DBH Music Series Presents Lil Wayne

Unquestionably Lil Wayne will go down in history as the best rapper of his generation. Indeed he may go down as one of the best artists in hip-hop period. One look at Lil Wayne’s impeccable track record will convince even the most ardent skeptic that the New Orleans born lyricist is a strong contender for the crown of “Greatest of All Times.”

Now with his highly anticipated sixth and arguably his best album The Carter III, Lil Wayne’s career and legacy is set to climb to even greater heights. "I made The Carter III so that whatever song is on, it will stick with you forever,” says Wayne. “That’s why I took my time with it. I wanted it to be a classic.”

Born DeWayne Michael Carter, Jr. and raised in New Orleans infamously poor Hollygrove neighborhood, his talent drew interest from major producers at an early age. In 1997, a 15 year old Wayne joined forces with BG, Juvenile and Turk to form The Hot Boys for their debut album Get It How U Live. The record sold over 400,000 copies independently. The Hot Boys sophomore LP Guerilla Warfare (1999) went platinum and earned Wayne critical acclaim. That set the stage for his platinum selling 1999 solo debut Tha Block Is Hot.

GQ Magazine named Lil Wayne as its “Man Of The Year” for 2007. Rolling Stone Magazine tagged him as “Best MC of 2008” while Blender Magazine (2008) named him the “Best Rock Star Alive.” So it should come as no surprise that his latest solo outing finds the hip-hop super star at the top of his game. With Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne proves to the world why he is indeed considered “the best rapper alive” and one of the great recording artists of his generation.

Prizes

  • 1st Place
    $1,500 cash
    $250 DBH Credit
    2 Lil Wayne Concert Tickets
  • 2nd Place
    $750 cash and $250 DBH Store Credit
  • 3rd Place
    $500 cash and $250 DBH Store Credit
  • 4th Place
    $500 cash and $250 DBH Store Credit

Submission Guidelines

  • Designs should be focused on original art inspired by the music of Lil Wayne. Original typography is allowable, however using existing Lil Wayne logos and album artwork is not.

    Submissions Deadlline April 19
    Voting Ends: April 26
    Winners Announced: May 10
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78 Comments

kartik1822 kartik1822 Human from United States

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mr_cast mr_cast Artist

i agree with you webster…to a certain extent. i respect weezy because he’s doing his thing. but because im a hip hop head since way back ..i do get a bit offended when they call him the best rapper and its hard not to say something about it. i consider him a pop star. im not judging him as a person..only as an artist. you’re a rock fan..so imagine DbH teamed up with the Jonas Brothers for a design contest and called them the best “rock” band around..im sure you would have something to say about that right? unless of course that’s the kind of “rock” music you listen to.

webster webster Artist

I love how everyone on here is either hatin’ on Lil Wayne or arguing about who is the best rapper ever. WHO CARES?? If you wanna do the contest, do it. If not, don’t bother. I can’t honestly say I’m a fan of Lil Wayne but that’s because I listen to mostly rock. I do have some of his music but not much. I respect him for what he does though and what he’s accomplished, god knows he has more money than (I’m assuming) anyone on here. And I don’t think it’s really fair for anyone to talk shit about someone else until they know them, like face to face, not what they read. So you guys just need to chill out.

Wait so this was posted on Aprils fools day?

Brainbox Brainbox Artist

Hey Guys!!! Check Out my ORIGINAL CARTER and tell me your comments. Thanks

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Oh god, who cares about your individual opinions of Lil Wayne? Make a design or don’t. Simple.

Anyway, QUESTION: How will winning designs be chosen? Standard DBH method, or will Wayne be choosing his favorites?

“Best rapper of all time? , that is quite a stretch.. Try A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Ralkim, Talib Kweli, Common, Chuck D, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Jurassic 5, Beasie Boys, KRS1, zack de la rocha……..original, conscious rappers that rap about something besides cash money, bling, and gang banging. All his stuff sounds the same, it all has some synthesized generic club beat, created in hopes it will be the next club hit so he can buy another ridiculous piece of oversized jewelry. As far as I am concerned Lil represent the gradual decline of rap and the music industry today. He is the epitome of everything that is evil about the music industry, it is all about money, and record sales. There is no positive message, no originality.”

I support this.

ben2b ben2b Artist

oh yeah !!

tjbgraphics tjbgraphics Artist

@Griff81. wow i feel like everything you said came out of my mouth.
On the other hand i do have a fair amount of Wayne’s stuff on my iPod, however it is all reserved for completely reckless behavior, not for the love of the music.

Bull Bull Artist

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Kontrast Kontrast Artist from Alberta, Canada

best contest on dbh! :D

lydea lydea Artist

I love the bling designs :)

rAAb rAAb Artist

good grief… lil wayne?? i won’t waste my time…

Ogun Ogun Human

is the shirt FOR him?? or just of/inspired by him.?

IM COMIN!

joehoracek joehoracek Artist from Nebraska, United States

T-SHIRT DESIGN FOR 311! DO IT DESIGNBYHUMANS, DO IT!!!

g3niuz g3niuz Human

oooh yea.
.this will be sum crazy stuff…

just gettin’ afraid of it..

see ya later guys ;D

kakolak kakolak Artist from France

Hip hop Flavour, mmm, It will be exciting !

CheckRock CheckRock Human

Music is way more than what kind of “sense” or rhyming sounds the lyrics make. Freestyling is a huge element of rap and hip hop.

The description for this contest does not intend to crown a greatest of all time or tell you that the music you listen to is less worthy.

Nickelback of rap is way off dude. You should be banished to listening to them for making such a comment.

Griff81 Griff81 Artist

touché’ RAYHANSJ.....touché’...... Yes Lil Wayne goes in the studio without rehearsing and lays down track in in one take, that is a skill to be reckoned with but then maybe the more appropriate term would be best “freestyler” of all time. And I think it is great he released his songs for free but that doesn’t make him a great rapper ,but great at marketing and self promotion. Being able to string together words and have them make sense is a great talent is great and all , but when those words don’t amount to anything other then rhyming, or don’t serve any over all purpose…... what’s the point…...

“But man I ain?t never seen an ass like hers
That pussy in my mouth had me at a loss for words
I told her to back it up like burp burp
And make that ass jump like shczerp shczerp”

really??....... that’s poetic, powerful stuff.

It’s just meaningless made up words just to make a rhyme. Plus all his beats sound the same and like every other rapper out there right now. He’ s like the Nickelback of Rap. But their realm of suckiness is a whole other story.

I’d rather listen to a rapper who takes some time to think about his lyrics before they lay them down on a track. There is nothing wrong with that in my book. some of the greatest songwriters of all time took days, maybe years to write, like John Lennon, Bob Marley. But that’s just me, I like musicians who aren’t just in it for the $ or fame, that are in it to get a message out to the people.Yes there needs to be musical appeal, that that should never sacrifice the content of the song. But I come from punk background, where it is all about making music and getting a message out( REAL punk, not the crap you hear today) so that could be why I am not a big fan of Lil Wayne and listen to artist like A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Blackstar, Common, Chuck D, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Jurassic 5, Beastie Boys, KRS1,Del la Sol, Zack de la rocha, Dialated Peoples etc, etc…...........

I am not saying he is not talented, but a far cry form the best.
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