“I play the hand that was dealt, I got a deck full of aces / I gave birth to your style, I need a check for my labor” From: “Intro” Album: Quality Street Music 2 Setting the tone for the second installment in DJ Drama’s Quality Street Music series, Wayne kicked off the album in a way that was hard to live up to.
Shout out Capone and Noriega / We can shoot it out and see who live to tell the story later / Diamonds in my Ollie face cannot be exfoliated” From: “Believe Me” Album: They Carter V Wayne’s ability to call back to hip-hop legends is highly appreciated here, as well as his use of the word “exfoliated,” for those of us passionate about our skincare routines.
The great Benjamin Franklin makes another appearance, as well as yet another unique play on language and sound. Lil Wayne, also a sex education teacher, giving sound advice on a song that was one of his biggest hits.
Not only a play on Wayne and Baby’s geographic location and a not to migration tactics, but also a reminder of happier times. On an album that pretty much served as a vehicle to capitalize off of Wayne’s hot streak, he still didn’t take any plays off.
“Forewarning / Young Money’s armed / And we can shoot it out / I got the money drawn / Yeah, take that to the bank wit' ya / I rock my hat to the side like I paint pictures / Smoke weed, talk shit like Lane Kyffin / Whole country in recession, but Wayne different” From: “Banned From TV” Album: No Ceilings Despite the dated USC-era Lane Kyffin reference, Wayne’s onslaught on this classic Swizz Beatz-produced Noriega beat is one for the ages.
“Just bought a new charm / Fuck the watch, I buy a new arm, you lukewarm” From: “No Problems” Album: Coloring Book A vintage Wayne guest verse coming last year, he anchored this song and stole the show.
A guest offering on Orange’s stunning album produced one of Wayne’s most vulnerable and honest verses of all time. Hard to pick a single line from this song, which is one of Wayne’s most iconic and memorable from his brilliant run.
These Lil Wayne quotes will have you pumped up and ready to spit your own game at 100. Following years of contractual disputes between the rapper and his recording label, Lil Wayne finally released his twelfth studio album, They Carter V, on September 28, 2018.
According to Nielsen Music, They Carter V earned an incredible 433 million streams in just the United States and in just the first week when it dropped on streaming platforms. The enormous number makes complete one of the year’s most successful comebacks, after a long period that the rapper basically spent in the recording wilderness.
Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. 5I believe that music is another form of news.
Music is another form of journalism to me, so I have to cover all the areas with my album. Hate is only a form love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically.
Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.
I know the world is so cold and deceiving, but I keep my head up like my noise is bleeding. Mirror on the wall, through my rise and fall, you’ve been my only friend.
I know it’s an experience that I need to have if God’s putting me through it. I’m on the road to riches, it’s just a little traffic.
“I believe music should reflect yourself in some way and not just yourself at the given time. I feel that when you die or when you’re going, someone’s supposed to listen to that music and know everything about you.