TOUR Llif3," Joe went further. "Lil Uzi is a bad version of Lil Wayne," he said. "It's not as good as Lil Wayne. I'mma just be honest with you. And he's good and I like his songs."
Joe added that he has "nothing but love" for Uzi, but reiterated his assessment. "He ain't as good as Lil Wayne," he said. "That's impossible. Lil Wayne was considered . . . he's one of the greatest. He's a GOAT. Not only that, he was lyrically considered the best rapper on Earth for a couple of years. Lil Uzi Vert ain't gonna get that." Joe also said he bought a copy of Luv Is Rage 2 and considered it a "good album," but—for Joe—"Lil Wayne is Lil Wayne, that's different."
Ebro's full chat with Joe hits Apple Music at 4 p.m. ET time Wednesday (Jan. 24). Catch it here.
Joe assessment aside, Uzi is all set for another banner year. He's expected to drop multiple projects in the coming months, not to mention the fact that he's up for multiple honors at this Sunday's Grammys ceremony.