In the interview published on Oct. 12, Weezy is asked the big question hip-hip today—that is, what he thinks about newbies like 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black and Lil Uzi Vert. His answer is pretty comical.
“I swear to God I didn’t know you were saying people’s names just now, so that should probably answer that question,” he answered. “I just do my own thing.”
But the rappers shouldn’t feel bad. Wayne also said he also doesn’t know who Donald Trump is. “Who’s that?” he asked.
Sarcasm aside—Wayne does know who some new rappers are, like Chance The Rapper. When he’s working with artists like Chance or Solange (he delivers one of the best verses of the year on A Seat At the Table’s “Mad”), he rides around, listening to the music once it’s finished. The others? He just sends it to his manager, Tez (Cortez) and pretty much forgets about it.
“It’s different. These people are turning the clock right now,” Weezy says of Chance and Solange. “They are the trendsetters of tomorrow, and I actually pay attention to what they send me. If [my manager] Tez sends me a song and says, ‘I need you to do this verse for whoever,’ I knock it out in that one night and send it right back. When I get the Solange or Chance song, I’m actually riding in my car, banging that. When I put my verse on it, I’m telling my engineer, “Let me get a copy.” The other ones, I’m just sending back to Tez.”
“[It’s] so much better than everything I’ve ever heard. Not what’s going on right now — everything I’ve ever heard,” he confirms.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though.” Wayne said, adding that “Uncle Bob” stayed with him in the hospital until he recovered.
Check out that full interview here.