Lil Wayne‘s No Ceilings may be over a decade old now but it clearly still resonates with fans.
Following the 2009 mixtape finally arriving on streaming services Friday (August 28), it appears to be headed toward a top 25 debut on the Billboard 200. Hits Daily Double reports Weezy’s throwback offering is on track to yield sales of around 24,000 to 27,000 album equivalent units in its first week.
Though the arrival of the tape was an exciting moment for fans, it also came with some disappointment once listeners realized it only featured 12 of the original 21 tracks. Though it does feature what became one of Wayne’s catalogue hits “I’m Single” as well as other fan favorites like freestyles over F.L.Y.’s “Swag Surf” and 3 Deep’s “Watch My Shoes,” it’s missing other popular freestyles – likely due to clearance issues.
Tracks excluded from the No Ceilings re-release include freestyles over JAY-Z’s “D,O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune),” Gucci Mane’s “Wasted” and Tune’s collab with Nicki Minaj over Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams” (much to the Barbz’s disappointment).
The project’s re-release comes just after Wayne announced a third installment in the series, following No Ceilings 2 in 2015.
“Carter 6 coming soon, but I got No Ceilings coming first,” Wayne said in an August 6 interview with ESPN’s Michael Eaves. “No Ceilings 3.”
NC2 arrived on Thanksgiving 2015 and featured 24 tracks with appearances from Mannie Fresh, Future, Yo Gotti and more.
Revisit No Ceilings below.