Lil Wayne Says He Doesn't "Know Where Hip Hop Is At"

posted Wednesday July 31 ,2013 at 12:30PM CDT | 171 comments

Lil Wayne Says He Doesn't

Lil Wayne also says that he listens to Odd Future, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Future, UGK, 8 Ball & MJG and A$AP Ferg.

Lil Wayne recently said he does not "know where Hip Hop is at," but added that he still has an appreciation for Odd Future, A$AP Ferg, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and others. He also added that he enjoys "the old stuff" and is "amazed" by new music videos. 

"I listen to a lot of Odd Future," Lil Wayne said in an interview with XXL. "I’ve been listening to a lot of old stuff, though. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Bone Thugs, [E. 1999 Eternal], that album. I listen to a lot of UGK, a lot of 8Ball & MJG and that’s kind of it. As far as new, I listen to Future, to a lot of the older mixtape stuff [and] A$AP Ferg." 

While he listens to Odd Future, A$AP Ferg and Future, Wayne said that he is still "amazed" by new videos he sees. 

"I don’t know where Hip Hop is at," he said. "I just listen to the old stuff, and my television stay on SportsCenter. Even when I’m flipping through the channels, I stumble across MTV or BET or whatever, if I stop and watch that video it’s because I haven’t seen that video. I’m so amazed. I don’t know if it’s new. I don’t know who the person is."

Lil Wayne was also asked about his I Am Not a Human Being II project. This was his attempt at being "underground," he said. 

"Overall I felt good about the project because I approached it in a manner of—and this may sound silly—trying to be underground."

In 2011, Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator spoke about a speech Wayne gave him at an award show. “I wanted to kind of fan out and shit," Tyler said. "He gave me a speech about how happy he was that I won a [MTV] VMA and that seeing my mom go crazy kind of made him feel like he won it too, because that shit was real as fuck."

Last year, Lil Wayne performed with Odd Future in Los Angeles as part of OF's Camp Flog Gnaw tour. 

RELATED: Lil Wayne Performs With Odd Future In Los Angeles, California

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  • imho
    thank god for people like k lamar, krit, even yes drake hes nice. i know alot of ppl on DX hate on him but hes can rap
  • KING YEBO
    MOST ALBUMS WORTH LISTENING TO ARE THE ALBUMS WITH LIL WAYNE FEATURE SO PROBABLY HE HEARD THEM. THAT'S WHERE HIP HOP IS AT - IN WAYNE'S (AND KANYE'S, LUPE'S, DRAKE'S AND GUCCI'S) HANDS.
    • Anonymous
      gucci? LOL
  • Yep
    That's what I'm listening to right now too, Bone thugs album E.1999, classic Hip Hop is Dead
  • WHITE MANS LAND
    FUCK ALL U BLACK MOTHER FUCKERS
  • SLinZek
    Wayne and everyone else needs to shut the flip up about Hip-Hop. When it is ready you will hear it again. Until then pay those dollars to the lower level music creators.
  • lil wayne sucks dick
    FUCK WAYNE!..NOT BRUCE..LIL!
  • Anonymous
    this nigga is single handedly responsible for most of the trash music thats out these days
  • Anonymous
    wayne doesnt evn listen to real music Grap Luva - Neva Done'
  • Asc1ence
    Hiphop is alive and well hiphopaliveandwell.blogspot.com
  • georgel
    Its not in your music you gremlin goblin looking motherfucker
  • Anonymous
    hip hop is alive and well... in my bedroom
    • glafflin
      thats your boyfriend your thinking of
    • Anonymous
      Im just a girl.
  • Anonymous
    fuck drkae duck lil wayne fuck birdman fuck ymcmb
  • I HATE NIGGERS
    WHITE POWER
    • Anonymous
      lil wayne cant even get real comments fake recognize fake
  • Anonymous
    FUCK LIL BITCH TECH 9 IS BETTER.
  • Anonymous
    how can you know where hip hop is at,when you destroyed it!
  • Dre-Rich
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  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvSwaC4Kg8
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1YuWwgKP4
  • Anonymous
    This is coming from the guy the got the ball rolling for this bullshit..
  • Anonymous
    SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA LIL WANYE IS GIVING DRAKE A LAP DANCE.
  • 614grind
    He don't know where Hip Hop is at? Negro, you took it to where it's at.
  • Anonymous
    wayne just retire
    • Anonymous
      To do what, host The Family Feud?
  • So Icy Boi!
    as a close friend of Lil Wayne, I can confirm Weezy is confused bout hip hop cause he is da best rapper alive and he is tired of wack MC's like Jay-Z, J Cole or Kendrick Lamar... deir low album sales show how dey suck on da mic. Human Being II best selling album of 2013 but RIAA and Billboard tryin to boycott YMCMB so dey send fake datas... swag
    • Anonymous
      We don;t believe you, you need more people.
  • i kno what hip hop is
    Elzhi - big F.U that raw essence still breathin we need royce to do some underground shit detroit underground craazy
  • Anonymous
    listen to ELZHI lyrical genius lil wayne garbage he dont even kno what hip hop is
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8tr4DjVaM
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExH5VU5iq9Q
  • hhahahahhhah
    this is like your weed dealer calling you out for smoking to much weed
  • shadyari
    you aint hip hop wayne!!
  • Mr. Truth
    Wayne hasn't been Hip Hop since the immortal 'THA CARTER II'. Listen to 'Tha Mobb' 'Money On My Mind' 'Hustla Musik' and these three tracks here 'Fly In, Carter II, Fly Out'... ...then listen to 'I Am Not A Human Being II' or hell, 'The Carter III' you will quickly see how much Wayne regressed on the mic. Dude lost it a long time ago. Fans need to move on if they're not feeling homey anymore and Wayne needs to acknowledge he's spitting garbage over corny beats OR go back to Carter II flow. PERIOD!
    • Violator
      Carter II was fiya, but Carter III is musically the best album Wayne put out. Problem wit ya'll small minded niggas is you think Rap/Hiphop (whatever u wanna call it) is about lyrics and being real and sh*t. Carter III had 4 huge hits on it, and wayne did it not by copying the industry but just by following his own artistic direction
    • ^
      Using autotune is not using your own artistic direction. Carter III was so forcefed you just thought it was good.
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  • Bulletproof Wallets
    Wayne is the first person I have ever heard say they listen to Odd Future
    • Anonymous
      ^^^^^
  • COCA
    "HIP HOP SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE LIL WAYNE IS AT"