‘Tha Carter IV’ teaches listeners how to love Lil Wayne
Recording two albums in 2010, serving jail time, and shelling out mix tapes prior to his newly released album, Lil Wayne has been hard at work. “Tha Carter IV” just proves that point.
When it comes to feelings towards Wayne, it’s a love-hate relationship. No matter what album, this one included, there are songs that just make no sense. For example, take the song “President Carter.”The lyrics go: “Uh, I’m a monster, exorcisms/ told tools like mechanics, mechanism/Uh, detrimental on any instrumental/ I say you rappers sweet I pay the incidentals.”Alright,Weezy.
But sometimes the beat of a song immediately catches the ear and makes it impossible to not like, even if the lyrics don’t make a bit of sense.
Popular songs off of the album that have already hit the radio include “6 Foot 7 Foot,” featuring newly signed Young Money artist Cory Gunz, “How To Love” which is a hit with the ladies and “She Will” featuring original Degrassi cast member Drake. Although the radio is known to kill songs by constantly playing the same ones over and over, there’s no doubt that these three songs willnever get old.
Three other songs on the album that are must-hears are “Nightmares of the Bottom,” “How to Hate” featuring T-Pain, and “John” featuring Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross. The lyrics in“Nightmares of the Bottom” are meaningful and the beat is nice, showcasing Wayne’s softer side with justhis voice accompanied by a keyboard.
The song “John” with Rick Ross is the type of song that gets a person hyped just before they play a game or when they’re in the car trying to get that bass system going. The last song that Wayne slows down is “How to Hate,” which is pretty much a twist to “How To Love,” but it’s a good song to listen to on repeat when going through a tough time in a relationship.
Now because it’s “Tha Carter IV,”explicit lyrics are a given because that’s just how Team Weezy rolls.But if you want an album that has a mix of hardcore rap and songs with a little R&B spin, give this album a listen. Whether Wayne is making sense in his music or not, he can pull off a pretty decent album.
Imani Love is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.
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