Lil Wayne No Ceilings Tracklist
The Lil Wayne ‘No Ceilings’ track list is, as with most of the prodigious and prolific rapper’s output, totally bloated. ‘No Ceilings’ is a very good Wayne mixtape, with its far share of great songs, but it’s not one of his best, because there’s a fair amount of crap in there as well. Here’s your guide to the best of the ‘No Ceilings’ track list.
- “Break Up” is, despite its generic title, far and away the best song on ‘No Ceilings.’ Tucked in the middle of the mixtape’s track listing, the track boasts a wicked club beat that sounds equal part whimsical melody and durg-heavy trance. Weezy’s lyrics are at their free associative best (“nice tires on the ghini/you should wanna key me/brain dead flow/vegetable, zucchini”) and guests Short Dawg and Gudda Gudda turn in solid verses.
- “I Got No Ceilings” is one of Weezy’s ultimate party tracks. On this remix of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Got Feeling” Lil Wayne brings an infectious vocal energy and playful lyrics that combine some of his best word play (“Weezy F, I’m bad as luck”) with some of his most ridiculous proclamations (“Got that white girl, like Will.i.am.”). You already know the beat will get the party started. Wayne’s vocal energy and weirdness is a great reprieve from the vacuity and idiocy of the original version.
- “Wayne Down On Me” starts off like a standard hip hop sex track, replete with a needy hook from a woman who croons Wayne’s name and a smooth beat that recalls Barry White. What makes this track one of the best on ‘No Ceilings’ is the Dadaist madness of Wayne’s opening line, in which he describes in great detail a woman’s smiling, kissable lips, and not the lips you’d think at first. He then compares the woman’s sex organs to a car (he likes to be in both) and brags of his lady’s ability to cook, clean and make it to the airport in time for her flight. If you’re thinking “wtf?,” we’re right there with you.
- “I’m Good” come right after “Wayne Down On Me.” The pair makes the best 1-2 bunch of ‘No Ceilings.’ “I’m Good” is raw from the first measure. The track is all dirty south, with a big, driving organ line, rapid-fire high hats and lyrics about slanging rocks, making money, being famous, wearing designer clothes and being bigger than Paul Bunyan. It’s a generic victory rap boast banger, but Lil Wayne does it better than anyone, and it’s hella fun.
- On “Sweet Dreams,” Wayne steps aside and lets the ladies kill it. The song starts with a typically virtuosic, emotive and killer verse and chorus from Beyonce. Then Nicki Minaj comes in with her madcap, island flavored rapping and kills it over the sparkling piano beat. Weezy shows up in the last verse and drops a few lines about how high he is and how good he is in bed. It’s a hypnotic track that manages a very successful amalgamation of aggressive braggadocio and innocent optimism.