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Regardless of how some of his later projects were received, Lil Wayne is unequivocally one of the most influential rappers of the past twenty years. Thankfully, plenty of other rappers will be quick to acknowledge this, with Tyler, the Creator, JAY-Z, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar all among those to speak on his brilliance. YouTuber user Rameez Jawed noted how many other artists love his work, sharing on Reddit a compilation of some of the most notable fans of Weezy showering him in praise.
Tyler kicks off the montage by highlighting Weezy's second verse on the Drake collaboration "Believe Me." The late Mac Miller, meanwhile, talked about how much he wanted to get a Wayne verse. Eminem, Grandmaster Flash, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Logic, Tory Lanez, Tyga, Rich Homie Quan, Jacquees, and 2 Chainz also appear with their thoughts on his legacy.
"You can't talk about rap you can't talk about flows, you can't talk a certain standard of greatness, without mentioning him," K. Dot says. Another clip earlier in the compilation sees Kendrick point toward the new generation of rap and how much Wayne has influenced so many young artists.
Notably, Dennis Quaid also called him "the Bob Dylan of our time." Even better, President Barack Obama famously said, "Maybe you are the next Lil Wayne, but probably not. In which case, you need to stay in school." Basically, everyone loves Weezy.