Let It Fly
by Lil Wayne (featuring Travis Scott)

Album: Tha Carter V (2018)
Charted: 41 10

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  • Lil Wayne links up with Travis Scott on this Tha Carter V track. While Scott brags about his work ethic, Weezy expresses his relief at being able to release music again following his contractual dispute with Cash Money Records.

    Fly
    Let it fly
    Let it fly like the birds in the sky


    Both artists have links with birds, hence the flying symbolism. Travis Scott's second album was titled Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight as he felt trapped into having to release commercial music rather the more creative work he prefers. Tha Carter V meanwhile was delayed due to a personal situation between Lil Wayne and Cash Money label head Birdman. Wayne sued Birdman for $51 million in order to be released from his contract. He starts his verse:

    It's alive, it's alive, I'm revived, it's C5
    Been arrived, kiss the sky, did the time


    Wayne is now free to spread his wings and bless his fans with his long awaited Tha Carter V album.
  • This was the second collaboration between Lil Wayne and Travis Scott. They both previously jumped on DJ Khaled's "Tourist" in 2016.
  • Toronto producer Sevn Thomas came up with the beat along with DRTWRK. Thomas' resumé also includes Rihanna's "Work" and Drake's "Pop Style." He told Billboard that he'd been listening to a lot of DMX at the time and "was just in that mood. I wanted to reinterpret what I was hearing from X's music."

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