Top 10 Moments From Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication 4′
Lil Wayne’s much-awaited Dedication 4 mixtape finally dropped. Like expected, it shut down the internet. And like anything Lil Wayne, it got people talking about the self-proclaimed best rapper alive. The Dedication mixtape series helped Wayne reach the top. Now Dedication 4 is trying to keep Wayne on top of his game after the community’s rejection of Tha Carter IV.
Wayne didn’t show any growth on D4, but he didn’t show any drastic signs of slowing down either. A lot of people put a fork in Wayne after C4, Trukfit, and guest verses filled with skateboard references. Surprisingly, this tape only featured a few Trukfit lines. Features were also very limited. Wayne is obviously trying to show us that he still has those knock-out punchlines that once put him on the best rapper alive pedestal. So the big question is, did Wayne deliver with Dedication 4? Well, it definitely delivered in the memorable moments category. Read as I list the top 10 moments from Dedication 4 after the break.
1. “.44 on my waist, Rick Ross jeans” from “Green Ranger”
Who knew Weezy had a Hart in him. This was by far the best line on the tape.
2. J. Cole’s guest verse on “Green Ranger”
Cole World met Wayne’s World on this unexpected collabo’ titled “Green Ranger.” Weezy gave Cole most of his mic’ time, maybe he really didn’t like the beat. Either way, Wayne held his own with the short verse he had.
3. “B*tches be diggin’ me, I feel buried” from “No Worries”
Lil Wayne showed signs of life with several zingers. The one above is classic Da Drought 3 Wayne.
4. Nicki Minaj’s “I’m a Republican votin’ for Mitt Romney/ You lazy b*tches is f*ckin’ up the economy.”
Nicki’s Romney endorsement was beyond surprising. It was also a bit awkward. The GOP’s platform on welfare has indirectly talked about race and minorities leeching off the government. So when Nicki said, “you lazy b*tches is f*ckin’ up the economy,” it felt like she was talking about blacks using up welfare. I’m simply reading between the lines here. Nicki Minaj should probably watch her mouth when she talks about politics.
5. “That oozie go zit zit zit zit zit, that’s pimple” from “Green Ranger”
Mr. Jermaine came through with a Cole verse and I already told you Wayne stood his ground. This line is poppin’.
6. Lil Wayne’s “Dedication” speech on outro
Lil Wayne has been criticized for ditching New Orleans after Katrina. The thing is, Wayne has been giving back to his N.O. community. On the outro, with “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” playing in the background, he explained himself and delivered a message of hope to New Orleanians affected by Hurricane Isaac. Weezy showed that he’s still N.O. to the death.
7. “No Worries”
“No Worries” stood out as one of the most fun tracks on Dedication 4. You could tell that Wayne was just in the booth having fun laughing and cracking jokes. Sometimes I believe the pressure gets to him. He should try letting loose more often.
8. Lil Wayne’s collaboration with Lil Mouse
If “No Worries” was the high point on D4, Wayne’s “Get Smoked” collabo with 13 year-old Lil Mouse was the low point. Weezy co-signed a 13 year-old kid rapping about guns, drugs, and “throwing hella bands in the club.” Like they would say in the Chi’, that’s that shit I don’t like.
9. “That machine gun go brrr, like I got that b*tch on vibrate” from “I Don’t Like.”
Speaking of “I Don’t Like,” this line from Wayne’s freestyle over “I Don’t Like,” I like. Pardon the grammar. Chief Keef is melting my brain.
What were your favorite or least favorite moments on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4?