Since 2015, Fridays have been set as the Global Release day for music, regardless of the genre. Music lovers have begun to look forward to “New Music Fridays” to see what hot new singles or albums will be coming their way. There are artists that will use the day to release the deluxe version to their album or even a remix to their most recent single, but the music is still considered new. This New Music Friday, Hip Hop fans are celebrating the upload of a mixtape that is about a decade old. As of today, Lil Wayne has made one of his most popular mixtapes No Ceilings, available on all streaming platforms.
Lil Wayne fans have been begging for his entire discography, including his mixtapes, to be uploaded onto streaming services for years. Those in tune with the Hip Hop scene know that not only does Wayne’s mixtapes outnumber his studio albums but many of the fans prefer them. There is a sense of nostalgia that comes with any of Waynes’ 23 mixtapes, but especially No Ceilings. The culture of consuming music was different back then. In order to get the songs you wanted on your devices you had to search them out and get the download link. Fans can remember the feeling of going to Datpiff, HotNewHipHop, or Limewire to try and get the cleanest Lil Wayne mixtape download.
Wayne has not only tapped into the nostalgia that many have in connection to the music but has also tugged at their heart strings by adding an updated version of the song Kobe Bryant following his tragic death this year. While some songs are missing, most likely due to clearances, you should still make sure to stream No Ceilings on whichever streaming service you have membership to!