Lil Wayne has blessed fans with a gem we didn’t even know we needed. Digging deep into the vault, the Young Money rapper dropped “Ya Dig,” which apparently dates back to his Tha Carter III days.
It sounds like it’s fresh out of a time capsule, utilizing Tarik Azzouz production and a sample of Margie Joseph’s “Stop! In the Name of Love,” which the rapper also used on his ’07 The Leak track “Gossip.”
According to Lil Wayne HQ, the track was initially meant to hit on Sept. 24 but was pushed back so it wouldn’t interfere with Wayne’s collab tape with Rich the Kid, Trust Fund Babies. Despite the exact conception of “Ya Dig” being unknown, the hunger in Wayne’s voice is palpable.
Whether it’s him delivering Vince Lombardi name-drops like he’s been heard spitting on later tracks such as “Ignant Shit,” or just boasting about how his reign has only just begun, this sounds like a song that would have fit neatly on the latter half of Tha Carter III.
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