This album was released on May 18th this year. It was apparently supposed to be released in 2009. I’m not too familiar with the history, so I don’t really know exactly why it never came out. I don’t really give a shit tho. It was recorded in 2009; Tha Carter III came out in 2008. I’m not too familiar with Lil Wayne’s work, but I know a lot of people consider Tha Carter III to be his best album, so I guess he was in his prime when he recorded this shit. I’m expecting this to be dope. I’ve never been much of a Lil Wayne fan, but I AM a fan of T-Pain. He really doesn’t get the credit he deserves. People forget how much he did to change Hip Hop. I really don’t get why 808s & Heartbreak gets so much credit, and people just pretend T-Pain never existed. I love T-Pain. I’ve never heard an album from him, and The Iron Way wasn’t the most consistent project, but it had a plethora of fantastic songs. I can’t wait to listen to his next project. I’m gonna have to go back and check out all his previous work at some point. Anyway, the production credits for this album unfortunately aren’t available yet. When they come out, I’ll update this review as soon as I can. Alright. Here we go.
Track 1: He Rap, He Sang
Wooow. Lmao. This shit sounds so fuckin’ old. I feel like I’m in elementary school again. The beat is cool. T-Pain’s goin’ in on the first verse. His flow is awesome. Lmao. This is dope. The first verse was great. “Have that lead come out the back of your head / One word is what I said; click clack and you’re dead / Put one more of them claps in the back of your leg / I hit ya arm, leg, leg, arm, head.” The hook kinda sucks. Wayne’s on the next verse. Oh God… Lmao… Um… Okay, I’m gonna be honest… I’m not feelin’ this verse. Hahahaha. Damn. That’s so tragic. The autotune on his voice is so over the top. It sounds like a robot being strangled underwater. His flow was kinda cool towards the end of the verse, but… Nah… Wow. Lmao. Damn. This shit isn’t good to me. I’m not gonna listen to this ever again. T-Pain’s verse was great, but honestly… Wayne ruined this shit for me. It’s not too bad, but… Yeah… Nah… It’s alright. I guess. 3/5
Track 2: Listen To Me (Prod. Tha Bizness)
Lmao. This beat is dope. They sampled the fuckin’ Oompa Loompa song. T-Pain’s on the first verse again. “If you was wise enough to get wise and wise up and listen / You wack niggas wouldn’t sound so fuckin’ insufficient / I’m fishin’ for some bitches to give me some Southern fixins / Fucked her good and when I finished, left her belly button glistenin’.” His first verse was dope. Damn. Wayne killed this shit. Fuck. This is depressing. I mean, it’s awesome, but it makes me sad that Wayne doesn’t rap like this anymore. He sounded so fuckin’ good on this shit. This motherfucker was rappin’. He doesn’t do this anymore. He made it sound easy on this track. This is dope. I fuck with this. 4/5
Track 3: DAMN DAMN DAMN (Prod. Tha Bizness)
This beat is dope af. Oh God… I don’t know if I’m gonna like this one… It sounds like it’s gonna be a “love” song. Oh my God… No. This hook is fucking awful. “She was like ‘damn, damn, damn‘ / And I hit her with the wham, wham, wham.” Lmao. Wayne’s singing the first verse. It’s not good. There’s a fuck ton of autotune on his voice. This verse is fucking terrible. “Hey lil mama / What you say lil mama? / Can you stay lil mama? / I’ll pay lil mama.” Yikes… Lmao. SO FUCKING BAD. If you liked HENDRIXX you’ll probably like this shit. It’s terrible. The production is fantastic tho. “Wait lil mama / Can I take you on a date lil mama? / If I had my way lil mama / We’d be dating every day lil mama.” Awww. It’s nice to hear Wayne talking about actually liking this girl instead of just wanting to smash. Those weren’t actually good lyrics tho. Lol. I mean, I like what he was saying, but the way he said… That’s not fuckin’ good. Jesus fucking Christ this is awful. “I face your flower / And I taste your flower / And I take your flower / And never give it back to… / You, you, you, you, you, oooh ooooooOOOooOOOh.” Why is he ending every bar with the same fuckin’ word? T-Pain sounds really fuckin’ good on his verse. I’m still not crazy about the lyrics tho. Nah… I’m sorry y’all. This song is fucking terrible to me. T-Pain was kinda cool on this track, but this shit is wack af to me. 1/5
