After taking a week off to commemorate Juneteenth, Lil Wayne returned to Young Money Radio on Friday (June 26) with a stellar guest lineup.
Weezy discussed a wide variety of topics, from new music to racial injustice, during the ninth episode of his Apple Radio show, while welcoming guests Usher, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Jack Harlow, and others.
First was Usher, who recently released the powerful song “I Cry” and wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post highlighting the importance of Juneteenth. The superstar singer told Wayne that the inspiration behind “I Cry” came from the death of George Floyd.
“There is a protest so that we can change the reality of what is happening in our country,” Usher said. “And this song talks about it.”
Later in the show, New York veteran rappers Jadakiss and Fabolous spoke about their upcoming battle on the Instagram series. Verzuz.
“He is celebrating each other’s catalog,” Jadakiss said. “It’s no different than if we were going to be on the tour bus and he had the auxiliary chord and then he passed me the auxiliary chord or vice versa.”
Fabolous added: “For me it is not a battle, it is more like sharpening steel too.”
Embattled hip-hop artist Juelz Santana, who is currently serving a federal prison sentence on a gun charge, called the show to discuss his #FREESANTANA mixtape
“[My wife] put out a little project called #FREESANTANA. Let everyone know they can download that, “said the rapper.” She surprised me with that and made me very happy. “
Louisville rapper Jack Harlow also joined Friday’s episode to discuss a possible music video for the remix of his song “What’s Poppin” (featuring DaBaby, Lil Wayne, and Tory Lanez) and why he joined the protests over Breonna Taylor. .
“Moments like this are bigger than anything we’re working on, bigger than the ‘What’s Poppin’ remix, bigger than any of that,” Harlow said of Taylor’s death.
Catch the full Young Money Radio episode here.