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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!


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The First Three Lil Wayne Mixtapes You Should Listen To

When it comes to Lil Wayne’s music, there’s more inventory than the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter. He’s featured on albums that date back to the late 90’s, and his mixtapes have been the standard in quality since 2005.

So if you’re a casual Lil Wayne fan looking to dive into a deeper appreciation of Lil Wayne music, here are the first three mixtapes you should listen to:

1. Da Drought 3 - 2007    Da Drought 3 was the two-disc masterpiece that propelled Lil Wayne to a position of dominance in the rap and hip-hop genre. He was already a force to be reckoned with after Dedication 2 and Tha Carter 2, however, Da Drought 3 was the mixtape that gave every Lil Wayne fan limitless ammunition in the form of insane quotes to back up his claim of being the Best Rapper Alive.

It was during this period of greatness that Lil Wayne took every popular song that was out and made people forget, and possibly not even care, who the original artist was that made the song. Tracks such as “The Sky is the Limit” and “Back on My Grizzy” completely captured their beats and made songs that were far better and more impactful than their originals.

The incredibly overused ‘so and so killed that song’ was originally made applicable when used to describe Lil Wayne’s mixtape version of songs.

There were songs such as “Walk it Out,” “Boom,” and “King Kong,” that followed very similarly the flow and cadence of the original track. However, songs like “Live from the 504” and “Ride 4 My Niggas" (Sky is the Limit) in which Lil Wayne basically made completely new songs.

Start with disc one of Da Drought 3 and listen through every track, and you quickly and easily see the greatness of Lil Wayne and what truly makes Weezy a truly unique force within Hip-Hop.

2. No Ceilings - 2009

No Ceilings is argued by man to be Lil Wayne’s best mixtape. (Argued mainly against the aforementioned Da Drought 3) While Da Drought 3 introduced a huge part of the Hip-Hop community to the creative metaphor-driven rapping that was its future, No Ceilings features the same creativity with a new level of polish and ferocity.

Part one of the now sequeled series was a 21 track assault on any other rapper at the time who fancied themselves a better rapper than Weezy. With songs like “Ice Cream” being blared constantly out of car stereos for the next year, and others such as “Watch My Shoes” and Gucci Mane’s “Wasted,” Lil Wayne was able to take songs that were already immensely popular and had already run their course of hotness, and then completely revitalize them to give the tracks seemingly second lives.

Weezy also showed he wasn’t afraid to cover beats from the games biggest stars, doing his own versions of Jay Z’s “DOA” (Death of Autotune) and even Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface.”

If you’re looking to get a taste of the never before seen greatness that was Lil Wayne from the years 2007-2010, Da Drought 3 and No Ceilings are a ribeye steak and some crab legs.

3. Dedication 2 - 2006

Dedication 2 is one of Weezy's older mixtapes, but still one of his best to date. It's a different style of Weezy than many of today's fans may be used to. There's no autotune, not much singing, just Weezy going hard and on fire. He holds nothing back and spits his raw southern ferocity onto some of his greatest classics, inlcuding Georgia Bush/Ambitionz az a Rida, and Get 'Em (Dedication 2).

These mixtapes are full of metaphors and similes for days, as well as clever sports, pop-culture, and even political references. You’ll hear a few well pointed disses, such as two to Gillie da Kid who claimed to have ghost-written much of Lil Wayne’s Carter I and prior material.

Enjoy these mixtapes as you begin your Lil Wayne education, and watch his evolution from these tapes into the classic that was Tha Carter III, and his later more introspective works like the Free Weezy Album (FWA.)

Check out some of the tracks from these mixtapes included on our Lil Wayne workout playlist here.