[AMP Music Minute] T.I. Is A Free Man, Lil Wayne Says Rap Is Happy, & Beyonce Thinks Jay-Z Smells (page 2)
[photogallerylink id=95579 align=left]Fresh off the success of his platinum selling album, Tha Carter IV, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] is excited to report that he is happy. In fact, according to Weezy, the whole rap game is happy, “There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy. … Everybody just happy to do music these days,” he told Vibe Magazine. He continued, “There are no problems. That sh– died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun — feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”
This is an interesting sentiment coming from the guy who just took a jab at [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm] on his Carter IV track, “I’m Good,” still there seems to be no foreseeable comeback from Jay, so maybe Tunechi has a point.
While rap battling is an integral part of hip hop history, the practice seems to be dwindling as rap and pop music inch closer together and things like crossover appeal mark the sign of a great artist more so than street credibility.
This is exactly the type of song, that has allowed Lil Wayne to keep a broad audience in music. “Knockout” by Lil Wayne ft. Nicki Minaj