You might expect Lil Wayne to be having a hard time someplace right now, sitting back and shaking his fist while he waits for the resolution of the apocalyptic drama between him and Cash Money Records, his label of nearly 20 years. (Official word just hit that Wayne's suing Cash Money and Bryan "Birdman" Williams for an enormous $51 million.)
Nope. Weezy's busy, having just released Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a ferocious mixtape that took aim at Cash Money with fiery lyrics. (Also just featured Wayne shredding tons of popular beats, adding to his huge collection of vital remixes.) Now Tunechi's working on Dedication 6, the latest installment in his highly regarded series that Wayne and DJ Drama have been building for a decade now. Tha Carter V's been on hold for nine months, but who really cares, at this rate of mixtapes and hot singles like "Believe Me," "Krazy," "Gotti" and "Grindin'"?
The news arrived via DJ Drama's Instagram, with a simple shot of himself, Wayne, and Mack Maine hanging out, captioned, "Sorry For The Wait 2. Carter V. Dedication 6."
Dedication 2 hit in 2006, D3 in '08, D4 in 2012, and D5 in '13. Last time around, Wayne remixed Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay Z, Wu-Tang Clan, 2 Chainz and his buddy Drake. In previous installments he rapped on songs by Future, OutKast, UGK, Young Jeezy, Biggie, Tupac, Nas and more. After the all-star selections from Sorry 4 the Wait 2 (ILoveMakonnen's "Tuesday, "O.T. Genasis' "CoCo," Rae Sremmurd's "No Type"), it'll be fascinating to see what comes next. Especially if there are original tracks, like Sorry's Drake-featuring "Used To," one of Fuse's favorite hip hop tracks of January 2015.