Is He The "Old-Ass Rapper" Lil Wayne Is Rapping About? Didn't Nas start talking his "hip-hop is dead" ish right around the time Wayne started to ascend to the top of the charts? By our calculations, he did. Nas also dethroned Wayne's last album, Tha Carter III, from the top of the Billboard 200 chart back in 2008. Still, Nas did ask Wayne to appear on last year's Distant Relatives album alongside Damien Marley so we're pretty sure this relationship is all kosher.