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Lil Wayne, Dedication 4

Despite his blatant charade of nonchalance (which was heavily conveyed at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards as he listened to music on his headphones throughout most of the event), Lil Wayne does care about his legacy. “I hope I’m remembered,” Weezy confesses at the very end of his latest offering, Dedication 4. With D4, he adds another chapter to his legacy as an inventive artist who could flip the same subject matters until kingdom come.

The title of the second track encapsulates the entire tape, for it is indeed the “Same Damn Tune.” Birdman Junior’s skillful wordplay over others’ beats and a few originals has clearly not tailed off. “You know that I ain’t got no ceilings/The money changed me/I’m making cha-millions,” Weezy voices over the instrumental to Meek Mill’s “Amen.” That is not to say he lacks weak lyrics on D4 (“Smoke so much that Smokey the Bear have to bear with us,” Tunechi blandly phrases on one of his new singles, “No Worries,” produced by Detail).

However, bars as dull as those are few and far between, almost as rare as the moments when featured guests pulled a Jay-Z, contribute a scene-stealing verse. It is debatable whether J. Cole did just that on “Green Ranger,” yet that is not the case for Nicki Minaj’s guest spot on “Mercy.” Both artists represented YMCMB well over the G.O.O.D. Music clique’s instrumental, but Nicki just went harder, generating one of her most infamous bars to date. “I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches fucking up thee economy,” Nicki spit, to her Barbz’s pleasure and Democrats’ disgust, leading to death threats via Twitter.

Even so, Weezy surely does not mind sharing his colossal limelight, as proven by his lukewarm offerings I Am Not a Human Being and Dedication 3, both of which were flooded with features. Tune proves this once again on D4, not contributing a single bar to “My Homies Still (RMX),” which allowed Young Jeezy, Jae Millz and Gudda Gudda to rock the mic without his assistance. For all that, most tracks that feature another artist (“Amen,” “Mercy,” “Get Smoked” and “Green Ranger”) seem to bring the best out of the New Orleans native. “I’m on a pain pill/I keep this shit trill/These niggas ain’t for real, like a fire drill/Yo ho on my back, like a fucking fifth wheel/That bitch make her pussy open and close like fish gills,” he asserts on “Get Smoked.”

Dedication 4 features some trademark Lil Wayne, another impressive array of plays on words about oral sex, life euphemisms, drugs, superiority over others, light-skinned women and guns, while adding some new content to the short list—namely, his newest clothing line, Trukfit. Weezy will celebrate his 30th birthday later this month, and although D4 will not be celebrated as much some of his other work, he does reminds all why Hova considered sending “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” to “the Mixtape Weezy.” —Christopher Minaya (@CM_3)

  • http://twitter.com/Way_Too_Cold David Latin

    bad review

  • wat

    Great review

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Kriese/679741033 Josh Kriese

    Pathetic. I never take this sites reviews seriously. This deserved an S

    • Southcidal

      You are blatanly hating. Lil Wayne’s pen was super sharp on this mixtape. And this is coming from someone who is not a big Lil Wayne fan. Not many rappers can spit that punchline shiit like he did on this collection of tunes.

      • Mike

        Exactly ^^^

      • TheSoundUnion

        He hasent done anything hard since No Ceilings

  • TaylorTwoTimes

    good review

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.allen.9847 Cameron Allen

    lil wayne sucks

    • Logan

      you obviously don’t know hiphop

      • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

        lil wayne sucks

        • mike

          your just gay

          • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

            How original !! xD. I wish your dad was gay so u were never born … mike … u must have ur cornrows rolled to tight

          • Mike

            wow quoting 8 mile your trash thats dirt rap guarantee you don’t make more then 20000 dollars a year broke ass nigga

          • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

            The guy above me is a fag loser

          • Mike

            ya broke!!!! my top 5 1.) Chief Keef 2.) Riff Raff 3.) Soulja Boy 4.) 2 chainz 5.) Frank Sinatra doesn’t get much better then that

          • TheSoundUnion

            You do notice that all your favorite artist never get above a L

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Kriese/679741033 Josh Kriese

            You know nothing about hip hop

  • EL B

    Review was good, but I still would’ve gave it an XL. The hightlights of the mixtape make up for the rare dull bars. D4, ho!

    • Southcidal

      I agree, XXL is starting to let outside influence affect their opinions. D4 was at least an XL.

