Lil Wayne “The Prefix” Mixtape Download & Stream
The Prefix is an official mixtape by Lil Wayne, which was released in 2004. The 13-track tape has Features from P-Town Moe and Real. 9 of the 13 tracks are freestyles over Jay-Z songs.
After Jay-Z dropped The Black Album in November 2003 and “retired”, Lil Wayne got opportunistic and jumped on a bunch of the album’s instrumentals. Of The Prefix’s 13 tracks, nine of them were freestyles over Jay-Z songs.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.’z, with fellow New Orleans-based rapper B.G.. In 1996, Weezy joined Southern hip hop group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that same year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group’s major selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999).
A pair of popular 2005 mixtapes, Dedication (with DJ Drama) and The Suffix (with DJ Khaled), further established Lil Wayne as a dexterous freestyle rapper. Plus, they helped garner additional interest in his music among listeners who weren’t part of the usual Cash Money constituency. By the end of the year, Lil Wayne‘s reputation was such that Tha Carter 2, his next Cash Money album, debuted at number two on Billboard‘s album chart upon its December release, and did so without the benefit of a smash hit (“Fireman” stalled at number 32) or the productions of workhorse Mannie Fresh, who had left Cash Money. On The Prefix, it’s unclear whether Lil Wayne was trying to body Jay-Z on his own shit or if he was simply paying some homage. But it definitely felt like Lil Wayne was gunning for Jay-Z‘s spot at the top. Follow on Twitter @LilTunechi @MedievalBeatz Buy Hip Hop Beats
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