Lil Wayne Phones In A Verse On Drake’s “Light Up”

Becky Bain | June 15, 2010 4:44 pm

Lil Wayne is stuck in the slammer, but he still manages to be an integral part of Drake’s big day. The Rikers remix of the rapper’s “Light Up” hit the web, with Wayne providing a verse via a phone in jail. Will you be thanking either Drizzy or Weezy for this remix? Check it out below.

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Drake feat. Jay-Z and Lil Wayne – Light Up (Rikers Remix)” dl=”0″] Sadly, Wayne’s verse, which comes in at the end of the track, is pretty low quality (but what do you expect on a jail telephone?), and with Weezy cracking up near the end, the whole thinig comes off more as a badly recorded prank phone call than a pleasant, listenable addition to a track. Weezy even breaks the fourth wall, including a rap about how he’s literally providing a verse from over the phone: “Behind bars, but the bars don’t stop / Recording over the phone, I hope the call don’t drop.” On one hand, it’s nice that Wayne still can be included as a featured guest on his Young Money labelmate’s tracks. On the other hand, his barely audible verse on this remix does nothing for us, so we’ll be sticking with the original Thank Me Later track. How about you? Is Weezy’s verse unnecessary, or is any Lil Wayne good Lil Wayne? [Rap-Up]