tha carter v album review

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V: The Complete Album Review

"I could change the world, I'd rather change to beast mode."

Lil Wayne Tha Carter V

Tha Carter V Album Review Fans Will Actually Want to Read

Overall Album Review
The Maturity of Weezy
Carter V Family Ties
Fan Reception
Critical Reception
Featured Artists
Sales & Chart Performance

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Tha Carter V Album Cover

Overall Album Review

‘Tha Carter V’ is one of the best Hip-Hop albums of 2018. The level of attention Lil Wayne put on this album is easy to see throughout its entirety. The production quality, the song choices, and the overall composition of the 23-song masterpiece make it a true work of art. This project shows just what Lil Wayne is capable of when given full creative freedom and when he takes his time.

Weezy seemed to have gotten into a mode during his peak when he thought the only way he could create was at full speed. Maybe that is best for his creative process when it comes to rapping and getting actual bars into Pro Tools, but when it comes to putting together an album the magnitude of one from the Carter series, all great things take time.

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The Carter IV felt rushed. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great album. There were songs on The Carter IV that got massively under-appreciated. Take “Up Up & Away” for example. Some of the hardest bars of 2011, on a Diplo beat no-less, and yet because the expectations for Lil Wayne were so great, people didn’t even appreciate the greatness they got.

Take an example like the intro or “Blunt Blowin.” These are songs that Weezy fans love, but how do they compare to songs like “Dedicated” on Tha Carter V? It just feels like if Wayne had been given more time to finish The Carter IV instead of having to push out the next money maker for the labels, he could have had just that much better of songs on Tha Carter IV.

But on this album, he had PLENTY of time, and it will be compared to The Carter III and debated as to which was the best album.

It’s tough to compare the two. Tha Carter III was Lil Wayne’s crowning glory. At the moment when the feature killer was being loved by new fans and doubted by new haters at the same time, he delivered in a major way. Not only with the 1 million copies sold in the first week, but with the outstanding quality of the work. There are songs on Tha Carter III that instantly felt like classics. Songs like “Let the Beat Build” “Mr. Carter” “Misunderstood” and “A Milli.”

But Tha Carter V is its own crowning glory. While the third Carter album signified crowing Lil Wayne “The Best Rapper Alive” the fifth Carter album signified Lil Wayne cementing his legacy as “The Greatest Rapper of All Time.” That’s a hugely important step in his career.

And of course, The Carter V has its own instant classics. “Mona Lisa” “Dope Ni**az” “Famous” and “What About Me” all have the same stop you in your tracks level of excellence as their Carter III counterparts. But what makes them different? What is it that makes this album feel like something a bit more significant?

It could be the delay. There’s nothing like a 4-year delay on an album to make you want it, and of course, that level of anticipation can alter your reality. But the double-edged sword for that is that it could’ve worked against Weezy as well. All that build-up and hype for The Carter V could have led people to have such impossible expectations that nothing could meet them.

And to be fair, they probably did have that high of expectations. And Weezy knocked them, the park. He delivered a 23 piece classic that any music artist in history would be proud of. This is a moment, within an era of quick-fleeting, streaming, 3 minutes of fame superstars, that made the world stop. It brought everything back to the orbit of Weezy for an amount of time that he commanded.

At a time when all that’s on CNN is Trump news, Lil Wayne was the cover story. The USA Today reported about him, The New York Times sang his praises. And even Kanye, who was in the middle of his press-commanding spotlight, took a moment out to admit that Lil Wayne would outsell him with this album.

He was the number one trending topic on Twitter, and he was all that anyone was talking about. Even LeBron was asked about him in his first day of Lakers training camp. Lil Wayne once again made sure everyone knows his rightful place in the hip-hop world:

On top.

The Maturity of Weezy

Lil Wayne has always been young. I mean, insanely, he’s only 36 at the release of this album. Who has had this storied of a career at 36? But at this age, he seems to have reached a certain maturity that shows he’s figured out who he is, and he’s 100% comfortable being who he is on this album.

It’s seemed like at times Weezy has still felt like he’s had something to prove. When he slowed down a bit and took a step back, a slew of newcomers stepped up their game. Everyone from the beloved K.dot and Chance the Rapper to beef-mongering Young Thug, they took certain styles that Tunechi had perfected and then pushed those styles in directions of their own.

In Sorry 4 the Wait 2, you can see Wayne pushing the style that Young Thug had made popular, to show the world that it was his style and he could do whatever he wanted to with it. In No Ceilings 2, Tune was then working with the style of his that birthed Future’s. Lil Wayne seemed determined in these projects to not be out-innovated. He wanted to continue pushing the limits and show he had still not met the boundaries of his career or skills.

But as he got to Dedication 6, there was something so uniquely Weezy about that mixtape. It didn’t feel like he was trying to mark his territory over a particular style or trying to sound different from himself, or imitators. It felt more like him being him. Him doing something that just sounded 100% Weezy. It was trap, it was fast, it was heavy, it was make you rewind the track punch lines. It was top-shelf Lil Wayne.

Tha Carter V took that to an even higher level. Not only was he being uniquely himself in a style all his own, but he was also perfecting songs. He was producing original works of art, not a rendition of someone else song. These were songs, emotions, and energies that would not have existed without these songs, and without him making them.

Songs like “What About Me” sound like “Take Care” era Drake, but a bit less Emo. But who was “Take Care” Drake with a bit less Emo if it’s not Lil Wayne? Drake basically emulated Lil Wayne’s flows, and then added his much better singing voice to Weezy’s already hot rap/sung creations. “What About Me” is what Lil Wayne has been wanting to create for years. A true song of perfection, that doesn’t have to overdone like “How to Love.”

Or how about “Dope Ni**az” with Snoop Dog? Not many rappers can jump on a song with a legend of this caliber and make him look like a backup singer. Don’t get me wrong, Snoop’s part was dope, but there was no part of me that wanted to hear any less Weezy than we got.

Apart from all the points above, the subject matter of The Carter V is mature as well. The concepts are timeless and word choice is elegant. Wayne raps about love and relationships, hustles and cons, and everything in between, and still manages to have you thinking about it as an adult.

Tha Carter V's Family Ties

The way Lil Wayne brings his family into Tha Carter V is truly special. People have used their moms on albums before, and obviously, Drake has done it recently, but Weezy did it in the most authentic and soulful of ways. Maybe the credit should go to Miss Cita, for she certainly has plenty of soul and authenticity in her voice and emotion. Maybe the credit should go to Mack Maine, as it seems that bringing Tune’s mom into the album and arranging her appearances in that way was his idea and execution.

Besides Lil Wayne’s mother, having his daughter on the album with “Famous” was a treat as well. Further, combining the two on the “Famous” track was brilliant and more than special. To start with Miss Cita and then lead into Reginae singing that beautiful hook, it felt like a song from a man who really does value the women in his life.

