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Lil Wayne Listens to Odd Future + A$AP Ferg, Doesn’t Know Where Hip-Hop Is At

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Believe or not, Lil Wayne is a veteran rapper with 17 years of rocking the mic. In a recent interview with XXL magazine, Weezy reveals his expansive ear when it comes to rap music, both old and new.

Wayne explained that his music of choice when he skateboards includes some of his peers as well as newcomers in the rap game.

“I listen to a lot of Odd Future. I’ve been listening to a lot of old stuff, though,” he said. “Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of [Bone Thugs-n-Harmony]. ‘East 1999,’ that album. Stuff like that. The first album.”

“I listen to a lot of UGK. A lot of 8 Ball & MJG,” he added. “And that’s kinda it. As far as new, I listen to Future, to a lot of the older mixtape stuff. A$AP Ferg.”

When asked about today’s hip-hop scene, Wayne said he is amazed by some of the creative videos that the young artists are putting out.

“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.”

The Young Money leader is currently performing on his America’s Most Wanted tour with T.I. and 2 Chainz. Click here for tour dates.

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