In a video he released on social media, Lil Wayne mentioned how someone had used his music. The renowned rapper said on the Hank vs. Wolf podcast that he shot a video of himself, his friends, and some skateboard skills. On the video, he used his phone to add his own music, and he then shared it on social media. Then, a person in a position of authority in the music industry called him and inquired as to whether he had given his consent for the use of his own song in the clip. Lil Wayne questioned, “Clear what?” “That’s me,”
Weezy claimed he almost put brand-new, unheard music on the video. He was glad he didn’t do that because of the trouble he got in for posting with previously released music. “It was a bad conversation, actually,” Wayne said to the podcasters. Probably due to the fact that the rapper needed to clear his own voice, his own sound, for a video that he posted. It didn’t make any sense to Lil Wayne; as the artist of both pieces of content, he reasoned it was all okay. Apparently, that was not the case.
Lil Wayne’s Pop Culture Influence
Lil Tunechi loves to rap, skateboard, and let his fans know what he’s up to. A low-key adrenaline junkie, Lil Wayne has skated with some heavy hitters, both professional skateboarders and other musical artists. He once skated with Meek Mill and Drake, giving his fans insight into how good — or not so good — the two hip-hop icons are on the board.
One of the podcast hosts asked Wayne if he could say the song and video got “cleared.” Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works in the music industry. When music drops, that property is protected under copyright laws. The full Hawk vs. Wolf podcast episode is live on YouTube. Skating legends Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis host the pod, interviewing people in and out of the skating industry. Therefore, this makes Lil Wayne the perfect guest.