Young Money‘s Drake knows his rise to the top did not come without any help. This week, the hip-hop soon-to-be mogul credited longtime mentor Lil Wayne for laying out the blueprint to a successful music career.

Drizzy jumped on Instagram Tuesday (December 27) with a reaction to tying Wayne’s Billboard Hot 100 Hits record.


Buzz developed yesterday about Drake’s headline-generating Hot 100 Hits accomplishment.

The”One Dance” singer has tied Lil Wayne’s Billboard Hot 100 record for most appearances for a solo artist, thanks to a guest turn on Gucci Mane’s “Both.” The track debuted at No. 41 on the Hot 100, marking Drake’s 132nd time on the chart and tying Wayne’s record. (Entertainment Weekly)

Seven years ago, the hip-hop superstar’s first major single “Best I Ever Had” landed on the chart.

Drake first hit the Hot 100 dated May 23, 2009, with the eventual No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had.” He’s earned 18 top 10s, including three No. 1s: as featured on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” (one week at No. 1 in 2010) and “Work” (nine weeks, 2016) and his own “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (10 weeks, 2016). Lil Wayne has tallied 19 top 10s and two No. 1s: “Lollipop,” featuring Static Major (five weeks, 2008), and as featured on Jay Sean’s “Down” (two weeks, 2009). (Billboard)

Back in October, Drake publicly rallied for the release of Wayne’s long-delayed Tha Carter V album.