Lil Wayne’s 2009 mixtape No Ceilings arrived on all digital platforms Friday (August 28). While that was a reason to celebrate for most of Wayne’s nostalgic fans, some weren’t feeling the new version. Instead of the original 21 tracks, the digital version contains just 12 and doesn’t come with any of the skits.
The OG tape featured Wayne rapping over beats to several big songs and appearances from Tyga, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Lucci Lou, Mack Maine, Short Dawg, and Shanell. Beats included were JAY-Z’s “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run This Town,” Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams,” Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch,” Gucci Mane’s “I Think I Luv Her” and “Wasted.”
Songs missing include “Ice Cream,” “DOA” and “Sweet Dreams,” but there is a bonus track included called “Kobe Bryant.” Wayne performed the song as a tribute to the late NBA legend at the 2020 BET Awards earlier this year.
Earlier this month, Wayne announced Carter VIand the third installment of No Ceilings imminent, telling ESPN, “Carter VI coming soon. But, I got No Ceilings coming first. No Ceilings 3.”
Wayne also connected with A$AP Ferg and Jay Gwuapo for the new single “No Ceilings,” which finds the A$AP Mob rapper paying tribute to the project with the line, “like Wayne, I got no ceilings.”
Presumably, some of the songs omitted from the updated version ran into some sampling issues and were unable to be cleared. Whatever the case, some fans were noticeably bothered and took their comments (and humor) to Twitter.
Check out some of the reactions below.
when you see Lil Wayne is re-releasing No Ceilings but without Ice Cream and Banned From TV pic.twitter.com/QC9xG6agBZ
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) August 28, 2020
the fact that Lil Wayne left Ice Cream Paint Job off No Ceilings is trash
— Montyrico Fellini ? (@RoyalsMLBChamps) August 28, 2020
Lil Wayne x Sweet Dreams is actually one of my favorite songs on No Ceilings… why isn’t it on here ???
— Certified Lover Boy (@TyriuqNazir) August 28, 2020
lil wayne wrong for that bootleg no ceilings
— saray. ? (@KiarraSaray) August 28, 2020
https://t.co/ogVP8IuEFr Even tho they butchered the tracklist it’s good to have No ceilings on streaming
— Tom (@TomSy2020) August 27, 2020
So JAY-Z didn’t give Lil Wayne sample clearance for No Ceilings?? interesting… pic.twitter.com/JZdHHt0dKR
— RAPSPHOTO (@rapsphoto1) August 28, 2020
Lil Wayne shouldntve dropped No Ceilings if he couldn’t put up the whole thing, it’s incomplete ?
— Nicole (@ColeWithDaCurls) August 28, 2020
How Lil’ Wayne gonna drop “No Ceilings” on all platforms but not even have Watch My Shoes on it lol
— GERET? (@iAmGeret) August 28, 2020
Jay-Z When Lil Wayne Asked For Permission To Have “Run This Town” & “D.O.A.” On No Ceilings pic.twitter.com/3YmcO0uZ84
— DJ First Class™ ? (@1DJFirstClass) August 28, 2020