Reginae’s appearance was powerful. To be featured on Tha Carter V is an honor for any artist, even a bucket list item. But to be Lil Wayne’s daughter and kill it at that level? It’s mind-blowing. It’s mind-blowing for Weezy himself to have a daughter that talented who doesn’t sacrifice quality being on the track.

It reminds me of recently when LeBron talked about the potential of playing in the NBA together with Bronny one day. I believe this is at that level. To share this crowning achievement with your family, it’s a gift.

Fan Reception

The fan reception to Tha Carter V has been outstanding. After waiting faithfully and loyally for over 5 years, Lil Wayne fans have been rewarded with an album that certainly made their wait worthwhile. Weezy fans made Tha Carter V the number one trending topic on Twitter, and the reaction was around 95% positive.

https://twitter.com/thecjpearson/status/1045819886042316800

Fans loved the triumphant return of their favorite rapper. The man who gave us Drake and Nicki Minaj showed us there’s a reason why he soared so high in the music world in the first place.

https://twitter.com/tamayo520/status/1046170840205680640

Lil Wayne fans started making sure the world knows they believe this album crowns Weezy as the GOAT. Media outlets like Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Billboard, and XXL, all showed love to the huge fan base that made themselves known upon Tha Carter V’s release.

Critical Reception

Tha Carter V garnered overall very positive reviews from critics, something Lil Wayne hadn’t enjoyed in a while (not that he cares).

Variety and XXL turned in the highest reviews, both giving it an 80/100.

XXL felt the album was solid, but not the best we’ve ever seen from Weezy.

“At 23 tracks, it’s on par with the length of Young Money protégé Drake’s Scorpion, but unlike the OVO’s founder’s latest, C5 doesn’t shamelessly offer songs in abundance as a strategy for pleasing everyone (and dominating streaming with its sheer bloat). Rather, it feels like a necessary form of catharsis, a conscious clearing of Wayne’s archives from the past seven years. It’s the sort of album that might not be remembered as Wayne’s greatest (which widely varies depending on who you ask) but it certainly has the potential to be deemed one of his most personal and passionate.”

XXL, XXL Staff

Variety’s review was a bit more positive, feeling that musically Lil Wayne had come full circle through the album's delays and drama with a triumphant end to the saga.

"Musically, despite the age of some of the songs, “V” is fresh, flush and even frenetic at times, with the crunch of the Southern trap and ropey rap-rock sounds that Wayne pretty much started in the first place.”

Variety

Rolling Stone’s review seemed a bit fake to me. They give it a positive 70/100 and admit that Lil Wayne is one of the GOATs in hip-hop history, saying he belongs on hip-hop’s Mount Rushmore with Rakim and Jay Z, however, their negativity was plenty.

“It doesn’t matter that his first retail album since 2013’s desultory, depressing I Am Not a Human Being II is haphazardly sequenced, with the best tracks arriving somewhere in the middle and the end, and that its 87 minute running time can barely be consumed in one sitting. Lil Wayne is back on center stage, back on top. That’s all that matters.”

Rolling Stone, Mosi Reeves

Anyone who actually enjoyed the album and believes that Lil Wayne is one of hip-hop’s GOATs would not complain that the album’s length is 87 minutes. It’s 87 minutes because it’s a masterpiece that is full of incredible, consumable greatness from beginning to end.

The New York Times turned in an outwardly unfavorable review. With a 60/100, the Times said:

“Excess was always a part of his proposition, but this album drags and seeps, with long stretches of shrug in between moments of invention.”

New York Times

While devoting half of their review to Logic’s new album, the Times review seems to be from a viewpoint of someone who’s in denial about the resurgent relevance of Lil Wayne. Instead, it seems they had a review already written somewhere ready to pronounce the rapper’s career dead and hand of the crown to “teacher’s pet” Logic.

However, after the 3rd most streamed first day of any album in history, and total sales that more than doubled Logic’s, it seems they weren’t quite happy about rewriting their review to account for the actual greatness or insane fan response.

For the negative reviewers, it’s easier to just blame Tha Carter V’s success on fan loyalty and not have to actually accept that a southern rapper from New Orleans outshines their beloved washed-up old heads and cerebral wannabes.

I hope they enjoy themselves by holding out hope for Weezy’s downfall as much as I do when the rest of us are bumping “Dope Ni**az” in our headphones.

There were relatively few artists featured on Tha Carter V, but the ones who did appear made sure their presence was known. Kendrick Lamar certainly stole the show features-wise with his outstanding verse on “Mona Lisa”. The story-telling song featured two sides of a man who puts his trust in a woman only to deceived and betrayed and then left to deal with his own depression and despair.

Snoop Dogg also made a standout appearance on the album. His hook on “Dope Ni**az” made the song arguably the 2nd best track. The moment where the beat changes, bringing in the Erika Bydu sample and Snoop pops in with “I get money I’m a hustler….” there’s a level of epicness that makes you immediately aware that you’re listening to an instant classic. The power of the flow and word choice Weezy puts on that track paired with the OG status of Snoop providing a classic West Coast hook, on top of an incredible beat; you just can’t find a better example of hip-hop than that.

Travis Scott provides his own flash of notable style with his work on “Let it Fly”. Travis had previously voiced his disappointment about the possibility of Tha Carter V not coming out because of his work he’d put in on the song, noting that his “mama gone cry” if the album didn’t come out and the song not get heard. However, lucky for Travis, the album did come out and the song is straight flames. Travis turns in a trademark hook and verse, and Lil Wayne finished the song off with an out of this world verse where he rhymes the words “mind” and “line” about 10x each. It’s an insane verse that fits right in with the intensity of the track.

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Nicki Minaj turns in a beautiful singing performance on “Dark Side of the Moon” in which Weezy and Nick sing about “intergalactic love” and all of the feelings that come with waiting for a lover you’ve been separated from. It shows Nicki’s true range when singing, and also shows Lil Wayne’s ability to produce love songs that are still true to what his fans crave from him.

Reginae Carter is perhaps one of the brightest shining stars on the album. Her hook for “Famous” has a beautiful and unique sound that honestly will remind the listener a bit of her father. Her singing is impeccable but there’s just something so distinct about her voice. Having a father/daughter collaboration, on a song about a subject that has surely affected all the members of Wayne’s family, seems to fit perfectly naturally. Adding in the intro from Lil Wayne’s mom Cita adds the icing to the cake as well.

Perhaps the most interesting inclusion of all Tha Carter V’s features is Sosamann. There’s so little buzz around the Taylor Gang rapper that he doesn’t even have his own Wikipedia page. The rumors are that Post Malone and Drake were supposed to be featured on the song “What About Me”, but due to technical difficulties, their verses didn’t get included on the final version of the album before the deadline. So somehow, the little known Sosamann got a spot. He turned in a good performance, reminiscent of something a Hoodie Baby feature might sound like, but it’s an incredible song none the less.

