Artist: Lil’ Wayne
Record Label: Cash Money
For an artist that’s seemingly been featured on every hip-hop track since 2007, Lil’ Wayne is surprisingly able to make progressively worse and worse music. With his generic auto-tune vocals and poorly thought out raps, this cross-over rock-rap album belongs less on someone’s iPod and more in Sparta’s pit of death.
While many artists such as Public Enemy and Jay-Z took the same cross-over route, their albums managed to obtain some success because they used aspects of metal to compliment the hardness of the rap genre. The music that Weezy uses, on the other hand, barely falls into the pop-rock genre – making his scratchy vocals sound out of place and awfully basic. The 12 overly produced tracks only leave behind a whirlwind of disappointed fans and disgusted music critics. Rebirth is devoid of any musical merit, and shows how much Lil’ Wayne is out of his element when it comes to anything outside of emceeing.
Give these tracks a listen: “Runnin,” “Paradice”
For fans of: Kanye West, Ke$ha
– Anastasia Zhuravleva