Dedication 6 is here.
The storied series, which dates back to 2005, is already permanently engrained in the corridors of hip-hop history. Dedication is where Wayne first proclaimed he was the best rapper alive, it’s where remixing the year’s biggest songs got hot, it’s where we first heard DJ Drama talk his shit. Dedication is more than a mixtape series, they’re staples in hip-hop.
The two singles Tunchi dropped prior — remixes to 21 Savage’s Bank Account and Jay Z’s The Story of Oj” — already let us know that Wayne still has it. Now that the entire project is here, we’re get front row seats to the content Wayne is made a career off of: bars on drugs he partakes, the women he rotates, and clever wordplay.
Listen to Dedication 6 here
Seeing that the last installment to the Dedication series came about in 2013 it’s safe to say this one came with more anticipation. But according to the Weezy D6 will have two versions, meaning even more waiting.
He appeared on NFL GameDay Prime this week and broke the news to Deion Sanders:
“I got Dedication 6 dropping for Christmas,” he says at the 3:05 mark. “What we ended up doing, I ended up doing a whole bunch of songs so they wanna split it up. So they gonna drop one version for Christmas and drop the other songs after that.”
Either way It’s good to see Tunchi return to his old ways, especially after his health scare in this past September.
TMZ reported that Lil Wayne was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room after suffering from a seizure, and was ordered that he couldn’t fly out due to his history with the ailment, forcing him to cancel his Las Vegas show.
Among health, Wayne has also been dealing with a nasty legal dispute between he and Cash Money records. He has yet to drop his $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and the label, which, according to Wayne, has been the main road block to his releasing his next studio album, The Carter V.
Yet, through it all, Wayne is still here.
With a 15-songs trackless that features the most of his Young Money team, is no doubt in my mind that this project will be laced with rhymes from top to bottom.
Though Lil Wayne has released music — T-Wayne (2017) and Collegrove (2016) — he has not released a solo effort in four almost four years.
Off the strength of the series and the artist, Dedication 6 shall be getting spins this way.