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Birdman

Lil Wayne Is In

Elvis' League

9/27/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne is in the same league as ELVIS PRESLEY -- so says the man who co-founded Young Money Cash Money Billionaires with the rapper.

In case you didn't know, Lil Wayne surpassed the King of Rock and Roll on Billboard's Hot 100 chart today -- a record that's stood uncontested since 1958.

Now Bryan "Birdman" Williams tells TMZ, "This is a true milestone in Lil Wayne's career and the legacy of YMCMB. Surpassing Elvis Presley is a testament to Wayne's creativity and innovation in music over the years."

Elvis originally set the record with 108 songs on the list -- including the legendary "Surrender," "Burning Love," "Stuck on You," and "A Big Hunk o' Love." He shaped modern music.

But with Lil Wayne’s appearance as a featured artist on the Game’s new song “Celebration” ... Weezy now has 109 ... on his 30th birthday no less.

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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Elvis also made movies and was also in the army. 50 years after LW dies, people won't remember him, they will still be talking about Elvis. Not in Elvis' league has nothing to do with liking or disliking rap and nothing to do with money. Everybody knows Elvis. The same will never be said of LW.

754 days ago
32.

LCS27    

It's official: 21% of the TMZ readers smoke a lot of pot during all day.

754 days ago
33.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

If Elvis is the King, then Lil Wayne is the court Jester.

754 days ago
34.

devilgirl    

Sad commentary on music when people think Elvis and Lil' Knuckle Dragger are in the same league. They don't even play in the same park!

754 days ago
35.

Oystermoss    

Big hunk of love? Anyone researching these things before posting? Harvey should be editing.

754 days ago
36.

Mike L    

Lil Wayne is a s***bag piece of crap. Thats all that can be said about him. Hopefully in the near future, somebody takes him out.

754 days ago
37.

devilgirl    

YO! YO! YO! YEEEEEEEEAH! YO, YO, YO, YEEEEEAH!

Guess I have a hit song now too.

754 days ago
38.

Morticia Cowghoul    

uuuuuhhhhh..........no.
no.
no.
no.

754 days ago
39.

Cindy    

This just means there's tons of record-buying criminals out there.

754 days ago
40.

miller    

Back in the day Elvis showed up unannounced at the front gate of the White House and was let into see the Prez. Last year Lil Wayne showed up unannounced at a basketball playoff game and they wouldn't let him in without a ticket.

It doesn't sound like they are in the same league to me...

754 days ago
41.

Jen    

Seriously?! Some has smoked WAY too much crack rock.

754 days ago
42.

Laura    

The name Lil Wayne doesn't even belong in a story with Elvis. Elvis was and always will be a true original, a true legend. L.W. is an arrogant ass. And after watching that deposition, he's also a thug, who threatened the attorney questioning him. What a loser.

754 days ago
43.

RomneyIsACurse    

if you ignore the fact lil wayne is awful I guess

754 days ago
44.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

@Latoya, I just went and asked some teenagers if they thought Lil Wayne was in the same league as Elvis Presley--they laughed.

754 days ago
45.

Phishie from Philly    

Keep smoking that crack!
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Phishie from Philly

754 days ago
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