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DJ Khaled, Dave East, Asian Doll, G-Eazy, T.I., Trippie Redd, Vic Mensa & 26 More Rappers Reveal Their Favorite Lil Wayne Projects

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DJ Khaled, Dave East, Asian Doll, G-Eazy, TI, Trippie Redd, Vic Mensa & 26 More Rappers Reveal Their Favorite Lil Wayne Projects

Over 30 hip-hop artists (33 to be exact) have revealed to XXL what their favorite project in Lil Wayne‘s discography is.

Included in the list of 33 rappers are: Ace Hood, Asian Doll, Curren$y, Dave East, DJ Khaled, G-Herbo, G-Eazy, Juicy J, King Los, Lil Durk, Problem, Royce Da 5’9″, Swizz Beatz, T.I., Trippie Redd, Tyga, Vic Mensa, and more.

The answers that some of them chose, which you can see below, vary from the Sqad Up mixtapes to the Hot Boys albums, to the Dedication mixtapes, to the Da Drought mixtapes, to the No Ceilings mixtapes, to the Sorry 4 The Wait mixtapes, to The Suffix, to Tha Block Is Hot, to Tha Carter albums, and to Like Father Like Son!

24Hrs:
“[Da] Drought 3. Wayne is from Mars.”

Ace Hood:
“[Tha] Carter I, that album was the [narration] to my young adulthood [at] 16-17 years old. My entire city was on that album! Every football, basketball game, every block party, etc… He also inspired me to challenge myself as a lyricist. Always bring your A game!”

Asian Doll:
“[Tha] Block Is Hot! A classic. I love and miss the young Lil Wayne. We use to be young going crazy to Wayne in his savage boy days. Man, to see what he has [become] is so amazing. Real growth. His music changed a lot of people life, including me.”

Bobby Brackins:
“I love all of his mixtapes. I like all of ’em, even the old Sqad Up mixtapes, and then I really like, of course, all Tha Carter’s. I love all the Hot Boys stuff. Wayne’s whole career has just been [him] doing his thing.”

Caleborate:
“Yo, my favorite album of Wayne’s was [Tha] Carter II! It just seemed like on every track he was hella locked in. From ‘Mo Fire,’ to ‘Receipt’ to ‘Hustler Musik’! Man it was just so personal and ethereal to me. The beats really hit me at the time, and Wayne’s personal relationship with music just felt like he knew exactly what I felt at that time in my life. It’s like he was talking to me on that album. It was like I could see his world!”

Corey Finesse:
“Ahhh, Wayne one was one of my fav artists growing up! I’d say Da Drought 3, that was my shit. Still bump it. That man a legend.”

Curren$y:
“Dedication. [DJ] Drama really was crushing shit at that time and it was love all around, man.”

DaBoii:
“Tha Carter III and Sorry 4 The Wait. He one of the biggest reasons why I rap today.”

Dave East:
“Da Drought! Shit was life changing!”

DJ Khaled:
“My fav tape is the tape I did wit him called [The] Suffix. Also my fav verse is from my record called “We Takin’ Over.” My fav album from Wayne is all of them!”

G Herbo:
“My favorite Lil Wayne project was Da Drought 3. That to me was when Lil Wayne was arguably the best rapper in the streets at the time. Jay Z was leaning towards retirement and just at that time Wayne put fear in rappers’ hearts. If you wasn’t with him you didn’t wanna be against him either!”

G-Eazy:
“Da Drought 2. I was a senior in high school and Wayne was the best rapper alive. The anticipation for Carter III was bigger than anything at the time, and he was putting out the craziest shit for free on these tapes so it set the bar hella high for the album. I remember the first time I heard ‘I Feel Like Dying’ and it felt like a huge step in his evolution as an artist, hearing how creative and vulnerable he was on that.”

Icy Narco:
“Honestly I feel like there are too many mixtapes and albums to choose from. I love Tha Carter 3 but grew up listening to Sorry 4 The Wait 2 a lot. I always used to bump that shit. But obviously I’ve been listening to Tha Carter IV just in anticipation of the album that was just released, which is fire. Wayne definitely delivered, so Tha Carter V is up there too!”

Juicy J:
“I can’t decide. I love all of his albums and mixtapes. I met Wayne when he was 14 years old at my studio in Memphis, Tenn. Three 6 Mafia and The Hot Boys recorded a classic song called ‘Player Why Ya Hatin.’ When Wayne laid his verse on the song I knew right then he was gonna be a legend.”

King Los:
“My favorite album is [Tha] Carter. Classic. Most impactful body of work from any young artist historically. [My favorite] mixtape is No Ceilings 2, because I did my first song with Wayne on there called ‘No Reason.'”

