Back when guys like Lil Wayne would have been looked at like whining brats, Howlin’ Wolf was getting told he couldn’t use the bathrooms at the places he was playing at. Besides possessing raw energy that has been tried desperately to replicate by everyone from blues colonialist Eric Clapton to scrub-rock king Jack White, Wolf was one scary( and huge) dude. Here’s how he was described by Cub Koda: “no one could match [Howlin’ Wolf] for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits.” Vodpod videos no longer available.
Listening to Lil’ Wayne profess his gangsterdom and talk openly about cough syrup addiction — which I though was more associated with soccer moms than gangsters– I kept thinking about how Howlin’ Wolf would have fucked up Lil Wayne. Don’t Laugh At Me :