", For longtime Weezy fans, "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged" puts a new twist on some old favorites. During the show Lil Wayne rocks out to his past and present hits and also premieres new Carter IV … Wayne put on a really great show, and he's the most charismatic dude in hip-hop." Posted June 13, 2011. ", For veteran journalist Shaheem Reid, the key to the New Orleans lyricist's performance was his versatility. 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. "I think he stands up against Lauryn Hill, the Jay-Z 'Unplugged' — he's right there. '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. "It was really dope, it was real intimate. 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. What songs are you hoping to hear Lil Wayne perform 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. 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. 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. 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. I don't know where it really compares with Jay's. Copyright © 2020 BHM Digital. 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. 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. MTV Unplugged: Lil Wayne (Full Show) By Peso Monday June 13, 2011 We bring you the entire Lil Wayne’s MTV Unplugged show in case you missed it yesterday live on MTV. Is there anything [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] can't do? Don't miss "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged," premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com. And LL [Cool J], like, there has been a lot of great ones. ", 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. 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. "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.' You can't do an 'Unplugged,' " Lil Wayne told us after the taping last month of "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged." The music industry's biggest movers and shakers were on hand Wednesday night for a screening of "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged." MTV AND ALL RELATED TITLES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC, Lil Wayne's 'Unplugged' Is 'For The Fans'. 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. "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. "I thought it was really good. And if there are any flaws, they will be spotted. So I suggest you be flawless. So it's really something for the fans. 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. The energy was there, Wayne was in the zone and, you know, he's the best rapper alive. "Lil Wayne's skills, influence, and catalog are a powerful addition to the legacy of artists who have rocked the 'Unplugged' stage.". "I haven't seen an intimate portrait of Lil Wayne in a while," said Hanif Sumner, director of PR for The Source. You know, Jay had the Roots; that was crazy. "He's hip-hop to the core, but he always brings in the rock element, he brings in a little bit of the R&B. Rob Markman 06/03/2011 "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. He's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, pop stars in the world. MTV AND ALL RELATED TITLES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OF VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC, Lil Wayne Wanted 'Unplugged' To Be 'Flawless'. Wayne put on a really great show, and he's the most charismatic dude in hip-hop.". ©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ", The program, which is set to premiere across MTV2, MTV and MTV.com on Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will feature Tunechi performing acoustic versions of select hits from his classic catalog. Unplugged Rap.". 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. "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. "I think his kind of stands on its own. I think [Wayne] held his own, though. Don't miss "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged," premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com. ", Brian "B.Dot" Miller, content director for RapRadar.com, was also impressed. You have to have everything, because it's so intimate. Tell us in the comments! Wayne definitely deserved to have his 'Unplugged,' " he said. All Rights Reserved. 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! "You have to be a full-circle artist. 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. Now, Lil Wayne will join the ranks of music's biggest and most iconic stars. MTV's "Unplugged" first debuted in 1989 and spotlighted artists like Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, R.E.M., Jay-Z and Bob Dylan. ©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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