Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz sat down with Genius backstage in Atlanta after their first performance of new material from their latest joint project ColleGrove. The rappers discussed their decade-long friendship, the making of the album and Lil Wayne even admitted to shedding a few tears over 2 Chainz’ Dedication track.
At the beginning of the interview, Lil Wayne tells the story of the first time he heard Dedication which opens with the bar, “If it wasn’t for Wayne it wouldn’t be/a lot of dudes in the game includin’ me.” He says, “I had a few tears dropping and I remember hitting him up like man, this one right here, I don’t even know where this one came from, this is amazing.”
They also discuss their recording process for the album including the fast-paced, aggressive track Bounce where the two go back and forth in what Lil Wayne calls “friendly competition.”
“People normally email each other music and we did that as well but Bounce, we were actually in the studio together working on it. That’s what made this the most epic time,” said 2 Chainz.
They clearly have a tonne of respect and love for each other (and themselves). They share fond memories and heap praise on one another while putting down the rest of the rap game. Lil Wayne says, “We rappin’ and nobody know how to rap these days.”
For an alternative opinion you can read about what we thought of the album here and check out the full interview below.