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13 Songs Lil Wayne Should Remix for the 'No Ceilings 2' Mixtape

The sequel to Weezy's 2009 classic is almost here, and we've got a few big beats we're dying to hear him go crazy on

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Ar
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Happy Waynesgiving, y'all. On Thursday, Nov. 26—if all goes according to plan, which, on Planet Weezy, you never know—we're set to receive the gift of No Ceilings 2, a sequel to the Halloween 2009 mixtape that easily stands as one of Lil Wayne's best.

After tapping a handful of sensible, of-the-moment beats for the fiery Sorry 4 the Wait 2 back in January, we'd love to hear Weezy spice things up with these 13 deep cuts and offbeat choices.

1 / 13

Nicki Minaj, “All Things Go”

Opening No Ceilings 2 with The Pinkprint’s lead-in would be a perfect tribute to Nicki. While the beat might be a surprising choice, it’s the perfect habitat for Wayne to open up and talk about his trials and tribulations du jour.

2 / 13

Janet Jackson, “Unbreakable”

Why let the first Janet album in seven years go to waste? Especially when this track already sounds like something that could show up on a Wayne record in this first place...

3 / 13

Kendrick Lamar, “The Blacker the Berry”

Almost impossible to imagine how spectacular this combo would be. The thorny beat and the socially conscious tone set by K-Dot would be a challenge we’re sure the invigorated 2015 Wayne could tackle.

4 / 13

Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”

We’ve been waiting for Weezy to top “How to Love” in the ballad department for more than four years. (He came close a few times on July’s Free Weezy Album.) This tender, Ed Sheeran–guitar’d cut off Bieber’s new Purpose album is the exact right soundscape to try.

5 / 13

Run–D.M.C., "Christmas in Hollis"

The minute the last bite of Thanksgiving dinner's done, minds start shifting to the next set of holidays. Weezy jumps on this '87 classic, renames it "Christmas in Hollygrove," peace and goodwill prevail.

6 / 13

Future, “Slave Master”

Wayne could do his own version of his buddy Future's entire Dirty Sprite 2 album and we’d listen. But if we’ve gotta choose one, we’re skipping obvious picks like “Thought It Was a Drought,” “Freak Hoe,” “I Serve the Base” and “Where Ya At" (which looks like it'll show up anyway) to suggest he go in on the dark, cathedral-ready “Slave Master.”

7 / 13

Adele, "Hello"

Who cares if Rick Ross already did it? There's no flex like rapping on the biggest song of the moment and outdoing a peer/collaborator. It's not uncharted territory for Lil Wayne, either, as he did "Rolling in the Deep" on 2011's Sorry 4 the Wait.

8 / 13

Fetty Wap feat. Monty, "679"

It's too late to do "Trap Queen," and that's not a bad thing. "679" is perfectly suited to Weezy's strengths, and its smash status is still way up.

9 / 13

Alanis Morissette, “All I Really Want”

The 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill came over the summer, but the festivities haven’t quit. With Alanis parodying “Ironic” on talk shows and performing “You Oughta Know” with Demi Lovato on the AMAs, we're dreaming of Weezy turning to Jagged for one of No Ceilings 2’s mandatory nostalgia cuts.

10 / 13

The Weeknd, "Acquainted"

You know Wayne's gonna slow it down and/or get sexy at least once here, so why not tackle one of the slickest cuts on Beauty Behind the Madness? It's so melody/chorus-heavy that it's tough to picture what Tunechi would do with it—and that's a good thing.

11 / 13

Beyoncé, “7/11”

Before redoing "Drunk in Love" on January's Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Weezy had a long history of jumping on Yoncé cuts. "Upgrade U" on Da Drought 3, "Run the World (Girls)" on Sorry 4 the Wait, "Sweet Dreams" on the original No Ceilings—he's gotta grab another track off BEYONCÉ.

12 / 13

Jay Z, “Picasso Baby”

Wayne’s rapped on too many Hov tracks to count; he oughta keep it going with this tape. While Magna Carta Holy Grail is a couple years old, the two-act old-school-meets-weirdo-new-school “Picasso Baby” is the type of beat made for Wayne to devour.

13 / 13

Drake, "Back to Back"

Previews already have us pretty sure Weezy will spit on his protege’s Meek Mill diss turned summer smash, but we’ve gotta put in this official request.

Here's the version are expecting to see on No Ceilings 2:

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