Lil Wayne

22 Reasons Why Lil Wayne Is The G.O.A.T.

He's statistically more popular than Elvis, so who are we to argue?


Most everyone has at least heard of Lil Wayne, but not many know about his history or his many, many achievements. From a music career in elementary school to owning a successful record label, here are a few reasons why Weezy just the best.

1. He wrote his first rap at age eight, and at age nine, was the youngest artist on his record label.

I would give anything to travel back to '91 just to hear baby Wayne spit a few bars.

2. He worked his way up from poverty and a broken family.

His mother had him when she was just 19, his parents divorced when he was two, and he grew up in New Orleans without his biological father. His second stepfather "Rabbit", who Wayne considers his father figure, was murdered before Wayne's music took off.

3. He was a theater kid!

He played the Tin Man in his middle school's production of The Wiz! This would totally explain his altogether adorable dancing and ability to work a crowd.

4. He had a platinum album at age 17 with his group "Hot Boys".

Actual #squadgoals.

5. His collab with Destiny's Child was WOKE.

A male rapper working with an all-female R&B group was pretty bold for 2004, but we're so glad that "Soldier" is a thing that happened.

6. He freestyles most of his music.

In the early 2000's, Wayne stopped writing down his lyrics because he believes things flow much more organically when he spits his verses off the top of his head.

7. "Tha Carter III" sold 1M copies its first week, won a Grammy, and went triple platinum.

This is the album that brought us bops like "Lollipop", "A Milli", and "Mrs. Officer".

8. After the release of "Tha Carter IV", he became the male artist with the most songs to reach the Top 100.

He actually stole this title from the King himself, Elvis Presley. And it makes sense. I mean, who doesn't lose their minds when the hook for "6 Foot 7 Foot" comes on?

9. His latest album, "Tha Carter V", came seven years after "Tha Carter IV" and it still had the second largest streaming week for an album.

We waited patiently, and we were truly blessed. He is statistically the G.O.A.T. You can't argue with the math.

10. In spite of physical health problems, he continues to tour.

Wayne suffers from epilepsy, for which he is taking seizure medication. His seizures are still ongoing, and was hospitalized as recently as a year ago.

11. He is a lyrical genius.

People are so in love with Lil Wayne for the clever and thoughtful lyricism that seems to flow out of him like water. My personal favorite: "So misunderstood, but what's a world without enigma?"

12. Despite his fame, he doesn't compare himself to other rap artists.

He says he doesn't feel it necessary to put himself up against other people, which is a pretty admirable quality.

13. He has multiple charity platforms.

Wayne supported the re-launch of the "Stop The Violence" movement, which is an initiative to lower violence rates in African-American communities. He even started his own charity called "One Family" to help with disaster relief in his hometown of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He's donated countless items to his fans and community, from skateboard parks to Thanksgiving turkeys to wheelchairs. Over the years, Wayne has hosted multiple charity concerts for different causes.

14. He's an advocate for mental health awareness.

At age 12, Wayne became a suicide attempt survivor. Even today, he enjoys therapy because it offers him a deep connection with another person. He often talks about his efforts to become a better person every day.

15. Even Obama likes him!

During his presidency, Obama revealed that he's a huge Lil Wayne fan, and in return, Wayne sampled him on "Tha Carter V". If that's not love, I don't know what is.

16. He enjoys rock music.

Wayne has listed Nirvana among other rock bands as inspiration for his music style, and it shows!

17. He has his own record label.

"Young Money Entertainment", Wayne's label, has released 12 albums that made the Billboard 200 charts.

18. He's got some film creds.

Wayne has been featured in over 60 TV shows and movies. That's more than some mainstream actors!

19. He's a smart cookie.

Lil Wayne was an honors student with straight A's in grade school, but dropped out of school at age 14 to further pursue music. (He later earned his GED.) He enrolled at the University of Houston as a psychology major, but had to drop out due to schedule conflicts even thought he was making high grades. Eventually, Houston gave him an honorary degree. Later, he transferred to the University of Phoenix, earning a Bachelor's degree in psychology.

20. He's a huge sports fan.

Packers, Bruins, Red Sox and Lakers... Lil Wayne loves them all! He's even written some commentary for ESPN! He's always a SK8R Boi! He says it helps him to clear his mind, and that perfecting a new skill is like winning a Grammy.

21. He is adorable with his four kids.

Wayne's kids love to do the "Uproar" challenge with him, where they blast his new song and get him to dance. He says that his oldest daughter Reginae is his biggest critic, analyzing his shows from the audience. Wayne gushes over his children, showing the world his soft side when it comes to family. In a recent interview, he said, ""My four jewels -- when I FaceTime one of them, man, everything goes away,"

22. He shows us how to be on good terms with our exes.

Wayne is outspokenly supportive of his childrens' mothers, and remains loyal and caring to all members of his family, together or not.

See? I told you. He's the legend our world needs. You may now continue listening to "Tha Carter V" on repeat.

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.

Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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