8: Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 – Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape was highly anticipated, if not just for the fact that we would be getting free music from the YMCMB veteran. However, with delay after delay, the anticipation soon waned, and when it finally dropped, fans and critics were upset.
D4 found Weezy lazily rapping over over-used industry instrumentals. With perhaps one or two stand-out tracks, including his single “No Worries,” the rest left much to be desired. We’d heard these verses and these topics from Wayne a million times over—but we’re used to that. It just felt like, after all those delays, and all that hype, this was it? Nicki Minaj got more attention for her verse on the “Mercy” freestyle than Wayne really did for the entire tape.