Lil Wayne also rekindled an old flame on this album with the appearance of the mother of one of his children, Nivea. Nivea once had a very successful R&B career, and you can hear Weezy declare his love to her on one of the skits on Dedication 3. She provides a lovely hook on “Dope New Gospel” and Wayne said in his #CRWN interview in New Orleans he thought she sounded "like an angel" on the track.

Taking it back to New Orleans with some true bounce courtesy of Manny Fesh, Wayne tapped Mack Maine and Ashanti for “Start This Sh*t Off Right.” Mack Maine has been featured on plenty of Lil Wayne’s songs throughout his career, last notably on the “Got Money (Remix) that was included in the music video. But Maine sounds natural in a hook/hype-man role, especially on a New Orleanian produced beat. Ashanti doesn’t make many appearances on top Billboard hits these days, but her effort on this song was perfect. She instantly transports the listener back to the early 2000’s gives you a wonderfully nostalgic longing for the sweet songs of that era.

Last but not least was the surprise appearance of XXXTENTACION. The recently deceased rapper/singer was huge news in the past year due to his tragic murder and musical success. He had two platinum albums in 2017 and 2018, and after his devastating death, his most recent single at the time shot from 52 to 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He rapped notably about depression and mental health issues, and his metal guitar featuring instrumentals gained him critical acclaim.

His appearance on Tha Carter V was slightly controversial as some accused the inclusion as being a stunt to gain streams and garner an emotional sentiment for support of the album. Some do have a case when they point to the fact that the track is included as the first song on the album, and sets it up to capture your emotional reaction from the very beginning of the album.

However, speaking from my own experience with the album, I felt it was magically done. There is real emotion coming from that song that can be felt from XXXTENTACION as well as Lil Wayne, and I’m sure Mack Maine was trying to make sure that emotion was felt. This is an emotional album that touches on some deeper levels than most of Weezy’s albums, and this song and feature fit perfectly in with that narrative.

Sales & Chart Performance

Tha Carter V outperformed everyone's expectations from a sales perspective. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earning 480,000 equivalent album units earned. It was the second highest streamed album in its first week of all time with 433 million on-demand audio streams logged, behind only Weezy protege Drake's album "Scorpion."

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Lil Wayne Announces Tha Carter V

Lil Wayne will be releasing Tha Carter V on his birthday, September 27th.

Yes, that's right, the moment we've all been waiting on for almost 5 long years is finally coming.

Weezy announced the release of the long-delayed album on his Twitter account via a YouTube video.

https://youtu.be/pKWrzGKZoaQ

Now that Lil Wayne himself has announced the release of the album, we can all start to celebrate and anticipate with joy.

It's time to get ready Weezy fans! CV is finally coming! #WeezysTheGoat

 


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Don't Believe Tha Carter V Release Hype

When it comes to the release of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, here's who you can trust: 

NOONE. 

If you've been a Lil Wayne fan for long, you'll know that Weezy's camp has a long history of misleading fans about the release dates of albums. And if you need proof of that, just look at how long Tha Carter V itself has been delayed. 

Lil Wayne hasn't released an album on time since Tha Carter II. And personally, I blame Cortez Bryant. At some point, these guys got it into their heads that pushing back albums created more demand for album releases and ultimately would help them sell more copies. 

They may or may not be right, but the only release I think pushbacks helped was actually Tha Carter III. Since that album, no album in hip-hop has had as much anticipation built around it. And when you lack crazy amounts of anticipation and buzz, album pushbacks make you seem disorganized, and fans start to react negatively. 

(Let's face it, these Sorry 4 the Wait mixtapes weren't unplanned last minute projects made because of unforeseen album delays.)

With all this history in mind, there's more than enough reason why you shouldn't buy into these stories about a September 21st Carter V release date because of some Floyd Mayweather tweet and a fan-created, fake album cover. 

Take LilWayneHQ's word for it: 

https://twitter.com/LilWayneHQ/status/1039955332326481920
LilWayneHQ Sets the Record Straight

As LilWayneHQ so perfectly says, don't trust a release date unless you hear it from the horse's, I mean, GOAT's mouth. And even then, whether you hear it from Cortez or from Mack Maine, take whatever they say with a grain of salt. 

You know when you can trust the release date of a Lil Wayne "Carter" album" When you see it streaming on Tidal and can bang it in your wireless Sonys. 

Until then, we'll keep following the Twitter clues and keep our ears to the ground, and when we hear something real, we'll definitely let you know. 

#WEEZYstheGOAT


Dallas Cowboys Play Lil Wayne's Verse on "Gimme That" During Training Camp Fight

During a recent training camp fight, Dallas Cowboys players Kareem Edwards and Tyrone Crawford let tensions get the better of them as they slung a few punches back and forth. 

But more importantly for Weezy fans was how cool it was when the Cowboys practice facility staff turned on Lil Wayne's verse from Chris Brown's verse on "Gimme That (Remix)". 

https://twitter.com/MikeLeslieWFAA/status/1032743989819133952
Cowboys staff plays Gimme That (Remix) during scuffle.

First, as the scuffle starts and then pushes its way back towards the endzone, you can here Wayne giving his intro calling Chris a Phenom and referring to himself as the 23-year-old CEO (shows how old this song is).

Then, just as the huge mash-up of 300 lb men is starting to settle down you can hear Tunechi:

"Young Carter, harder than them other boys. I ain't even fronting baby I could take a summer off. I could break a woman off, I could take the stomach off... One of my trucks, now I'm riding in the guts!"
Lil Wayne - Gimme That (Remix)

https://youtu.be/3yl-5FOZcr0?t=1m1s
Gimme That (Remix) Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne

Check the music video above. It starts just as Weezy is getting into his verse. And if you're interested on more about the relationship between Lil Wayne and Chris Brown check out this post


New Lil Wayne Song: Quasimodo

Well if you've been missing some top-shelf Weezy... Quasimodo is a can't miss for Lil Wayne fans of all eras. 

https://youtu.be/rA_wflwAJDU

"Repping for my logo… That's me and my bro bros."
Lil Wayne - Quasimodo

The beat is dark and has that enchanting vibe that many of Weezy's recent classics. You can almost picture yourself in Notre Dame hanging out with the famous hunchback himself, with a few gargoyles hanging around just for security. 

(Check out all of Lil Wayne's 2018 releases through August)

There's no info on what project this track was originally supposed to be attached to, possibly a track that didn't make the final cut for Carter V. But either way, we're blessed to get it during this painful Weezy drought. 

Maybe we'll get a Sorry 4 the Wait 3 as a lead up to the eventual release of the long-awaited latest Carter album, but we all know anything less than the Carter V is just a tease at this point. 


