No Ceilings

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No Ceilings
Mixtape by Lil Wayne
Released October 31, 2009
Length 72:34
Label Young Money, Cash Money
Lil Wayne chronology
Dedication 3
No Ceilings
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (A-)[1]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]

No Ceilings is a mixtape by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was scheduled to be released on October 31, 2009, but was leaked before the official date. No Ceilings was officially released on October 31 (Halloween), with 4 additional tracks. The mixtape is available as a free and legal download[5] and it generally received positive reviews from critics.


Lil Wayne had two tracks, "Wasted" and "Swag Surf," both of which were recorded and leaked onto the internet on October 11. These were followed by "Run This Town" on October 25. The majority of the mixtape was leaked out to the public on multiple websites October 26, 2009. The mixtape contains various freestyles over popular rap and R&B songs' instrumentals and features current artists from his Young Money label including Nicki Minaj, Short Dawg, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Jae Millz, and Tyga. It was officially released on via a live Ustream[6][7][8][9] video and included higher quality audio as well as 4 additional tracks. The song "Single" was released on May 11, 2010 as a single on iTunes titled "I'm Single", and has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A video for the track has been shot. The single was also released on Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being album. The song "No Ceilings" was released to iTunes under the title Pop That on the "Loyalty EP" which also included Birdman's new single "Loyalty" which featured Tyga and Lil Wayne.[10] When police pulled over Lil’ Wayne’s tour bus after claiming to smell marijuana, the rapper plead guilty to “attempted criminal possession of a weapon." [11] Although pleading guilty still landed Wayne in Riker’s Island Prison for a year, it greatly reduced his possible sentence. Lil’ Wayne was dealing with his arrest and charges while writing his mixtape “No Ceilings,” and he actually mentions his arrest multiple times in lyrics throughout the tape.

The Sequel: No Ceilings 2[edit]

Main Article: No Ceilings 2

A sequel mixtape, No Ceilings 2, was confirmed on the 6 year anniversary of the original mixtape's release by Mack Maine on his Twitter page. Lil Wayne performed his freestyle over Future's "Where Ya At?" at an event on Saturday and two 30-second clips of that performance can be found online. He also recorded his freestyle over Drake's Back To Back before an interview on October 29th.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Producer Featured guest(s) Instrumentals/Samples
1 "Swag Surf" 4:10 K.E. on the Track
2 "Ice Cream" 3:25 2Much
3 "D.O.A." 4:32 No I.D. Jay-Z
4 "Skit #1" 1:18 Gudda Gudda
  • "Always Love You" by Gudda Gudda
5 "Wasted" 4:13 FATBOI
6 "Watch My Shoes" 4:39 Mouse On Tha Track
  • "Watch My Shoes" by 3 Deep
7 "Break Up" 3:48 Bangladesh Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda
8 "Banned From T.V." 2:54 Swizz Beatz
9 "Throw It In the Bag" 2:55 Shatek
10 "That's All I Have" 3:55 Polow da Don Tyga & Zipp
11 "Skit #2" 1:39 Shanell
  • "Save Me" by Shanell
12 "Wayne On Me" 4:15 The Legendary Traxster Shanell
13 "I'm Good" 2:26 MonstaBeatz Lucci Lou
14 "Poke Her Face" 2:16 Kanye West Jae Millz
15 "Run This Town" 2:49 Kanye West, No I.D..
16 "I Got No Ceilings" 3:46 David Guetta Mack Maine
17 "Skit End" 1:36 David Guetta
18 "No Ceilings (Pop That)" 3:58 Cool & Dre Birdman
19 "Oh Let's Do It" 3:46 L-Don Beatz
20 "I'm Single" 5:33 Noah "40" Shebib, Omen (co.)
21 "Sweet Dreams" 4:47 Jim Jonsin, Wayne Wilkins, Rico Love, Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj


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