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Post Weezy a New Sound?
on: June 1, 2011, 22:31

Lil Wayne continues to put out tracks here and there from his potential and long anticipated Carter IV. Weezy always tries to push the envelope with his music and by that I applaud him. One could argue that, Wayne is moving himself into a category of one of the greatest musicians in the past decade. This is a strong statement, I know, but I feel that he will live up to that hype. He is not a rockstar and isn't going to beat anyone like Lenny Kravitz or John Mayer in a guitar duel as we all saw on "Rebirth". But Lil Wayne one could argue is one of the greatest M.C.'s of all time and when it comes to rapping, few do it better. No two of his albums sound the same and he is always experimenting with different types of genres. Here is one of his latest leaks that has been blowing up the music blogs over the past couple weeks entitled, "How to Love". I have to say I am impressed with the track and am amazed with how well Weezy "F." Baby is able to cross over into the softer and more heartfelt sound of this. Lil Wayne no doubt has an eclectic ear for music and he shows his range in this song. Although I don't think it will win any Grammys any time soon, I do think that The Carter IV will win album of the year this year. Weezy is out to prove a lot of people wrong. No doubt he has had a lot of time to plan his comeback after his stint in Rikers Island's correctional facility for eight months.

Here is the track and another look at the album cover for the Carter IV. The quality because of the youtube file is a little hampered, but nonetheless enjoy...

http://goo.gl/ZBChL

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Post Re: Weezy a New Sound?
on: June 2, 2011, 14:49

damn the beat to this track is literally inspiring me right now. I'm bout to go try and put somethin like this togethr. As much as I don't really like lil wayne as a person, I gotta respect that he's been one of the most prolific artists ever. EVER. he really can give his own spin to so many different types of tracks. Seriously, compare 6'7'' to this track - completely different lol, comically so. he does an unbelievable job of always having new material that's an evolution of his younger styles. I can really see lil wayne as a paragon of hip-hop in times to come - not because he's the most likeable, but maybe because he's so incredibly visionary with the music he creates. I think he knows exactly what he wants to make, and he goes out and lays it down until he gets it right.

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on: June 2, 2011, 15:22

He really is one of the most prolific artists ever. In my opinion, he is the Jim Morrison of our generation. He does it his way, he doesn't give a shit who is watching or who is hating, he just gives everything that he pursues his all. And exactly, you take the guy that is so soft and heartfelt in this song and then hear him on 6'7" and it sounds like a completely different artist! He is a visionary. He knows exactly what he is doing and he knows what his potential audience is.

I think that Wayne is sick and tired of people giving so much credit to guys like Wiz, Big Sean, and Mac Miller (who have stolen part of Weezy's fan base). Don't get me wrong guys like Wiz, Big Sean, and Mac are incredibly talented but they have only really been around for a couple years at the top spot. Let's see where Mac Miller is in 3 years and see if he is still as popular. Weezy has been doing big stuff for over a decade now, and that's crazy! He has staying power because he is hungry and stays on his game like the song he made for Kobe a couple years ago, "Kobe Doing Work"...

Now supposedly he created that song in a couple hours, but when it comes to guys like Big Sean and Wiz, no doubt they have the same type of potential, but I'm tired of people not giving Weezy his props. It seems like people think he has fallen off after his time in jail.

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on: June 2, 2011, 17:14

See I would not call myself a weezy fan in the truest form, but as someone who appreciates hip-hop/rap I personally feel that wayne has strayed very far from the type of music that made him a household name in the first place. The "Mixtape Weezy" as he was known back then, made some of the most unique raps and as you said before leavetheguntakethecannoli, he was incredibly prolific. I personally think that the "show me what you got" remix is probably one of the best freestyles since Jay-z and Big L's 7-minute masterpiece. What wayne is doing now, in my opinion is just trying out whatever comes to mind, whether its good or not, and with the major backing that he has from YM records, it goes into the stores as the next hot single.

With regards to him being the Jim Morrison of our generation, I actually had the exact same thought when watching his documentary, although I'm very sorry, but he is no where near as talented, just equally as crazy (not to mention he could give him a run for his money for the amount of controlled substances ingested)

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Post Re: Weezy a New Sound?
on: June 2, 2011, 18:18

Patty Bateman, nice name by the way, I love that flick and I love 80's pop. Do you like Huey Lewis and the News? As far as Lil Wayne goes, I think that you are right with regards to his past couple albums since releasing the Carter III, which I think was the height of his success. Both "Rebirth" and "I Am Not A Human Being" were not his best pieces of work, but what about "No Ceilings" that he put out in '09? I still listin to that mixtape probably once a month. That is one of the best pieces of just pure, simple, hip-hop/rap. That mixtape shows his true genius in my opinion. That album/mixtape was recorded when he was still on his heavy promethazine/codeine binge, while smoking enough greenery to fail a smog check. It was also recorded during the same time that his documentary, which he objected to being made, was filmed, "The Carter". Apparently Weezy is clean now and off of the "purple drank" or the "syrup" and has cut out smoking since going to prison. Let's see what impact that will have on him in the future, since most of his recording career has been performed under the influences of those two substances.

