It’s a Weezy Christmas! Lil Wayne celebrates the holiday by gifting his fans with the sixth installment in his Dedication mixtape series.
Hosted by DJ Drama, Dedication 6 find the Young Money boss remixing popular hits from the past year, including YFN Lucci’s “Everyday We Lit,” Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.,” Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3,” and 21 Savage’s “Bank Account.”
Over the course of 15 tracks, Tunechi is joined by his Young Money family including Gudda Gudda, Euro, Cory Gunz, and HoodyBaby. Nicki Minaj also reunites with her mentor on “5 Star,” a remix of Post Malone’s chart-topping hit “rockstar.”
“Weezy and Dram, we are the mixtape blueprint!” declares DJ Drama on the opener “Fly Away.”
It’s been over four years since the last Dedication mixtape, 2013’s Dedication 5. D6 serves as a warm-up to the long-awaited Carter V, which remains in limbo. Wayne has said that he will not release the album until his $51 million legal dispute with Cash Money is resolved.
Unwrap Weezy’s Christmas gift below.
Eminem returns to the top with Revival.
The Detroit rapper scores his eighth straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album. Featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, and Kehlani, the star-studded set debuts with 267,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, 197,000 are traditional album sales.
According to Billboard, Eminem becomes the first act to achieve eight consecutive No. 1 chart entries. Revival also earns the third-largest week of 2017 among hip-hop albums, following Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. (603,000) and Drake’s More Life (505,000).
By comparison, Slim Shady’s previous album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, debuted at No. 1 with 792,000 copies in its first week.
G-Eazy scores the second biggest debut of the week with his third major label album The Beautiful & Damned, which opens at No. 3 and becomes his third top 10 in a row. The album, which features the Cardi B and A$AP Rocky-assisted hit “No Limit,” enters with 122,000 units (68,000 in traditional sales).
The Snowman, Jeezy, blows onto the charts with his ninth top 10 album, Pressure, which debuts at No. 6 with 72,000 units (54,000 in traditional sales). All of the Atlanta rapper’s albums have debuted in the top 10, starting with his debut, 2005’s Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Taylor Swift’s Reputation slides to No. 2 (133,000), Ed Sheeran’s ÷ falls 3-4 (90,000), and Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All rises 8-7 (60,000).
Billboard 200 Top 10
1. Eminem – Revival
2. Taylor Swift – Reputation
3. G-Eazy – The Beautiful & Damned
4. Ed Sheeran – ÷
5. Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas
6. Jeezy – Pressure
7. Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All
8. Luke Bryan – What Makes You Country
9. Garth Brooks – The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years
10. Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 2