Lil Wayne, No Ceilings Mixtape

The New Yorker laid a wreath on rap last week and got an instant and thorough undressing via Das Racist, but an even better defense is No Ceilings, which is so ridiculous, awesome and vital that you’d be really hard-pressed convincing us that Wayne (and rap, by association) isn’t just getting started. Like, has Sasha Frere-Jones not heard “Swag Surfin’“? Wayne sounds like Pearl from 227 on that shit. Is there another genre doing impressions of cranky old sitcom ladies and making it sound like the best idea since bottled beer? Don’t think so. To be fair, Frere-Jones probably wrote that story a while ago, but it’s not like Wayne didn’t help foist Drake and Nikki Minaj on pop this year, Cudi didn’t sell a ton of records with some help from Ratatat and “Empire State of Mind” isn’t just about the new official song of New York City. Blueprint 3 may not have had “A Milli,” but nobody is really depending on Jay-Z to supply #1 jams anymore anyway. We’re just glad new Wayne tapes still feel like a big deal, even if some people don’t care anymore.

Lil Wayne, No Ceilings Mixtape (via 2dopeboyz)

UPDATE: Download the official mixtape with new songs at Dat Piff

POSTED October 28, 2009 5:09PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (10) TAGS: , , ,




  1. Jamie says:

    Please, please, please start spelling Nicki Minaj’s name right!

    Now you’re a quality magazine Fader, I love you dearly, but come ON!

  2. I really don’t thin k rap fans give a fuck about the New Yorker and other old white dudes.

  3. Scotty says:

    I feel like the Fader is becoming a magazine about Lil Wayne. We get that you like him, but you post about him constantly..
    Other musicians could benefit from the promotion. He is already huge.

  4. Houston says:

    Good article, straight up.

  5. The rise of Nicki Minaj is a good thing??

  6. hans says:

    wayne is cold, young moey is cold, this mixtape is cold.. young money and cash money are running the rap game right now..

  7. AM says:

    man lil wayne is the hardest niggia out there right now and although he is going to jail when he gets out he is going to be harder than ever so yall better watch out

  8. bullets says:

    i would really appreciate it you would stop over exaggerating lil waynes music it’s good not great

  9. Gummie says:

    Nicki Minaj makes a good ream with lil wayne
    love lil wayne no ceilings cd