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When we showed you our exclusive sneak peek of “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged,” we told you that you didn’t want to miss the whole show. And, see? We never steer you wrong.
Lil Wayne’s electrifying, hotly anticipated, legendary “Unplugged” performance was one highlight after the next, with the rapper’s live band turning familiar tracks such as “A Milli” and “Mr. Carter” into even more vibrant versions than the originals. Wayne also pulled out some surprises, covering a verse from Tupac’s “Hail Mary” and premiering “Nightmares of the Bottom,” a new track from the upcoming The Carter IV.
When MTV News spoke to Gil Smith, Lil Wayne’s longtime musical director, the musician discussed the need to incorporate old favorites, new material from The Carter IV and random, unexpected tracks that would surprise even the most ardent fans. Mission accomplished.
If you missed “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged,” don’t worry. Watch four of our favorites — “A Milli” and “Nightmares of the Bottom,” check out photos of Wayne’s “Unplugged” performance, and watch “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged” in its entirety.