5 Things Lil Wayne Needs To Make “Dedication 4″ A Classic
1. Pick beats that haven’t been ripped to shreds by 50 other rappers already.
This is difficult to do, because nowadays, every popular song that a rapper puts out gets jacked by 50 other rappers. But, on Sorry 4 The Wait, Wayne selected “Tupac Back,” “Marvin’s Room,” “Racks,” and a few R&B songs (“My Last” and “Run The World”) that we’d heard 500 kazillion times on the radio just prior to the mixtape dropping. By comparison, “No Ceilings” found him ripping “Swag Surf,” borrowing Dorrough’s “Ice Cream,” and dipping into the archives for “Banned From T.V.” Those beats hadn’t been touched quite as often, so he was successful in bringing them to life and then subsequently killing them. With that in mind, we sincerely hope he doesn’t just pick the super obvious beats for Dedication 4. That’d be a crucial mistake.