31 Best Lil Wayne Songs EVER

Best Lil Wayne Songs

Lil Wayne is an artist whose music has prompted intrigue, dancing, laughter, and a bit of controversy.

His creative rhymes tend to use metaphors, double entendres, comical punch lines, alliterations, hyperboles, and unique flows.

There were many to choose from, but here are the best Lil Wayne songs.

“3 Peat”

Song year: 2008

“3 Peat” isn't a song that people might first think about when they think about Lil Wayne songs. But this song is a great introduction to who he is as a person and as a rapper.

It sets him up for success by conveying all aspects of his lyricism and personality that he is known for today.

“3 Peat” is aggressive, comical, sarcastic, and passionate. Wayne says some ear-shocking lyrics about shooting someone's Grandma and kidnapping babies to show his dominance. But when you look past the literal meaning, he's just trying to say that he's a crazy, passionate person influenced by a hard life on the streets. And with that influence, he's determined to do whatever it takes to succeed – whatever it takes.

In this song, he shouts out Hollygrove; representing where he comes from becomes a prevalent theme throughout his career.

This song's metaphors, double entendres, and vivid illustrations that carry over from line to line are highly impressive.

Finally, the beat builds towards the end, and his repetition of “me” is thrilling, exciting, and arguably gets the heart pumping more than any of his other songs.

“Lollipop” ft. Static

Song year: 2008

Lollipop is a slower song for Lil Wayne but still has a great, dance-worthy beat. It's a sexually-suggestive song, as Lollipop is a metaphor for his member.

It's a fun song to sing along to, given its repetitive refrain and the drawn-out words in the chorus.

This song is fitting for a sexy club, grooving out in the car and, of course, the bedroom.

And like a lot of Lil Wayne's music, there is an element of humor to it as well, especially with his “mMMm” adlibs.

“Go DJ”

Song year: 2004

“Go DJ” is one of Lil Wayne's first hits, and all true Weezy fans know its lyrics. The beat on “Go DJ” is not only fire but also highly unique, even for that time in music.

That's why whenever this song comes on, people go crazy. It's familiar, fun, hype, and good to bop to.

Wayne uses this song to introduce himself and his style of music to the more mainstream music world.

He positions himself as extremely confident in these lyrics, mentioning that he's a pro, hot, has a great flow, and has all of this great ability at the tender age of only 18.

But the best part of this song is undoubtedly the beat that is perfect for a club or party setting; presumably, that's why it's called “Go DJ.”

“A Milli”

Song year: 2008

“A Milli” is what popular rap music is all about.

It has an incredible beat that everyone can vibe to, it has a catchy, repetitive aspect to it that's easy to remember, and it has creative, memorable lyrics for every line.

However, what was different about this song versus other songs in 2008 is that it didn't have a chorus. It was one of the first freestyle-type of songs that became a radio hit, which was shocking.

A rap song always seemed to have to be slowed down, story-based, or at least have a catchy sing-song chorus for the mainstream population to listen to, but this song overcame those expectations.

His vocals are also very sharp, and his annunciation is clear, so it's easy to understand everything he is saying and grasp his creative rhymes and metaphors.

What it's about is a challenging question. He speaks on money, rap career, women, cars, and even cops. But the song mostly just serves as a testament to his lyrical genius, creative rhymes, and impressive flow.

Essentially, he's saying that he's a millionaire for a good reason!

“6 Foot 7 Foot” ft. Cory Gunz

Song year: 2010

Similar to “A Millie” in terms of its repetitive and catchy background that complements his spontaneous and sporadic flow, “6 Foot 7 Foot” was unsurprisingly another big hit for Lil Wayne.

This is one of the best Lil Wayne songs for the car, especially if you have subwoofers because the bass is heavy.

He speaks on losing his mind in the song, and that sets the tone for the entire song and his lyricism.

Not only do his words come off nonsensical and sensical at the same time, making the listener feel a little bit crazy themselves, but Lil Wayne's voice and tone come off punchy, excitable, and even a little wild.

