Cry Out (Amen)
Dedicated Weezy fans know that some of his best raps lie in leaks and unfinished cuts that have made their way to the Internet but never onto any official projects. One such track is "Cry Out (Amen)," which surfaced circa 2006 in unmastered quality. Today, the song's producer, StreetRunner, who has been making beats for Wayne for nearly a decade, has come through with a huge surprise and released the CDQ version of "Cry Out (Amen)."
Back On The Bullshyt
2 Chainz Feat. Lil Wayne
As we await the arrival of 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's promised collaborative project, the two have united on a new track from Chainz' surprise EP, Felt Like Cappin. The track expands on the chemistry the two have already established on tracks like "Rich As Fuck" and "I Do It," each coming through with punchline-driven raps, but Chainz plays things straight as far as flows go, while Weezy comes through with an auto-tuned slither, adding some melody to the mix. Meanwhile, the pounding instrumental comes courtesy of Cardo.
Lil Twist Feat. Lil Wayne
“LA Traffic” is one of the stand out tracks from his recent mixtape The Golden Child 2, and not just because we get a vintage Weezy verse right off the bat. The proverbial (and literal, now) Golden Child of Young Money goes in the track as well.
Lil Wayne Feat. Future & Yo Gotti
Like the first installment, Lil Wayne's No Ceilings 2 is primarily made up of freestyles, but there are a few original tracks scattered among the 24-song collection. One of the best of those brand new cuts is "Cross Me," which finds Weezy working with Future, a natural move considering he spends a good chunk of the tape going in over the Atlanta rapper's beats.
We've already received quite a few leaks from Wayne's upcoming No Ceilings 2 mixtape, which have primarily been remixes of Future and Drake, and some R&B numbers (not to mention a great reunion with Mannie Fresh). As much as we've loved everything so far, it's good to hear Weezy on some hard, minimal production, as he takes on 2 Chainz' "Watch Out," which obviously inspires a memorable, spontaneous verse. At one point he even point sout that he sat down with 2 Chainz and told him he was going to kill the beat. How did he do?
Wayne's goal with his freestyle-based mixtapes is to take the hottest songs out and make them his own. If he's sticking to that formula on No Ceilings 2, there's no way he could skip Bryson Tiller's buzzing R&B jam "Don't", which has already been remixed by a bunch of talented artists, including K Camp and Mila J. On his version, Weezy shows off his underrated melodic palette, once again reinventing his source material and turning into something all his own. What's your favorite song off of the project? Let us know in the comments below.
8 of the 24 tracks on Lil Wayne's fast-approaching No Ceilings 2 mixtape are originally performed by Future, Drake, or both. If our math is correct, that's a full third of the project dedicated to the rappers. If anything, it's a testament to how many hits Drizzy and Fewtch were able to put together in 2015, and "Jumpman" has risen as one of the biggest freestyle records of the bunch, so it's only natural Weezy would choose it as part of his largely remix-based project.
Lil Wayne Feat. Mannie Fresh
No Ceilings 2 is on the way later today, but before we get the full project, Weezy has shared a few tracks from the tape in advance, including what might be our most anticipated record -- "Fresh" with Mannie Fresh. It serves as the opening tracks of the project, and finds Wayne and Mannie bringing the energy we've come to expect from their collaborations.
Where Ya At
As you probably saw on the 24-song tracklist, Weezy isn't shying away from tackling several WATTBA tracks, as well as a few individual Drake and Future records.
The Hills (Remix)
Just in case the tracklist wasn't proof enough, that No Ceilings 2 is really dropping tonight, Lil Wayne releases a little preview with his freestyle over The Weeknd's "The Hills."
See You In My Nightmares
Kanye West Feat. Lil Wayne
A couple of days ago marked seven years since the release of Kanye West's seminal 808s & Heartbreak album. Seven years later, we still see the impact and the influence of Yeezy's album daily. It seemed worthy enough to dedicate our Throwback Thursday record to a choice 808s & Heartbreak cut-- appropriately, one that features Lil Wayne, given that today (assuming no delays) we'll also receive No Ceilings 2.
Quarter Past 3
Jae Millz Feat. Lil Wayne
We're nearing Thanksgiving Day, and that means a new Weezy F mixtape, No Ceilings 2. While we anticipated if it'll be able to live up to the first No Ceilings project, we get a new feature from Lil Wayne and his Young Money affiliate Jae Millz.
Jadakiss Feat. Lil Wayne
The other week Jadakiss unveiled the tracklist for his new album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive. The tracklist reveal definitely brought our excitement up another level, as it contains features from Future, Nipsey Hussle, Jeezy, Puff Daddy, Wiz Khalifa and more. One of the most anticipated collabs though, was the Lil Wayne-featured "Kill," which has impacted this morning.
3 Way Freak
Pimp C Feat. Lil Wayne
On December 4th, Pimp C will be releasing a posthumous album for the fans called Long Live The Pimp, which will fittingly arrive eight years to the day of his untimely passing. Laced with 17 tracks, the album will feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the game, including A$AP Rocky, Nas, T.I., Juicy J, Slim Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, Bun B, and many more Southern legends.
R. Kelly Feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih
After throwing a “Backyard Party” a couple months back, R. Kelly is back with the second single off his upcoming Buffet album. Linking up with Lil Wayne & fellow Chicago crooner Jeremih, Kellz releases a new single on his soundcloud page this evening called “Switch Up.”
Do Yo Thang (Remix)
Young Juve Feat. Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne
Young Juve is the son of legendary Cash Money rapper Juvenile, and let's just say dad may have helped out with the feature's on Juve's latest record. The "Do Yo Thang" remix features Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne, two very important figures from Juvie's past. Mannie comes through with a strong hook, while Wayne absolutely blacks out on the final third. It's a weird track for him to go this hard on, but we're not complaining at all, and we're sure Young Juve isn't either.
We Takin' Over
DJ Khaled Feat. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman & Lil Wayne
Tomorrow, DJ Khaled will drop his eighth studio album I Changed A Lot. But judging from the tracklist, he hasn't changed much in his instinct to stack his albums with an almost comically thorough assemblage of the biggest names in hip hop and R&B.
Da Internz Feat. John Legend, Lil Wayne & Stacy Barthe
Chicago production duo Da Internz came out of nowhere today and released a new compilation mixtape called Every Day Is Valentines Day. Containing 8 tracks in total, the project features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, John Legend, Stacy Barthe, JoJo, James Fauntleroy, Enrique Dragon, Elle Varner, and more.
Lil Wayne's label situation is still confusing as ever, so it shouldn't be a surprise that many of his recent tracks have showed up on DJ mixtapes and compilations. Throughout his career, too, he's been generous to his DJ friends by blessing them with exclusive records. Wayne's latest, "Pour Up," comes on DJ Raj Smoove's new compilation, The Greatest DJ in the World.
Locked Away (Remix)
R. City Feat. Lil Wayne & Adam Levine
R. City may be known for writing hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, & Miley Cyrus, but the brothers from St. Thomas have been finding success on their own recently thanks to their Adam Levine-featured single “Locked Away,” which recently peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot 100. Looking to take the record even further, R.City decide to recruit YMCMB boss Lil Wayne for a feature on the official remix.