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can someone explain him to me?
I need answers
because his lyrics are amusing, his music has good flow and rhythm.
i am so sick of people saying they dont understand/get a band. ITS JUST MUSIC. YOU EITHER LIKE IT OR YOU DONT. NO EXPLANATION REQURIED.
"i am so sick of people saying they dont understand/get a band. ITS JUST MUSIC. YOU EITHER LIKE IT OR YOU DONT. NO EXPLANATION REQURIED"
Totally agree with this.
great style and slick flow. funny and effortless. also, he's pretty prolific with his output, keeps people on their toes.
saying that, i've not heard the "rock" album yet. but his rap stuff is awesome.
I answered based on my opinion.
you are ok! ^^
He has a really unique voice and style, and his lyrics are more often than not hilarious (if they're not completely off the wall).
Think he's very smart too, in his own way. Plus I'm always a little bit attracted to someone who seems that bizarre in his mannerisms, appearance, chemical intake etc.
It's amazing. 'Peyton Manning flow, I just go no huddle, baby girl gettin' straight dick, no cuddle'
And then the other side is stuff like this: "playing touch football on marijuana streets" is an amazing lyric
I wanted some honest opinions as to whether i should buy some of his music.
If you dont want to discuss music then what the fuck are you doing on a music forum???
nothing anyone says will make you enjoy his music. you either like it or you dont. you didnt say that, in fairness.
if you had said that, woulda just linked you some songs
and i do want to discuss music i love. theres a difference. dont take this so personally.
mixtape weezy >>>>>>> album weezy
Get Da Drought 3, The Cartel Presents...The Carter meets The Cartel and maybe the new No Ceilings one.
Loads of fun, bat shit insane lyrics, fun beats, prolific, big stage shows, vaugly experimental, erratic, goes to prison, sizzzurp, can go from insanely annoying and shit to brilliant in the blink of an eye. Gaga just has cool outfits, something that Lil Wayne hasn't quite got the hang of yet, but there is still time!
he's on every other pop song in the us charts half the time be it his own or other peoples, I keep hearing him more on more on radio one too. Tha Carter III sold LOADS and he sells out shows all over the place and has a film about him coming out! He's gota be a pop star.
its more like he's an omnipresent force in pop and hip-hop rather than a FACE like Gaga, Beyonce or Jay Z. He's a freaky one like that, I'd say he's a pop star but not a very conventional one.
but didn't know where to look to find it cheers for the link.
I just wish that more of it was available to read online.
can't help but picture the author as Mr Prezbo, though.
Anyone point me in the right direction as to where to start properly with him - an album, or a mixtape or something?
Best Album: Tha Carter II (way better than III no filler and its got 'fireman' for fucks sake)
Best Mixtape: Da Drought 3 (2 discs of unrivaled genius)
And Tha Carter 2 and 3 are must haves, 1 aisn't bad either.
who hides behind a vocoder far too much, in my opinion. But each to their own, eh?
therefore everybody who likes him is either kidding themselves because they think it'll make them look good or an idiot.
this is how it works isnt it guys?
I've watched The Carter documentary a couple of times now and it just struck me how effortless he is. He writes nothing down, he records everything on a portable microphone and has this mindset that he's just got to keep spitting and spitting and putting out an infinite amount of material while still he can.
The recent rock record was pretty shit, Drop the World aside. But Weezy just released the No Ceilings Mixtape in December or so and that was pretty sick in parts, particularly his Sweet Dreams and Run This Town remixes.
Wayne can do the really heavy stuff like See You In My Nightmares and the light stuff but he can aslo put together a whole track about Kobe Bryant.
Favourite Track: Fireman
Favourite Mixtape: Da Drought 3
Favourite Album: Tha Carter II
but I love...
Ester Dean - Drop It Low
....just for the first four lines.
This is D Carter better bring ya swimwear
Huh, but I’m shallow and when ya this high
Everybody else is balow, oops I meant below
Mijo, zero degreeyo, frio
Get into your soul like Neyo, weeyo
Oh I meant ohwee or is it oohwee
Truly I don’t give a fuck I am on the ceiling stuck
Like a fan full of dust
Like her hand full of bucks
I’m spending like crazy
I’m in Wayne’s World
Where the women like ladies
And you don’t need a telescope to see Weezy F baby
He's doing the "whoops, I meant" thing way too much. Stole it from Kanye who inherited it from Method Man and has overused it.
I don't dislike I'm So Paid.
The Twelve Kickmix of I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Girlfriend How To Dance With You is ace.
