A part of the Dedication series, this mixtape released in 2012 has some witty punch lines from Lil Wayne in a lo-key recording. The release was hit with mixed reviews, with some decrying the release as a quick check and accusing Wayne of not even liking his own music anymore. Other critics saw it as a meager side release with a few witty lines and nothing much deeper than that.
One of the most interesting stories in rap, Lil Wayne started as a child prodigy in New Orleans, worked his way to the top of Cash Money Records before helping usher in a new era of hip-hop. He made rap mainstream and brought it to the digital age before crashing his career with mediocre music, foolish decisions and a legal battle with Cash Money while rising stars he mentored replaced his relevance like Drake and Nicki Minaj. But much like a prodigal son, Lil Wayne returned to his roots and made one of the greatest comeback records in rap history.