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"I haven't seen an intimate portrait of Lil Wayne in a while," said Hanif Sumner, director of PR for The Source. The music industry's biggest movers and shakers were on hand Wednesday night for a screening of "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged." "It's very intimate and they damn sure picked the right artist to do it, because if you're not a full artist, you can't do that. Industry insiders catch a screening of 'MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged,' premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, MTV2 and MTV.com. ", For veteran journalist Shaheem Reid, the key to the New Orleans lyricist's performance was his versatility. The special comes as Wayne and his Cash Money label are preparing to release the MC's ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV, on August 29. What songs are you hoping to hear Lil Wayne perform unplugged? I kinda got a better appreciation for it when you have live instrumentation and a lot of crowd participation," said Kazeem Famuyide, online editor for The Source. In case the NBA Finals took over your television, you can check out the full MTV Presents Lil Wayne Unplugged episode here at Hip-Hop Wired. Lil Wayne Wanted 'Unplugged' To Be 'Flawless' 'It's very intimate and they damn sure picked the right artist to do it,' Weezy says of bringing rap back to MTV series on June 12. So I suggest you be flawless. "It was really dope, it was real intimate. "You have to be a full-circle artist. He's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, pop stars in the world. Weezy started out rapping as a youngster, but the self-proclaimed martian has since stepped into the realm of pop and rock, selling more than 10 million albums along the way. Don't miss "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged," premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com. Baes & Baddies: Eve J Marie Has A Hard Time Covering Considerable Assets, Black Photographers Form “See In Black” Collective To Help Tell Black Stories, CASSIUS Chats: Meet The Men Behind Tina Knowles’ Hit Instagram Live Show “Talks With Mama Tina”, White On White Violence: Armed Biden & Trump Supporters Scrap Outside Democratic Rally In GA. The show will be MTV's first televised hip-hop unplugged concert since Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill taped their respective specials in 2001 and will come 20 years after LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul appeared on the original "YO! In case the NBA Finals took over your television, you can check out the full MTV Presents Lil Wayne Unplugged episode here at Hip-Hop Wired. He did a new track off of Tha Carter IV that I didn't expect, and he did a lot of joints that weren't commercially all over the place but fans would know. You know, Jay had the Roots; that was crazy. Going through his classic hits to his modern bangers, Wayne went through the whole catalog and showed why he is one of the biggest emcees today. ", While Miller placed Wayne's special on equal footing with Hov's 2001 "Unplugged" performance, Vibe music editor John Kennedy wasn't ready to make comparisons. Don't miss "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged," premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com. Copyright © 2020 BHM Digital. I think [Wayne] held his own, though. ©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Tell us in the comments! ", Brian "B.Dot" Miller, content director for RapRadar.com, was also impressed. "Sitting down [and] watching the MTV 'Unplugged' is just a testament to the fact that Wayne is one of the premier performers — and not just hip-hop, but in all of music," he said. "The best thing about it was a lot of the songs that you really don't have an appreciation for that you're already familiar with — songs like 'I'm Single,' 'How to Love' and 'Lollipop.' Rob Markman 06/03/2011 Don't miss "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged," premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com. Is there anything [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] can't do? Wayne put on a really great show, and he's the most charismatic dude in hip-hop.". MTV's "Unplugged" first debuted in 1989 and spotlighted artists like Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, R.E.M., Jay-Z and Bob Dylan. Weezy's "Unplugged" premieres Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT on MTV, MTV2 and MTV.com, but the specially invited guests gathered in New York City's Bar Basque for an advanced preview. "I thought it was really good.
©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Now, Lil Wayne will join the ranks of music's biggest and most iconic stars. "He's been away, came back, had to jump into Young Money, and this is a good opportunity for us to see why we're still fans of Lil Wayne. MTV AND ALL RELATED TITLES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC, Lil Wayne Wanted 'Unplugged' To Be 'Flawless'. ", For longtime Weezy fans, "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged" puts a new twist on some old favorites. I don't know where it really compares with Jay's. "Lil Wayne is an amazing choice for 'Unplugged' as he is at hip-hop's forefront — leading a new generation of artists whose appeal spans across music genres and playlists," Amy Doyle, MTV's executive vice president of music and talent, said in a statement. Posted June 13, 2011. Weezy is well-rounded, for sure, and, according to him, that's what made him the perfect choice to bring hip-hop back to MTV's "Unplugged" series.
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