Whatever this says about society is to be determined, but the Internet has spoken and believes that rapper Lil' Wayne is more influential than both Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto and game designer Will Wright.
I don't like rap music at all but Lil Wayne is a cool dude. I met him one time in NYC.
TIMES "The World's Most Influential People of 2009" Now trying doing "The World's Most Influential People of GAMING 2009", I expect you'll get a very different result. Bizarre article.
I find it funny how Anonymous affected this so much, the results spell: MARBLE CAKE ALSO THE GAME. I wouldn't worry about Lil' Wayne being more influential, he just has a name that began with "L"
... and it was won by 4chan.
why is the headline lil wayne more influencial than anyone, it should all be about Moot!!!
Oh dear god, let the massive hate train begin.
Wonder how this is going to turn out in about an hour. *Keeps a close watch on this topic*
I wonder if any of those retards that voted on lil wayne know is a convicted murder? Hes a piece of crap and anyone who thinks he is influential is a turd too. Whoever wrote this article is probably smelly turd themselves. Tis a sad and pathetic world we live in.
link to this revelation please? @below this is why i hate when rap or rappers are brought up on this site. It is going to be hate filled and full of bias garbage.
Quit throwing around false information and passing it for facts. Also I guess every rapper is a convicted murder to the uninformed. I was afraid to actually read the comments on this article because I know that it was going to be filled with hate.
I very much doubt that , most arent even worthy of their "gangsta" rep , if there ever was any worth being a convict anyway ...
I dont need to give a link just google it. If you listened to rap ever in your life then you would have already known this. He killed Soulja Slim who was part of the No Limit crew. One shot to the head and thats why he went to jail. Why do you noobs think you know everything on this site? I have no freaking clue? You are easily the most naive bunch Ive ever seen in my life.
so you obviously know more because you googled it! i can smell the garbage from ya mouth!
Fine fine you seems to know and passionate about that one , so i'll just believe you for now . However you're still a moron , and a rather rude one imo , i listen to the music , i dont care for their antics and rep . I'm not like some 12 idiots going "woaaaaa 50 cents went to jail and got bullet wounds , he's so badass , i gotta listen to the music" . Especially when quite a few of those guys are lowlifes indeed , but pussies building up their rep with fake stuff and rivalry . And especially when , contrary to popular beliefs , good rappers dont need that crap to produce good music
he killed soldier slim? have you lost your mind? Garelle Smith allegedly received $10,000 for killing the 26-year-old rapper.
Apparently to little wayne 3 out 4 people make up 75% of the worlds population.
Hahaha good one LOL!
And believe it or not Lil Wayne is a really intelligent person. If you don't like rap you won't like him probably, but if you looked at some of his raps objectively you'll see there's a lot more to his music than non-sense like Soulja Boy or other rappers these days (or past days for that matter.)
Or you can love rap and still not enjoy his work .... it's too easy to compare to the worst of the worst to paint a positive picture ... I'm of the opinion that if you can't impress with your flow and the text , then at least the music should make up for it . I'm not a fan of that guy abusing synthetizers while singing repetitive crap . If i'm gonna listen to someone using so much technology in solo or featuring , i'd rather listen to stuff from masters such as Timbaland . But hey to each their own , and yeah at least he seems smart ...
he has no real message.
and so have you i gave up on commercial garbage long ago Long live the underground............
this guy is a loser and his rap is crap
Yes I'm talking to you.
If by "loser" you actually mean filthy rich, then yes he is a loser. Lil Wayne makes more in a day than you make in a year. I don't have to be a rap fan to know that, 'cause I hate rap, but you can't deny Lil Wayne's success.
... this is just proof. Someone actually thought this was true.
I agree with timestoby. Whoever voted this are idiots.
has a gamer i dont think he is more influential than miyamoto has someone who listen to music i dont give a f*ck about that guy
anyone thats disagrees with this article i agree with. his "music" sux mamoth balls,he looks like a flaming turd with fvcked up teeth ... i hate him.. yes i acually HATE that bastard. just think of it this way... wut has lil wayne done for the world in his time or revolutionized? then ask,wut has gaming done for the world and revolutionized? they must of ben reviewing a small junior high school in the ghetto.
this ladies and gentlemen is exactly the type of ignorance that i am talking about.
exist on N4G. Just read this idiots post.
yea thats soo true i went to a ghetto high school it was horrible
I guess your right, being that around 80% of lil wayne's music is bought by people other than blacks. Your so smart.
mARBLECAKE ALSO THE GAME.
but this type of ignorance is what is wrong with American and American gaming. No one, no dev alive will ever reach the mass success of Shigeru Miyamoto. Complete gaming blasphemy. *ends bob Backlund style promo*
I bet most of you dont even know what his first major hit was let alone know that he went to jail for murder. I will admit. Despite his ignorance(he's far from intelligent), he did make some really good songs back in the day. He's totally went down the drain after he got out of jail. Most of you people here would stick up for a murderer piece of crap like this guy so im not gonna go on about this.
first major hit for him was not one of his songs it was a song he didnt even rap on it was bling bling. He coined the phrase "bling bling" made money off of it and did most of the ad libs. But before that he was part of the hot boys as a kid when he didnt swear and had many solid verses more often than not heralded as the best rapper in the group. He never made a huge name for himself until he made go dj off of the first "carter". Some of us on here know a thing or two you on the other hand not so much.
Where are you from with your fantasy facts? Really where are you from? Lil wayne went to jail for murder.....please stop, if your gonna try and spread info about hip hop/rap on this site at least do it with a little truth!
