Aside from one of the best careers in rap, Lil Wayne will go down as the man who found and developed Drake and Nicki Minaj into the superstars that they are today. And he also believes there will never be any such thing as the “Next Drake” or the “Next Nicki.”
In an interview with Brett Berish from HipHop-N-More, Weezy stated that “Ain’t no such thing as the next Nicki or the next Drake.” He went on to elaborate, saying that Drake and Nicki came up before social media, and now with social media being a big influence on how and which artists blow up, there’s no telling who will blow up.
“Back then music was different, they came in before social media when they had everybody’s attention. You’ve got to be more than someone to be a Drake or a Nicki.”