33 Hip-Hop Artists Share Their Favorite Lil Wayne Projects
Surely by now, you’ve begun to dissect Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, his long-awaited 12th solo studio album. It’s one that is welcomed with open arms, from the hip-hop cognoscenti to the genre’s newer fans and spectators. The album proves that the lyrical maven can still deliver despite the behind-the-scenes drama that has halted its release.
It’s been more than 14 years since Wayne kicked off the series with Tha Carter, but by 2004 he was already a veteran in his own right. With two platinum albums under his belt—one for his solo debut, Tha Block Is Hot, and another for Hot Boys' collective effort, Guerrilla Warfare—Weezy F. Baby was only beginning to reach his career highs. Both Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV went on to reach multi-platinum status, with the former spawning “Lollipop,” the MC’s most successful track on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2008. Ten years later, Lil Wayne continues to raise the bar. With more than three dozen projects and well over 1,000 official and unofficial songs, the New Orleans legend hasn't made it easy for his peers to keep up.
It can be a challenge for any hip-hop fan to select a favorite project, given Lil Wayne's extensive discography. This proved true when XXL asked over 30 rhymers to do so. While The Dedication receives loves from industry heavyweights, rap's new school favors Weezy's Da Drought and Tha Carter series.
Take a look below to see which project is No. 1 to artists like T.I., Dave East, YBN Nahmir and DJ Khaled. Their answers may surprise you.
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