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Interviews: Video

Tory Lanez compares 6ix9ine to 2Pac for relasing No. 1 album from prison

Tory Lanez compares 6ix9ine to 2Pac for relasing No. 1 album from prison
Tekashi 6ix9ine & Tory Lanez in "TAlk tO Me" video

Tory Lanez has been owning the headlines on rap blogs as of late. From his feud with Joyner Lucas, or taking shots at artists like J. Cole, there’s been no shortage of topics to question him about in interviews.

During a recent exchange with UK radio’s Tim Westwood, Tory commented on the drama surrounding Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and his new hit album, Dummy Boy.

By now, most hip-hop fans are aware that 6ix9ine is currently awaiting trial in a New York prison for charges relating to racketeering and firearms. In an unusual display of force, 6ix9ine was jointly arrested by the NYPD, ATF and the Department of Homeland Security. Either they were concerned about the length of his rap sheet, or perhaps it was due to the high profile nature of the case. Either way, it’s added another layer of intrigue to the 6ix9ine story.

His album Dummy Boy is now the number one album in the United States – just barely squeaking past Travis Scott’s Astroworld – and made its debut at number four this week on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart.

As far as Tory’s opinion of the release? He compared Dummy Boy to 2Pac releasing his
classic Me Against The World album from prison in 1995. That album is considered one of the most influential hip-hop projects of all-time, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

“For somebody to go that far, you got Kanye, Nicki Minaj, your album’s dropping. It’s like, the only nigga who had shit like that popping was Tupac. When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album. Not to say it was the biggest album of all fucking time, but it was a pretty big moment. It’s sad he’s gotta be locked up during it, is all I’m saying.”

Check out the full interview below.

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