Lil Wayne’s new mixtape, Dedication 4, dropped earlier today. I’d like to say I’m excited to listen, but after all that mess about Nicki Minaj’s political leanings, I’m less interested. Download it for free here. In addition to Minaj, Young Jeezy, J. Cole and Birdman make appearances.
One of JotD’s favorite soulstresses, 15-time Grammy nominee Betty Wright, is putting out a new album entirely written and performed with the Roots (seriously, do these guys even sleep?). The 14-track LP, called Betty Wright: The Movie, features Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone and even Lil Wayne. In fact, here you can give a listen to the Weezy track, called “Grapes on a Vine.”
Justin Timberlake wannabe Robin Thicke has exactly two great songs: his sex-drenched classic “Lost Without U” and “Shooter”, a 2006 collaboration with Lil Wayne from Tha Carter II. Five years later the duo are back at it again on a new Thicke single called “Pretty Lil’ Heart.” Verdict? It’s his biggest JT ripoff ever, but it’s aiiiight, I guess. The son of Alan’s new album, Love After War, drops December 6.
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