He put his heart into rapping this song, and it shows.

“Got Money” ft T-Pain

Song year: 2008

This Lil Wayne song, which features the fun and lovable T-Pain, is a cheery, confident, and comical anthem for rich people.

Those who aspire to be rich one day also get a kick from listening to this song because it makes you feel like you want to walk into a club, head straight to the VIP section, and start throwing money all over the place.

Using “chicken” and “cock” to explain that he isn't afraid and will pull out a gun if need be is both funny and impressive.

He also alludes to Rihanna's hit song “Umbrella” towards the end of the song to indicate that he's going to make it rain on everyone with all of his cash.

This song is ultimately a great jam for the club, even up until today.


Song year: 2005

This song is from the Carter II album, an album where he's still introducing himself to the world, as he hasn't become fully mainstream yet.

Still, he is very much known in the rap world at this point and has enough confidence to start the song saying he's back and to call himself the “Fireman” in the first place.

This song is a testament to his love of rhetoric, as he delves into being a “Fireman,” saying that other rappers may light a spark, but he'll put them out. He also brings the “fire” in his own lyrics.

In this song, some may say he's a bit cocky, possessive, misogynistic, and rambunctious.

All of these adjectives may ring true, and that's why he is a controversial rapper. However, his exuberance and confidence in this song certainly served as inspiration for other young men to believe in themselves as well.

“Best Rapper Alive”

Song year: 2005

Speaking of confidence, having a song called “Best Rapper Alive” is a bold move, especially during a year when great artists like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West were making hit after hit.

However, their music, which is much different than his, did not stop him from stating his truth – that he was the best rapper alive.

And in this song, he strives to prove it with plenty of metaphors, double entendres, adlibs, shout-outs to New Orleans, unique flows, and, of course, an excellent beat.

His tone is a bit different in this song as well. He sticks with a more steady style instead of his silly, exuberant, or high-pitched voices. Perhaps this is to ensure that people take him seriously when he says he's the best rapper alive.

“Forever” with Drake, Kanye West, and Eminem

Song year: 2009

“Forever” isn't just a Lil Wayne song, but he isn't “featured” either. This is an excellent collaboration song with Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, and Eminem.

Often, rappers of similar greatness tend to diss each other or have beef, given the competition.

However, these rappers understood that they were appealing to vastly different audiences. Thus, a collaboration would not only show respect to their different rap styles but also expose their own style to other populations.

And it worked. This is one of the most popular hits of 2009, and people still can't get enough of it. Each rapper completely dominates their verse.

Drake's metaphors and punchlines are a testament to Lil Wayne's mentorship, Kanye's flow and storytelling shine, and Eminem's verse is aggressive and cutthroat, indicating that he'll never back down.

Lil Wayne's verse is creative, dynamic, and filled with similes — with an unsurprising shout-out to New Orleans.

“How to Love”

Song year: 2011

Perhaps one of Lil Wayne's slowest, softest, and most sentimental hits is “How to Love.”

It's easy to see Lil Wayne's influence on Drake, but perhaps this song demonstrates some of Drake's soft and love-oriented music on Lil Wayne.

Wayne gets real on this track, discussing how a woman has never really been taught how to love, doesn't know what it looks like, and is burdened with insecurities.

In this song, he also becomes more of a storyteller and less of a punchline rapper. This song proved to the world that Lil Wayne is a versatile artist and that he's perhaps not quite as misogynistic as some of his other songs make him seem.

“Love Me” ft. Drake and Future

Song year: 2013

You might assume that a song called “Love Me” would be about genuine love, adoration, or romance. But you would be guessing wrong with this song.

“Love Me” is actually more about hushing the haters. As long as Lil Wayne, Drake, and Future have women that love them, who cares what the haters think?

This song has a slower, sensual, but heavy instrumental that's awesome to bob your head to.