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Lil Wayne Songs 2018

Complete List of Lil Wayne Songs 2018 Version

Lil Wayne hasn't made as many songs in 2018 as he has in recent years, but there's still plenty of solid tracks to sink your teeth into if you haven't been paying attention. We didn't include songs from Dedication 6 or D6 Reloaded as they're both worth checking out on their own (D6 is PRIME Weezy).

lil wayne songs 2018

There's still the last third of 2018 to look forward to, so hopefully, we get a few more great Lil Wayne songs to enjoy by the end of this year. However, I think Lil Wayne is consciously trying to fight against over-exposure in preparation of Tha Carter V's release.

Now that Lil Wayne is supposedly free from his Cash Money problems, hopefully, we who have been waiting oh so patiently will get a full-length masterpiece to enjoy sooner rather than later. For now, check out this full list and leave a comment below letting us know what you think. If we've left anything out, put that in the comments as well.

"New Level"
Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih Feat. Lil Wayne
Aug 24, 2018

https://youtu.be/26NUW5BqDwI

Standout Quote:

"You was sent from Heaven, sleeping with the Devil."

"More (Remix)"
Partynextdoor & Quavo ft. Lil Wayne
Aug 1, 2018

https://youtu.be/sUfpE4l0fNU

Standout Quote:

"No more CMB, in short, it hurts. But I'm more complete. Wish I knew more at first."

"F**k A Real N***a"
DJ Clue Feat. Lil Wayne, Plies, Chinx & Chris Echols
Jul 15, 2018

Standout Quote:

"Oh yes I love her like 'Pu**y, Money, Weed' Pu**y, Money Weed, skating & Codeine."

"Blood Pressure"
Freeway Feat. Lil Wayne
Jun 22, 2018

Standout Quote:

"No L.I.E. I'm L.I.T. I'm the Y.M.E.  K.I.N.G.  B.L.O.O. - D.I.N.G. I'm O.U.T. H.E.R.E. with my G.O.O.N.Z.Z.Z. We T.O.O. D.E.E.P. I gave a bi**h three wishes she wanted ME ME ME."

"Rich Sex"
Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne
Jun 11, 2018

Standout Quote:

"Let's fu** on the money while we count it, that's some rich sh*t. Pu**y smell like money while I'm down there, that's some Nick sh*t!"

"Drive Itself"
Future Feat. Lil Wayne
Jun 8, 2018

Standout Quote:

"And me I'm self-motivated and self-centered and self-driven, that's power steering ni**a."

"Fires & Desires"
Lil Twist Feat. Lil Wayne & Trippie Redd
Apr 13, 2018

Standout Quote:

"F**k taking pictures, take a bullet for her."

"Wit My Left"
Fendi P Feat. Lil Wayne
Apr 12, 2018

Standout Quote:

"I see more sand than turbans. See more white girl than bourbon, served on bourbon."

"End Of Discussion"
Rich The Kid Feat. Lil Wayne
Mar 29, 2018

Standout Quote:

"Bad bi**h pretty, she pretty bad. She might get a bag that come with a bag. Pull out a molly bag, let her dip and dab. Let the money talk till it Jibber Jab."

"Hot Boy"
Preme Feat. Lil Wayne
Mar 29, 2018

Standout Quote:

"Was a Hot Boy in my first life, word life. Had to move on like a 3rd strike."

"Corazon"
Maître Gims Feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana
Mar 22, 2018

https://youtu.be/VjMZJZdNnBE

Standout Quote:

"Tell ya boyfriend 'Listen.' I am what ya been missing. Tunechi got ya Corazon skipping."

"Vizine"
Lil Wayne
Mar 5, 2018

https://youtu.be/m-WXZWslgUI

Standout Quote:

"Sipping on purple like it's herbal. Bad brown b***h, Lisa Turtle. On turbo, you don't wanna disturb him. Mama done put too much sugar in my Gerber.  Damn, I done dropped so many ashes on my turban. I done seen so many ti**ies on Bourbon. Live a different kinda lifestyle, different kinds diamonds. Got a ni**a lookin' like Sherbert."

"Wave"
Veronica Vega Feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih
Feb 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/0w1tRwHlo_Q

Standout Quote:

"Dread on the remix. Smoke something, eyes red as a Phoenix."

"Bloody Mary"
Lil Wayne Feat. Juelz Santana
Jan 24, 2018

https://youtu.be/FOLQlEh1D20

Standout Quote:

"Kick a ni**a a** then give him my shoes to shine. It's doe or die. I come from where we used to crime. The Oozy 9, more important than school supplies."

"Big Bad Wolf"
Lil Wayne
Jan 23, 2018

https://youtu.be/lYATz3STgew

Standout Quote:

"Don't name my pistol,  I name the trigger. Benjamin Button, push him."

"Till She Lose Her Voice"
Whiite & DJ Spin Feat. Lil Wayne
Jan 22, 2018

https://youtu.be/mAkBSuzDznU

Standout Quote:

"She the intelligent one, I'm just with my dumba**."

"Fuck How It Turn Out (G-Mix)"
Turk Feat. Lil Wayne & Kodak Black
Jan 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/em74M2ZzPl0

Standout Quote:

"They looking and they notice. Whatever in these sodas got me looking like a tortoise."

"Mula (Remix)"
Zoey Dollaz Feat. Lil Wayne
Jan 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/Ss5A-s0HOQQ

Standout Quote:

"I told wife she too pricey, then I went and got icey. And a ni**a will get poltergeist-y for them bright ni**as."

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New Weezy: Fendi P ft. Lil Wayne "Wit My Left"

Lil Wayne is on a new track from Curren$y's artist Fendi P. He's a New Orleans rapper so the connection takes Weezy back to his roots, even including a shoutout to Bourbon street. His heavily auto-tuned verse sounds a bit like his flows from Collegrove and definitely anchors the track.

lil wayne wit my left

Weezy's verse is a solid minute and features some classic wordplay from the GOAT, the flow is also one that no one else has been able to successfully replicate yet, so it really has that authenticly smooth Lil Wayne feel.

Notably, at the end of the track, Wayne signs off "YM F CMB." Amid all the speculation of the happy Lil Wayne/Birdman reunion, it doesn't seem that Weezy is taking his foot off the gas just yet.

Check out the track below and let us know what you think in the comments below:

 


Check Out Lil Wayne's Newest Song "Visine"

Weezy contributed a track to Ethika's new RGB 2, and the track is definitely worth a few fire emojis.

There's a couple Birdman disses, as well as a tribute to the lilweezy.net mission statement: #WeezystheGOAT

At the 1:24 mark Wayne raps "I'm the GOAT nigga, no goatee." We'll start working on getting that line on a tee real soon ;).

The first Birdman diss comes at the 0:43 mark when he says "No one man should all that power if he can't afford to pay the light bill."

"I'm the GOAT nigga, no goatee."

Then Tunechi follows it up at the 0:53 mark with the clever "Cut off the wings, now I'm soaring."

