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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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61.

ingrid    

OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE DONT KNOW THEIR ROCK MUSIC HISTORY....ELVIS WAS FORCED TO SING BLACK MUSIC SO WHITE PEOPLE COULD LISTEN....IM MORE CREATIVE THAN ELVIS

720 days ago
62.

ingrid    

LIL WAYNE INVENTED THE TERM BLING.... HEY ITS BETTER THAN JACKING PEOPLES SONGS

720 days ago
63.

Cool Breeze    

He could be Elvis ' shoeshine boy but that's where the comparison ends..

720 days ago
64.

StarFleetVeteran    

What a joke.

720 days ago
65.

JalenDUI    

Winner of the ugliest man in the world contest

720 days ago
66.

Scott Levy    

Lil Wayne is a no-talent, doped up loser.

720 days ago
67.

CN    

QUANTITY and QUALITY are not the same thing, and Weezy ain't no Elvis.

720 days ago
68.

CiCi    

Lil Wayne isn't that amazing to me...but didn't Elvis cover a lot of other artists' music?? And if so, does that make Elvis a glorified coverband?? Just wondering.

720 days ago
69.

Greyson    

And this is the reason why I believe the movie Idiocracy provides an accurate window into our future.

720 days ago
70.

tt    

huh he makes ok music but at least Elvis pays his producers and not dis them from payment that's the difference between the two Elvis made sure everyone but little richie was paid LOL!

720 days ago
71.

KicksandGiggles    

I am sure Elvis doesn't give a damnnn. At least he was decent to look at. I would rather look at yesterday's dinner than this guy.

720 days ago
72.

Joao    

As evidance for what that's worth and how worthless the music industry and media manipulators are, while not a fan of Evlis, I'm familair with what he sang. I have no idea who Lil Wayne is and I can assure you that at least 70% of America have not only hear his "music" but don't know who he is either.

720 days ago
73.

JAYCEE    

so if your message ain't ****, **** the records you sold
cuz if you go platinum, it's got nothing to do with luck
it just means that a million people are stupid as ****

720 days ago
74.

JAYCEE    

in the words of Immortal Technique
" so if your message ain't ****, **** the records you sold
cuz if you go platinum, it's got nothing to do with luck
it just means that a million people are stupid as ****"

720 days ago
75.

ChuckA41    

So, a guy named "Birdman" says that "Lil Wayne" is in Elvis Presley's league? Must be true. I hate these guys.

720 days ago
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