Lil Durk:
“Tha Carter II my fav. At that time in the trenches he was getting me through my hard times.”

LouGotCash:
“No Ceilings—that was fire. That was just a different type of tape. That was crazy.”

Nessly:
“[Tha] Carter III is my favorite! Wayne’s versatility stood out the most while keeping a natural flow at the same time. It marked an important time in music and was historical from the quality of music, the sale, just everything about it made it legendary.”

Problem:
“This might catch you off guard but I really fucked with the collab album he did with Baby, [Like Father, Like Son]. Shit had some jewels on it. [My favorite mixtapes are] all the Sqad Up [tapes] and the first No Ceilings. He just lyrically grew right in front of our eyes. A lot of people don’t realize that Wayne been in the game just as long as Snoop Dogg.”

Rico Recklezz:
“The Dedication 2 mixtape that made me step my shit up, definitely. Then [Tha] Carter II [a] fuckin’ classic . Wayne Is def a legend. I love his play on words and how educated he still spits, even rappin’ hood shit.”

Royce 5’9″:
“Any No Ceilings because Wayne redefined what bars should sound like. He’s [the goat emoji]. Please quote me.”

Swizz Beatz:
“[Tha Carter III]. It just feel like he was settled in his vibe and mastered his craft [in] the Carter zone. Basically he’s the young G.O.A.T. and he’s just starting. That’s my brother for life!”

T.I.:
“[Carter II] and Dedication sounded like a completely different Wayne from the one I’d been listening to from Hot Boys up until then. Total reinvention of himself as an artist. Lyrics were even more impressive. Metaphors and double entendres for days. Super dope.”

Taylor Bennett:
“The Drought Is Over 4. It is a memory of a time and era when young, black rappers began to be themselves.”

Trippie Redd:
“[Tha] Carter IV was my favorite at the time when he dropped it. I knew every word to every song. It was also the second hard album copy I ever bought. First one was Graduation by Kanye.”

Tyga:
“Carter II. It was Lil Wayne’s bible. Flow was too perfect. A lot of codes.”

Vic Mensa:
“It’s hard between [Da] Drought 3 and [Tha] Carter II for me. Both were untouchable lyrically and his ideas and free association were so off the wall it was just amazing to watch him go. He was also introducing so many new flows into rap, flipping dancehall rhythms to purposefully mispronouncing shit then correcting himself—it was just ill.”

Wifisfuneral:
“Dedication 3 because I feel like Wayne was in his prime and half of those bars still give me chills till this day.”

YBN Almighty Jay:
“[Tha] Carter II. The old Lil Wayne had that real down south Louisiana feel to it. I like that style.”

YBN Cordae:
“[Tha] Carter III or No Ceilings. Carter III ’cause it was so revolutionary, it was just a complete masterpiece as far as an album. No Ceilings was just incredibly fire. Bar after bar after bar.”

YBN Nahmir:
“I think my favorite was when he was with the Hot Boys and they made Guerrilla Warfare. My favorite song off there was ‘Boys at War.’ Wayne really snapped on his verse. It reminds me of how me and my niggas be.”

Yhung T.O.:
“Tha Carter I because my uncle and grandpa Lamont—R.I.P.—who both got the same names always played it. So it was like my soundtrack growing up. When I think about all my childhood memories, I remember Tha Carter playing in every moment. ”

Yung Bans:
“My favorite mixtape is The Drought Is Over 6 because the song “Eat You Alive,” that was my favorite Wayne song growing up.”

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  • Turtis

    No one has commented yet?

  • David D

    The new gen rappers are saying projects like carter 4 haha

    • Raz!

      lol

    • Giraffe Boy

      how dare you steal my emoji

  • GOAT

    I would say No Cielings 2 mixtape and I Am Not A Human Being 1 album

    • Raz!

      you got jokes

  • WeezyanICON

    Eat You Alive is that alien Wayne, that song is just nasty 🔥🔥

  • Jbadd504

    Crazy to see Wayne still going after all these years…nigga been hot since the fucking 90’s bruh

    • Raz!

      the real goat

    • Keeze Mojito

      Hes one of the greatest Entertainer we’ve ever Seen. And the biggest rapper that came out of hip hop. He already crossed over 10 years ago and did it again.

  • Doko360

    I’d pick Carter 2 Carter 3 Da drought 3 and the Leak (Carter 3)…i like No ceilings too

    • -The Wayniac-

      Most people got ‘the leak’ bonus CD when they bought C3..and it was made up of C3 tracks..so i don’t think of them as seperate items. I think of the leak as just basically the last 5 tracks of ‘Tha Carter 3’

      -so basically if i ever say ‘C3’ im including ‘the leak’ and the tracks ‘action’ and the other bonus tracks

  • RSB

    🐐.

