If real shit is dead then nigga I'm a bastard

from Lil Wayne – President Carter Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People consider real hip hop to be dead, but Wayne considers himself a direct descendant of it. He’s a bastard, as a son would be if their father had died. Also, Bastard as in Tyler the Creator’s debut album. The previous three lines also reference Odd Future.

I think Wayne made a mistake here saying “Bastard”. The correct term would be Orphan. As a bastard is someone who’s parents aren’t married, whereas an orphan is someone who’s parents are dead.

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