For those who only know Lil Wayne from his recent mainstream work, it may be difficult to appreciate the early following the southern rapper developed through his Dedication mixtape series. The highly acclaimed series, which is put together by DJ Drama, is due it’s fourth installment soon, and Drama is hot on the promo trail discussing what we might expect.
Speaking in an interview in L.A this week, Drama said that he’s excited to hear what Weezy has in store for Dedication 4, and will only accepting the best. While he feels Wayne may have become a little safe and comfortable with his commercial success, he is still expecting the New Orleans rapper to come with raw bars for the mixtape.
“I’m expecting greatness [with Dedication 4],” he said. “I think Wayne is in a space where he’s comfortable, but at the same time where he’s very competitive, even with himself and his work before. I think Dedication means a lot to him, as it does to me, so I really expect top quality bars from Mixtape Weezy.”
“I’ma tell you this: I went to the OVO Festival the other day…the Drake concert in Toronto, he has it every year, lots of special guests. Rick Ross was there, Meek Mill was there, Nicki Minaj was there, Snoop was there, The Weeknd was there, A$AP Rocky was there…I did have a conversation with somebody that was there, and they did confirm they will be on Dedication 4. There’s a lot of names, so it’s on you.”