Last month, Lil Wayne teamed up with DJ Khaled to release the third installment of his critically-acclaimed No Ceilings mixtape series. The project saw 20 tracks and some notable assists from Drake, Young Thug, members from both Young Money and Weezy’s own clan, and more. This past weekend, Wayne and Khaled returned with a Side B version of No Ceilings 3, which adds on 14 more tracks to the overall body of work and new collabs with Big Sean, Rich The Kid, Euro, Lil Twist, and 2 Chainz. One particular standout from the deluxe upgrade is “Beauty And The Beat,” a flip of Bryson Tiller’s “Rambo” that contains Wayne’s stream of consciousness bars he’s become iconic for:
“Now, the mula got her speakin’ I’ve speakin’ for myself, I thought of usin’ Robin Leach, I just bought Barbie a gift and it’s an Uzi, got it pink, should I teach her how to shoot it? She might take a shot at me/
We some killers round this bitch, where it’s kill or be killed, prescription refill, pop a pill and be still, not for nothin’, for the most, we hold a toast at each meal I can flip a Jae Mill to a fuckin’ Meek Mill.../”
No Ceilings 3 follows both his thirteenth studio album Funeral and the deluxe edition of that project’s predecessor Tha Carter V, both of which landed Lil Wayne at the top of the Billboard 200 during their debut weeks thanks to 139,000 and 480,000 album equivalent units, respectively. Currently, he said to be working on a few new projects for next year (presumably), including ColleGrove 2 with 2 Chainz, Like Father, Like Son 2 with Birdman, and I Am Not a Human Being III. Simply put, the New Orleans legend is showing zero signs of slowing down.
Press play on No Ceilings: B-Side below.