“John” ft. Rick Ross

Song year: 2011

The beat is by far the best feature of this song. It's such a vibe, and you can either bounce your head to it or jump around and go full-out nuts to it, mosh pit style.

The song is called “John” in reference to John Lennon because Lil Wayne wants to be remembered like “John Lennon” from the Beatles when he dies, as he mentions towards the middle of the song.

Seeing that he made dozens of more hits after 2011, his wish is highly likely to come true.

“No Worries” ft. Detail

Song year: 2012

“No Worries” is such a feel-good song in terms of the beat and the chorus that it tends to make people get up and dance when it comes on – no matter the circumstance.

It's one of Wayne's more comical and lighthearted songs filled with many hyperboles. This is perhaps why he can get away with going a little heavy on the “pussy” and “hoe” lyrics because he is not meant to be taken too seriously in this song.

It might seem a bit offensive, but some may find it counterintuitive to get offended by a song that simultaneously tells you to have “no worries.”

If you do tend to get offended by more misogynistic lyrics – either skip the last verse or this song altogether.

“Let the Beat Build”

Song year: 2008

“Let the Beat Build” is one of the most powerful songs from Lil Wayne, especially instrumentally.

He is genuine in his lyrics, even when he's continuing to use his classic metaphorical and hyperbolic vocabulary.

It's also a great song because it does exactly what the title says – it lets the beat build gradually over time. It starts mildly, with a simple repeating sample in the background, then adds claps around the 1:10 mark and clicks around the 1:20 mark.

Then, right before the chorus and after he says “Let the Beat Build” around the 2-minute mark, the bass drops, and it's glorious.

Finally, he removes the melodic sample and keeps the rest for a quieter and more pointed sound that draws attention to his quick words around the 4-minute mark. All of this is done to bring the beat back and drop the bass again for the last chorus.


“Uproar” ft. Swizz Beatz

Song year: 2018

“Uproar” is undoubtedly one of the best Lil Wayne songs to dance to.

As Swizz Beatz suggests in the intro, it's hard not to bounce, shake, and work your shoulders to this super hype beat.

Lil Wayne's voice and pause-heavy flow go well with the instrumental, adding to the vibe. And because Wayne focuses on how dope he is, this song also makes you feel relaxed, sexy, and confident when you listen to it.

But be careful, because it might also make you feel like you're dancing much better than you are.

“Rich As Fuck” ft. 2 Chainz

Song year: 2013

Many people disliked this song when it first came out because it's a little too cocky for many people's tastes.

Like yes, Lil Wayne, we know you're “rich as fuck.” Do we really need to be reminded of that?

However, like many of Wayne's songs, the beat is simply too hard to ignore or deny. It's heavy, sexy, and dynamic.

And the 2 Chainz line about looking at other people versus looking at themselves and noticing how rich they are has a comical feel, especially due to the pause before the title punch line.

“Stuntin' Like My Daddy” with Birdman

Stuntin Like My Daddy with Birdman

Song year: 2006

This song was from the “Like Father, Like Son” album, where Birdman and Lil Wayne teamed up to create an endearing list of songs.

Birdman was indeed a father figure to Lil Wayne, as Lil Wayne became a rap father to Drake in the future.

That said, Stuntin' Like My Daddy is all about Lil Wayne quite literally showing out, getting money, and looking fly, just like Birdman.

They also make references to where they came from, which coincides with this song's “daddy” and family-oriented theme.

Other great Birdman and Lil Wayne collars include “LeatherSo Soft,” “I Run This,” “Neck of the Woods,” and “You Ain't Know.”

“Mrs. Officer” ft. Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd

Song year: 2008

“Mrs. Officer” was an instant hit because it wasn't something the public expected from Lil Wayne for several reasons.

Firstly, it was a rap song about an officer that wasn't negatively speaking about the cops. This was a twist because the officer discussed in the song is a woman – and an attractive woman at that.

Secondly, it's a slow and sexy storytelling song different from many of his fast, freestyle-like songs that dropped that same year.

