Lil Wayne Tears Through Unplugged Set, Premieres New ‘Tha Carter IV’ Song

Robbie Daw | June 13, 2011 8:15 am

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV may have been pushed back to the end of summer (August 29, to be exact), but at least his MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged special aired last night, right on schedule. During the 40-minute set, Weezy tore through over a dozen songs, including hits like “6 Foot 7 Foot,” “Lollipop” and “A Milli” and a cover of Tupac Shakur’s “Hail Mary.” He even served up the premiere of forthcoming TCIV track “Nightmares Of The Bottom.” Watch below! One thing was certain: this wasn’t your older brother’s MTV Unplugged. Rather than a small, intimate audience from the stripped-down musical series’ episodes of yore, Weezy had a crowd that was at least the size of a decent-sized club venue.

A comical moment came about 31 minutes into Wayne’s set, when he realized he had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction going on and asked the audience, “Hey, why y’all ain’t tell me my fly was down?”

Before launching into brand new track “Nightmares Of The Bottom,” Weezy said, “This next song I’m gonna do is from my upcoming album Tha Carter IV. Now, I had the choice to do any song off the album and I said, I figured I have a pretty intelligent crowd so I’d rather not do nothing too hype, nothing too crazy.”

The mid-tempo track kicked off with a piano riff and some hand claps. “I’m Weezy F, baby, and the F ain’t for flawed,” Wayne rapped in the tune.

Were you impressed with Lil Wayne’s Unplugged set?