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Lil Wayne reads 17th Century philosopher John Locke

The Literary Genius of Lil Wayne:  The case for Lil Wayne to be counted among Shakespeare and Dylan
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Having been a political science major at the University of Houston alongside Lil Wayne when he majored in political science there as well, I know that all political science majors at U of H read John Locke.

In "6 foot, 7 foot," Lil Wayne drops the line:

"the fruits of my labor, I enjoy them while they're still ripe."

This is the well known "spoilage principle," credited to 17th century British philosopher John Locke. Here's the original:

John Locke's 2nd Treatise:

"It will perhaps be objected to this, that if gathering the acorns, or other fruits of the earth, &c. makes a right to them, then any one may ingross as much as he will. To which I answer, Not so. The same law of nature, that does by this m…

Interview on youngmulababy.com

Enjoyed doing this interview today for YoungMulaBaby.com

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Wayne dumbs it down to sound like Biggie on homage track

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The chapter "Form over Flow" in the book details exactly how Lil Wayne is different as a lyricist from other acclaimed rappers, including Drake, Rick Ross, Nas, Eminem, Black Thought, Childish Gambino, Kool G Rap, T.I., Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and MF Doom.

Further support for this argument can be found in Wayne's "duet" with Biggie on the "I'm Wit Whateva" remix from the album Duets: The Final Chapter. On that track, Wayne adopts a clearly different style of rap, more akin to the "flow" of other rappers, as opposed his own "form" style. Wayne's style on the track is a clear homage to Biggie, emulating his flow.

Those familiar with Wayne will notice the absence of "random" sounding non sequiturs in this verse and the ab…