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Big Sean Plays “Drake vs. Lil Wayne”, Recalls Wayne Jumping On “Beware” + More [Video]

Big Sean Plays Drake vs Lil Wayne, Recalls Wayne Jumping On Beware + More

At the end of 2021, Big Sean sat down with N.O.R.E. aka Noreaga and DJ EFN for an interview on their “Drink Champs” podcast to discuss his career, life, Detroit, and much more.

From the 14:50 mark, Sean talked about growing up loving the mixtape era and recalled riding to school listening to Lil Wayne‘s Dedication 1 and Dedication 2 tapes.

Later on in their conversation at 1:02:15, N.O.R.E. asked Sean to pick from “Drake or Wayne” to which the Detroit rapper named Wayne solely for the reason if there was no Weezy, there would be no Drizzy.

Big Sean also talked about where he was at in life when he made his “Beware” single featuring Tunechi and Jhene Aiko at the 1:38:30 point of their convo. He remembers Tune hearing just 6 seconds of the song when he decided that this was going to be the record he jumps on!

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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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DJ Drama Says They Are Looking To Add Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” Mixtape To Digital Streaming Services

DJ Drama Says They Are Looking To Add Lil Wayne Dedication 2 Mixtape To Digital Streaming Services

DJ Drama recently chopped it up with GQ magazine about his recent work on Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost album and more.

During their interview, Drama spoke about how he always knew the Dedication mixtape series with Lil Wayne would be special and the impact the tapes had on the culture.

Also in the conversation, the Philadelphia DJ and record executive revealed they are looking to get Dedication 2 added to digital streaming platforms! How cool would that be?

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DJ Drama Crowns Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” As The Best “Gangsta Grillz” Mixtape & Teases “Dedication 7” [Video]

DJ Drama Crowns Lil Wayne Dedication 2 As The Best Gangsta Grillz Mixtape & Teases Dedication 7

DJ Drama recently participated in a game of “Complex Brackets” with Brian “B.Dot” Miller, which consisted of himself reviewing his “Gangsta Grillz” catalog and choosing his very best mixtape from the series.

From a 16-seed bracket that included Lil Wayne‘s Dedication 2 and Dedication, Jeezy’s Trap Or Die, Chris Brown’s In My Zone, Meek Mill’s Dreamcashers 2, T.I.’s Down With The King, and more mixtapes, Drama got it down to just 2 – Dedication 2 vs. Trap Or Die and it was Wayne who came out victorious.

During the game, Drama also mentioned Dedication 2 was so big at the time in 2006 that it made The New York Times’ “Top 10 Albums Of The Year” list, as well as confirmed Dedication 7 is still happening… but very unconvincingly. Do you agree with D2 being the best “Gangsta Grillz” mixtape of all time and do you think D7 will actually ever happen?

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DJ Drama Reveals The FBI Have Some Unreleased Lil Wayne Verses From A 2007 Raid [Video]

DJ Drama Reveals The FBI Have Some Unreleased Lil Wayne Verses From A 2007 Raid

DJ Drama was a recent guest on the 85 South Show podcast where he chopped it up with DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean.

Throughout the show, Drama discussed his favorite Gangsta Grillz mixtapes and said Dedication 2 is one of his personal favorites, as well as recalled how they didn’t have a lot of time to create Dedication 1.

The Philadelphia DJ and record executive also reveals the FBI have some unreleased Lil Wayne verses that they took when they raided his studio back in 2007. You can check out their full conversation in the video after the jump below!

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