Catching Up With Lil Wayne 2011-2013
Lil Wayne is nothing if not prolific. In the year and a half since his last album, Tha Carter IV, the N'awlins rapper generated a stunning three and a half hours of music, including huge radio hits like Drake's "The Motto," Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance" and Tyga's "Faded"; and great album cuts like Betty Wright's "Grapes on a Vine." It's a diverse set that ranges from hard-hitting club-hop (T.I.'s "Ball") to slick R&B (Bobby V's "Mirror" and Keyshia Cole's "Enough of No Love"). His collaborators during this period include his Young Money and Cash Money homies like Nicki Minaj ("Roman Reloaded"), Kevin Rudolf ("Champions"), Mack Maine ("Celebrate") and DJ Khaled ("Take It to the Head"), as well as unlikely pairings like N.O.R.E. ("Finito") and David Guetta ("I Can Only Imagine"). Our playlist of Lil Wayne cameos collects them all, as well as the first three singles from his new I Am Not a Human Being II, "No Worries," "My Homies Still" and "Love Me." Enjoy.