Lil Wayne is known as the modern day epitome of what a hip-hop artist is. Charismatic, influential, consistent, and iconic. All elements that make an artist in the rap climate an instant sensation. This being said, watching Weezy do all these things for over a decade in the hip-hop community is a major milestone and an inspiration at the highest level. Not only did Wayne define the genre for the better part of recent memory, but he was a major player in bringing hip-hop to the mainstream stage on levels not seen before his arrival.
This being said, it’s unsurprising that Wayne has been chosen to receive BET’s “I Am Hip-Hop” award at the upcoming 2018 BET Awards in October. All of this is coming to a revitalization period in Tunechi’s life, following being featured on the cover of Billboard last week, Wayne commented “I’m very much a perfectionist . . . I don’t know what it’s setting me up for—some big comeback, or maybe some big fall back or whatever—but it’s setting me up for something, and I’m ready.” With Tha Carter V finally coming tomorrow after years of deliberation and legal blunders, it’s a time in his life that seems to be a make it or break it point.
Tha Carter V is notably the first album in Wayne’s illustrious history to not be emblazoned with the Cash Money logo after finalizing his legal beef with owner and father-figure Birdman. Weezy is also recently said to be the primary shareholder in his Young Money label making this perhaps one of his most profitable albums. What do you guys think of the honoring at the BET Awards?
Are you ready for Tha Carter V?