Find Me On:
on a technical level he is still a beast. as a lyricist, I think he has hit rock bottom.
or maybe he recorded this as a ruse.
i’d die if he put out another mindless album full of drivel.
it’s more of an Eddie Murphy-like shag….but a Theo Huxtable reference is funnier I suppose
Stop making excuses for Lil Wayne. I’m tired of his court jester theatrics. Wearing skinny jeans, sounding like Smeagol, arbitrarily strumming guitar strings and the occasional alien reference doesn’t make you special or eccentric. He’s talented, yes. But that’s it. The only thing remarkable about him his that he has somehow fooled most of you into believing he’s some type of living legend. Again, he is talented. But the fact that you applaud him for his occasional brilliance and his many instances of nonsense alike is the problem. You just eat it up regardless. He is beyond reproach. Since when did over saturation and hit-or-miss consistency garner such praise? I just hope he doesn’t die any time soon. His achievements (if any) will be blown out of proportion and his mythos even further embellished. I don?t hate him?.yet. I hate your unconditional love and devotion to him. He is a collection of quotables and sound bytes. Where are the perfect verses, songs or albums? Forget perfect. He falls short of near perfect on a regular basis. Wayne has had some truly inspired moments, but not nearly enough to make him the preeminent MC. It?s sad really. You created this monster out of desperation. You needed a new bigger than life persona in hip hop. Nas is reclusive and only good for some angry Black man controversy every once in while. Eminem doesn?t seem to love rapping anymore. Jay-Z is far too wealthy and smug to be your poster boy any longer. 50 Cent?s shtick as the bullet riddled bully has lost its allure. Kanye?s penchant for hubris undermines his accomplishments. If anything, Wayne has turned to concept of the acceptable Blacky on its ear. He?s no Will Smith or Cuba Gooding,Jr. On the contrary, he?s dark-skinned and looks like the kind of ruffian that makes older women clutch their purses. He claims affiliation with the Bloods. Has tear drop tattoos on his caricature of a face. But he is utterly docile and unthreatening, a domesticated tiger that?s been declawed and defanged. I?m not sure if it is progressive or regressive that White America seems more inclined now more than ever to let someone that ?looks? like Wayne into their homes. On a superficial level, he epitomizes the modern nigger. This paradigm shift is far more interesting any song he?s done or any dumb look on his face. At best, he should?ve been your guilty pleasure. But at some point you forgot that it was all kitsch. And instead of the novelty of Weezy being a legitimate artist wearing off, it seems to be perpetuated by every lackluster muddle mouthed verse he spits. He can do no wrong. Yet he has done nothing to further the art form. I think he is very intelligent and insightful. But that aspect of his personality is rarely put on display. More often than not we get intentional mispronunciation, weird groaning sounds, sloppy metaphors and silly similes. His shenanigans are irritating. If this is genius, then what do you call those geeky kids in middle-America recording themselves rapping and uploading it onto the internet? In all fairness, Wayne has an abundance of charisma, masterful cadences, and top notch flows. But they only distract from the crap that he keeps putting out for mass consumption. He?s pulling off one of the biggest cons in the history of entertainment. Now that I really think about it, my issue isn?t with Dwayne Carter. It?s you, the enablers and the sycophants, jock riders and cheerleaders. I hate you all.