Kiiara Feat. Lil Wayne
Kiiara has been one of the breakout success stories of 2016, with "Gold," her debut single on Atlantic reaching as high as No. 13 on the Hot 100. Released in March and included on her debut EP, low kii savage, "Gold" has finally received the official remix treatment, and it comes courtesy of a worthy artist in Lil Wayne.
I Feel Alive
Jae Millz Feat. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is clearly struggling in his attempts to free his label from its parent company, Cash Money, but what about everyone else who's signed to Young Money? And not Drake and Nicki Minaj -- they're obviously doing OK -- but guys like Cory Gunz and Gudda Gudda? Or Jae Millz? After a relatively quiet year, Millz is back with his new single, "I Feel Alive," and it features the Young Money boss himself. It's unclear if the track was approved by Cash Money, though in any case, it provides hope that the Young Money team is still united as one.
1 Night Only (Mastered)
The hottest series on the planet isn't "Westworld." It isn't the World Series. It is StreetRunner's #TBT series of Lil Wayne tracks from the mid '00s that have just now been mastered for the first time. This week, StreetRunner released the mastered version of "1 Night Only," which originally appeared on Wayne's 2007 tape The Drought is Over 4. The song is about Lil Wayne's umpteenth one night stand with a girl on his tour bus. He injects a surprising amount of drama, given that he knowns he's gonna kick her to the curb in the morning.
Jeezy Feat. Lil Wayne
On Friday, Jeezy will release the third installment in his Trap Or Die mixtape series, which will feature guest appearances from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Yo Gotti, & the late Bankroll Fresh. Available now for pre-order on iTunes, those of you who take advantage of the early purchase will receive this new song for free called “Bout That” featuring Lil Wayne as an instant download.
Solange Feat. Lil Wayne
Solange Knowles' new album A Seat at the Table arrives tomorrow, a 21-track opus with features from The-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Q-Tip, Kelela, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dev Hynes, and Lil Wayne. "Mad," a song that features a Lil Wayne verse, has found its way onto the internet a few hours ahead of the rest of the album. While Solange uses angelic harmonies to ponder the dissonance between her society-sanctioned anger levels and her actual anger levels, Weezy unleashes a telling verse that alludes to an apparent suicide attempt.
Gucci Mane & Lil Wayne
Since his glorious release from prison in late May, Gucci Mane has picked up where he left of by releasing more music than just about anyone in the rap game. With Woptober, his second album since his release, due out on October 17th, an unexpected leak has hit the internet: "Oh Lord," a collaboration between Guwop and Lil Wayne.
No Mercy (Full Version)
Lil Wayne is responsible for the opening theme music to "Skip and Shannon: Undisputed," a new sports talk show hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1. Wayne also stars in the opening sequence, which lasts around 40 seconds. It was thought that the clip spanned the entirety of the theme song, which is titled "No Mercy," but it turns out that a full version, spanning about 2:30 in runtime, has now been released as Wayne's latest single. By whom? The record label he's been with since age 11, of course.
Key To The Streets (Remix)
YFN Lucci Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
In February, HNHH premiered YFN Lucci's "Key to the Streets" single ahead of his the release of his mixtape Wish Me Well 2. The song featured Migos and Trouble; in the official remix, Lucci ratchets up the ante with additional verses from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne Feat. Gudda Gudda
Lil Wayne has been making headlines this past week after he hinted on twitter recently that he's contemplating quitting rap, saying he’s “defenseless & mentally defeated,” presumably thanks to his on-going legal battle with Birdman.
No Mercy (Undisputed Show Intro)
Like he told you back on Dedication 2, Lil Wayne watches nothing but sports. Seeing that athletics and rapping are his two favorite things in the world (and he'd already rapped over a tennis match on D2 highlight, "SportsCenter"), it only makes sense that the rapper would supply the theme song to a sports show, which he's finally done with "No Mercy."
1 Arm (Mastered)
Lil Wayne Feat. Juelz Santana
By now, you've likely come to expect that Thursday equals a re-release of some old Weezy F by producer Street Runner. The beatsmith has been mastering and mixing some vintage Lil Wayne cuts he has in the stash, so fans can finally listen to them in HD.
