Lil Wayne Returns with Dedication 4 Mixtape for Fans [Video]

Lil Wayne has finally released his Dedication 4 mixtape, which has already received positive reviews.

On Monday, the rapper unleashed Dedication 4, his latest musical offering, free of charge for fans.

Dedication 4 includes his “No Lie” freestyle, his YMCMB fam Birdman and Nicki Minaj to Roc Nation’s J. Cole on the track “Green Ranger.”

The mixtape was pushed back several of times, but when it was finally droppedt it gave fans of the singer a big dose of exactly what they’ve been waiting for — catchy hooks and breathless bars all sampled over familiar beats.

As on his previous tapes, including last year’s Sorry 4 the Wait, the rapper stole the game’s hottest beats, although he admitted that choosing the instrumentals for D4 was rather difficult.

“Usually, I kill all the hot songs that’s out,” Weezy said late last month of his approach to street albums like his unforgettable 2007 effort, Da Drought 3. “But I’m on all the hot songs that’s out. So now I have nothing to kill.”

“The reason why I’m recording mixtapes is because I’ve grown a whole fanbase that just loves Wayne mixtapes,” Lil Wayne told reporters. “Me being the generous dude I am, I have to cater to those people, so that’s why I do the mixtapes now.”

Vulture‘s Zach Dionne says it’s good to hear from the old Lil Wayne again: “It’s been a while since anyone’s heard Lil Wayne sound alternately insane, clever, and breathlessly enthusiastic.”

The critic added: “It’s been a long enough stretch to reasonably wonder if Weezy F. Baby was essentially gone for good, for whatever reason — lack of interest, jail, success, sizzurp, age, an increasing affinity for skateboarding.”

Last week, the ‘Wait’ singer released a Dedication 4 trailer and explained the holdup: “D4 is done, it’s right here,” Wayne said in a video.

“But let me tell you how this is going down — y’all remember how when I used to do mixtapes – when I’m finished, I used to just drop them online, just free, [you could] grab them off line. …”

He went on, adding: “I finished but my man [manager] Cortez [Bryant] – he told me he don’t want me to do it that way this time. He said, ‘No, don’t let it out free. You’re not just giving them the songs. Don’t do that.’”

“He wanted Drama to properly set it up and all that, I don’t know, some business stuff, I don’t know that stuff, all I do is rap,” Wayne continued.

“So my part, my job is done, just letting y’all know, my job is done. We over here banging it, me and my n*ggas – they dropping it on the third, I think that’s Monday. So they’re dropping on Monday. I don’t want to give y’all any more dates because I’m done. I’m finished.”

Since Dedication 3 was unleashed in four years ago, Lil Tunechi has released four full-length studio albums and five other mixtapes.

Despite “Dedication 2” is considered to be the most popular in the series, here’s to hoping Weezy uses less auto-tune and pulls out some new tricks on No. 4, writes Vibe.

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