Officially debuting on Christmas Day, Lil Wayne just dropped two full tracks and 1 teaser track from his newest mixtape “Dedication 6”.
- “Blackin’ Out Ft. Euro”
- “Bank Account”
- “DNA Remix Ft. Kendrick Lamar”
Dedication 6 is the 6th installment in Lil Wayne’s “Dedication ” series and follows The Dedication, Dedication 2, Dedication 3, Dedication 4 and Dedication 5. It’s also the 6th installment of Lil Wayne’s “Gangsta Grillz” chronology.
His 2013 release of Dedication 5 did 63,000 downloads and included a heavy-hitting collab list, including
- The Weeknd
- Chance The Rapper
- Jae Millz
- Mack Maine
- Kidd Kidd
Wayne is super stoked for his newest release and says Dedication 6 will be the best one yet!
( I mean of course he would say that, but still- let’s get excited yeah?)
Anyway- let’s talk about the tracks:
- “Blackin’ Out Ft. Euro”
“Blackin’ Out” is a prime example of sample inception ( Sample within a sample) and is pretty common in hip-hop nowadays.
Everybody just rippin’ each other’s shit.
It samples Jay-Z’s “Story of O.J”, which was produced by No I.D and samples Nina Simone’s “Four Women”.
Many fans are commenting how Euro’s flow on the first verse sounds uncannily similar to Jay-Z, which is even stranger considering that the song is sampling his beat.
Lyrically- “The Story of O.J” and “Blackin’ Out” are similar, but executed differently.
Jay-Z’s song is basically making fun of hip-hop culture – saying Y’all are doing it wrong. He tells the story of how he persevered through a ghetto upbringing and made it to the top by being savvy at business.
Here’s some bars from “Story of O.J” if you’re not already familiar:
You wanna know what’s more important than throwin’ away money at a strip club? Credit
You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it
Financial freedom my only hope
Fuck livin’ rich and dyin’ broke
I bought some artwork for one million
Two years later, that shit worth two million
Few years later, that shit worth eight million
I can’t wait to give this shit to my children
Y’all think it’s bougie, I’m like, it’s fine
But I’m tryin’ to give you a million dollars worth of game for $9.99
I turned that 2 to a 4, 4 to an 8
I turned my life into a nice first week release date
Y’all out here still takin’ advances, huh?
Me and my niggas takin’ real chances, uh
Y’all on the ‘Gram holdin’ money to your ear
There’s a disconnect, we don’t call that money over here, yeah
God I fucking love Jay-Z.
“Blackin’ Out” still has elements of cultural dynasty building:
Sittin’ back, getting head from Mademoiselle
Tryna’ put every ghetto kid with a dream in my will
But mostly- it’s a lot of Lil Wayne bragging about gettting pussy:
I hear y’all new shit and I cringe (I cringe)
Your girlfriend likes me and my friends (My friends)
If we hit it, that oui is not French
I still wear the same crown, light-skin or light-brown
I still dick her right down, hit her with the pipe bomb
Overall, Lil Wayne’s song has more typical hip-hop gangster imagery:
Coke on coke nigga, slopes nigga, hills nigga, joke nigga
No nigga, clip bigger, quick trigger, thick strippers
I ain’t into stick figures, make signals, O.J. with the brick
Nigga run through the white
Nigga, O.J. on my wrist, nigga that’s Sunny D-Light
Nigga, diamonds in my teeth, shining like some pearly whites
Overall, solid track!
2. “Bank Account”
this song is a remix of 21 Savage’s song “Bank Account”- and will probably prove to be a smart addition considering how popular the song is.
Here are some of our favorite parts:
25 million on a nice big ol’ mansion
And bitch I still haven’t invited your family
When you walk in you see the art and gold Grammy’s
I’ma just kill that pussy now it’s just a closed casket
Bitches like Rosetta Stone
I made my bitch go get a clone
Fuck ’em together and then on they own
When they catch feelings, I’m gone
I’m whippin’ the Winnie the Coupe
I’m drivin’ and sippin’ the soup
The shit made me drift in the Coupe, as long as I get to the stu’
Nigga fuck you and fuck who you with
Yeah my bitch broke but her booty fixed, wait
I just popped a Perc’, another for dessert
I washed it down with syrup
I just left planet Earth, ran into Captain Kirk
I pop a Perc’, I’m trippin’, call me Perc’ Nowitzki
3. “DNA Remix Ft. Kendrick Lamar”
Here we see Weezy bumping in the studio to an instrumental of DNA. Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, it features a deep thumping bass that interweaves with a ridiculously melodic guitar melody. And when the beat self-destructs over Kendrick’s frenetic delivery towards the back half of the track- it becomes completely unforgettable.
We can’t wait to see what Lil Wayne is going to spit over it.
Stay tuned for the official drop on December 25th!