I don't think that he can be compared with guys like Hov or Pun, but he is more of this generations "top spitter" behind the mic. I think that he is crazy, he is weird, he is out there, but I think that he has yet to prove us wrong. Unless the Carter IV turns out to be a total bust (which he can't afford), I think that he's still every much a genius as anyone in the industry right now. What do you think will rival the Carter IV for upcoming Hip-Hop albums of 2011?

This is the documentary made a couple years back about Lil Wayne in its entirety, called "The Carter". Go to this link to watch...

http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=450769

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Post Re: Weezy a New Sound?
on: June 3, 2011, 04:17

I agree probably the best thing wayne has done in the last few years has been No Ceilings. When that came back I was pretty stoked because it was a return to the Weezy that I actually could really jam to. Don't get me wrong there are a small handful of good tracks on C3 (Let the beat build and Mr. Carter) but the overwhelming majority are fair at best. Rebirth did absolutely nothing for me, and the only song I enjoyed from Human is "Right above it," which has a great beat (albeit it is almost identical to Lupe's "The show goes on") but again only decent writing on Wayne's part.

When you say that he is the "top spitter" I have some serious mixed feelings. The way I see it, rap now a days is kinda like high school sports, you're going to have that one kid who has some talent, but he appears to be the greatest think since sliced bread, but sadly we might find him underwhelming once he gets to college. What I'm saying here is theres no competition in the rap world today (save maybe lupe), so wayne seems like such a visionary whenever he tries something a little out there from the regular hip hop formula. At this point I see him as a pop act, as opposed to his roots

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Post Re: Weezy a New Sound?
on: July 18, 2011, 17:01

New sound, new name, but not much else...Last Wednesday, June 13th, Weezy released his latest mixtape, "Sorry 4 The Wait", to hold people over until the release his highly anticipated "Tha Carter IV", which Wayne insists that his ninth studio album will be released on August 29th, 2011. The mixtape is supposed to be Wayne's gift to his loyal fans for waiting patiently for "Tha Carter IV" and attributes the wait to his producers not providing him with the beats necessary to complete the project. For now, "Sorry 4 The Wait" is supposed to act as a sampling to the coming C4 and the unofficial introduction to his now alter ego/persona, "Tunechi".

After giving the album a couple listens over the weekend, it seemed that the mixtape was rushed, incomplete, and it appeared as if Weezy felt out of place on many of the tracks. Despite his remorseful nature on every song, apologizing for the delay of the C4, the Weezy that once dominated the mixtape world never really made an appearance on "Sorry 4 The Wait". It was nice to see Wayne attempt to re-capture his same freestylin, witty lyricism that made him such a beast on the music blogs with his past mixtape successes, like on "Dedication 2", "Da Drought" series, and "No Ceilings". But, despite hype, anticipation, and any preconceived notions of what people thought the mixtape was going to be or should have been, it seems as if Weezy is just going through the motions and is rustier than we thought.

The release of the mixtape was planned to coincide with the kickoff of the second part of his "I Am Still Music" tour, which also started back up on July 13th, in Hartford Connecticut. Wayne samples and freestyles over, Meek Mill's huge hit this year "Tupac Back", fellow Young Money member Drake's "Marvin's Room", Miguel's "Sure Thing", Big Sean and Chris Brown's "My Last", Young Jeezy's "Ballin", and many more. But despite the eclectic taste of beat choosing (he even spits over an Adele track), the work as a whole doesn't possess the same home-run capabilities that we have seen from other Lil Wayne mixtapes in the past. Aside from the countless sex metaphors and numerous Weezy cackles, this isn't even close to his best work. If anything, it's almost more of a coming out party for smaller and less known Young Money members, like Gudda Gudda, Lil B, Thugga, Raw Dizzy, and Flow--most of whom you will probably never hear again on a Lil Wayne mixtape, let alone "Tha Carter IV".

In a piece of work that is supposed to satisfy your appetite until August 29th, the mixtape hardly accomplishes this task. With a star studded crew that Wayne and Birdman have assembled over the years at Young Money, like Cory Gunz, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Drake, none of these superstars are put on any of the 12 tracks Wayne raps on. Although this was probably done purposefully in hopes to not spoil the C4, it doesn't help the lackluster effort of the mixtape.

Whether Wayne "is music" like he has tatted over his right eye or not, still has yet to be seen. His last couple efforts since his time in jail, ("I Am Not A Human Being" and "Sorry 4 The Wait"), are no where close to the Wayne who had a permanent seat at the round table of Hip-Hop royalty just a couple years ago. One thing is for sure on the mixtape, Wayne is off the purple drink, but he doesn't seem to be slowing down on any other substance as he points out in just about every track. His sober streak post prison didn't last long.

Some say that he'll never be the same and has fallen off. Others contest that Lil Wayne is back and "Tha Carter 4" is going to be the album of the year. Unfortunately, the future state of Wayne's career will be judged by the success or failure of "Tha Carter IV". He has one of the most loyal fan bases in music (S4TW was downloaded more than 250,000 times on Datpiff alone) and he prides himself on being an artist whether people like his work or not. Let's just hope he can muster up something better than "Sorry 4 The Wait" by the time we turn our calendars to August 29th, because frankly, I am still waiting...

http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-Wayne-Sorry-4-The-Wait-mixtape.250654.html

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