Lil Wayne Admits He Cried Upon Hearing 2 Chainz’ “Dedication”
Lil Wayne shed some (real) tears after hearing “Dedication,” the “GolleGrove” track 2 Chainz recorded in his honor.
“Dedication,” the opener on ColleGrove, is a solo 2 Chainz track, and it’s a tribute to Lil Wayne, who would go on to feature on 8 of the album’s remaining 11 songs. “If it wasn’t for Wayne it wouldn’t be / A lot of dudes in the game, including me,” Chainz begins the song, before going on to detail his early experiences being around Wayne, who brought him into his circle with open arms and encouraged him to pursue his dreams. For the hook, in between his reflections on pivotal moments in the pair’s brotherhood, Tity simply raps, “that my dog” over and over, and his appreciation for Tunechi becomes increasingly palpable with each repetition.
“I had to make them get out after I started listening to what the lyrics was about. Obviously, I already tattooed some [tears] on my face, but that song made a few more drop.”