  • Raz!

    little girl eyes is so goat

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      No lie fam, its a hit fr fr

      • YungJackBauer

        Great words from you Sir

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      classic Wayne

    • FoFoBullDogg

      Wayne & Nae Nae never disappoint

      • Patrick H

        Hah.

    • WeezyanICON

      Best song ever

  • tvsh

    Little Girl Eyes: ✔️
    Life Of Mr. Carter: ✖️
    Kidnap Cupid: ✖️

    • thats kinda a stretch

      • tvsh

        you’re a stretch

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    The common denominator amongst these rappers’ opinions is C2. Amen to the real niggas.

  • Skrrrt Cobain

    the prefix & the suffix 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      Wayne began his streak of bodying hov beats on the prefix and never looked back since 🐐

  • FoFoBullDogg

    They killed my pop at 14
    Sometimes a nigga just cries for no reason

    That line hits me hard everytime 🔥

  • Skrrrt Cobain

    danny should post that Tory lanez big boi interview where he talks about the wayne verse he has otw.

  • Keeze Mojito
    • Giraffe Boy

      she wants his baby

      • Kennykenkentune#🥀🥀OG

        😂😂😂

      • Keeze Mojito

        Shiiit may be lool

  • Giraffe Boy
    • WeezyanICON

      Lmao

  • Giraffe Boy

    top 10? more like 3 lol

    • WeezyanICON

      Fr

    • Keeze Mojito

      RIGHT

  • Keeze Mojito

    Ok so far Wayne got the best career an hip hop artist Can Dream about. At the level he is on right now, to get to the next level for him he has to : do a documentary on Netflix or hbo, do a biopic, perform at the superbowl, do a tour with him Drake and Nicki. The C5 World tour going to be Epic.

    • HE WOULD GET FLAMED IF HE PERFORMED AT THE SUPER BOWL CAUSE HE WOULD COME OUT WEARING SOMETHING SILLY LIKE UGG BOOTS AND HIS PERFORMING VOICE HAS BEEN TERRIBLE THE PAST FEW YEARS

      • Keeze Mojito

        STFU

  • -The Wayniac-

    My Favorites:

    Tha Suffix  (never liked Khaled, but he’s to real for mentioning this)

    C1  (its just fuckin hard and ‘raw’ – you could hear all his potential, but it was still so good in its own right, Go DJ/BM Jr./I Miss My Dawgs/We Don’t/Cash Money Millionaires/Bring It Back/Only Way..)

    (i love Carter 2, i wouldn’t skip a track on it, but he has such a laid back flow on most of the tracks – ‘Get Over’ is in my top5 all-time, so im not hatin at all, and C2 sounds soo classic, that its something i listen to on certain occassions, at certain times. But My Favorite Wayne is fast/hype/crazy wayne.)

    (Dedication 2, is kinda like C2 to me, i only really listen to it at certain times, in certain settings)

    Da Drought 3  (we/the world will never hear anything like this again..)

    Carter 3  (Playing With Fire/and ‘The Leak’ included, C3 had some of the older ’06-’07 Gangsta-Wayne along with the newer/really nice flow stuff ‘Mrs. Officer/Comfortable’)

    No Ceilings  (2009 was his prime, get it right..if we had to pick just one year – “No Quitter”)

    S4TW2  (HAM)

    FWA  (Street Chains)

    Dedication 6 ”part1&2” (Fly Away, Bank Account, XO Tour Life, New Freezer, My Dawg, Yeezy Sneakers, For Nothing, Back From the 80s, Go Brazy, Groupie Gang, Freaky Side..omg..and more)

    • NICE

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      Idk but C2 presents Wayne’s rawest delivery. Idk another project where his delivery was as ill. Maybe Blow and I Can’t Feel My Face mixtapes come close. That street vibe is golden

  • -The Wayniac-

    nah, theres skippable tracks..

  • that nigga shawn

    As a lil wayne fan
    And a father of 2 girls
    Lil girls eyes
    Made a nigga cry yo will forever be in a playlist
    Of all my devices until i die

    • REAL

    • orlen eliel

      I giv y thumbs up for ths nikkar

  • Daniel

    can you upload it somewhere else or answer me why I cant download from gdrive?

  • Itachi Uchiha

    Do you got Kidnap Cupid or Light too ?