The track is filled with standout lines, if you haven't checked it out yet, give it a lesson and let us know what you think below in the comments.


Lil Wayne Has Been Busy

Lil Wayne has been incredibly busy lately, and his fans should be quite happy about it.

First up was the release of the absolute banger Dedication 6, but fans didn't have to wait long before he released the follow-up effort D6 Reloaded. And now, just a couple of months later he is already starting rumors that he could release the once forgotten I Can't Feel My Face mixtape collaboration with Juelz Santana.

On top of all that, Ethika just released their mixtape RGB II, and the song put in by Lil Wayne is classic Weezy over an outstanding beat. The track Vizine is a gem that all Tunechi fans will love. The song contains a couple Birdman disses that continue Weezy's complaints against his former label boss.

Also music related, it's been announced that Lil Wayne and Lil Jon will headline Denver's annual 4/20 Fest. It's always good to see Weezy billed at Marijuana related events as he's done more for Weed than any rapper of his generation.

Non-music related, the claim that Lil Wayne fathered a child years ago (who is now a teenager) has gained some more legal footing. Weezy has been court ordered to do a paternity test to prove that he's not the father of Keiotia Watson's son. It's been reported that he's already committed to taking all required action if the boy is his, however, he's previously claimed that the child is not his, due to the timing and location of the conception and birth.

On a personal note, after a brief break from D6 (admittedly binging on Culture II for a while) I'm back on the wagon. And I have to say that D6 is truly an amazing project that Weezy fans will be enjoying for a long time. We're all still hoping to hear C5 sooner than later, but the stream of recent activity from Weezy at least gives us some more of the high-quality Wayne that he's been putting out very consistently.

Until next time Weezy fans. #WeezystheGOAT

 


Lil Wayne Influenced Your Favorite Rapper

Lil Wayne's influence is everywhere, you don't have to look far at all. No matter who you look at: Migos, Young Thug, Post Malone, Future, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Weezy's handwriting is all over them.

First take a look at Culture II. Migos certainly have a southern swag that is not easily replicated, but so many of their songs sound just like a Dedication 2 Lil Wayne. Quavo at times sounds like Lil Wayne is writing verses for a young Gucci Mane's, and it just so happens that he can sing like just like Weezy.

Post Malone's rap/sung style is a mirror image to joints from Lil Wayne like "How to Love" and "Single." When you listen to "Notice Me," the new Migos/Post Malone collab, it sounds like you took a 2011 Lil Wayne song and subbed in Migos and Post.

Young Thug's Weezy influence is obvious and undeniable, but take his feature on "Havana" just as a super-specific example. It's 100% reminiscent of the days when Lil Wayne would feature on a pop star's track and be the only reason someone listened to it. (Although in this one, the song is well worth listening to without Young Thug)

Let's look at Chance the Rapper for a second. A young, small, high pitched rapper that raps about very random subjects? Hmm.... Who does that sound like to us? When you listen to "No Problems," you hear a Grammy winning effort that not only features Lil Wayne, but wouldn't have been possible without him.

How about DJ Khaled's super-hit "I'm the One"? Of course Bieber has some major pull when it comes to the success of a pop track, but let's look at the rappers, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. Now we've already looked at how Quavo and Chance have been heavily influenced by Weezy, but it's one thing for these types of rappers to be able to carve out a niche fan base on their own and be successful. However it's a totally different thing to have a #1 hit bolstered by 3 high-pitched, small, rappers. That's all that's on that track. There's no big deep voiced guy, no super fast rapping spitter, no Drake wanna-be singing, just Lil Wayne and two of his clones.

Again, I want to reenforce this point. I'm not saying that Lil Wayne clones are the only rappers in hip-hop with the previous paragraph. There are plenty of Drake clones and others out there. But when Lil Wayne came on the scene, he made being a small, high-pitched rapper with dreads super cool. Before Weezy, there was no one like that who set the mold. "I'm the One" shows that rap has changed so much now, that a #1 song can be made entirely from rappers who have followed in that mold that Lil Wayne created.

Even the Drake clones get their lineage from Lil Wayne, because let's face it, when Drake's not singing his heart out, he's playing 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon with Weezy's flows (or getting them from his ghostwriters.) If your favorite rapper is Kendrick or J Cole, guess what, they're also hugely influenced by Wayne.

Therefore, to conclude boys and girls, this is just another example of how Lil Wayne is the Greatest Rapper of All Time. No matter where you look in today's hip hop scene, you will see the handprints of Weezy F. As Quavo said in Culture II: "Gotta be like the Carters." #weezysthegoat

 

 


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Lil Wayne Goes Dipset for New Song with Juelz Santana

New Lil Wayne Song "Bloody Mary"

Lil Wayne has released a new song from the upcoming Dedication 6: D6 Reloaded called "Bloody Mary" featuring Juelz Santana. The beat is a sped up version of Tupac's "Hail Mary" and sounds early 2000's esque.

It's a different flow for Weezy than what we've heard recently, but he absolutely goes hard. There are elements of 2008-mixtape Weezy with some of the verses and he certainly sounds energized.

Juelz brings it too, starting the verse off and continuing until the 1:50 mark. If you're a fan of Lil Wayne and the classic Juelz-Weezy collabos then this song is definitely for you.

Listen to the song here straight from Lil Wayne's official YouTube channel:

 


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Lil Wayne and Drake’s Relationship

Lil Wayne and Drake's Combined Success

Lil Wayne and Drake have been the two most successful artists in hip-hop over the past ten years. Since Drake was featured on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 3 mixtape on the song “Stuntin” the dynamic duo have dominated the Billboard charts, worldwide tours, and the hearts and minds of hip-hop fans everywhere.

How Lil Wayne met Drake

Drake met Lil Wayne in 2006 through a mutual friend named Jas Prince. According to Prince, he was on his way to his jeweler in Houston and Weezy was in the car with him. He played a few of Drake’s mixtape-style songs he had been doing and Wayne was impressed.

The next day they flew Drake to Houston where he met Lil Wayne. He then traveled on a tour bus with Wayne’s whole entourage to Atlanta and began recording on Wayne’s tour bus. The rest as they say, is history.

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Drake Signing to Young Money

Drake officially signed to Lil Wayne’s label Young Money in 2009. After meeting Wayne and getting a lot of additional heat and buzz from the association with Weezy, the rumors started swirling hardcore that Drake would be signing with Wayne.

For the first couple of years Drake seemed to keep his options open, he said multiple times that Young Money was family but he was trying to be independent and without a label.

In the end, the chance to sign with the machine that was Young Money combined with Universal distribution was just too much to pass up for Drake. He might have had the same level of success eventually without Young Money and Universal, but he was probably just a little bit too early.

The music business has changed a lot since 2009, artists like Chance the Rapper can be independent and make a lot more money without a label as long as they know how to market and promote themselves without a label.

