Dedication 3 is the highly anticipated follow-up to DJ Drama and Lil Wayne's excellent 2006 collaboration, Dedication 2 (Gangsta Grillz), which launched Lil Wayne from marginal mainstream recognition to arguably the most vital MC in hip-hop today.
Dedication 3 is largely a posse record, with Lil Wayne relinquishing a lot of the control of the mike to the artists on his Young Money imprint like Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Drake, and Lil Twist, among others. Drama also used the opportunity to showcase his own roster of talent, as his artists Willie the Kid and La the Darkman get in on the action.
Wayne raps solo on five of the album's staggering 23 tracks, but mostly, this is an opportunity for him to show off his Young Money label, and to bank on the popularity of the Dedication series.
Dedication 3 might not be the last album Wayne has in store for everyone in 2008 however, he promised to re-release his latest LP, Tha Carter III, with entirely new songs sometime before Christmas.