Battle rapper Cassidy believes he is one of Lil Wayne’s greatest rap influences.
“I think I inspired Lil Wayne to get the type of Wayne we got now,” Cassidy said. “I used to love Wayne before I came out and before I got with him. He used to rap different. Before I came out, a lot of n-ggas used to rap different,” he told DJUTV.
“I shifted the culture, I changed sh-t up when I came out with this style of punching and being competitive and battle rapping on beat. So I made it mandatory where you had to say something, and once I came out with that style, a lot of n-ggas started to change — and so did Wayne. Then you started getting all those Carter projects and he started blacking out and really rapping. He was still a star and had dope ass records, but he wasn’t rapping, he wasn’t piecing up them syllables like that, he wasn’t coming with all these metaphors and similes and trying to punch and say creative sh-t back to back.”
Lil Wayne recently placed no.7 on Billboard and VIBE’s list of greatest rappers of all time. Cassidy says he’s a fan of Weezy too.
“Wayne definitely one of my favorites. I couldn’t say Wayne is the best when I feel like I’m the best, but he definitely one of my favorites, for sure.”