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

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