#1. Lil Wayne - Dedication Series
Released: 2005-2008
Best Installment: Dedication
Complex Says: If you ever wonder how Wayne went from being just another rapper on the Cash Money roster to being the hottest rapper in the game and a mixtape phenomenon, look no further than the Dedication series. We're not sure why, but the best of Wayne came out when he teamed up with DJ Drama. It was the exact moment that his flows, voice, and rhymes went bonkers, creating the beast that ate your favorite rapper's instrumental for breakfast. Unfortunately, by the time the final installment came out Wayne was a full-blown superstar who was suddenly infatuated with singing, auto-tuning, and doing everything but the rapping that made us love him so much.