Hey everybody. I’ve been in Africa for the last month, hence the lack of posts. Thanks to my buddy Geoff for his Billy Talent III post. I have some new African music to post maybe in the next few weeks haha I got a playlist of like 400+ of the top songs in Ghana while I was there.. so look for that.
I finally got Lil Wayne’s “No Ceilings” album when I came back to Canada.
Here we go.
First of all, I tell this to all my friends I show Lil Wayne or similar artists to.. clearly I’m a white kid living in the suburbs of Toronto. I listen to the music, the flow and take the content with a grain of salt. You should do the same!
This is a mixtape that came out sometime in 2009, I just found it now though. He samples some recognizable songs on this tape, specifically Jay Z’s “D.O.A” and “Run This Town”, Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (ft. Jae Millz), the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (ft. Birdman) and Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” (ft. Nicki Minaj). This is the full tracklist:
I feel like a lot of the tracks are just Wayne talking about how good he is.. but whatever it sounds cool haha. Check out “D.O.A.” and “Wasted“, which samples Gucci Man’s song of the same name. I really like the song “Throw It in the Bag (Remix)“. This song samples the “Throw It in the Bag (Remix)” from Fabolous, which has Drake and a sped up sample of The-Dream on it.
There are about 6 songs in a row at the end of the mixtape that I love. Probably all my favourites on the album. “I’m Good” (ft. Lucci Lou), “Poke Her Face” (ft. Jae Millz) which samples Kid Cudi’s version of Poke Her Face ft. Kanye and Common; “Run This Town” which is a Jay-Z sample, “I Got No Ceilings” which samples David Guetta-produced Black Eyed Peas song “No Feelings”; and “No Ceilings” which samples Cool and Dre’s flip of a Gladys Knight song, the song also features the Birdman.
My favourite track on the mixtape is probably the last song, “Sweet Dreams“. It’s a flip of Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” song and features Nicki Minaj of Young Money. Good track and good outro for the mixtape.
I’ve included a link for the free download of this mixtape! Please comment and let me know what you think!
Lil Wayne – “ No Ceilings (Mixtape) “
Two funny lines from this album:
“Swagger just dumb/ Call it Sarah Palin” – No Ceilings ft. Birdman
“Spit hangin from my mouth/ Retarded flow” – D.O.A