Lil Wayne’s longtime collaborator and father figure Birdman explains why the Young Money lyricist cannot be bested in Verzuz.
Still, as of now, it’s seemingly all love between Birdman and Lil Wayne, both of whom recently reunited on the Roddy Ricch-assisted “Stunnaman.” Earlier this week, Baby took a moment to discuss his protege’s unparalleled legacy on the Big Facts podcast, where he mused on a possible Verzuz opponent who might actually stand a chance against Weezy.
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“Himself, Wayne versus Tunechi,” Birdman answered, unwilling or unable to come up with an actual equal. “He got too much shit going on, nobody could touch that. Come on, brother, this is Tunechi. This n***ga had 100 singles in one year. He passed Elvis in one year. 100 songs on Billboard, so I don’t think an individual could top that. I’m talking about 100 hit songs. The work Wayne put into it, I wouldn’t even play with that shit.”
“The only thing you can do is him vs himself,” says Birdman. “And let them pay both of them.” Of course, Birdman’s answer is certainly open for discussion, as some have previously suggested potential match-ups that could give Weezy a tough time. Drake is a popular selection, as is undeniable hitmaker Future. Eminem‘s name has also been thrown into the mix; few other rappers have managed to be both commercial juggernaut and viable best rapper alive candidates at the same time.
Check out Birdman’s declaration of Lil Wayne dominance below, and sound off — is Weezy really in a league of his own when it comes to Verzuz?