Sans Eminem, did Lil Wayne lowkey have the biggest run in hip hop?

Started by Kujaku67, Sep 10, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Kujaku67
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    Sep 10, 2020
    Obviously Eminem is number one so that's out of the question.
    But, could a case be made that Lil Wayne is 2nd place?
    Wayne:
    - First went platinum in 1999 at a young teenager
    -Sold lots of albums and topped charts with the Hot Boys
    -Has one of highest number of Hot 100 entries of any artist in any genre of music
    -Declared himself the "Best Rapper Alive" while getting co-signed by other rappers, including Eminem
    -Had a number one song and best selling album of 2008 on top of a hot mixtape(Dedication 3)
    -Had Drake and Nicki Minaj blow up on his label who became superstars on their own and are still relevant today
    -Had one of the best selling albums again in 2011
    -Made a comeback in 2018 after taking a hiatus due to Birdman's fuckery
    -Just dropped another number one album this year in 2020 while stilling having plans for more music

    I'm not even a big Wayne fan like that. I enjoy his prime music but I'll always have Nas, Em, Jay, Lupe, Pac, etc. ranked above him but his run is honestly impressive af.

    Only Jay-Z, Drake, and maybe Kanye are contenders imho.

    What do you think though? If not Wayne, who has the 2nd biggest run in hip hop after Eminem?
     
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  2. Lil Squeed
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    Even with eminem, lil wayne highkey had the biggest run in hip hop
     
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  3. Winter
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    Wayne was absolutely inescapable at his peak. There was a period where literally every song on the radio was either a Lil Wayne single or a single featuring Lil Wayne. No one will ever be that big again.
     
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  4. Jeans
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    Wayne’s is bigger. No one besides delusional stand has given a s--- about Eminem since 2009
     
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  5. Chaotic Progress
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    Hmm. Maybe.

    Kanye's run was pretty great. He kind of took over pop culture.
     
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    Sans Eminem
     
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  7. Fire Squad
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    Yes, but neither had a McDonald’s meal 2cupkerm
     
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  8. Boos
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    Em did fall asleep with writers block in the parking lot of one though :laff:
     
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  9. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    i mean, lets be real. his comeback is alright, hit and miss.... but em's glory days are absolutely 99-03. wayne and kanye def have him beat.

    and lets b real even more buckos.... most rappers would love to have a 4-5 yr run in this game.
     
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  10. Koolo
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    Again. As i have stated multiple times. Biggest is objectively money when it comes to this. So Em is the biggest
     
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  11. Boos
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    If it’s money, how would Em be the biggest?
     
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  12. Koolo
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    Sales. Should be pretty straight forward for u? Em is not just the biggest rapper in the world. He is top 10 biggest artist in the world

    again. In sales.
     
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  13. Boos
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    Ok music sales, I thought you meant literally the money in an artists bank account
     
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  14. Koolo
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    That would make trash top 3 such as diddy

    biggest movie star who sells most tickets. Same deal
     
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  15. Boos
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    Yea lmao that’s why I was confused. Like, McDonald’s being the best restaurant or some s---
     
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    No. Hopsin does and that is if we are talking both money and discography. He’s worth almost 1 billion and his discographies is one of the best in ever.
     
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    How Wayne run didn’t really start until 2008.
     
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  18. Kujaku67
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    Yeah...Em's run is definitely bigger. To quote Hov, "Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don't." Also, people globally would recognize Em over Wayne. Only rappers on his level of fame overseas is Tupac and maybe 50 and Drake.

    But, Wayne's run is still impressive, especially since he blew up with no major co-sign from another major artist. In fact, Wayne gave Birdman more spotlight on that collab album they did more than vice versa. Dude had an insane grind with his mixtapes, features, and album run. Also, his influence on the rap game, positive or negative, is undeniable.
     
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  19. Wreckless
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    Except that's incorrect. Eminem is bigger.

    Em has 2 diamond albums. He's the best selling hiphop artist of all time and was the best selling male artist of the decade which included all genres of music.

    They aren't on the same level. Him being number 2 makes sense though. Wayne was huge during his prime.
     
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  20. Kujaku67
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    Yeah...they're comparable when it comes to longevity and runs but definitely not sales and fame. Even Drake and Nicki eclipsed Wayne in overseas popularity funnily enough.
     
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