It was back in 2009 when Lil Wayne delivered the first installment of his No Ceilings series, which only further added to his icon status with 21 tracks of the New Orleans emcee giving some of his best bars over your favorite tunes of the time. Eleven years later, Weezy brings a new version of that classic project to all streaming platforms, a slimmed-down version for fans to continue to enjoy.
Presumably due to clearance issues, the updated version of No Ceilings now sees 12 of the infectious cuts heard on the original, with slight changes to song titles — “YM Wasted,” “Shoes,” and “Banned” are only a few examples. He also made sure to add his track “Kobe Bryant” to the tracklisting, a bittersweet offering given the NBA legend’s passing this year.
One particular standout from No Ceilings is “Throw It In,” a freestyle over Fabolous and The-Dream’s “Throw It In The Bag,” which is itself a flip of The-Dream’s “Fancy.” One listen will remind you of the classic stream-of-consciousness bars that made Lil Wayne one of the top rappers in hip hop:
“Swimming in Polo, sleeping in Jordans, I bought her cell phone and I don’t even much call it, new imports make her feel important, no bulls***, n***a, no Ben Gordon/
Get her information, take her on vacation, give her dope d***, now she under the sedation, wake her in the morning, breakfast where she slept at, tell her go shopping, I can’t wait til she get back…/”
In addition to No Ceilings’ expanded release, Lil Wayne has promised a slew of projects on the horizon, including Tha Carter VI and No Ceilings 3. He’s also confirmed that he’s reconnecting with 2 Chainz and Cash Money Records boss Birdman for ColleGrove 2 and Like Father Like Son 2, ensuring that there’s more than enough music for his massive fanbase.