Lil Wayne’s best mixtape songs are numerous because the guy has put out so much material in the past 5-10 years so even getting down the list to the top 77 took a lot of searching through all of it. Even with that in mind I still probably missed people’s favorite Lil Wayne track. When he gets released from jail and starts to record again I think that we can expect a plethora of new material whether it be strictly albums or another return to dominating the mixtape scene. Out of all of the mixtapes Da Drought 3 found just about every song off of there on this list so if you haven’t already you should just download that before diving into to the rest of this. Ok there you have the introduction now here is the list of Lil Wayne’s best mixtape songs. (Also check out Lil Wayne’s Best Songs Albums Only and Drake’s 18 Best Songs)
The Dedication 2
Get ‘Em– Lil Wayne opens up the Dedication 2 with about three minutes of rap and a short interlude where the instrumental changes before getting back into a new verse.
Workin’ Em– Weezy does his best rendition of bragging about getting girls and just being better than the next man. I’m not sure if the hook is sampled from another song or is just someone in his crew but it sounds slightly distorted and really works over the beat.
Sportscenter– He spends the first thirty to forty seconds talking about he likes sports and then after the annoying DJ Drama brings back the track Wayne proceeds to go off over this very simple sounding instrumental.
This What I Call Her– We get a nice old school sample to go along with Wayne talking all about what he enjoys about a certain girl and how he approaches the relationship.
Poppin Them Bottles– Weezy along with Currency and Mac Maine remix Poppin’ My Collar while naturally changing the hook to Poppin Them Bottles. It’s not they best track on the mixtape but it certainly serves its purpose.
Where the Cash At– This is more or less a Currency song featuring Lil Wayne that samples some lyrics from his Carter II single, Fireman.
Hustlin’– The Rick Ross song was so popular at the time was it any surprise that Lil Wayne the man who constantly puts out material rapped over this beat?
Getting’ Some Head– Another remix of a hit song and if you can’t tell from the title the subject of discussion is oral sex. Wayne lays down a few nice verses and then is followed by Pharrell who holds his own on the track. Some versions of this song censor half of what Pharrell says for some reason.
Ridin’ with the AK- Using the beat from Kryptonite Wayne delivers a gangsta track along with other Young Money members.
Georgia Bush– Weezy’s political song released after Hurricane Katrina going after then President George Bush and does a very nice job breaking down people’s anger and desperation.
Get At These Nigg*z– The instrumental sounds more rock than hip hop but Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana team up to spit some very nice rhymes.
Get That Bread– Juelz and Wayne remix 50 Cent’s Whip Ya Head that was featured on the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Soundtrack.
Bonafide Hustla– Everybody got problems, and money is the answer
The teacher ain’t pickin everybody with they hands up
Rep My Hood– It opens up with the familiar I can’t feel my face scene from the movie Blow and then Juelz takes the mic and in my opinion sounds better than Wayne himself on this.
Da Drought 3
Black Republicans– Juelz and Wayne collaborate on this beat and do their best Jay-Z and Nas rendition. They definitely don’t touch the original but it’s still dope.
Upgrade– While this Beyonce instrumental isn’t my favorite I do enjoy this track because Weezy goes in on it.
Put Some Keys On That– Rich Boy’s Throw Some D’s instrumental provides the backdrop for this Wayne freestyle which lasts for about 4 minutes.
Sky is the Limit– Here’s one that definitely surpasses the original song, Wayne takes this up tempo beat and makes it his own.
Don’t Stop, Won’t Stop– I don’t usually care for Nicki Minaj but I kind of like her on this old Young Gunz instrumental.
We Takin’ Over– I really like this track and Wayne addresses the picture of him kissing Baby pretty well but I don’t think that you can ever really justify it but whatever.
Get High, Rule the World– Rapping over If I Ruled the World instrumental by Nas.
I Can’t Feel My Face
Dough is What I Got
I’m Blooded– Wayne freestyles over I Luv It by Young Jeezy and shouting out the Bloods.
Live From 504– A great freestyle verse with his favorite area code.
King Kong Freestyle– I pop my trunk and everybody gets to runnin’.
Walk It Out
Back On My Grizzy-
President– I think every rapper has spit over the Dead Presidents beat before but here is Weezy’s turn.
U Gon Love Me
Down and Out
Weezy F Baby
Throw It in the Bag– Lil Wayne rapping about a girl and all the fun they have together spending his money.
I Got No Ceilings– This is a great remix of the Black Eyed Peas song where Weezy memorably states two bottles of Goose that’s Geese.
That’s All I Have
Poker Her Face– Using a sample from Lady Gaga’s hit song Poker Face.
Run This Town– The Jay-Z and Rhianna song gets the Lil Wayne treatment.
Magic– My favorite and one of the few good tracks off of Dedication 3.
Whoever You Like– T.I. remix.
Da Drought 2
Songs from other mixtapes and leaks
Something You Forgot– Wayne talks about a relationship gone bad with help from a Heart sample.
Pussy Money Weed– Outkast sample great song about three things he enjoys.
I Feel Like Dying– It’s not quite rap but more of a spoken word poetry with an absolutely haunting beat that envelops you.
We Fly High– Freestyle over Jim Jones We Fly High.
Pop Goes the Pussy– So what’s this song about?
Outstanding– Apparently this one was supposed to be on Carter III and got leaked it’s too bad it would’ve have made the album even better.
Help– A recycled Weezy verse with a great sample from the Beatles’ song Help and it works surprisingly well.
All Alone– A sad song with the first verse about an ex and the second about his old Cash Money comrades.
Prostitute Flange– The girl has quite a long history attached to her but Wayne doesn’t mind.
Brand New– It’s an autotune Wayne along with Drake.
Lay You Down– While this
Wanksta Freestyle– This is a fairly old freestyle with him rapping over the 50 Cent hit.
La La La– Another leaked song from Tha Carter III and was supposed to be a single
Diamonds and Girls– I really like this one it’s catchy.
Pray to the Lord
I’m a Beast
I Know the Future
Kobe Bryant– Wayne’s ode to Kobe Bryant and himself. I have to admit that this song has grown on me.