Appearing on a recent episode of sportscaster and former NFL player Marcellus Wiley’s More to that podcast, Weezy was asked who he thinks would be a worthy opponent for Young Money or Cash Money in the Verzuz ring.
Despite legendary labels such as No Limit Records, Death Row Records, Bad Boy Records and Quality Control Music being mentioned, Wayne settled on the Roc Boys.
“I would say the best competition I would have to do with Roc-A-Fella,” he replied. “JAY-Z the homie.”
During the same interview, Lil Wayne called JAY-Z the greatest rapper of all time and compared him to seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.
“The greatest rapper of all time is Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter,” he declared. “When you’re doing this rap thing, like football, obviously every sport is different. If you play hockey, I’m sure they have something that only they know about. Something that they probably can’t explain, but only they know. That thing in rap that we only know in rap, he’s got that. He’s the Tom Brady of it.”
Lil Wayne previously claimed JAY-Z tried to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records for $175,000 during a 2016 interview on DJ Drama’s Shade 45 radio show.
“You know when I went out to talk to him about being on Roc-A-Fella — and mind you, that was years ago,” he said at the time. “First of all he was on 40/40 a day and when I got up there he was talking, it was Denzel [Washington]it was Derek Jeter.
“I thought, ‘This is his clique?’ And they’re up there just laughing at jokes, I just don’t get it. He literally put me next to him, and this is where all this is going on, and he put me right here. Like, ‘You’re not part of it here’, you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke.”
He continued: “That man offered me 175 [thousand dollars]. I said, ‘Believe it.’ I looked like… two teeth in my mouth is 175 [thousand dollars]. My lower teeth. We laugh about that all the time.”
During Lil Wayne’s legal battle with Cash Money in 2016, rumors circulated that he signed to Roc-A-Fella after he threw up the label’s signature diamond hand sign on Tyler’s creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw festival, while changing a lyric on “I’m Me” during his performance.
“I’m a Creepy Roc-A-Fella Millionaire,” he rapped, replacing the mention of Cash Money with Hov’s label.