Louisiana lyricist Lil Wayne is one of the most esteemed artists ever. From being Birdman’s protégé to having his imprint, Young Money, the Rebirth musician has undoubtedly been one of the most impactful figures in recent years.
Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) has fallen into the background over recent years. However, his influence can be seen and heard in contemporary hip-hop with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti citing Carter as one of their idols.
The ‘A Milli’ emcee has never been afraid to pay homage to his counterparts and has honoured those who came before him. Last year, Carter revealed that one of his favourite musicians was Missy Elliott and held the late Biggie Smalls in high regard.
Lil Wayne has released a huge amount of music over the years and has a massive discography. In the early 2000s, Wayne had one of the most successful mixtape runs in rap history, and by the end of the noughties, he had become one of the highest-selling MCs of all time. With 13 studio albums, one collaborative album, three compilation albums, five EPs, and a mind-blowing 29 mixtapes, it is safe to say that the New Orleans musician knows about mixtapes and in a Complex interview alongside 2 Chainz, Carter even named his favourite mixtape of all time.
Between 2002 and 2009, Lil Wayne had a range of mixtapes, including Tha Carter series and his classic series, Dedication, hosted by DJ Drama, shaking up the underground. During his appearance on ‘GOAT Talk,’ both rappers were asked about their favourite tapes.
2 Chainz unveiled that his favourite mixtapes were the Southern rap classics, the DJ Drama-hosted tapes Trap Or Die by Jeezy, Lil Wayne’s The Dedication, and his own project, T.R.U. Religion.
However, Lil Wayne had one simple answer: “Future’s 56 Nights.” Future and Lil Wayne have collaborated many times over the years, and the pair are seen as icons of the South in rap music. Songs such as ‘March Madness,’ ‘Love Me’ and ‘After That.’
You can hear Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz pick their favourite mixtapes in the video below.