7. “We Ready” – Lil Wayne & Gudda Gudda
You could still catch me and Stunna in a 4 door Lexus
It’s only Weezy Baby no more extras
And you know he bout to buy me a 4 door Testa’
Just cause he’s impressed with my solo effort
I show no care for, those who left us
Fuck those fellas, I’m so rebellious
It doesn’t take much effort to tell who he is talking about with those last two lines. The Sqad Up mixtapes are almost like urban legends these days. With so much work Wayne has put in the last five years alone, anything prior to that has all but been pushed to the backburner; even forgotten by some. During my high school days, however, this series was everything. “We Ready” in particular was played before football games, basketball games and could be heard blasting from cars leaving the student parking lot after school. No one could have predicted he would become a future Grammy winner, but at least around my way he had an underground classic long before the Dedication days. Come to think of it, was this string of tapes ever nominated for a Justo?