  • Amario

    i thought it was hott

  • klankiller

    more like a M to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

    It is debatable whether J. Cole did just that on “Green Ranger !!! are u shitting me xxl ?? cole murdered wayne on that track, period.

    • Southcidal

      No Way. “Keep that 44 on my waist, Rick Ross Jeans”. You better go back and listen again. J Cole has gained a rep recently, but Tunechi murked him on that song.

      • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

        Wayne never murked anyone on any song and never will !! The best song on carter 4 was the one where nas raps. That 1 verse was better then the other 13 wayne songs xD. Same goes for D4 … 1 cole verse better then all other songs. Let wayne make those pop shit songs. Cole is on a whole other lvl.

        • Champs

          steve pink pussy, if u like rap stories go listen someone else, wayne has a more ‘i dont give a fuck’ flow and bars… some people like that like myselfm its catchy an the stuff he comes up with is hilarious so gtfo an listen to ur nas in peace

          • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

            lol !! and u speak of this with pride ??? get ur ass out of here with ur rap ignorant ass. Go listen to catchy stuff … fake trash fans like you is the reason so many fake rappers are still in the game. peace out

          • Mike

            Soulja Boy>>>>>>>>> go listen to your cool hard shit

          • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

            the guy above me is a stupid cunt

          • Mike

            wow your so cool because you listen to Nas your one of those gay i only like hard rap music type of guys id rather listen to lil b all day then tupac or biggie honestly

          • http://www.facebook.com/steve.pink.712 Steve Pink

            I bet u dont just wanna listen to lil b but also suck his dick haha, faggot

          • TheSoundUnion

            Lil B literally has a fucking song where he says nothing but Ryan secrest that being said lil wayne use to be hard shooter was my shit and sky is the limit was hard

    • Mike

      J cole does nothing but bitch anymore go listen to some riff raff

  • acet

    “im smoking all you niggas, call it nigga-tine”
    “i do what i do like the groom”
    “i like her pussy tighter than my fuckin schedule”
    “she suck my dick for 60 seconds then swallow all my minute maid”
    WHO ELSE CAN COME UP WITH THESE PUNCHLINES?!

    • bullets

      thats the dumbest shit i ever heard those are actually good too you or you being sarcastic please lie and say your being funny…

  • Champs

    The hoe that wrote this is actuallly tryin to make weezy sound bad an the mixtape aswell, its actually good an the stuff he comes up is hilarious and catchy, im all fo rthis mixtape

  • Erik martinez

    you got that right cameron his latest music make me shed a tear when I recall his legedary album the Cater 3. just fuckin quit lil wayne, your a fucing embarrassment to your past self i cant belive you use to make songs like “Misunderstood”

  • Artimus Garbonzo

    So many mixtapes with the same punchlines, metaphors and subject matter. I wasn’t impressed to be honest but it wasn’t his worst. Not expecting much when he’s rocking lime green uggs though.

  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

    can this be a lesson that he is NOT one of the greatest of all time! #amen

  • Martin

    This deserves M at most.

  • Stark13

    holy shit wayne fell off on this one, matter fact he hasnt been on Tha Carter 2

    • Escomega50

      Hell yah dude is goofy as hell now a days

  • bullet

    I always laugh when people say lil wayne fell off he always sucked too me lol I loved the hot boyz and all that but it was fun not talent them nigas cant rap its crazy half the rappers out now suck so like what the hell are you people rating there outfits falling off or there choruses because alot them sucked when the started if lil waynes a legend it aint because a talented blessed words its because he’s a character and pop culture loves characters…

  • Rick East

    if you hate on this you just hate on lil wayne shit was hot

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  • Master Chuks

    Lil Wyne, this is for you, well i don’t wanna say much, there are a lot of competitions in the industry, without one joining the Illuminati cult all because of money and fame, how possibly can one make it except God, oooooooooo, cos i already know.

  • wwoot

    Best line:

    “knock off yo’ whole left side now you all right.” Tunechi

  • Bob

    XXL is a fucking joke. I’m not even hating on Lil Wayne but it’s really sad when Vinnie Paz’s new album gets a M for originality and Lil Wayne who talks about eating pussy and weed gets an L.

  • asdfsadfasdf

    xxl obviousley sucks dicks big time, your reviews are worthless , fuk your site