Lil Wayne debuts his new mixtape Dedication 6: Reloaded with 20 more bangers.
Weezy released Dedication 6 in December and a month later he released the part two of the album hosted by DJ Drama making it the latest addition to his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. Drama and Lil Wayne teamed up in 2005 for the launch of the series and since then we’ve seen six installments and now sign that they will ever end the production. D6: Reloaded is the latest addition to the saga.
D6R comes with 20 songs including a track with Drake “Family Feud,” Rich The Kid is featured on “Don’t Shoot Em” and Juelz Santana came through for “Bloody Mary.” Elsewhere on the project you will also find remixed for $AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane,” Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” called “Groupie Gang,” and Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s “Loyalty” called “Weezy N Madonna.”
Lil Wayne and DJ Drama brings forward a variety of guest artists for each installment in the Dedication mixtape series. Over the years we’ve seen the likes of The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, T.I., J. Cole and more jumping on the project. For the first half of D6, Weezy tapped some of his Young Money comrades, Gudda Gudda, Euro, Cory Gunz, and HoodyBaby, for some guest verses.
While he has been dropping mixtapes, we’ve yet to get a full album from Lil Wayne for years after Cash Money shelves his long-awaited Tha Carter V project. Last year he filed legal documents asking a judge to dissolve Young Money or appoint a receiver to oversee the operations but Birdman objected to the move and file a counter as he moves to block Weezy from disbanding the iconic label they founded 15 years ago. Wayne has a pending lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money for $51 million. That case has been ongoing for the past three years.
Lil Wayne has revealed the artwork for “Dedication 6: Reloaded” dubbed as D6 Part 2.
The first part of the album arrived on Christmas Day and Weezy hinted last weekend that the project would be in two parts. Now we have the confirmation for the second half of the project and we also know that his new song with Drake, “Family Feud (Remix)” is the first song off the second part of the album. The new song dropped on the same day that JAY-Z and Beyonce released their star-studded music video for the original single.
Lil Wayne announced the new version of the album on Instagram yesterday writing, “Ok I’m Reloaded!! #D6Reloaded #FamilyFeud Me and Champagne #YoungMoney Happy New Year!” He didn’t reveal the release date for “Dedication 6: Reloaded” but he did dropped some hints that it may arrive on New Year’s Day. Aside from Drake, Trippie Redd may be featured on the project, as well as, Juelz Santana and Future. The first version of D6 features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Euro, HoodyBaby, and Corey Gunz.
Check out the artwork for D6 Reloaded below and a short message from Lil Wayne. You can also stream Dedication 6 here.
Lil Wayne drop Dedication 6 mixtape and you can stream it below.
On Christmas Day, Lil Wayne gift wrapped D6 and delivered it to his fan for free streaming. The 15-track mixtape comes with a bunch of remixes for some of the biggest rap songs of 2017 including a remix for 21 Savage’s “Bank Account,” Lil Uzi Vert‘s “XO TOUR Llif3,” YFN Lucci’s “Everyday We Lit,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” The Young Money rapper link up with his protege Nicki Minaj for the single “5 Star” which is a remix of the sort of Post Malone’s chart topping single “Rockstar.”
The album also saw guest appearances from some of Lil Wayne’s Young Money comrades like Gudda Gudda, Euro, Cory Gunz, and HoodyBaby. Drake was rumored to be on the project but didn’t make the final cut. D6 is the latest installment in the Dedication mixtape series for Lil Wayne and the followup to Dedication 5 which was released in 2013. Since 2014, the New Orleans rapper’s music has been significantly slowed due to his ongoing legal battle with Cash Money Records. This is perhaps a sign that things are returning to regular order for Weezy, but don’t old your breath for Tha Carter V since that was promised this year and has been delayed since 2012.
Weezy tapped his female protege on the single “5 Star” which is the 5th single on the project due on Christmas Day. Aside from Nicki Minaj, you will find guest verses from Gudda Gudda, Baby E, Euro, Corey Gunz, and Zoey Dollaz for the 15-track mixtape. The project will be released to his fans for free and will be available on Dapiff among other services that host mixtapes.
This is only the latest in a number of collaborations between Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj who has collaborated on several singles in the past. This year alone, the Young Money rappers collaborated on three singles including a track with David Guetta, “Light My Body Up.”
Lil Wayne has been working on the mixtape since last year and now its finally here. The New Orleans rapper’s new music has been significantly slowed since his fallout with his former friend and mentor Birdman three years ago. Weezy is suing Cash Money for $51 million and also want a judge to relieve him from his contract with the label. The ongoing legal battle between the two has resulted in the shelving of Wayne’s album Tha Carter V.
Both Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj posted the tracklist for “Dedication 6” on Instagram on Sunday, just hours before the release of the mixtape. There are also talks that the mixtape will come in a two-part project because the rap legend recorded too many songs to fit on one album. The tracklist released so far on shows 15 songs, which means a second disc could come tomorrow with another dozen or more new singles. Before he dropped D6, Lil Wayne released two new singles which are remixes for JAY-Z’s “The Story Of OJ” and 21 Savage’s “Bank Account.” Check out the tracklist below.