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  /  09.27.2020

It’s hip hip luminary Lil Wayne’s 38th birthday today and his protege Drake hopped on Instagram to show his appreciation for the Young Money CEO — who discovered him before he became one of the biggest stars on the planet.

“More life to the man that gave me everything I have!!! My GOAT and not just on some emoji shit,” the OVO boss captioned on Instagram. “Sometimes I wanna drop a tear but no emotions from a king…shall be…so I be…who I be…that’s me…that’s Weezy F Baby and please say the mothafuckin.”

Drizzy’s Instagram post to Wayne includes a carousel of pictures featuring various special moments between the two including a flick of them on the set of the “HYFR” music video and the plenty times they hit the big stage together.

Wayne and Drake went on tour back in 2014 for the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour and according to Cortez Bryant, who manages the New Orleans rap star, the duo has seriously considered hosting another joint trek in the future.

Drake is currently gearing up to release his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy and has already made a huge splash this year with its first single “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” featuring Chicago’s own Lil Durk. Earlier this summer, Drake’s engineer Noah “40” Shebib announced that the album is about 90 percent complete.

Wayne on the other hand is celebrating the re-issue of 2018’s Tha Carter V as a deluxe album. The project features 7 new songs including “Siri” featuring 2 Chainz, “More to the Story” with rap icon Raekwon, and the Cool & Dre-produced record “Scottie.” 

Wayne has been credited for giving Drake his start after Rap-A-Lot music executive Jas Prince introduced the Canadian rapper to the Young Money boss in 2007. 

In August, Drake showed appreciation to Wayne for believing in him and called him the “most selfless artist ever.”

“This man believed in me after so many never called again or just didn’t see it to begin with,” Drake said in reply to a clip of Wayne TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson posted to his Instagram.


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