Track 4: Waist Of A Wasp (Prod. Tha Bizness)
This beat is dope af. T-Pain’s on the first verse. This is another love song. They seem to be talking more about how attractive this girl is rather than how they enjoy being with her. That kinda sucks. I think they’re doing it well tho. Well, T-Pain is so far. I’m not sure how well Wayne will do… What the fuck… Umm… Okay, forget what I said about T-Pain doing it well. He’s telling this girl that she needs to blow him AND Lil Wayne AND Mack Maine. Oh God… Lmao. Nah, man. Nah… “I ain’t tryna butter you up / I’m tryna fuck you in the kitchen, let me butter you up / Where’s my manners? Which one you like? Butter or syrup? / Let me show you what your miss butter is worth.” Why. This is so sad. Lmao. People are about to be so bitter over this review. This is a frustrating project tho. I like this song sonically, but lyrically this is just not good. The hook’s alright. Wayne sounds pretty good on this second verse. I’m not feelin’ it lyrically tho. Fuck. Lmao. Okay, he’s goin’ in again on the third verse. Nah… Nah… I’m not feelin’ this one. It wasn’t too bad sonically, but… Nah. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track 5: Oh Yeah (Prod. Tha Bizness)
Woah… This sounds like a Neptunes beat. Oh God… This opening line from T-Pain is so bad. “They call me M.C. Boombox / ‘Cause when I got a bitch I just boom box.” Good God. The sample of a girl moaning in the background… Yeah… I coulda did without that. “She infatuated / Fell in love with my swag, and how fast I ate it.” Euuuugh… No, man. I’m sorry, but this really just isn’t for me. The beat’s cool, but y’all know how I feel about this kinda content. It does absolutely nothing for me. “GIRLS LIKE ME BECAUSE MY DICK IS 100 FEET LONG.” I have no interest in that kinda shit. The song just ended. Wayne isn’t even on this one. This is bad. This is REALLY bad. The beat was nice, but… Well… This shit is wack… 2/5
Track 6: Breathe (Prod. Bangladesh)
What the fuck? “I know it sound crazy, but I would love my lady / Even if she went crazy like a Theraflu patient.” WHAT? What the fuck is he talking about? Theraflu patient? That doesn’t exist. Theraflu… It’s not something that you can be a patient of. It’s a fucking drug. That’s like calling someone with a headache a Motrin patient. Even if that was a thing people said, Theraflu is for people who have THE FLU. There’s no connection there. Why would a “Theraflu patient” be crazy? Everything about this bar is wrong. He could’ve at least used a medication that has something to do with mental illness… Whatever. It’s an unfortunate bar to open the song with. This beat is alright. Wayne’s rapping with autotune. Y’all, I’m sorry, but… I just don’t think Wayne sounds very good with autotune. I mean, it works sometimes, but… Nah… Wait, I’ve heard this beat before… Ooooh. Apparently this beat was used by Nicki Minaj for a song called Did It On ‘Em. This hook isn’t very good. This is essentially Mumble Rap. There’s an ass load of autotune on his voice and he’s not really enunciating his words on this hook. This melody is annoying. There’s a fuckin’ cowbell in this beat. Wayne’s bars are so simplistic. “It’s a G thang / She got a G-strang / But she ain’t choose to wear it this evening.” It’s like he’s just saying whatever pops into his head just to fill up space. I guess that’s what he does now too. I really don’t like anything about this song so far. Where the hell is T-Pain at? Maybe this’ll be a solo Wayne track since the previous song was a solo T-Pain track. This is so bad tho… There are some uncredited background vocals from Shanell. Oh shit. Okay, T-Pain is goin’ in now. Why has Wayne used more autotune on this album than T-Pain? Ugh… T-Pain’s verse was not good. I mean, it was nice to not have to hear Wayne’s warbled autotune vocals, but it still wasn’t a good verse. Also, this bridge where Wayne & Shanell are just repeating the word “walk” is terrible. This outro is corny as hell too. Nah. This song is fucking awful. This shit is wack af to me. 1/5
