MTV’s “Unplugged” series has seen performances Hip Hop icons such as De La Soul, LL Cool J, Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z with The Roots. Hill and Jay-Z leveraged their performances into retail albums. When the series resumes on June 12, Lil Wayne will attempt to join the ranks during his featured performance.
“Lil Wayne is an amazing choice for Unplugged as he is at hip-hop’s forefront—leading a new generation of artists whose appeal spans across music genres and playlists,” MTV's EVP of Music and Talent, Amy Doyle said via released statement. “Lil Wayne’s skills, influence, and catalog are a powerful addition to the legacy of artists who have rocked the ‘Unplugged’ stage.”
Wayne has been performing with a live band during his “I Am Still Music” tour. But those who either weren’t able to attend or couldn’t afford a ticket will have the chance to catch an acoustic performance by Cash Money’s headliner, as the Lil Wayne edition of “Unplugged” will air across all MTV television platforms as well as MTV.com.