The “wee oo wee oo wee” is also a funny addition to the song, as it simultaneously alludes to a cop car and sexual pleasure.

“My Homies Still” with Big Sean

Song year: 2012

“My Homies Still” was one of the most hype and exciting releases from Lil Wayne's “I Am Not A Human Being (Deluxe)” Album.

Working with an increasingly growing artist like Big Sean was an excellent move, especially since they are both known for their more comical take on rap music.

It's an entertaining song to both listen and dance to, and the repetitive sample in the background makes it highly addictive as well.


Song year: 2014

Before Lil Wayne started openly discussing his mental health issues, this song was an entertaining but highly honest allusion to mental health. Even the song cover is a medical prescription.

Tunechi, his nickname, is used repeatedly in this song to refer to his friends and family members saying that he's crazy. And he responds sarcastically, requesting that those people should tell him something he doesn't already know.

Essentially, in this single that has no ties to any of his albums, he's admitting throughout the song that he knows he is “Krazy.”

“God Bless Amerika”

Song year: 2013

“God Bless Amerika” is another heavy and serious hit where Lil Wayne demonstrates that he's not all comedy and sex and witty punchlines.

It's not a patriotic song like the “God Bless America” song by Irvin Berlin.

Instead, it's a song filled with social commentary, speaking up about Wayne's life growing up in the hood.

That is the America he knew, and that many people from his hometown of Hollygrove will ever really know, especially given the negative aspects and impacts of American policies. 

“Right Above It” with Drake

Song year: 2010

Lil Wayne and Drake are known for their exciting collaborations, and they have so much respect for one another.

Lil Wayne allows Drake to kick this song off, even though it's on Wayne's “I Am Not A Human Being” album.

Every line is quite incredible and meaningful, and the song overall is similar to Wayne's other hits in that it's an amalgamation of his thoughts and feelings.

Essentially, “Right Above It” feels like Weezy's stream of consciousness but more eloquently written.

“No Frauds” with Nicki Minaj and Drake

Song year: 2017

No Frauds is a dance and club hit more than anything, but there are some lyrical gems from all three artists.

Nicki Minaj starts the song with a catchy chorus and a fire verse that seems lighthearted at first but cuts deep, even references a negative moment from her past relationship with her mother.

On the other hand, Drake expresses that he actually wants people to stop bringing up the past and leave it behind.

Plus, Drake and Nicki seem to trade places totally, as Drake experiments with switching between high and low pitches and varying voices, much like Nicki Minaj tends to do in her other songs.

Lil Wayne's verse is the shortest of them and positioned as a sweet finishing touch at the end. It's almost as if he came into the booth at the last moment, took a puff, and just freestyled on the spot, solely to add his final blessing to the track.

“She Will” ft. Drake

Song year: 2011

In this hit song, Lil Wayne and Drake drop flowy rhymes with lots of punchlines.

However, unlike some of Wayne's classic punchlines, these aren't as comical but have more of a serious and straightforward undertone.

Overall, the song is about a woman, or women in general, who will stick up, stay around, and mess with Wayne and Drake regardless of the haters and potential consequences of being associated with them.

“Drop the World” ft. Eminem

Song year: 2010

A popular debate for rap lovers is about who is a better rapper between Lil Wayne and Eminem. So it's no surprise that when these two artists collaborated on “Drop The World,” they both went hard.

It's a deep and heavy song, discussing all the pain, struggle, and hard work they had to go through to get to the point they're at.

And they'll continue to do so, not necessarily because of fame, but because it's just what they're meant to do given their powerful abilities.

The violins in the chorus background just add a more dynamic, thrilling, and praiseworthy element to the song.

“Blunt Blowin”

Song year: 2011

Like “Let The Beat Build,” this song gradually builds in intensity over the course of the song. And it's arguably one of his most underrated songs.

It starts slow and adds instrumental elements one at a time over the first verse, then drops an incredible and surprising bass-heavy beat by the time the chorus hits.

Lil Wayne takes an impassioned tone in this song, conveying the idea that he's not going to take any moment for granted.