Track 7: Snap Ya Fangas
Woah… This beat is NOT what I was expecting to hear on this album. This shit is dope af. It’s got an acoustic guitar loop. I guess this would be considered Snap Music right? Is it Snap Music just because there’s snapping in the beat? I’m not really feelin’ this hook from T-Pain… “Grind on me while ya snap ya fangas.” I feel like this would’ve been a pretty big song if it came out when it was supposed to. It’s not my cup of tea tho. “Snap ya fangas / It look so sexy when you do it ’cause you’re doin’ it good.” Uh… What? That’s… That’s weird. It’s weird to me that he finds it sexy whenever this girl snaps her fingers. Imagine if that was a serious fetish that a lot of people had. Lmao. Those are the kinda people I’d like to stay far away from. This just sounds like really dated commercial R&B from the mid-2000s. I’m not feelin’ it. This verse from Wayne is not good. “Call us by our new names / And that’s ‘Featuring T-Pain & Lil Wayne.‘” The hell is this motherfucker talkin’ about? This is… Bruh… God… Why the fuck is this album so bad? Lmao. Am I the only one who thinks it’s bad? Is this about to be one of my “controversial” reviews? I’m sorry, y’all. I just can’t fuck with this shit. It’s wack to me. 2/5
Track 8: Heavy Chevy (Prod. Tha Bizness)
Oh thank God. It’s almost over. Alright, final track. This song opens up with a phone call. T-Pain’s talking to Wayne about how he wants to teach him about Florida shit. So I guess this song’s gonna be about cars. This beat is dope af. Okay, this is actually good. T-Pain’s flow on this first verse is great. “So let’s start with the ’72 Chevelle; I know that well / ‘Cause everybody try to buy that bitch from me, but I will never sell.” Okay, this is actually REALLY fuckin’ cool. T-Pain was just like “now I want you to come back and tell me what you’ve learned from my lesson.” So now Wayne’s about to go in. His verse was dope too. Alright. This is more like it. I didn’t even mind the outro where Wayne was singing with autotune. This is dope to me. 4/5
Lol. Nah… Hahahahaha. This album is wack to me. I don’t know how the reception from the general public is gonna turn out, but I find it funny in kind of a fucked up way that people were waiting so long for such an underwhelming project. I was looking forward to hearing this shit, but I’m not gonna pretend to be super disappointed. As I said before, I’ve never been a huge fan of Lil Wayne. I have two main gripes with this project. First of all, I just don’t really like the way Wayne sounds when his voice is smothered in autotune. My second issue was the content. Most of these tracks are about girls. I’m not big on love songs, and I can’t stand Pornocore, so it just doesn’t really appeal to me at all. I think T-Pain is easily the best thing about this project. Well, that’s not true. Let me put it like this: Lil Wayne is easily the worst thing about this project. The production was the best thing about it. Overall, I’d say it’s definitely worth a shot if you’re a big fan of Wayne or T-Pain, but for everyone else there’s no need to waste your time. It’s wack.
Favorite Song: Listen To Me
Least Favorite Song: Breathe
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I’m a huge fan of T-Pain, and just like you, not very fond of Lil Wayne. I hated how Lil Wayne sounded with Auto-Tune in this as well. I actually agree with some of your points on the songs. But the album did have a nostalgic feel to me.
I neither like nor dislike this project. The main thing I can compliment is the Radda/Dancehall style beat on “He Rap, He Sang” (and I am a sucker for exotic styled beats lol.)
This is literally the most forgettable project of 2017. I probably won’t even remember writing this comment.
That being said I fuck with the beats, the rapping……meh, and tbh I’ve never been a fan of these cats outside of a few sporadic songs. (Then again I wasn’t fucking with Pain after Akon said he was the “King Of Hooks” in a XXL Magazine interview, when anybody will tell you it’s Nate Dogg that truly is the King Of Hooks.)
Either way this shit put me put me to sleep. I’m going to listen to Metallica to wake me up!
Good job enduring this crap piece.