There's been electricity in the air ever since Lil Wayne confirmed that his new mixtape No Ceilings 3 would be arriving today. And though it took a little while to land, the Martian has officially come through with another gift for the masses. For many, the occasion is particularly nostalgic. Evocative of a lost era, when mixtapes were available for free download and featured some of an artist's hungriest rapping. Some of you probably downloaded the first two No Ceilings right here at HNHH. And while sample clearance issues have rendered tapes like this largely obsolete in the streaming era, Lil Wayne remains a traditionalist to the core.
It's evident in his beat selection -- who else could body Jay-Z's "Takeover" with such conviction? And even when he's handling newer instrumentals, doing so with more finesse than some of the original rappers, Weezy's pedigree as an elite emcee is never in doubt. He even encourages those on wax to step up and match his stride, as seen when his former pupil Drizzy lines up for a bar-heavy duet. For anyone looking to recapture that feeling of a classic mixtape run, look no further than No Ceilings 3, as hosted by the mogul you ultimately-love-despite-your-occasional-annoyance -- DJ Khaled.
Sound off with your favorite tracks in the comments, and sound off if you think this tape further cements Lil Wayne as a GOAT contender.
2. B.B. King Freestyle featuring Drake
4. For the Night
5. Something Different
6. Life Is Good
7. Peggy Bundy
8. Out West" featuring Young Thug
9. Church featuring Hoodbaby, Euro and Gudda Gudda
10. Comme De Garcon
11. Deep End
12. Drag 'Em featuring Gudda Gudda
13. Drive-By featuring Vice Versa
14. FL4M3$ featuring Lil Tune
15. Three-Headed Goat featuring Cory Gunz and YD
16. Hollywood featuring Young Carter
17. Kam featuring Young Kam Carter
18. Kamilla featuring Jay Jones