“Now there are a thousand new things a day,” he added, referring to the amount of new music that surfaces online each day. “Given that fact, unfortunately, you gotta be more than someone to become a Drake or a Nicki these days.
Right when you think you’re Drake or you’re Nicki, they are about to post something of a little 6-year-old saying something that’s more popping than one of your songs.”
The rapper also opened up about the ways that he discovers new artists like Jack Harlow and Doja Cat, saying that he doesn’t listen to other artists’ songs but only finds new music in an organic way. Wayne said he learned about the “Tyler Herro” rapper by stumbling upon one of his videos while watching television, and he found out about the “Say So” rapper on SoundCloud.
Hey The New Orleans emcee is credited for helping develop the massive careers of Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Tyga when he signed them to Young Money Records. The artists released multiple projects under the label, and they all recorded a number of hit songs together. The “I Do It” rapper made headlines last week when it was announced that he sold his masters for $100 million in June. New reports from this week claim that he also sold the rights to his protégés music. According to Music Business Worldwide, a pending lawsuit reveals that the rapper’s settlement also sold Young Money’s entire catalog, including Drake and Nicki’s, to Universal Music Group.