When we think about generational rap artists, a handful of names come to mind. One could argue that there’s a tier above this, a tier where legends live, and that’s where New Orleans native Lil Wayne resides. With a career that spans decades that includes multiple Grammy award wins, multiple timeless projects, and a robust discography that stacks up to almost anyone to have done it before, Lil Wayne has not only remained relevant throughout the decades but has shown no signs of slowing down.
It’s important to realize that not only has Lil Wayne seemingly converged the monster that this the music industry, but the legend has also continually given back to the underground and it’s culture. Through his volumes of mixtapes that include the Dedication, Sorry 4 the Wait, and todays subject the No Ceilings mixtape series. The last of which was released almost five years ago to the date of Lil Wayne’s most recent addition to the series, No Ceilings 2. No Ceilings 3 is as always a compilation of Wayne’s takes on today’s hottest hip-hop records, but this time with some surprise features sprinkled throughout.
Going through the project it’s so hard to pick favorites, as Lil Wayne’s infamous cadence and wordplay breathe new life into records that are already hits in their own regard. A few notable tracks include ‘V8’, Wanye’s take on the viral hit ‘We Paid’ by Lil Baby and 42 Dugg, and the awaited reunion of Drake and Lil Wayne with ‘BB King Freestyle.’ Towards the end of the tape, we come across three tracks that feature all three of Lil Wayne’s sons, a true passing of the torch moment between father and son. Check out the whole tape below!