Look at you people spewing nonsense all over the place. The sad thing is, you argue over things that have no value in life. Miyamoto and nintendo, saved gaming. What did little wayne save? The music he brings to all of you, is disrespectful and godless. Go outside and look at the majority of society and how blind and foolish they are.I moved to America from Russia and it hurts me to see how many Americans lost their true values. Black Americans have much hate for the past of white Americans, and when a pointless subject such as this comes up, you call racism where their is none. White Americans are no different. I do not speak about every American. A house divided against itself cannot stand!!
but if you think in any way shape or form lil wayne is the best rapper alive, or a good rapper for that matter, you deserve to die young and your opinion means nothing to anyone...he is a fake gang banger, has a ghost writer, kisses dudes, moans on every song he does, and always has a line to do with sh*t stains...he is garbage...listen to the only good rappers left...nas, jay-z, dmx, eminem, TI, ace hood, fabolous, rakim, krs-one, cassidy, papoose, jadakiss, styles p etc...and i'm only 20 years old people...lil wayne is the reason why ppl think hip hop is dying...
What does you being white have anything to do with the topic. It doesn't take away or add to your credibility or argument. Either way, Wayne is not the reason people believe hip-hop is "dying". It's mainly "dying" commercially due to rampant piracy. And labels only want to push limited styles of the genre (dance, gangsta). The listeners across the world are essentially killing it off. As far as the cultural image within the community, its not fair to place blame on one individual. It's a multitude of things. Hip-hop is not dying though. It's very much alive within the mainstream market but more prevalent underground.
I'm proud to say that I've never heard a single song by Lil' Wayne.
Well the internet has an IQ of about 238. It sounds really high, but thats a total aggregate, not an average.
Its only entertainment! I for one listen and like all music generes. if the music makes me want to sing, dance, amazes me etc. I will listen to it and love it. these people get rich because people like there music. I guess im one of very few true music lovers who has the universal love for music. I been listening to some japan stuff lately and its awesome. I never understood why people hate music generes. In this day and age it just crazy. people are takeing music way to seriously like it cant just make you want to move. its got to make you breakfast to.
- Even if this poll is rigged (which is funny), Lil Wayne is a pop icon. No matter if you like him or not, he is just may be more popular and influential than Miyamoto. - Outside of the gaming industry/community he's not very known. I respect and love Miyamoto's work and influence for gaming like every gamer should, but seriously chill out. Even Brittany Spears (in her prime) could be more "influential" than Miyamoto. - As for those who hate rap, stop please. All genres of music are good and have a wide spectrum of subject matter and talent. Lil Wayne, for hip-hop has contributed greatly to the art and culture.
The poll was rigged by 4chan....so arguing about Lil' Wayne's spot/significance is ridiculous. They just voted for him to spell out "marblecake also the game". If you think this poll is legit, you have been seriously owned. My hat goes off to 4chan, this is impressive.
Ugh I sat behind him at the Nuggets game last week, he is really annoying
A black man with terrible music is more influential than a man who brought the world Mario? Man these people are f*cking stupid Lol.
LIL WAYNE IS SICK WIT IT.
Oh, I didn't read that "4chan" was the top contributor for the opinion on who is more influential. LOL that just makes me laugh.
Not the biggest fan of hip hop but when it comes to Lil' Wayne or Kanye West then I'll listen to them. More influential than Miyamoto? Haha no.
This comes as no surprise seeing as how the internet is FULL of just ignorance and retarded people in general. It makes no difference to me how much money this guy makes. If i dressed like a clown and put exspensive metals in my mouth would i be cool too? This guy is influential to a certain group of people and that is the ignorant i love celebrities and the next biggest fad wannabes that flood the internet. but this is a gaming site so why the hades is this even being discussed
He's influencing people to become stupid. Yay.
HAHAHAHA!! Oh god, that's a really good joke. Some punk rapper, more influential than that father of gaming? Oh god, I needed a good laugh. Just ask random morons off the street, and most will say Miyamoto, as long as you mention his work. Oh, and TIME, go jump in a ditch or be affected by our economic troubles please you sh*tty excuse for a magazine. I mean, what has Lil' Wayne done that's so f*cking influential, compared to reviving and keeping alive the video game industry. Plus, Miyamoto and his characters are family friendly while the crapper, oops, rapper, probably swears the roof off of buildings.
@thepro318...u are riding his nuts wayyy too hard bro..wayne is a fake blood, lollipop loving ghostwriter having trash bag...about 25% of those 318 songs he was on are decent and thats because of the other artist on them such as TI, Jadakiss, juelz etc...sales don't mean crap except he made 137461 mixtapes and got his nut riding fans to ride even harder and make it seem like it was a good LP...guess what 90% of the cd was trash..the only song i liked was the one with juelz and fabolous on it...his album was all hype and all disappointment..wayne aka ur favorite rapper is in fact the most garbage rapper alive next to soulja boy. now trueEve...i said i was white because i know there are some douchebags on here gonna say "oh your white udk good rap"...while u guys wasted money on lil waynes trash album...on april 14th i went out and bought yet another classic album for my collection..."THE LAST KISS"...by JADAKISS!!!..jadakiss will destroy wayne just like TI, ace hood, fabolous, juelz santana, styles p, eminem, nas etc...and this mother actually says he is the best rapper alive yet in an interview he says he "isn't f**king with eminem"...and he ISNT!...and yes lil wayne is killing hip hop whether u like it or not...
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