So Birdman... Jay-Z makes no money? We don't recall ever seeing Lil' Wayne top the Forbes list. Now don't get this wrong, Lil' Wayne is a HOT RAPPER, but we don't feel that he's the HOTTEST if you're talking about a combination of money + music. Yes, Lil' Wayne might make more from his music but Jay-Z makes more from his brand, which came from music.
"I don't think he's the #1 MC. In any kind of way. Wayne is the best, he do the most and he makes the most money. I don't think no niggas in the business makes more money than us. So how could you be the best if you don't make the most money? And you don't do the most? Lyrically, be for real man, can't nobody fuck with Wayne. To me, if you're #1 and you're not no money, it don't mean nothing. That's #1 to me. Fuck all that rap shit. You heard me? You got COLD rappers who ain't never been heard. And then you got niggas who really can't rap and making money. It's about who's making the most money to me, I don't give a fuck about the rest of that shit."
I'm talkin' bout music I ain't talkin' bout rap You talkin' bout who's hot I ain't talkin' bout that The conversation is changed Lets yap about that I don't run rap no more I run the map -Jay-Z "What We Talkin' About"