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DJ Drama Names Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” As His Favorite Gangsta Grillz Project

DJ Drama Names Lil Wayne Dedication 2 As His Favorite Gangsta Grillz Project

DJ Drama recently narrowed down his top 10 Gangsta Grillz projects from his 150 plus discography to XXL over Zoom.

Coming in at the No. 1 spot was Lil Wayne‘s iconic Dedication 2 mixtape from 2006, which beat out Jeezy’s Trap Or Die, Gucci Mane’s The Movie, Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2, T.I.’s Down With The King, Chris Brown’s In My Zone, and many more.

You can read why Drama chose D2 as his #1 choice, recall bringing Tunechi the “Cannon” beat and name his favorite songs from the tape below, as well as reveal how the Dedication mixtape series first came about from being on tour with T.I. who one night had Tune on the phone!

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Bijan Amir Reveals He Hates The “Bing James” Beat He Produced For Lil Wayne [Video]

Bijan Amir Reveals He Hates The Bing James Beat He Produced For Lil Wayne

Bijan Amir recently chopped it up with Battle Of The Beat Makers TV for a virtual interview, which you can watch below.

Around the 2:10 mark of their conversation, Amir spoke on producing Lil Wayne‘s “Bing James” song featuring Jay Rock off the Funeral album by saying he hates it and thought the instrumental was trash.

The multi-Platinum selling producer from Toronto went on to say that he made the “Bing James” beat very quickly and didn’t even fully finish it before Wayne wanted to purchase it from him. He also added that Weezy was the music artist who made him want to get into producing!

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Mike Banger Reveals Lil Wayne Has Unreleased Music With Michael Jackson & Dr. Dre

Mike Banger Reveals Lil Wayne Has Unreleased Music With Michael Jackson & Dr Dre

Lil Wayne‘s former recording engineer Mike Banger recently participated in a Q&A (question and answer) session with a Lil Wayne Discord server that you can read in full below.

If you were not already aware, Banger is a RIAA-certified, multi-Platinum and Grammy award-winning recording engineer that has recorded and mixed numerous Tunechi projects including Tha Carter IV, Rebirth, I Am Not A Human Being 1 and 2, We Are Young Money, Sorry 4 The Wait, Dedication 4 and 5, and No Ceilings etc, as well as also produced a few tracks for Tune.

In their interview, Mike talked about Wayne‘s recording process, the difference between Wayne being high and sober in the studio, what percentage of Wayne‘s music actually gets released, and witnessing Wayne record “6 Foot 7 Foot” straight from prison, as well as everyone being out of their minds from mushrooms for the “No Worries” session. He also revealed Weezy has unreleased music with both Michael Jackson and Dr. Dre!

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Don Cannon Explains Why Lil Wayne’s “Cannon” Changed His Life & Reveals He Has An Unreleased Version Of The Song [Video]

Don Cannon Explains Why Lil Wayne Cannon Changed His Life & Reveals He Has An Unreleased Version Of The Song

DJ Bootleg Kev sits down with the Generation Now record label founders DJ Drama, Leighton “Lakeshow” Morrison and Don Cannon for episode 38 of the “The Bootleg Kev Podcast”.

During their conversation, Don reveals what beat he thinks changed his life as a music producer, which he goes on to say the “Cannon” record on Lil Wayne‘s Dedication 2 mixtape.

While discussing the process behind “Cannon” (watch below), the Philadelphia native says Trick Daddy, Bohagon and Busta Rhymes all originally had the instrumental before Weezy.

He even mentions that he has an unreleased version of the track with Tunechi rapping over the beat for 3 minutes straight, so I wonder if we will ever get to hear that? Drama also added that “Cannon” was the last song Tune recorded for D2.

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Bijan Amir Speaks On What It Was Like Producing For Lil Wayne On “Funeral” [Video]

Bijan Amir Speaks On What It Was Like Producing For Lil Wayne On Funeral

Bijan Amir sat down with Splice earlier this month for an interview all about how he got started and production advice.

The producer revealed it was Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter III album that first got him into producing and inspired him to learn more about creating beats.

He also talked about how much of a “surreal” and “cool” moment it was to work with Wayne on Funeral by producing the “Bing James” beat featuring Jay Rock. Check out Bijan‘s full conversation below!

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