When trying to make a top ten songs list for Lil Wayne it was clear that the man has too much material to try and boil down to ten with all of the songs on mixtapes and features he’s done in the past. So I decided that I would stick with making a list based off just his solo albums. I didn’t include anything from Rebirth because it’s not really rap and there aren’t any songs from 500 Degreez because I didn’t think all that highly of that cd. But with that said I think I came up with a decent list even though I already know that certain fan favorite singles aren’t on here and other people’s personal favorite may not have made the cut. I could’ve easily expanded the list to include songs like Fireman and Go DJ but I’m going to keep it at ten songs. While I’m not the biggest Lil Wayne fan ever and I do think he has regressed in the past few years he can still make some very nice music like the songs below. (You may also like: Top 77 Lil Wayne Mixtape Songsand T.I. Best Songs)
Tha Block is Hot on Tha Block is Hot– If you are old enough to remember the Cash Money buzz that was around in 1998 and 1999 then chances are you were introduced to Lil Wayne from his verse off Bling Bling which was on B.G.’s album. Tha Block is Hot served as Weezy’s first real solo shine and the first single off of Tha Block is Hot album which came out in 1999. The beat on this one is crazy and the hook is fairly catchy with the repetition of tha block is hot.
Hustler Musik on Tha Carter II– Tha Carter II was a damn good album and a worthy follow up to the first Carter. Hustler Musik is my favorite song off of the album because of it’s slower sound, great lyrics, and a hook that makes you feel every word that Wayne is saying.
I Miss My Dawgs on Tha Carter– We get an emotional song from Lil Wayne with 2004’s I Miss My Dawgs that goes into the subject of the falling out with the Hot Boyz and them leaving Cash Money. In many other situations where crews split up this spot on the album would have been some filler diss song but instead there is I Miss My Dawgs which speaks true emotions.
BM J.R. on Tha Carter– This is my favorite cut off of Tha Carter. BM J.R. just has a menacing instrumental and hard lyrics that makes it a great song to play in your car with the windows rolled up.
Get Off the Corner on Lights Out– Another old Wayne track, Get Off the Corner just makes you want to run off somewhere because of the fast pace and the police sirens in the background. This track always seems to be forgotten in the mix of all his new songs since he’s had a strange career becoming mega famous after he’s already put out many albums.
I’m A DBoy on Tha Carter II- I almost didn’t put this one on the top ten list because Baby raps on it but this one is too good to leave off. The instrumental just explodes with energy and Weezy does his thing on the mic.
Shooter on Tha Carter II– A remake of Robin Thicke’s Shooter that was on one of his old albums and you can’t always say that remakes are better than the original but I think this one is, it’s just a smooth song.
Best Rapper Alive on Tha Carter II– The title is funny to me because he definitely is not the best rapper alive but this track is just plain sick and you’ll probably be saying best rapper alive right along to it.
Mr. Carter on Tha Carter III– This song features Jay-Z and at this point in the discussion on songs with features it usually dissolves into who’s verse killed the beat. Honestly I like both of them on this song so I’ll leave that decision to you.
Dr. Carter on Tha Carter III– Lil Wayne plays the role of doctor and wack rappers are his patients (though on some songs he could easily be a patient)and on each verse he gives a lesson on rapping.