Lil Wayne's revamped Tidal record 'Free Weezy Album' to drop on all streaming platforms on fifth anniversary

The 16-track 'Free Weezy Album' was originally released on July 4, 2015, as an exclusive release on Tidal, but it's now been made available for even mainstream streaming music services


                            Lil Wayne's revamped Tidal record 'Free Weezy Album' to drop on all streaming platforms on fifth anniversary
Lil Wayne (Getty Images)

Celebrated rapper Lil Wayne just dropped a new surprise for his fans as celebrations for the Fourth of July weekend kicked off. The 37-year-old hip-hop star recently revealed that his 11th studio record, the 'Free Weezy Album' (FWA), would now be made available on all digital streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.

The star recently posted on Instagram "It’s the 5 year anniversary of 'FWA' tomorrow!!! Shoutout @eifrivera and @revolttv #Glory #FWA" while posting a short clip of the first track 'Glory' from the album. Fans had been begging Lil Wayne to release the 'Free Weezy Album' on other mainstream music platforms for a while now, and it seems that their pleas have finally been answered.   



 

The 16-track 'Free Weezy Album' was originally released on July 4, 2015, as an exclusive release on the streaming service Tidal, via Young Money Entertainment and Republic Records. Prior to this move, Lil Wayne had revealed he would joining the premier streaming platform Tidal as its co-owner, along with fellow iconic rapper Jay-Z.

'FWA' featured numerous guest stars like Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Junior Reid and Cory Gunz among others, and was offered as a limited release at the time due to ongoing drama and delays regarding Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' album. Weezy had been feuding with Cash Money Records boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams during this period, so the 'FWA' album was merely intended to tide fans over on Tidal until 'Tha Carter V' dropped — the latter eventually released in September 2018.

Rap Artists Lil Wayne and Birdman perform onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

However now, as of July 2, fans will finally be able to freely enjoy one of Lil Wayne's best efforts from the last five years. Curiously enough, the re-release edition of the 'Free Wayne Album' seems to have intentionally omitted some of the original tracks which were present on the 2015 Tidal release. It appears that songs like 'He's Dead', 'I Feel Good', 'Thinking About You' and 'Without You' ft Bibi Bourelly have been scrapped from the new version of the 'Free Wayne Album' with no real explanation given.

However, to make up for that, a brand-new track 'We Livin’ Like That', which first surfaced back in February has been included as the album's closer. You can check out the complete tracklisting for the 'Free Wayne Album' below.



 

Free Wayne Album (2020 Re-release)

1. 'Glory'
2. 'My Heart Races On' feat. Jake Troth
3. 'London Roads'
4. 'I’m That Nigga' feat. Hoodybaby
5. 'Psycho'
6. 'Murda' feat. Cory Gunz, Capo & Junior Reid
7. 'Post Bail Ballin'
8. 'Pull Up' feat. Euro
9. 'Living Right' feat. Wiz Khalifa
10. 'White Girl' feat. Jeezy
11. 'Pick Up Your Heart'
12. 'Street Chains'
13. 'We Livin’ Like That'

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