His hard work has clearly paid off by this point in his career, and this serves as an inspiration for other people to focus on what they really want out of life.

“Bedrock” by Young Money ft. Lloyd

Song year: 2009

Lil Wayne isn't just a rapper but also the founder of a record label called Young Money Entertainment.

Young Money includes famous artists such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. They have made dozens of hits individually and a few excellent tracks as a team.

Bedrock was one of the best Young Money songs, as every member has an entertaining and highly comical verse. The beat itself is also delightful.

“Steady Mobbin” and “Roger That” were other great hits by Young Money.

“La La” ft. Brisco and Busta Rhymes

Song year: 2011

The childish tone of this song complements “Tha Carter III” s album cover, which is of Lil Wayne's baby picture.

It also resonates with the song's overall theme, which is a comparison of how Wayne started out and where he has now ended up.

Finally, he also refers to his daughter in this song, which is not necessarily typical for Wayne. It's almost as if you can imagine his young daughter singing “La La” in the background.

“Mona Lisa” ft. Kendrick Lamar

Song year: 2018

Wayne has made great music with the most highly rated rappers, including Jay Z, Eminem, Drake, and Kanye West.

So when Kendrick Lamar later hit the scene and quickly became known amongst the greats, it's no surprise that he ended up collaborating with Lil Wayne.

Aligning more with Kendrick Lamar's style, this is a story-telling-oriented song with meaning instead of a comical punchline hit (although Kendrick can do those well too).

Lil Wayne once again demonstrates his true rap skills in this song, and his lyrical genius can't be ignored, even matched up with Kendrick's genius back-to-back.

The song itself speaks to deceptive women that both rappers have faced in their lives, which is why it's called “Mona Lisa,” as the painting depicts a woman with a mysterious smile.

“Hustler Musik / Money On My Mind”

Song year: 2005

The Carter II was one of Wayne's best albums, with two of the best songs. This video combines both songs, “Hustler Musik” and “Money On My Mind,” into one.

In Hustler Musik, Lil Wayne paints a picture of his background, referring to how his father left as a kid and how he faced many struggles. He talks about trying his best, taking risks, and working hard to escape the life he came from.

Thus, “Money On My Mind” is a natural transition. Given his hard life and lack of money growing up, there's an apparent reason why money is all he can think about.

This resonates with many rap artists from the hood and is a significant reason as to why many rappers convey how much money they have now – because they never thought they would.

“Mirror” ft. Bruno Mars

Song year: 2012

Last but certainly not least, “Mirror” is an intense and heartfelt song where Wayne talks about reflecting on his past.

Wayne conveys his downfalls, mental states, scars, and ultimately, his growth.

Bruno Mars delivers a beautiful chorus to add even more depth and emotion to this beautiful song.

A Quick Note

This list did not include some of his popular mixtape tracks, such as “Watch My Shoes,” “Ice Cream Paint Job,” and “Swag Surf” since they do not use his original beats.

It also left out great featured hits like Birdman's “Pop Bottles,” Chance the Rapper's “No Problems,” and plenty of Drake hits.

Finally, Dr. Carter is a notable mention, but to us, it is more of a beautifully written manifesto and story than one of his best songs.

Top Lil Wayne Songs, Final Thoughts

Lil Wayne (a.k.a. Wayne, Weezy, or Tunechi) has grown immensely from his 1999 “The Block is Hot” album.

And as you can see, he has released a wide range of songs from funny to serious, quick to slow, and hype to meaningful.

Have we left out any Lil Wayne songs you feel should be among his greatest hits? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  1. Tha Carter V doesn’t get enough love and i think that’s due to the deluxe edition being so much better than the original release. But I’ve been listening and re-listening to the deluxe edition lately and I think some of his best work is on there by far though I’m glad this list at least included Mona Lisa. I like to see some more music reviewers going back and revisiting five because after the deluxe edition came out to me it’s like one of my favorite albums of all time

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