I remember this guy coming in to work at my old studio, he’s pretty ridiculous. Here watch him learn the chord progression and just improvise on piano to the rest of the song. Pretty rad.
Uh Oh. We are about three weeks from the release of Tha Carter III and a week or two ago I wondered if there was going to be another single before it dropped in addition to “Lollipop.” Well the good news is that there is a second single, but the bad news is that it really is not very good. The song is called “A Millie” and without really splitting hairs here, it’s just pretty weak. It doesn’t sound like a song at all. It sounds just like a mixtape freestyle. Now I am a HUGE proponent of Wayne’s freestyles because they are usually pretty tight. But this song sounds like Wayne just mails it in. It does not even have the positives that “Lollipop” had, which was a dope beat and a catchy hook. “A Millie” plays the same repetitive beat over and over again, with no production value or creativity. Plus, the song is actually one of Wayne’s weaker offerings, even as a freestyle. With the exception of a couple cool lines, for the most part this song is forgettable and unextraordinary. The best part of the song is the second verse which is provided by Cory Gunz (not on all versions). Not good Weezy…I’m actually starting to get pretty nervous that the album is not going to be very good. I hope this isn’t prophetic about things to come and I am really surprised that this was even chosen to be a single. The lead single off of Tha Carter II was “Fireman” and that song is STILL HOT. Maybe I am being too critical so you can click here to listen to the track. This week I will bring you back to a better time where Lil Wayne made sense. This song is called “Gossip” and it is off of Tha Leak that came out around December. Click here for the song.
Drag my name through the mud, I come out clean/cast away stones, I won’t even blink/A gun is not a math problem, I won’t even think/just leave you dead like the mink, under my sink/don’t believe in me, don’t believe me/I graduated from hungry and made it to greedy/my flow is like pasta, take it and eat it/but I’ma need cheese if I’m bakin a ziti/you niggas want beef, I want a steak and a weed beat/lost in Amsterdam or Jamaica where weed be/hard body nigga, just takin it easy/all about my paper, bout my paper like Eazy/why do rappers, why do rappers lie to fans/why do rappers, lots of rappers, lie like actors/cut the motherfuckin cameras/cut they checks and tell them fuck they props/and when you see them, tell them I am Hip Hop – And I’m not dead I’m alive
So by now Wayne’s new single “Lollipop” is gaining lots of popularity and the controversy seems to be dying down, although as I mentioned the lyrics are still pretty wack. But I was in Vegas on Saturday night and as soon as the DJ played the track people were going crazy and the speakers were booming. So if Weezy was going for a club banger, I think he got it. It is a damn catchy song and if you hear it once it is definitely going to be stuck in your head for awhile. Check the video if you want, it is pretty tight.
One more thing before I drop the hotness this week. A lot of Wayne’s absolute most sickest verses have been dropped on mixtapes. And a lot of these mixtapes are put together by just random DJs, some are sick as hell, and some are wack. But if you like hip hop you know that the mixtape is one of the age old staples of getting your voice heard in the streets by the fans. There is this great site that allows you to stream thousands of super tight mixtapes, and if you join the site you can download any of them that you want. Plus there are a bunch that you can check out for free. The site is called www.datpiff.com and is pretty legit. I just listened to Lil Wayne’s mixtape called “Da Drought is Over 5 (the closing)” and the quality is pretty good for a streaming site.
Today’s selection for Weezy’s lyric of the week is from the song “This is Tha Carter” off Wayne’s first solo album that hit major numbers Tha Carter. As always, get that shit, roll that shit, bump this shit.
Who am I/young wizzle, fo shizzle/flow sicker than a third floor in hospitals/my charm starburst, my watch is skittles/I’m hot, sizzle, what up hot bizzle/holla at a playa, I’m sorta like BD/ya’ll can’t stop the dribble, or block the lay ups/soft top the coupe, mami pop her’s too/don’t chase the feeling baby girl, let it come to you/remove the ceiling on the girl, now she’s comfortable/I’ma world class G, mami fuck wit dude/I got Lazy-Boy bank, dat’s comfort loot/I’ma offensive coordinator, run the shoe/you watch your grill is what you ought to do/before your ribs get barbecued/and my ribs is showing, I say I’m starving dude/this, this, this, this, this is tha Carter dude
Weezy F. Baby and please say the baby.
Before I bless everyone with some more hotness from Weezy F. Baby, I wanted to talk quickly about his new single. Tha Carter III comes out in late April or early May and the first single was recently released. It is called “Lollipop” and it is being met with some criticism. Mostly because the song is very different from the tricky flows and clever lyrics that has made Wayne so popular of late. It is definitely a more radio/club friendly song, but that doesn’t necessarily make it bad. When I first heard it, I was not a huge fan, but then I listened to it a few more times and although lyrically the song is somewhat lacking, I don’t think that is the angle Wayne was going for with this particular track. The beat is intoxicating and it really forces your head to start nodding along. The thick deep bass line will be a pleasure for anyone with some strong speakers and you can tell it is a very well produced track, even if it sounds “clubby.” Wayne does a little more singing type flow and his words are less of the focal point of the track, yet the subtlety of the lines actually, I think, bring something to it. I also respect what he is trying to do, he doesn’t want to become stagnant and he needs to keep trying new things, some will succeed and others will not, to become a truly great artist. Overall, I think I like the song but as a true Wayne enthusiast I hope that the whole album comes at you with a lot of different looks. Because if the whole thing is like the single, the album will be a failure, as Wayne will have departed too much from what makes him so good. So check it out and let me know what you think.
With that said…Tha Carter III was supposed to be released already but some of the songs on the album leaked to the public and so Wayne decided to scrap the release, go back to the studio and create a bunch of new songs. He also decided to market the 5 tracks that were released into an album called Tha Leak EP, cause it is all about that cash money son. These five songs are much more like the traditional Weezy with some tweaks, and really sound nothing like the new single I just talked about. The first song is called “I’m Me” and is incredibly dope. Here is the first verse of that song. Spark an L, turn it up and enjoy.
Un-fuckin-believable, Lil Wayne’s the president/fuck em, fuck em, fuck em, even if they celibate/I know the game is crazy/it’s more crazy than it’s ever been/I’m married to that crazy bitch/call me Kevin Federline/It’s obvious that he’ll be cash money till the death of him/the ground shall break when they bury him/bury him, I know one day they gotta bury him/better lock my casket tight, baby, so I don’t let the devil in/nigga, it’s just me and my guitar/yeah bitch, I’m heavy metaling/you can get to fucking Led Zeppelin/niggas is bitches, bitches, I think they full of estrogen/and we hold court, and I take your life for the settlement/Yes, I’m the best, and no I ain’t positive, I’m definite/I know the game like I’m reffin it/this is Tha Carter, Tha Carther Three, the new testament/and I’m the god, and this is what I bless ’em with
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