Lil Wayne will be the latest hip hop artist to play a stripped down set for MTV Unplugged.
Due to air June 12 at 9 pm Eastern, the concert will be the first televised rap performance for MTV since Jay-Z in 2001.
"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," Amy Doyle, MTV's EVP of Music and Talent, said.. "Lil Wayne's skills, influence, and catalog are a powerful addition to the legacy of artists who have rocked the 'Unplugged' stage."
It's been a very busy 2011 for Wayne. In addition to non-stop touring and several cameos on other artists songs, the 28-year old is finishing up his highly anticipated new album 'Tha Carter IV' which is expected to be released June 12.