Here Weezy Go Again
:There are some good songs on this album, as expected. Just not enough to make this a great album like Watch The Throne which just came out.
:It's hard to take Lil Wayne seriously when he's talking about kidnapping Beyonce one moment and then singing love songs that Justin Bieber would call soft the next.
So, I’ve been sitting on this review for about a week. I wanted to let this album simmer for a little while before I did an actual review. I was really excited about Tha Carter IV. I’m a Lil Wayne fan and the prospect of him following up Tha Carter III after being in prison [...]
So, I’ve been sitting on this review for about a week. I wanted to let this album simmer for a little while before I did an actual review. I was really excited about Tha Carter IV. I’m a Lil Wayne fan and the prospect of him following up Tha Carter III after being in prison seemed like a no brainer. I was wrong.
I really wanted to like this album but it falls short in so many ways. The best way I can think of to describe it, is uninspired. Outside of a few moments on this album, we don’t see the typical Weezy passion that we’ve seen in previous efforts.
There are a few tracks on this album that I can fuck with but not many… My favorite track on Tha Carter IV is “Blunt Blowin’”, with a beat that reminds me of 80′s video games I grew up on and then comes in hard with Donkey Kong-like drums which give a lot of energy to the track.
Outside of “Blunt Blowin’”, there’s just not many tracks that I care to listen to. Lil Wayne sounds downright depressed on some songs, and apathetic on other. The number one performing single on the album “How to Love” also happens to be where this album Jumped the Shark on me. This is probably the point when I realized I flat out wasn’t a fan of this album. Lil Wayne performing a love song? Now I know Wayne loves to talk about the ladies, but never like this. Come on man… one minute you’re talking about what a bad ass Blood you are, you’re talking about kidnapping Beyonce, and now you’re singing this sappy love song? Make up your mind, are you a thug or are you Bruno Mars?
Sure, Weezy had love songs before but nothing like this. “Mrs. Officer”? Wayne was talking about fucking a hot female cop that pulled him over… “Lollipop”? She wanna lick me like a lollipop? Hardly the cuddly love ballad we hear on Tha Carter IV.
As a Lil Wayne fan, I’m confident he’ll come back better and stronger but as for Tha Carter IV, I’m just not a fan.