The mixtape is Wayne’s gift to fans, holding listeners over before his new project Tha Carter VI. The tape includes ten tracks, each emphasizing a different style from the chart-topping artist. The gift to fans includes a mix of club bangers and alternative tracks, in addition to surprise genre switch-ups like on “Tuxedo.”
The lead track “To The Bank” features a rapid-fire delivery from Wayne, while “Act Up” featuring Jon Batiste blends R&B and hip-hop. Tha Fix Before tha VI also features “Kat Food,” the single he shared earlier this month. The track’s ominous production underlines Wayne’s instantly recognizable delivery. He tears through the beat, dropping one quotable lyric after another, skills that have catapulted him to global stardom.
Wayne performed at the 2023 MTV VMA Awards after receiving a nomination in “Best Hip-Hop” for “Kant Nobody,” which features Swizz Beatz and DMX. He offered up a sterling rendition of “Kant Nobody” in addition to “Uproar,” the lead single from Tha Carter V. Wayne also received the “BMI Icon Award” at the 2023 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 6. He also notably graced the cover of Billboard in honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary and was inducted into the Billboard Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.
Wayne kicked off 2023 by receiving the prestigious Global Impact Award at The Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective Pre-GRAMMY event. He also delivered explosive verses on Swizz’s Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2 with the track “This S__t Right Here.”
Back in July, Weezy opened the 31st Annual ESPY Awards with a performance of his hit track, “A Milli.” He offered a sporty twist on the track. He later introduced WNBA legend Sue Bird to the podium and showed up wearing a “Mamba Mentality” sweater with an LSU hat supporting women in sports.