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Leon Neyfakh on the soul singer Betty Wright, a confidante, muse, and teacher to some of the world’s best-known hip-hop artists: http://nyr.kr/RpJBFx

“Lil Wayne has been trying to get in touch with her for more than a week—maybe to ask her to do something on his album, maybe not. ‘I don’t exactly know,’ she said. ‘I just know I’ve heard that his new stuff is fire. And I’m certainly pleased to know that.’
Not a lot of people born before 1960 can say that, obviously—especially not churchgoing women who grew up singing gospel songs, and who might be expected to feel somewhat alienated by the things that Lil Wayne raps about.”

 

Leon Neyfakh on the soul singer Betty Wright, a confidante, muse, and teacher to some of the world’s best-known hip-hop artists: http://nyr.kr/RpJBFx

“Lil Wayne has been trying to get in touch with her for more than a week—maybe to ask her to do something on his album, maybe not. ‘I don’t exactly know,’ she said. ‘I just know I’ve heard that his new stuff is fire. And I’m certainly pleased to know that.’

Not a lot of people born before 1960 can say that, obviously—especially not churchgoing women who grew up singing gospel songs, and who might be expected to feel somewhat alienated by the things that Lil Wayne raps about.”