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A Comprehensive List of Every Artist Influenced by Lil Wayne

Wayne is a man of many names; Lil Wayne, Tunechi, Weezy F. Baby, Mr. Carter... He's also a rap behemoth who birthed a new wave of rap, without trying. Here are some famous artists under his influence.

Logic
Logic
Music
906
4.5/5
“I think he [Lil Wayne] is one of the greatest rappers alive.” —Logic via Hard Knock Tv
Ski Mask The Slump God
Ski Mask The Slump God
Music
45
4.4/5
In a 2017 interview Ski tells, "21 Questions" Busta Rhymes, Method Man, old Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and Travis Scott are his top 5.
Denzel Curry
Denzel Curry
Music
258
4.4/5
Denzel Curry spoke to HNHH about how Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and André 3000 all became his musical influences.
Drezzy
Music
0
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Drezzy told HNHH her MySpace name was Dreezy F. Baby because all the rappers had the -eezy at the end and she was a big Wayne fan.
Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino
Music
666
4.7/5
"Childish Gambino is essentially Lil' Wayne for nerds." —4HunnidGs via Genius... Rolling Stone has also compared Glover to Wayne.
Chief Keef
Chief Keef
Music
236
3.5/5
In 2013, Keef tweeted, “I really [expletive] wit Lil Wayne he's one of my influences #300.” —Chief Keef via Twitter
Yfn Lucci
Music
5
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“I grew up listening to 2Pac, [Lil] Wayne, Jay Z, Dipset, Ja Rule, The Hot Boys, T.I. and Jeezy.” —YFN Lucci via XXL
Big Sean
Big Sean
Music
1.0K
4/5
“Lil Wayne is somebody who I used to ride to school listening to in my car.” —Big Sean via Global Grind
2 Chainz
2 Chainz
Music
606
3.6/5
“Being around him, seeing the things you can get from puttin’ words together, kinda kept me inspired.” —2 Chainz via Global Grind
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
Music
1.6K
2.4/5
“I can’t even imagine my... creative spirit without Wayne. I credit him with a lot of what I do.” —Nicki Minaj via Interview
Drake
Drake
Music
4.0K
4.1/5
“Lil Wayne, who is actually responsible for my career has always been a huge influence to me and one of my heroes.” —Drake via CNN
Kodak Black
Kodak Black
Music
140
3.4/5
Contrary to his infamous Wayne disses, according to HNHH, Kodak Black once called Wayne the reason he started writing music.
Iamsu!
Iamsu!
Music
8
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“I’m a big fan of Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, and they were advocates of the mixtape game.” —Iamsu! via Clash Magazine
Lil Baby
Lil Baby
Music
19
3.4/5
“In an interview with 16BARS Lil Baby talks learning to create from Young Thug. Which makes him a son of Lil Wayne by proxy.” —IMO
Young Thug
Young Thug
Music
404
4.3/5
Pre-Barter 5 or Wayne's tour bus shooting, Thug loved Wayne. He once told Complex he'd rather work with Wayne than Michael Jackson

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