Lil Wayne strips down-musically and ultimately, physically-for MTV’s Unplugged this weekend (airing 6/12 at 9pm ET on MTV, MTV2 and MTV.com). I attended a special sneak peek for the show at the swanky PMEventi Hotel. It was great to see the journo homies (Elliott Wilson, JRod, Shaheem, JFK, Clover, Rae and Gabe, Jasmine, Neef, etc.) and take in the show.
Mr. Carter puts a fresh spin on fan favorites like “A Milli” and “Lollipop”, teases tracks from the upcoming Tha Carter IV and for the first time, speaks on his recent penitentiary stint by channeling 2Pac’s “Hail Mary”. Even sans guitar (sorry Rebirth fans) Wayne fully commits to the Unplugged element and outbursts like “Why you aint tell me my fly was open?” halfway through the show only underscore his position as hip-hop’s reigning rock star.
Set your DVR and in the meantime, peep the frenetic ‘6 Foot, 7 Foot’ featuring Cory Gunz.