Lil Wayne‘s long-standing authorized battle with Birdman and Cash Money ended this summer season which meant that followers would quickly eat. Lil Wayne’s been teasing the mission’s launch over the previous few weeks, however many have been nonetheless satisfied that it may not come out for some time. Thankfully, the album dropped on the wee hours of the morning. Not solely are hip-hop heads ecstatic about its launch, nevertheless it seems to be like Tha Carter V could be on some politicians weekend playlists as properly.
TMZ not too long ago caught up with NOLA congressman, Rep. Cedric Richmond, who praised Lil Wayne, not just for his music however for being a music ambassador for New Orleans. Richmond mentioned that Wayne’s held in the identical regards as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Aaron Neville in New Orleans for his contributions in hip-hop.
“[Lil Wayne] is one in every of our music ambassadors on the subject of rap,” Richmond mentioned exterior of Capitol Hill. “When it involves jazz, we have now Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Aaron Neville. We have a bunch of ambassadors, however rap music? Lil Wayne’s among the finest lyricists of all time.”
When requested if Wayne is on the similar stage because the three legendary jazz musicians talked about, Richmond merely replies, “Absolutely.”
While Richmond would not dub Wayne an “unofficial mayor of New Orleans,” he does reward Weezy and the Cash Money crew for giving again to their neighborhood.
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