MUSIC ICON & GLOBAL SUPERSTAR LIL WAYNE DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “KANT NOBODY” FEAT. DMX
LISTEN TO ZANE LOWE INTERVIEW HERE
24 FEBRUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Fresh off his “Global Impact Award” at the 2023 Recording Academy Honors and closing out the 2023 Grammys with Jay-Z, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID,” Lil Wayne responds to fans’ very vocal disappointment with his placement on Billboard/VIBE’s “50 Greatest Rappers of All Time” with his new single, “Kant Nobody” featuring DMX, produced by Swizz Beatz. The track premiered via Zane Lowe’s Apple New Music Daily (listen to interview HERE) and released via Young Money Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada.
Clocking in just over 3 minutes, Lil Wayne incinerates the record, which features a classic freestyle from the late DMX who punctuates how the greatest rapper alive feels. Lil Wayne also dropped a visual accompanying the track. Directed by TAJ vs TAJ, this video featuring Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz includes nostalgic black and white imagery that exudes classic hip hop with a refreshing modern twist.
During The Zane Lowe Show, Wayne discusses the Billboard/VIBE list, competitiveness in hip-hop, experimentation, skateboarding culture and more. Reacting to his position on the Billboard/VIBE list, Wayne says, “I can deal with that. I will tell you that I am a motherf—ing one. Everybody whose names you named, they also know I’m number one. Go ask ’em. They know what it is.”
Later on in the conversation, Wayne speaks on his versatility as an artist “The last tour I got off of was with blink-182…At the end of the day, I find myself at the Country Music Awards and I find myself doing tours with blink-182. There’s not a lot of rappers in this position who can do that or say they’ve done that. “
The new release arrives before Wayne’s headlining Rolling Loud California performance next weekend. Kicking off in April, Wayne’s sold-out 29-city tour also includes a newly confirmed show in Columbia, SC.
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About Lil Wayne & Young Money Entertainment:
Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, pro skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar continues to leave an indelible tattoo on the culture. He has cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 25 million albums and 90 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. In 2022, Wayne earned his first Diamond certification from the RIAA with his generational smash hit “Lollipop” feat. Static Major. Not to mention, he has garnered 26 BET Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 7 MTV Awards, 4 Soul Train Awards and 8 BMI Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100” and has logged a staggering 183 entries – the 3rd most of all time.
With a discography highlighted by five career spanning #1 debuts beginning with 2008’s 8x platinum, 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its 6x platinum, 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he released the latest version of the series - Tha Carter V - in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.” Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5.” It all bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously, Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake. Nicki Minaj and 14 RIAA- certified platinum recording artist, Tyga. Additionally, Wayne is the co-founder of Young Money APAA Sports; the full-service agency currently represents over 40 athletes and has negotiated over $1 Billion in contracts to date. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation - a charitable group focused on helping underserved youth.
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