Lil Wayne to Release ‘Dedication 2’ on Streaming Platforms
DJ Drama confirms Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” arriving to DSPs soon.
Dedication 2 is Heading to Streaming Services with Bonus Tracks
Lil Wayne’s dedication II mixtape coming to streaming platforms with new songs.
Weezy’s Dedication series is finally coming to digital streaming platforms later this year, and it’ll include new music as a bonus treat for fans.
DJ Drama announced the news during a recent interview with the Rap Radar Podcast, where he explained the fan-favorite mixtape will be available on DSPs very soon.
Drama stated the “sample tracks” has made it difficult to get the project cleared, but he promised it will be available on major platforms in 2023.
“It wasn’t original music, so it couldn’t go on streaming platforms, and I just feel like today, in 2023, if we going to do it, let’s do it, and it might take a little bit of time and be done,” Drama said.
“We are dropping Dedication 2 on streaming platforms this year, and it’s gonna have some new music along with it. That’s pretty exciting,” Drama said.
The Philadelphia native started the series Gangsta Grillz—a term he got from simply playing around with words—in 2001.
As for Dedication mixtapes, it began in 2005 as part of Drama’s long-running Gangsta Grillz series. It became a storied part of Wayne’s career with the release of 2006’s Dedication 2, which remains one of his most beloved projects to date.
The 25-track offering found Lil Wayne tearing through beats like 2Pac’s “Ambitionz Az a Ridah,” Rick Ross’ “Hustlin'” and Three 6 Mafia’s “Poppin’ My Collar” alongside features from T.I., Juelz Santana, Pharrell, Curren$y and more.
Weezy and Drama are currently working on the next entry, Dedication 7.
In 2020, the Generation Now co-founder revealed the tape was coming in 2021 while wishing Lil Wayne a happy birthday on Instagram. “Happy Birthday @liltunechi D7… 2021,” Drama captioned his post.