i know alotta niggas didn't agree when Wayne proclaimed "the best rapper alive since the best rapper retired" but you can tell what his mind state was at that time he honestly felt that, Wayne said himself in interviews he doesn't feel he's better than anybody but that's how i feel right now
he went as far as naming a track on C2 "The Best Rapper Alive"
It is Weezy fuckin' baby got these rappers in my stomach
I'm takin' it I ain't asking them for nothing
If you sell a million records we can battle for ya' money
it was a bold gesture he made that has come back to punch him in the face; i don't know what it was back then that made people believe he was the best but the fact that he said the shit and people hopped on board is pretty impressive
but i think the rap game might be a lil diffident if Wayne still had that mind state and hunger he had back then,
imagine a cocky hungry wayne right now