Drake, Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Things have changed a lot since 2009. The release of "Forever," a crew track featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Eminem, was the peak of hashtag rap, a trend where rappers ditched the "like" or "as" in their similes and just dropped the punchline, much like a hashtag for each individual bar. Drake was the main abuser of the style, but he credits Big Sean's "Supa Dupa Flow" with inventing it.
That's Not Luv (Mastered)
Those who thought Throwback Thursday was a tired concept clearly haven't been keeping up with the grind of OG producer StreetRunner, who has been a close collaborator of Lil Wayne's for much of the Young Money boss' career. On several Thursdays this year, he has gifted the web with pristine reworks of some old Weezy recordings -- those that never got to see a properly furnished release. Today's reissue is titled "That's Not Luv," and it's a sample-driven gem with particularly emphatic and witty bars from the NOLA legend.
DJ Drama Feat. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne's Dedication series was huge for Lil Wayne, but it was arguably even bigger for its host, DJ Drama, making for some of his most successful and beloved Gangsta Grillz releases to date. Now that Drama is releasing a proper album with Quality Street Music 2, he called upon Wayne for the intro, as Weezy sets the tone of the project just as Dram did on so many of his. The track also finds Wayne in prime form, recalling his work on Dedication 2. It premiered on Ebro's Beats 1 Radio show.
Don't Mind (Remix)
Kent Jones Feat. Lil Wayne & Pitbull
Looking to take his current radio smash “Don’t Mind” to the next level, We The Best artist Kent Jones decides to come through today and share the official remix to his monster single featuring Lil Wayne & Pitbull.
Like Dat (CDQ)
PartyNextDoor Feat. Jeremih & Lil Wayne
This past Saturday, to close out episode 24 of OVO Sound Radio, OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib dropped a major exclusive from PartyNextDoor, Jeremih, and Lil Wayne. A radio rip of the collaboration, entitled "Like Dat," soon appeared on the site, and despite the shoddy sound quality, most everyone went ape shit over the track's wicked potential. PND has now provided the CDQ, and wow...DJs better cue this one up for the peak hours tonight. "Like Dat" is produced by the Niagara sensation known as Murda Beatz, who began working with Migos and is now a go-to beatman for OVO.
Heavenly Father (Alternate Version)
StreetRunner is back at it again with another pristine rework of vaulted material from Lil Wayne's heyday. Who could've guessed that one of this year's most exciting release series would consist of remastered versions of decade-old Weezy leaks. Today's exclusive is titled "Heavenly Father," and StreetRunner says that it's an alternate version of "Pray to the Lord," which he released last week. The hook was also used on a Fat Joe track called "Heavenly Father," which appeared on his The Darkside Vol. 1 album.
When talking about the new Toronto scene, one has to mention the name of Jazz Cartier, whose February album Hotel Paranoia recently ranked No. 6 on HNHH's list of the top 20 projects of 2016.
PartyNextDoor & Jeremih Feat. Lil Wayne
As expected, the one-year anniversary episode of OVO Sound Radio proved to be a lit occasion. To begin the episode, Roy Woods' new Waking at Dawn album was played in its entirety, and then Noah "40" Shebib took over and blessed the airwaves with a truly original mix consisting mostly of classic '90s hip-hop and R&B. After 40's guest mix, OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib closed out the show with a quick set of new tunes, including one very special exclusive -- a brand new collaboration between PartyNextDoor, Jeremih, and Lil Wayne.
Pray To The Lord (Mastered)
In a year where all our heroes are dying, pretty much the only good thing happening is StreetRunner's periodic TBT series in which he releases mixed and mastered versions of Lil Wayne songs that originally leaked nearly a decade ago. This week: "Pray to the Lord." StreetRunner says that "Pray to the Lord" is one of the main songs that inspired him to mix and master all these old Wayne leaks. The production is deeply soulful, providing the backdrop as Weezy wonders, is there a heaven for a G? Previous StreetRunner X Lil Wayne #TBT masterpieces: