Jay-Z mentor Jaz-O has weighed in on Lil Wayne’s current popularity and said fans have been “hypnotized” into admiring his rap skills.
Speaking via Street Disciplez Radio, Jaz also said he felt Hov has lost his mainstream appeal.
“Jay-Z fell off the cliff,” Jaz-O said in an interview. “I don’t know what happened to him and one thing I have to say, and what makes them wack, there’s certain lines you just don’t cross. These dudes got writers. Lil Wayne has a gang of writers. You can look at, like, okay, everybody likes him and I would like him too if I listened to mainstream radio all the time. I would like him too because that’s all they play, but that’s the core [audience]. And the people that you talk to will say ‘Oh he’s not wack,’ they don’t even recognize that they’ve been hypnotized into liking him because when they weren’t playing him a lot and he had the same backing, the same money behind him, they weren’t liking him, they were saying he was garbage and honestly, I think he put out better material when they were saying he was wack. But it was because he wasn’t being played all the time.”
Shout outs to SOHH for this. Looks to me like good o’ Jaz-O is trying to regain some spotlight, and what better way than to diss the biggest rapper in the game, Weezy F Baby. This was unexpected but it doesn’t really surprise me. I’m just gonna ignore this guy, let me know what you think in the comments.