A$AP Rocky speaks on the culture of hip-hop changing in his December 2012/January 2013 Complex cover story hitting newsstands on December 4:
How do you feel about the culture of hip-hop changing? Lil Wayne is skateboarding now.
A$AP Rocky: That’s dope. I put Wayne in Jay-Z and Kanye’s bracket, in terms of success. Wayne is still fun. Are we forgetting that Wayne made everybody switch their flow up and start using the E’s and R’s, and “I’m ir-regul-ar, seg-ular”? Like, c’mon, are we forgetting that Wayne changed hip-hop, too? Are we forgetting that he made all these motherfuckers want to have tattoos? Are we forgetting that? It wasn’t Wiz, it was Wayne. Wiz did it, too, but I’m just stating facts. This is a guy who fucking went from being the youngest underdog in his crew to saving his company, and saving his “Daddy.” I’m not a fucking Lil Wayne dickrider—I’m just speaking facts.
A behind-the-scenes clip of Rocky’s cover shoot after the jump.