There’s no doubt that Lil Wayne had one of the most influential runs in hip hop within the past ten years. Through his fashion, his style of rapping, his overall presence in the rap game, he made a major shift in the rap game that’s evident with all the new rappers coming out these days. Fat Joe recently spoke to Ebro on his Beats1 show where he spoke on the Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Wayne comparison.

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Fat Joe has always shown love to Lil Wayne and the two have worked with each other on several occasions. In his recent interview, Fat Joe spoke on Weezy’s influence on the new generation of hip hop. He said that all the new rapper’s emerging right now have adopted Wayne’s flow in some sort of capacity.

“When you hear all these little kids now doing hip hop, those is all Lil Wayne flows. Every last one,” he told Ebro, “Lil Uzi is a bad version of Lil Wayne. It’s not as good as Lil Wayne, I’mma just be honest with you. And he’s good. I like his songs.”

Joe further elaborated on his comments which he says aren’t meant to be malicious in any way. He shows love to Uzi and says that he has nothing but love for him but the comparison between himself and Lil Wayne aren’t accurate.

“Lil Uzi, I have nothing but love for you. He ain’t as good as Lil Wayne. That’s impossible,” he said, “Lil Wayne was lyrically considered the best rapper on earth for a couple of years. Lil Uzi ain’t going to get that. It’s with no disrespect because I like Lil Uzi Vert and I like a lot of his records. I cannot front. I actually bought his album.”

Fat Joe made it clear that he isn’t trying to disrespect Lil Uzi Vert or his artistry in any way but his point is ultimately, Lil Wayne helped spark this new generation’s sound.

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Peep the clip below with the full interview dropping tomorrow.