However, 2009 wasn’t quite at the same digital level that we’re at in 2018.

Lil Wayne on Drake's Thank Me Later

Lil Wayne was featured on Drake’s first studio album “Thank Me Later” on the track “Miss Me.” It was certified Gold and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap tracks. It was the first official single the two teamed up on it was a huge track for Drake. It helped him keep his roaring momentum after the “So Far Gone” mixtape and kept Drake as one of the hottest names out.

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Drake on Young Money Album

Drake was then featured on three singles from the Young Money album “We Are Young Money.” He was heard on hits “Bedrock” “Every Girl” “Pass the Dutch” and on his own in “Trophies.”  

The opportunities that Lil Wayne gave Drake to shine and Drake’s ability to consistently churn out hit verses proved to be the perfect combination. Weezy would give Drake a shot, and Drake would crush it.

Drake and Lil Wayne on Priceless

The two were then featured on Birdman’s Album “Priceless” on the track “Money to Blow.” It was another great verse from Drake to open the track, but Lil Wayne killed it and added to Drake’s eventual legend status with a line from his incredible closing verse when he said: “We poppin’ like Champagne bottles but we ain’t never shook. And we gon’ be alright if we put Drake on every hook.”

Drake on IANAHB

Lil Wayne’s album “I Am Not a Human Being” was another step towards eventual domination for Drake. The album was released while Lil Wayne was in prison which gave it major buzz, and it also came on the heels of Wayne’s masterpiece “No Ceilings.”

With all that heat and momentum, Weezy didn’t disappoint, and neither did Drake.

Drake was featured on the mega-hit “Right Above It,” as well as hits “Gonorrhea” and “With You.”

“I ain’t a killer but don’t push me!”

Wayne again gave Drake a huge platform to succeed and Drake hit it out of the park. “Right Above It” gave Drake even more notoriety at the top and he was quickly becoming the 2nd most dominant name in Hip Hop, passing titans like Jay Z and Kanye West. “Right Above It” went double platinum and peaked #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs.

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Lil Wayne on Take Care

Take Care was Drake’s coming out party as an artist who could sustain himself as a star on his own. While Lil Wayne was featured on two tracks from the album, and Nicki Minaj and Birdman were featured as well, people who loved the album loved it for Drake.

Even if they came originally for the Drake/Weezy collabs, they stayed and replayed the album over and over for Drake.

Drake’s reflective and sensitive side came out on the album, and fans loved him for it. The album went 4x Platinum in the U.S. and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list. The dominant force we know today as Drake had arrived, and he hasn’t left since.

Many Drake fans think Take Care was his best album, definitely in the conversation with Views from the 6. Whether it’s his best or not, the album put Drake on top of the Hip Hop world and he hasn’t fallen off.

Fights Between Lil Wayne and Drake

Beefs have been rumored between Lil Wayne and Drake for years, mostly because people want to sell stories and beef headlines get clicks. But there’s only one story that’s ever been substantiated.

When Lil Wayne was in prison, he had a girl that he had been seeing steadily. While in prison, Drake told Weezy that he had slept with Weezy’s girlfriend before they got together, years before. Wayne was upset because the girl had never told him about it before.

The fight apparently never became too big of a deal between the two, and Wayne wrote about it in his prison memoir, which is how we know it’s true.

Lil Wayne and Drake Tours

Lil Wayne and Drake have toured together several times but in 2014 they did their most iconic tour, “Drake vs Lil Wayne.” The tour was a huge success as fans of both artists got to see both artists on the stage at the same time, performing back and forth.

It allowed a lot of fan interaction and even had a smartphone app. The two seemingly had a ton of fun doing it, and surely made a lot of money.

Lil Wayne’s Support of OVO

Lil Wayne has been very supportive of Drake’s label and clothing brand “OVO.” He has featured on some OVO acts songs and he wears OVO clothing quite often. He can be seen in the “My Nigga Remix” music video wearing an OVO “Know Yourself” hoodie, and in countless other videos wearing OVO tees.

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Drake’s Lil Wayne Tattoo

Drake has a tattoo of Lil Wayne’s face on his left triceps. The tattoo is large and features Lil Wayne’s face with a hat on. Wayne was reportedly honored and loved the gesture of respect from Drizzy.

Funny Videos of Lil Wayne and Drake

If you want to watch some funny videos of Lil Wayne and Drake, check out these links below and have a good laugh. Maybe one day we’ll get even more behind the scenes video footage of the two being themselves and enjoying their great bond.

Funny Lil Wayne and Drake video one

Funny Lil Wayne and Drake video two

 

What’s your favorite Weezy and Drizzy memory? Let us know in the comments below!


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How Lil Wayne Changed My Life

I was sixteen years old when a friend of mine first introduced me to Lil Wayne. We were working as bus boys together at an Outback Steakhouse in Lufkin, TX, and this guy was one of the best rappers I have ever met in person.

He had memorized every one of Weezy’s most memorable verses circulating the radio and internet, and in 2007, that was a lot of verses. However, my rap acumen at that time lacked a great deal. I had been a huge hip-hop fan earlier in my youth, but my freshman year of high-school saw me entering a classic-rock phase fused with bits of metal, alternative rock, and a heavy dose of John Mayer.

There was a bit of a time gap between when the kids were going crazy for Nellyville and the time Lil Wayne started his onslaught of the rap world. It was a lengthy void for rap, or a “drought” as some labeled it. A void filled only with Pop-y radio rap hits and underground artists in Houston and Atlanta that couldn’t get national exposure.

When the Carter II was released, I wasn’t even aware of it. I hadn’t heard Fireman, Shooter, Best Rapper Alive, Hustler Muzik, Hit ‘Em Up, or any of Lil Wayne’s hits from that era.

And then one day, something happened.

We Takin Over

I was riding around with my brother in his friend’s brand new powder blue Dodge single cap pickup truck with a six inch lift when a song came on the radio that I had heard before, but I had never previously listened to very closely.

I heard the words: “Ahh… I am the beast, feed me rappers or feed me beats!”

My eyes fixated on the screen of the CD player. My breath stilled, my ears perked up and honed in like a bird dog, my heart beat slowed… Something important was happening.

“I’m insane I need a shrink, I’m untamed I need a leash. I like brain I need a leach. Why complain on Easy Street? I don’t gotta talk I let the Visa speak and I like my Sprite Easter Pink.”

I was so excited, so blown away, and so inspired! I wanted to find all of the Lil Wayne music I could. I bought the Carter II from Best Buy with a gift-card I had. I started downloading mixtape after mixtape. All under the careful tutelage of my friend Tyrell from Outback, I began my journey of what is now ten years of becoming a Lil Wayne fan.

