Lil Wayne To Cover Tupac

Lil Wayne’s MTV Unplugged airs this Sunday, June 12 and the YMCMB superstar will pay homage to one of the most legendary rappers in history, covering the Tupac hit “Hail Mary.”

The self-proclaimed “Best Rapper Alive” is dropping the highly anticipated album Tha Carter IV this summer, but according to MTV, the New Orleans native is more concerned with commemorating one of the all-time great rap lyricists than promoting a new release.

“I knew because this is my Unplugged, I said, ‘I want to do some kind of tribute to one of those great artists,’” Wayne said. “It’s just something about ‘Pac and I.”

Although the song has been covered by a plethora of spitters, Weezy plans to convey the deeper message that ‘Pac originally felt. “I picked the second verse, ‘Penitentiaries is packed with the promise makers,’ and I was like, ‘That whole verse is just perfect. They never realized the precious time that they wasting.’”

Unplugged is set to air at 9 p.m. on MTV, MTV2, and MTV.com. —Nicole LoPresti

  • Words I Never Said

    Really? Weezy? Out of everybody?

  • Kyd Chyllen

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. It’s gonna be a disaster.

    • chino

      WELP, CANT SAY I AINT SEE THIS COMING. PAC DOING BACCFLIPS IN HIS CASKET RIGHT NOW.

  • Hip Hop Addict

    Why Tha Fuck Is It That Weezy Looking Mother Fucker!!!!!

  • T

    First Meek Mill and Rick Ross, then Soulja Boy, now bitch ass Lil Wayne wants to disrespect Pac? SMH!!!!

  • j

    June 16 ’71 the day
    Momma pushed me out her womb
    Told me Nigga Get Paid!

    He would have been 40

  • e

    thats my bday :P

  • Trent

    Weezy covering tupac.. its funny because lil wayne has been biting tupac lyrics for the longest time, about time he actually gave credit

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    I DONT GET HOW WAYNE SAYS HES BEST RAPPER ALIVE LOL SEEMS LIKE ALL RAPPERS SAY THAT THESE DAYS LOL IF ANYONE ITS EMINEM EVEN 90% OF MOST OF UR RAPPERS SAYS EMINEM IS BEST OR NEXT BEST THING TOO IT LOL FROM SALES TO GRAMMYS TO 60 MINS TO 8MILE BEST SOUNDTRACK TO I COULD GO ON IF I WANTED TOO BUT EMINEM IS KILLIN COMPETITION WHEN NO ONE CAN SELL RECORDS EMINEM IS BEATING ALL COMPETITION 4MILL RECOVERY COME ON NO ONE IS DOIN THAT NOW

    • thinker

      Maaaaaan….take ur stan-ass outta here and find a slim shady dick to sit on with your broken caps-lock typing, I WANT YOUR ATTENTION looking soft, tearey-eyed ass. u bitch

  • http://xxlmag.com Briz

    c’mon now he aint disrespectin 2Pac at all…wayne is a rap great,he saved rap from being trashed by soulja boy and he gave us Drake and Nicki Minaj to good lyricist..i used to hate wayne alot til i really seen wat he has done even Jay said he’s lettin him heir the throne

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Lil Wayne aint heiring shit.Jay Z aint sitin on no throne, and even if he was he is refferin to being the king of new york, weezy aint from ny so that’ll never happin. as far as him bein the best thats all opinion. And opinions are like assholes every one has one. And Some stink. JayZ and Lil Wayne two of the most over rated rappers alive. They are good, but not great, not in my eyes.

  • Pharaoh

    I hate when people who can’t rhyme even four bars right want to talk about Wayne these must be the waka flocka and Gucci zombie who only listen to the beat and chorus and don’t even know the lyrics these commenters wouldn’t know good rap if it bit em in the zombie ass, whats a zombie? it’s someone un-original who only follows the trend cause it popular and don’t know real lyicism so stop Hatin you talk shit about him and then download his latest mixtape

  • Pharaoh

    I hate when people who can’t rhyme even four bars right want to talk about Wayne these must be the waka flocka and Gucci zombie who only listen to the beat and chorus and don’t even know the lyrics these commenters wouldn’t know good rap if it bit em in the zombie ass, whats a zombie? it’s someone un-original who only follows the trend cause it popular and don’t know real lyricism so stop Hatin you talk shit about him and then download his latest mix-tape

  • HUH?

    No one is touching Wayne’s lyrics and metaphors right now.

  • O.Skino

    He Saved Rap?… Jesus, Mary & Africa Bambata!!! If this how people think, then rap is really in trouble. Saved rap with what?? Not one classic album, Auto-Tuning it till Jigga said Stop, Drake is 70% R&B & Nikki’s a chick!!! When was the last time u fruits bought a chicks album??? lol

    Saved rap… Eminem & Slaughterhouse are gonna save rap. We’re looking for lyricism my friend, not Aliens

  • http://none dax

    y thank u if you if u a hader i,m eating u a waiter

  • eliott

    i think this is very disrespectful to tupac and his has nothing to do to his homage to pac its every bit about the record sales dont like this nigga fool you

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