Duffle Bag Boy, Drake's Forever and I'm Goin In and Gucci Mane's Wasted and his bit on the remix of Wale's Nike Boots
See when I got Mecedes money
I went and got a Mercedes
When I got that Bentley money
I went and got that Bentley
Now if you aint help me make it
Dont tell me how to spend it
And yes I know the rules
Never marry Robin Givens
My sons power over bitches
So we call them bitches cheesey
Lambeau leap in that pussy like I'm Green Bay
Lambo sleep look like sugar on the freeway
And I'm ridin dirty
Cuz I'm so UGK
4 4 makes 8
9 times outta 10
It's 11 or a 12 guage
Friday the 13th
That's the day hell raise
But yall niggas too weak
Like 14 days
I'm so clean
Why wouldn't I be
I be with Ben Frank so much
He's starting to look like me
and a tad ridiculous. watch the documentary on him, it's really interesting and gives an insight into what a conflicted character he is. like jimi said he goes from incredibly shit & irritating to hilarious and brilliant in the space of one song. check out weezyer by the way, weezer + lil wayne mashup, it contains some of my favourite wayne material.
during the summer i was in germany before i met my friend for two days, i don't speak a word of german so it was this really surreal situation of going about this small german city with lil wayne on my mp3 as my only company, kinda fell in love with the carter 3 during that time.
for the love certain artists get. like the widespread adoption and promotion by the indie world of rap artists like lil wayne or j dilla surely results in some head-scratching for those who can't quite see the appeal. but when those artists are contextualized you can appreciate them much more. i don't think i'd like lil wayne if i didn't know about him abusing the cough syrup, never writing his lyrics down, his childhood and where he comes from, what he represents, his work ethic etc. same with dilla finishing donuts in his hospital bed. it's totally justifiable to ask why you don't "get" an artist, seems really close-minded to me to shout questions like that down.
"i don't think i'd like lil wayne if i didn't know about him abusing the cough syrup, never writing his lyrics down, his childhood and where he comes from, what he represents"
well there you go. we just like music for two different reasons. i enjoy listening to music, whereas you want to connect to an artist, and feel some emotional bond. in other words, lol gay.
you either enjoy listening to music, or you dont. youre making it sound like homework.
There's a lot to be gained from knowing about the context of what you're listening to. It makes lyrical content, themes and atmosphere make a hell of a lot more sense. Would you read a fictional book about World War II without knowing a bit about the history of the war? You could, but it wouldn't have anywhere near as much significance to you.
Would Steve Reich's 'Different Trains' have anywhere near the resonance it does if you weren't aware of its theme, and where the sampled voices and trains come from?
It's not about emotional bond, it's about context. The two things are entirely different.
i want my music to be primal and visceral, and to tear through my like an electric shock. i want it to excite me, or to suit my mood and enhance it, or bring me back to my happy medium. this has never happened, or been enhanced by, knowing the context of my music, apart from myaybe father yod or whatever, and that was just in a "lol drugs" way.
i wouldnt equate reading to listening to musics. its working on two entirely different parts of your brain, isnt it? its like saying you would read a fictional book about WW2 without going ski jumping. theyre that unrelated for me.
i think we're just going to have to agree to disagree
I don't really buy the idea that reading is so different to listening to music though, simply because both involve aesthetic appreciation and (usually) some kind of narrative movement. In that sense both reading and music can be enhanced by some knowledge of the more general context of that narrative.
Admittedly, I should have said 'some music' really, as there is a lot of stuff that does work purely on a visceral level. When it comes to something that's as intensely lyrical as Lil Wayne though, there's a lot more music than just a surface impression can give.
That said, I read Wire, so I'm probably just artwanking at this point.
It's just a sign that music is lot less polarised these days, and how the internet provides access to anything and everything and allows a lot more people to find their own little niche in multiple styles.
plenty of rappers have crossed over and get "name dropped", but they all tend to be Def Jux / Rhymesayers INDIE RAP ting. i guess its fairly unusual for a platinum-selling rapper to cross over in this way, but as you said yourself up there - Wayne is hardly yer average mainstream dude.
i downloaded Da Drought 3 earlier. better not be disappointed! *shakes fist*
Nobody has mentioned his We Takin' Over remix. That's on it. "Who said I'd be the one? Just my daddy. Hello hip-hip, I'm home. Its your daddy."
Lil' Bow Wow
lil' wayne, just how effortless rapping seems to him and his southern drawl. just love his voice really. but yeah he is quite hit and miss but when he does hit it's incredible.
just watched that the carter documentary recommeded ^^^ there. quite well done and i had no idea about his love of cough syrup, such a bizarre addiction but it only made me love him more.
you know, i listened to jhellibeam a few weeks ago cos... i dunno, i think he's on the subtitle albume i have? anyway, that's some a great LP right there. are his others as batshit?
'Fear of a Black Tangent' is probably my favourite.
I hate mainstream modern hip hop, its all the fucking same so I just assumed this dude was another chav with ghats and rims and never bothered paying him any attention. Maybe I'll give him a listen. Whats a good song to break me in nice?
Smooth as hell David Axelrod sample and some gimmicky lyrics but he pulls it off all.
I can't youtube at work but will check this out tonight. Maybe I'll convert