Lil Wayne Music, A New Genre

Because of the sheer volume of music Weezy released during the run of his hay day, you didn’t have to be a rap fan. You didn’t have to be a fan of any particular genre, you could be a Lil Wayne fan. As if it was its own genre! No one had ever put out so much quality music in such a short period of time. In an era when record sales, artist loyalty, and album consistency were all in decline, Lil Wayne embodied it all.

The people who didn’t see the Carter III’s one millions copies plus sold in one week coming didn’t understand that it had nothing to do with the album itself. Of course we wanted the Carter III to be great. We held it up as the gold standard that would cement Lil Wayne as being the best rapper alive, because the only lack on his resume was a legendary album.

But besides all of that, we wanted to buy the Carter III because we felt like we owed it to Lil Wayne. When you create a new genre, as Lil Wayne did, and then you release an album, you are the only album in that new genre. In a sense, that’s what Lil Wayne did. If you are a fan of Lil Wayne music, why wouldn’t you support the artist that had been giving you so much free music that you couldn’t even consume it all?

Hustle

In those high school days of mine, Lil Wayne gave me someone to believe in. Just as the kids during Kurt Cobain’s days, just as the fans of Led Zeppelin, Elvis, the Grateful Dead, and the Beatles. Lil Wayne was that for middle, high-school, and college kids from the late 2000’s to the early 2010’s.

For me, listening to Lil Wayne rap about hustling and grinding before that’s all everybody and their mom were rapping about, helped me be prideful in being a bus boy at Outback Steakhouse. It helped me feel good about working hard and making money, and building a life that I could enjoy. I even give credit to Weezy for me founding my clothing line HSTLR Wear.

Music has always had the ability to inspire people throughout generations. Some people love the instrumental aspect, but for me, I was raised on classic rock. I was raised on the Eagles and Led Zeppelin, Queen, and the Steve Miller Band. For me, lyrics were everything.

Jay Z's Retirement

Rap music took a turn after the first retirement of Jay Z, in which lyrics were no longer valued, and therefore they weren’t good. They were corporately designed, ghost-written, rap-pop songs. Lil Wayne changed that with his rise to power and dominance, and he may have changed it forever.

"I'm the best rapper alive since the best rapper retired." -Lil Wayne

Every rap or hip-hop artist around today has visible influences of Lil Wayne. Whether it’s a minor indy artist or the biggest starts, every one has crafted their music in the new landscape of rap shaped by Lil Wayne.

Look at how the most important aspect of Kendrick Lamar’s raps are always the lyrics. Look at the heavy focus on subliminal disses hidden in lyrics from Big Sean to Drake. Look at the powerful messages from rappers like Macklemore and J-Cole.

I’m not saying Lil Wayne invented lyricism in rap. Nas, Jay Z, Eminem and many others all deserve enormous credit for what they’ve done for rap. But Lil Wayne saved hip-hop.

Rock and Roll & Lil Wayne

Think about Rock for example. Rock and Roll never recovered from the overly corporate late 80’s and is today filled with American Idol contestants and studio pop-up bands. Real Rock and Roll is dead. That almost happened with Rap too. Without Lil Wayne, Rap was heading down the same road of soulless corporatism.

So, this post is my thank you to Weezy. Thank you for inspiring me to work hard and dream big. Thank you for working harder than any other rapper in history to save hip hop from death. And thank you for still going strong in 2018 with bangers that put these other clowns to shame.

Here’s to you Lil Wayne. #WeezysTheGOAT


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Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz at it Again?

2 Chainz Hints at New Lil Wayne Collaboration

2 Chainz recently got the rap world abuzz with the thought of another collaboration with Lil Wayne being on the way soon. Chainz announced on his Instagram that he and Weezy have "another one on the way" but fans aren't entirely sure what exactly he's talking about.

 

A New Lil Wayne 2 Chainz Album?

The confusion is that after their recent hit Collegrove, and of course numerous single collaborations such as Duffle Bag Boy, Rich As Fu**, Yuck!, and many others, is 2 Chainz talking about a new album or a new single? Either way, it's sure to be fire, and if he's ready to start promoting it, I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.

(check out our Lil Wayne tees and hoodies here)

Lil Wayne's Dedication 6 Reloaded

Weezy is supposed to be releasing a Dedication 6 follow up called "Dedication 6 Reloaded," so if another project is coming with 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne fans may just get the project packed year we've all been hoping for.

We'll keep you updated on the status of the new 2 Chainz collab, until then, keep enjoying that Dedication 6!

 


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How Old is Quavo? A Comparison to Lil Wayne

Quavo is 26 years old. His birthday is April 2, 1991 and he was born in Athens, GA. He started Migos with his cousin Offset and nephew Takeoff in 2009, the same year Lil Wayne released Tha Carter 3.

Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, at 26 is actually the same age that Weezy was when he released Tha Carter 3 and became the most famous rapper in America with "Lollipop" and "A Milli."

Should we expect Quavo to split from Migos and try to expand his own solo career? Who knows. But so far he's stayed loyal to his familial group and has kept Migos as his top priority. There's definitely enough hype around Quavo to have a successful solo bid, but could he ever reach Weezy heights? It's doubtful.

For starters, Lil Wayne had already put out so many solo projects at the age of 26 that Tha Carter 3 was just the icing on the cake. Tha Carter 3 selling over a million copies in a week was the crowing of the man everyone already knew was the king of hip hop. The reason they already knew he was king, however, was because of his alien-like run of mixtape domination, with tapes like Da Drought 3 and Dedication 2.

Quavo still has plenty of upside though, and at a young 26, there's no reason to think he can't reach the heights that he ultimately dreams of. For now, I'll continue enjoying the magic that Migos keeps putting out on a consistent basis, in the hopes that we may see some more Migos/Lil Wayne collaborations sometime soon.

Want more Quavo? Make sure to check out the Migos concert schedule and get your tickets. Word of warning from personal experience, don't drink and smoke too much during the opening acts that you're too far gone to hang in for the entire Migos performance. You'll definitely regret it. To be fair though, the concert was in Amsterdam, so I'll give myself a pass.


Lil Wayne Updates - How to Get them with Google Alerts & Twitter

How to Get Lil Wayne Updates with Google Alerts

Do you want Lil Wayne updates to your email or smartphone? There are two super easy ways to stay updated on Weezy and I'm going to show you how to use both.

Lil Wayne Updates with Google Alerts

The first step is to go to this link from Google to set up your alerts.

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Next you'll want to enter "Lil Wayne" into the box next to the search icon. Then click "Create Alert."

You can also click "Show Options" to choose how often you get Lil Wayne updates, as well as which sources and topics you want alerts about.

It's as easy as that. Now all you have to do is set up your alert!

Lil Wayne Updates on Twitter

You can also use Twitter to get Lil Wayne updates.

First, open up the Twitter app on your phone. Then click on the search icon at the bottom of your screen.

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Type "Lil Wayne" in the search bar at the top of your screen and then click "search" at the bottom. Then at the top of the page, scroll over to the right on the top and click on "News".