    • COMMENT WAS DELETED WHAT DID IT SAY

      • Itachi Uchiha

        He said yeah he has the songs but they for funeral

  • THIS IS PROOF WAYNE IS THE GREATEST

  • LOOLLL

  • -The Wayniac-

    i wonder if the tracks ‘MobbG’ has are real… ?

    • Itachi Uchiha

      Tbh I don’t think he had anything, the bonus songs he had on he’s “velvet mastered” sounded like some bs that he recorded tryin sound like Wayne 😂

    • Patrick H

      Nah.

  • -The Wayniac-

    Yeah, i kinda meant D2 is like C2 “to me” – like i only listen to them for certain reasons at certain times..they are still amazing and top notch. But i feel like i can play DD3/C3/NC/S4TW2 or FWA anytime anywhere and it bangs, and i love it and i feel like anyone would love those..

  • MuddyCupSavage

    If I had to pick it’d be
    1. No Cielings
    2. Da Drought 3
    3. C2

  • WeezyanICON
  • Day1_la_laker

    Thats crazy SOB really made it. Theres a nigga at my school that makes songs with them

    • WeezyanICON

      Skateboard over Bugattis

    • Patrick H

      Who?

    • ⁶𓅓ºᵛº ᵃⁿᵗ𓅓⁶

      Sob and shoreline mafia

  • Patrick H

    Taylor Bennet really said ‘The Drought Is Over 4’ hah.

    • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

      Thank you Khosta, none of us realized that from the first 3 bars, very cool!

      • ⁶𓅓ºᵛº ᵃⁿᵗ𓅓⁶

        Goat

      • I actually didn’t post because I thought y’all don’t know, stfu

  • Deep13

    https://youtu.be/MWdBrK6ag34
    Anyone know where this from?

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    Danny is the best “hype-side-stepper” in history. Not a peep on Velvet! Straight crickets! Lmaoo

    • -The Wayniac-

      lolol

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    Leak Lords in the sky hear my cry! Give us Welcome to the Jungle, Off The Wall, Life of Mr. Carter, Light, and Velvet (song)!

  • ⁶𓅓ºᵛº ᵃⁿᵗ𓅓⁶

    Icy narco trippin lmao I grew up with sftw2 😂

  • i think da drought is over 2 had harder tracks on it then carter 3 i know it was from the carter 3 but i still think most of them songs was better than most songs on the carter 3

  • Itachi Uchiha

    What kinda question is that 😂

    • YungJackBauer

      Lol

  • -The Wayniac-

    no no nooo.. This is how u do it:

    Weezys Ambitions or My Daddy (We Takin Over) (DD3) ?

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      Weezy’s Ambitions

  • Jamez

    No one cares

  • -The Wayniac-

    Because u shouldn’t compare tracks that are wayy different in ‘structure’ ..they need to be kinda similar

    Dope Niggaz he has like 3 verses and HollywoodDivorse he has like 1 verse..

  • -The Wayniac-

    some examples for ‘Bucket Season’ and anyone else that wants to compare –

    Wish You Would (D4) or Still Got That Rock (D5) ?

    Im Raw or Im a Beast ?

    Ransom or Stuntin ?

    Live from the 504 or Wayne’s Takover 2 ?

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      Damn the last one is tough..those Mannie Fresh “Waynes Takeover 1&2” are both hidden gems

  • YungJackBauer

    Dope divorce. I pick hollywood divorce!

  • -The Wayniac-

    nooo

  • YungJackBauer

    Some retard gonna answer goulish

  • YungJackBauer

    I hate when wayne says …… higher than cholesterol

  • SpittaF

    Lil Wayne Velvet session on DatPiff

  • King Slime Thugger

    Damn a nigga really said he grew up to
    Sorry 4 the wait 2..he gotta be 14 years old or he mentally challenged

  • Dr Carter

    The only song I will not bump is Already ft Tweezy something like dat. Beat wack

  • Whodi

    Khaled yes… Wayne, ? The nigga just left CMR last week let see what he does in the next 5-7 years. C5 did great but we gotta see his next projects and moves.

  • Dr Carter

    Whaaaaaaaat ? Some IANAHB 2 shit

  • Cory Miller
  • Moose Carter

    Can you email them to me?

  • Nathaniel Diaz

    Hollywood Divorce

  • Turtis

    Velvet sessions is a nice mix of CV and FWA and “older wayne” with the slowed down auto tune

    • MakaveliRise

      implying slowed down auto tune is good

      • Turtis

        Slowed down auto tune isn’t always good, in fact in my opinion it’s usually not good, but when Wayne does it I like the way it sounds. The velvet sessions tape sounded kinda nostalgic to me

  • CashCash

    Tha carter 2 definitely shows its the beat album ever