Lil Wayne-Dear Anne (Stan Part II)

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I’m not really sure if there are any words for this. What happened to Wayne in jail that he’s now putting out stuff like this? First he let loose “6 Foot 7 Foot,” which was decent at best. Then, “How To Love” which, let’s be honest, was terrible, and now he’s putting this song out and hoping people compare it to Stan? Ugh, I don’t know. I’ve been a pretty big fan of all the Carter albums, ReBirth was “interesting.” Swizz Beatz on the production and Wayne throws down lines that rhyme with Anne(?). Whatever, my rant is over. Don’t think this will be on The Carter IV so at least we have that going for us.

Download: Lil Wayne-Dear Anne

MTV Unplugged: Lil Wayne (Video)

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Update: Of course MTV has to be incredibly dumb and pull videos that aren’t theirs. You can catch each part of the performance here.

So yesterday while the last people in America were jumping on Dirk Nowitzki’s bandwagon, Lil Wayne did an “unplugged” set over on MTV. Can’t say the timing was the greatest, but with the way MTV runs, there is a good chance it’s on again right now. I have always been under the impression that unplugged meant that there were acoustic instruments, not electric guitars and heavy bass like in this set. Whatever, it’s still kind of cool.

I’m not sure what to think of Wayne anymore. He’s obviously a pretty clever lyricist but he’s all over the place when he raps with the exception of a few songs. Half of his songs sound the exact same, but the dude is a crowd pleaser. Drops a few tracks from The Carter III, those were dope. It’s pretty obvious that the autotone for “How To Love” is what made the song listenable; live, it has to be brutal, based on this performance. Wayne also covered Pac’s “Hail Mary” which was made right after Shakur got out of prison; I guess that gave Wayne permission to go over it? Also brutal. However, Wayne did drop a new song to be on The Carter IV called “Nightmares of the Bottom.” Check out the download below and enjoy the performance if you haven’t already.

Hardball-Bow Wow, Lil Zane & Lil Wayne (Movie Throwback)

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Pretty weak night tonight. Went to a bonfire with a few of my friends (it’s an Iowa thing for all you urban kids) and it ended up being lame as fuck. We ended up heading to WacArnolds which ended up culminating into a rap battle for an ice cream cone. I’m serious. I have a tee time early to go golfing tomorrow so I was fine with heading home by 1. When I get home I thought it was the best idea ever to watch Hardball because I haven’t seen that ish in forever. So I start watching and I remember this song.

First off Hardball is one of my favorite movies ever. I remember watching it when I was like 10 and thinking it was the shit. It still is, that movie was bomb. My friends say I’m stoic as hell (probably right) but I remember tearing up when G-Baby got shot. That was real to me, and made me scared shitless whenever I went to Chicago (I was living in upstate Illinois at the time.)

But back to the song, this is ridiculously nostalgic; we have the artist formerly known as Lil Bow Wow, Lil Zane, and for good measure Lil Wayne. These three couldn’t even drink yet, and I’m pretty sure Bow Wow couldn’t even legally drink. To me, it’s still a pretty cool song with a catchy chorus plus when else are you going to hear Weezy drop a Nolan Ryan line? Never. So kick back and experience the dopeness of this song and Hardball, too; even if you have to get it on Netflix, whip out the DVD, or even the VHS. Shit.


Lil Wayne-How To Love

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Really wasn’t sure all day if I wanted to post this or not. I thought the picture of Weezy’s new girlfriend was worth it at least. This song may not be five stars but she is. Damn. This obviously isn’t anywhere near what “6 Foot 7 Foot” is, but it definitely shows that the new album is going to have some range. I’ve seen a lot of negative responses to this song as Wayne basically goes The Weeknd/Frank Ocean, but think about it…if the “great” Bruno Mars made this song, everyone would be hailing it as the best thing since those Roombas that clean your carpet. Regardless, this song is still going to blow up. Nice, simple pop song, or at least as close to pop as Weezy can get before going all Rebirth on us.