4 Of The Greatest Lil Wayne Guest Spots
His new video Krazy dropped earlier this week, so why not take a look at some of Weezy’s best guest appearances?
By Tamara Roper
With new video Krazy having dropped this week, Lil Wayne refuses to be forgotten. His career, now into its third decade, has seen 91 single releases and 11 solo records, all of them enormous international hits. He’s been name checked by Obama and shot on more than a few occasions, though his musical efforts never seem to take much of a beating. We’ve chosen four of Lil Wayne’s best and most unusual guest collaborations to get you in the mood for the weekend, because Lord knows, there are hundreds to sift through.
Robin Thicke ft. Lil Wayne - All Night Long
It’s not so easy to imagine a time where Robin Thicke wasn’t considered to be a meteoric failure of a pop star. There was such a time, in the mid-noughties, when Robin Thicke was just a soul singer and Lil Wayne had no qualms lending his bars to All Night Long. It’s a knock-off of a Justin Timberlake song, but Lil Wayne carries the originality of it.
Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne - Go Hard
Before Nicki Minaj was in trouble for spreading her cheeks all over the album artwork of her new single, she was a madly hardworking young rapper, who had been taken under the wing of Lil Wayne. Go Hard is dedicated to the grind, Nicki slewing with typically arsenic lyrics. Wayne is tame in comparison, his contribution a slurry - but brilliant - afterthought.
The Game ft. Lil Wayne and Tyler, The Creator - Martians vs. Goblins
A formidable bunch of rappers, Lil Wayne flexes his muscles alongside The Game and Tyler, The Creator. A dichotomy of hip hop power players, all representing the same genre, but proving that within one there are many. Martians vs. Goblins is a collaboration of champions, where Wayne’s drawl sits in the middle of The Game’s malice and Tyler, The Creator’s verbal havoc.
Mac Miller ft. Lil Wayne - The Question
Mac Miller and Lil Wayne on The Question is a whimsical dream catcher of a track. Self-reflective and sorrowful, it’s a soggy sponge of neo soul and trap beats that Mac skips in between. Lil Wayne is gentle in his contributions, his soft tones bringing the rap lament to a close.