Written by Carla Bynum
Over the past year, Lil Wayne has expressed his displeasure with Cash Money Records and his mentor Birdman because they won’t release his latest album. Although his album has been held hostage for the past year, he has continued to release music to please his fans.
The mixtape features Mannie Fresh, Future, Yo Gotti, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Curren$y, Hoodbaby, Lucci Lou and more.
No Ceilings 2 starts off with a bang with Wayne rapping over songs such as “Back to Back,” “Where Ya At,” and “My Name Is.” Although the mixtape does start off with the potential to be a classic, around the midway mark it starts to lose its momentum. Lil Wayne is known for his lengthy releases; however, when the musical content lacks substance it can become mundane fairly quickly.
In my opinion, No Ceilings 2 wasn’t a suitable follow up to the first installment in 2009. Some of the songs may make you nod your head, but unfortunately those few aren’t enough to carry the 24-track mixtape.