Cassidy Claims He Made Lil Wayne A Better Rapper

The Philly MC doubled down on his earlier assessments that he shifted rap culture and inspired others to become more lyrically formidable.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Cassidy once again championed his impact and influence in the game by claiming that he helped Lil Wayne become a better rapper. For those who didn't catch it, the Philly MC said that he helped rap become more competitive just last week, whether from a style or lyrical standpoint. While many clowned the rapper for his assessments, even more old-school fans stood by his underrated status. If you thought that was a hot take, this should be enough to spark a Twitter rant. However, before people get to typing, Cassidy gave a lot of love to Lil Wayne in his interview with DJUTV.

Also, they frequently collaborated, so it's much more easy to see the lineage from Cass to Weezy compared to Cass and the rest of the game. "I think I inspired Lil Wayne to get the type of Wayne we got now,” Cassidy remarked. “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***as used to rap different.

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"I shifted the culture," he continued. "I changed s**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***as 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 a** 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 s**t back to back.

"Wayne definitely one of my favorites," Cassidy concluded. "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." At the end of the day, isn't that competitive edge and confidence what rap is all about, especially as a way to give respect? Regardless of your take, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Cassidy and Lil Wayne.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.