The former Source magazine CEO and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member sent the 4PF rapper his roses on Twitter on December 1 while praising his inspirational lyrics and the effect his music has on listeners.
Lil Baby, one of this generation’s rappers, is currently the most influential and significant, according to 57-year-old Ray Benzino, who has been involved in hip-hop since the beginning. He can help young black males turn their lives around and go from the streets to a better life, much like the influence of PAC. I can assure you that he is unique.
He claims that @lilbaby4PF is currently the most important and influential rapper. He has been involved in hip-hop from its inception. He thinks that the influence of PAC can help young black boys move out of the streets and into better life. I can guarantee that he is special.
Because he “really comes from and talks that street talk but he also raps about positive elevation & change, (like Pac), he never engages in online beef, helps his people and raps about it, and you can see his maturity, not just on the mic but in real life,” he is referred to as “this generation’s Pac.”
“This generation needs more Lil Babys,” he continued.
Benzino also addressed 2Pac’s firefight with police and his time in prison in response to a Twitter user who said the rapper “wasn’t active.”
“Pac shot 2 cops, mother did time for the black panthers, he did mad time, ran with many killers, brother gunned down, was in every death row beef when got there but he wasn’t active?” he said. “Nah you ain’t active.”
While Lil Baby hasn’t responded to the 2Pac comparisons, on EST Gee’s 2021 song “5500 Degrees,” he did compare himself to Lil Wayne, another legendary rapper.