Hip Hop Week In Review: Lil Wayne, Migos & Erykah Badu

This week in Hip Hop, Lil Wayne followed up his Christmas 2017 release of Dedication 6 with its sequel, Dedication 6: Reloaded. Also, Migos unleashed Culture II and Takeoff got all the praise, and lastly, Erykah Badu said she “saw good” in Adolf Hitler during a recent interview, causing controversy.

Lil Wayne Drops “Dedication 6: Reloaded”

As promised, Lil Wayne released Dedication 6: Reloaded this week. The DJ Drama-hosted mixtape is filled with features from Drake, Juelz Santana and Lil Twist.

It’s available exclusively on DatPiff for streaming, and features Wayne going in on beats that range from Lil Pump’s Hot 100 hit “Gucci Gang,” Future’s “Thought It Was a Drought,” Bryson Tiller’s “Set It Off” and SahBabii’s “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick.”

Stream Dedication 6: Reloaded here.

Migos “Culture II” Drops & All Ears Are On Takeoff

For Migos, 2016 belonged to Quavo, 2017 belonged to Offset and it seems like 2018 will be the year of Takeoff. As Culture II was released, so was the love for Takeoff, who many believe lyrically outshines his Migos brothers.

Gucci Mane even referred to Takeoff as his “favorite rapper” and Quavo admitted that Takeoff was the best in the group. But y’all knew that!

Culture II includes production from Murda Beatz, Ricky Racks and Pharrell on “Stir Fry” as well as features from 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign and Drake for the standout track, “Walk It Talk It.”

Stream Migos’ Culture II here.

Erykah Badu Stirs The Pot With Hitler Comments

In an interview with Vulture, Erykah Badu made some controversial comments concerning Adolf Hitler. She said she tries to see the good in everyone including Hitler, whom she called a “wonderful painter,” leading to a social media uproar.

The next day, after being dragged all over the internet, Badu sought to clarify what she meant. She admits that using Hitler was not the best way to illustrate her point of compassion.

 

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