8 Of The Best Lil Wayne Tracks
If you have been a fan of rap for over a decade, chances are that you had put one of Lil Wayne’s track on repeat during this time. The American rapper has put out 13 studio albums during his career.
Many of them have risen to the top spot on Billboard top 100. His latest album ‘Funeral’ also hit the number one spot.
Compiling a shortlist of Lil Wayne’s best songs is a traumatizing experience because you’ll soon be biting your fingers at the great tracks you have to leave behind. After hours of sweat and tears, we were able to put together a list of the 8 of the best Lil Wayne tracks.
1. Lollipop feat Static Major (Tha Carter III, 2008)
This is one of Lil Wayne’s most successful track to date. Sadly, Static Major died about two weeks before the release of the track. Lollipop spent 5 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (non-consecutive).
MTV named it the number one hip hop track in 2008. In the United States, it sold five million units earning it RIAA’s 5x Platinum certification.
2. A Milli (Tha Carter III, 2008)
Call Tha Carter III the summit of Lil Wayne’s career and you won’t be far from the truth (No disrespect to his other albums). Weeks after its release, this song took over the airways.
Bet there are people who still have the lyrics of this song stuck in their head. For about 4 minutes, Lil Wayne goes on a lyrical rampage.
3. Drop the World feat Eminem (Rebirth, 2010)
This track starts off slowly with Li Wayne dropping some easy flowing bars and peaks with Eminem doing what he knows how to do best.
The video features a riot scene that intensifies the ‘hate in my veins’ lyrics. The song was performed at the 52nd Grammy. RIAA later certified it quadruple platinum.
4. Go DJ (Tha Carter, 2004)
Before the birth of Lolipop, Go DJ was Lil Wayne’s most successful song. He got a little help from DJ Mannie Fresh on this one.
The video begins with what seems like a prison break with Fresh inviting him to come and do what he knows how to do best. It marked the beginning of a new era for the rapper.
5. Believe Me feat Drake (Tha Carter V, 2014)
This song was released in 2014 and was supposed to be the lead single off Tha Carter V album.
However, when the album was later released in 2018, the song was missing from the tracklist. Many believe this song was the establishment of Drake.
6. Stuntin’ Like My Daddy feat Birdman (Like Father, Like Son, 2006)
The infectious hook is arguably one of the major features that pop this song out of the crowd.
The reception was warm. Consequently, it won the BET Viewer’s Choice Award in 2007. We wish the relationship didn’t deteriorate into accusations and lawsuits.
7. Mrs. Officer feat Bobby Valentino (Tha Carter III, 2008)
Although this song feels like a romantic relationship between the rapper and a female cop, it has a deeper message.
It portrays the tension that exists between the police and a suspected criminal. This track made its debut on the number sixteen spot of the Billboard Hot 100.
8. Fireman (Tha Carter II, 2005)
This track peaked at number 10 on the U.S. Hot Rap Tracks and was able to reach the 32 spot on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. It was later certified Platinum in the United States by RIAA.
Lil Wayne has continued to push boundaries even releasing cross-genre tracks like ‘Drop the World’. There are other amazing tracks by Lil Wayne that couldn’t make this list. Let us hear your thoughts. Which of his tracks was your best?