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Now you can see all the Lil Wayne updates that Twitter has to offer.

You can repeat the same processes to get updates on Tha Carter V, and new Lil Wayne mixtapes.


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Dedication 6 Was Amazing

Full of Heat and Bangers, Dedication 6 Delivers

It's been a little over two weeks since Wayne dropped Dedication 6 on us, let's just say I haven't stopped banging it yet. Due to the never ending Weezy hate that has gone on in the last 7 years, I've stopped wasting time worrying about how the world responds to Lil Wayne projects.

Ever since the Free Weezy Album (FWA) was criminally slept on, it became clear that the media couldn't be trusted to give accurate reviews either. However, I'm incredibly glad to see that Weezy got so much overdue love online over such a truly great piece of work.

I'm still holding out hope we get the rumored part 2 to start enjoying in the next couple of months, but Dedication 6 provides more than enough for me to enjoy some classic Wayne that is miles above most of his competition. This mixtape features Wayne at his finest, a mixture of going hard for long stretches of freestyle mastery with a complex level of tone changes that makes you feel like your listening to 4 different Lil Wayne's.

Favorite Songs

If you haven't checked out Dedication 6 yet do yourself a favor and get on it. Personal favorites are Menace 2 Society, Fly Away, What's Next, and Bank Account.

Standout Lyrics

My favorite lyrics come from What's Next with the following bits of lyrical genius:

"My lil homies bang, my lil homies they deranged. They don't want the fame, kill yo' ass and fly to Spain." and "I cannot sit down without getting down, what's new in town, let's do it now, a couple marbles ain't been found, a couple screws been screwed around."

Feature Verse Shoutouts

Special shoutout to Gudda Gudda who once again turns out some amazing verses as he always does. Other standout verses come from Zoey Dollaz and Nicki Minaj who do their part to make sure the Young Money boss' latest tape was a standout.

Until the next treat we get from Mr. Carter, let's light one up to the reigning champ. Lil Wayne, aka Weezy, the greatest rapper of all time.

#weezysthegoat

 


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Dedication 6 is Coming for Christmas, Just Like We Asked

Here comes Dedication 6, just a few days after we posted our latest blog post "All I Want for Christmas is Dedication 6," Lil Wayne answered our Christmas wish and announced that Dedication 6 is coming on Christmas Day!

The DJ Drama collaboration will be the first Lil Wayne project since Collegrove was released in March of 2016, so needless to say, Weezy fans everywhere will be pumped.

Wayne announced the new mixtape on Twitter and Instagram on December 6th.

 

Since Weezy's had PLENTY of time to work on this tape, let's hope it's a complete masterpiece!

And thanks, Weezy, aka Santa, for the Christmas treat.


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When will Lil Wayne Release Dedication 6?

Back in November, Cortez Bryant set the Twitterverse ablaze with the idea that Dedication 6 might be released as a "surprise" drop on Thanksgiving. He said to look for the project in November because December would just be too late.

Well, here we are in December, and still no Dedication 6.

Of course all true Lil Wayne fans know that Cortez Bryant can't be trusted when it comes to release dates. Weezy fans have been abused since tha Carter IV by delay after delay. An album will be teased and then they use the all too overused "Coming Soon" label for it, and then at some point within the next year and a half we fans may or may not get a new project to enjoy.

With all of the frustration that Lil Wayne fans are enduring because of this Carter V fiasco, you would think Tez could ease up on us and just give it to us straight when it comes to a Lil Wayne mixtape release as big as Dedication 6. But nope. Still nothing.

That's why the only thing I'm asking for from Santa Clause this year is Dedication 6. It would fit perfect with Weezy's affinity for releasing around holidays, but business-wise it is a tough time to capture buzz with so much competition.

Here's to hoping that Santa can pull it off, and we Weezy fans can enjoy a long overdue new Lil Wayne project.

Merry Christmas!


Lil Wayne's Age is Still Unbelievable

Lil Wayne's age is one of the most impressive aspects of his legendary career. Having just turned 35 years young, Weezy has accomplished more in his 35 years of life so far than many of his peers will in a lifetime.

Lil Wayne Signs with Cash Money

Let's first consider the fact that Lil Wayne's age was just 12 years old when he signed his first record deal with Cash Money Records. To have a record deal with one of the most dominant labels in your city before you're even a teenager is an impressive feat. Add to the fact that he joined the Hot Boys at the age of 14 before he even started high school, and it's all the more impressive.

Lil Wayne Creates Bling Bling

At the age of 17, Lil Wayne created the phrase that would sweep the world for years to come: "bling bling." There was a point when no one in America could go a day without hearing someone use the word "bling," and Weezy was responsible.

Lil Wayne's First Platinum Record

Lil Wayne's age at the time of his first platinum record was 17 years old. So to put this in perspective, before Weezy could even legally smoke a cigarette, he had already released his debut record The Block is Hot, which would go on to sell 1.4 million copies worldwide to date.

Weezy Founds Young Money Records

Even against the advice of his mentor Birdman, Lil Wayne founded Young Money Records in the year of 2005, and the label imprint would ultimately go on to bring YMCMB as a whole to world dominance, with acts like Nicki Minaj and Drake. Lil Wayne's age at the time was 25 years old. So basically, Weezy founded his own company at the age of 25 that would go on to be the most successful record label imprint of the past two decades.

Lollipop, Lil Wayne's First #1 Hot 100 Hit

Lil Wayne's age was 26 at the time of the release of the Lollipop mega-hit. The song dominated radio waves for months, had parents singing to a song they didn't know the meaning to, and caused even more controversy (and jealousy) from 50 Cent. Many artists go their entire careers without a Billboard Top 100 #1, to have one at the age of 27 is special.

Tha Carter III Domination

The Carter 3 is one of the most significant rap albums in the past 20 years. It sold over one million copies in its first week of release, which was huge for a rapper to do at a time when no one was buying albums anymore. The album was also Weezy's first #1 on the Billboard 100. What was Lil Wayne's age for this feat? Only 26 years old.

12 Singles on the Hot 100 at the Same Time

Lil Wayne's age was 29 years old when he became the first solo artist EVER to have 12 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. No solo act had ever achieved this number before, and only his protege Drake has since.

Lil Wayne Passes Elvis

In 2012 when Lil Wayne's age was 30 years old, he passed Elvis for most Billboard Hot 100 singles of all time with 109. (It's worth noting that Presley by far holds the lead for most singles by a lead act). Drake has since broken Weezy's record, but there Wayne goes again, breaking down barriers for his artists.

Lil Wayne's age continues to be an impressive aspect of his illustrious career. No rapper has done more from such a young age or kept the same consistency that Weezy has for the years following. The fact that he is only 35 now and still has years to add more to his life accomplishments in whatever arena he chooses, only bodes well for the Young Money New Orleans superstar.