Since the start of his rap career, there have been many comparisons between Kodak Black and other well-known emcees, and this is one he’s going to be more than fine with.
Kodak Black is the Lil Wayne of this generation
— Gabe (@Gabecarreno_) October 7, 2017
Earlier this month, a Twitter user used the social media platform to proclaim that Kodak was “the Lil Wayne of this generation.” A lofty comparison to be sure, but it’s a remark that didn’t go unnoticed by the Project Baby 2 rapper, who quoted the tweet last night and implied that, well, he’s down with that title.
I Swear https://t.co/y8M6ch1bEs
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) October 22, 2017
This revelation, as well as the fact that Kodak is okay being touted as the next Weezy, is interesting for a couple of reasons. There was a point in time where Kodak Black was ready to fight Lil Wayne, with some definite animosity seeming to exist between the two. However, as we reported recently, the Florida-based artist seems to be over his Wayne beef and actually has music with the veteran rapper already recorded. According an Instagram live session, if Kodak had his way, Future would be joining them on the track as well. “By the way, I finna get Future,” Black said. “Future need to get on this song me and Lil Wayne on. Me and Tunechi on.. ya nah’m sayin’?”
While the “Transportin'” artist says that Weezy was the reason he first started making music, there was definitely some tension that existed between the two. In 2016, Lil Wayne gave an interview with the New York Times, where he was asked if he knew of Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black or 21 Savage. The veteran rapper’s response was pretty glib: “I swear to God I didn’t know you were saying people’s names just now, so that should probably answer that question. I just do my own thing.” The flippant nature of his response aside, it’s clear that he and Kodak have mended fences, at least to the point where they’ve already worked together on some new material. Now comes the appointment of the Florida native as the Weezy figure for the Soundcloud generation, unofficially picking up the torch and, for some fans, blazing a new trail in the hip-hop world. For better or worse, the careers of both men will likely be looked at side by side for the foreseeable future.
Is the comparison one that is too lofty to make at this point in Kodak’s career? Or is the statement on point? Let us know what you think in the comments.