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Even from the start, Wayne knew Drizzy was going to be a star. "The first thing I said was this kid's a superstar," he told MTV. "I don't think you can remember, but I did some interviews back then when they were asking me about him and I said he's better than me. I can't sing. I can make a song, but this kid has the actual R&B presence. Then he's one of the dopest lyricists. That right there, he has a welcoming appearance."
Drake of course lived up to all of the hype, dropping one chart-topping hit after another. His debut album, 'Thank Me Later,' is certified platinum, and even snagged a few Grammy nominations in the process. The Canadian rapper also showed that he can take the reins if necessary. During Wayne's eight-month incarceration, Drake vowed to hold the Young Money crew down while he was locked away. "I'm going to do everything I can," he told The BoomBox in a previous interview.
"I knew he was something bigger than something I had envisioned for my company when I ran into this kid," Wayne continued to praise Drake. "I was thinking I'm going to put my people on and we're going to be all right, but then when I ran into this kid, I was like, this a superstar, he's got a chance to make my company something for real, something to be thought of, to be remembered."
Now that Weezy is out, he's sober and seemingly better than ever. His album 'Tha Carter IV' is due out this month.