Top 5 Topps x Lil Wayne Cards
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Lil Wayne had one of, if not the most, legendary runs in hip-hop history. Weezy so enraptured fans they began calling themselves “Wayneheads,” growing dreads, and dressing like the Hollygrove native down to the wallet chains. From 2002-08, Lil Wayne was untouchable. I repeat, untouchable. He released a string of classic mixtapes and albums, dominating the hip-hop scene as if he were the Usain Bolt of rap – in fact, Usain Bolt should consider himself the Lil Wayne of sprinting. Even after his hallowed period, he continued to rack up awards and drop platinum projects, including the Tha Carter IV. In 2021, Topps commemorated the 10th anniversary of his 5x platinum album. And Wayne? He absolutely loved it. Here are the 10 best cards from the 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary set.
See cards 10-6 from the 2021 x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary at Hip-Hop and the Hobby | Lil Wayne x Topps, Pt. 1.
Top Lil Wayne Cards #s 5-1
5: 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary “John” Gold 1/1
“John” is the second single off Tha Carter IV. It features frequent collaborator Rick Ross and uses the hook from Ross’ song “I’m Not A Star.” The title is a reference to John Lennon.
4: 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary “John”
We’re going back-to-back with the “John” cards for an excellent reason: This is not a 1-of-1 like the previous card, but it showcases more of Lil Wayne’s iconic ink and the classic Young Money Ent. chain. Like Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella and Lil Baby’s 4PF chains, there was a time when everybody and their mother wanted a Young Money piece. Drake got one; Wayne got one. Even J.R. Smith was photoed rockin’ some Young Money ice. Talk about a hole-in-one.
3: 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary “How to Love” Gold 1/1
“How To Love” is the third single off Tha Carter IV. The track was produced by Drum Up & Detail. Wayne pulled inspiration from 2Pac’s 1993 hit “Keep Ya Head Up” and performed the song at the 2011 MTV VMAs.
2: 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary “She Will” Gold 1/1
“She Will” is the fourth single off Tha Carter IV. It’s produced by Canadian producer T-Minus and features fellow Canadian & Wayne’s labelmate Drake. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his second highest-charting solo song behind “Lollipop.”
1: 2021 Topps x Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 10th Anniversary “6-foot-7” Gold Auto
“6 Foot 7 Foot” is the first single off Tha Carter IV. The track features Bronx-born rapper Cory Gunz and was produced by “A Milli” producer Bangladesh. It samples Harry Belafonte’s” Day-O (The Banana Boat).”
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