Cash Money Records boss Birdman recently talked about his love for Lil Wayne and why his latest solo offering, I Am Not A Human Being II, is yet another solid release from his protégé.
Baby credited Wayne’s monster-like talent for helping him piece together timeless hits like the newest Young Money release.
“With Wayne, it’s always, to me, d*mn near like magic to watch him work and how he go in to do what he do,” Birdman said in an interview. “I Am Not a Human is totally different. To have an artist that can do that and be so [mechanical] like he is, he’s a gift, and his album is so hard. It’s so raw. I think the fans are gonna enjoy it. You always say that because he’s so talented, but he just do his thing. He’s a monster.” (MTV)
The new LP follows Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2010 release.
The follow up to 2010’s I Am Not A Human Being, which was botched out in a rush before he did time for criminal possession of a weapon, and to 2011’s disappointing (if chart-successful) Tha Carter IV, this is supposed to convince us that Lil Wayne still has the best flow in the game – but it’s practically void of the audaciously twisted flights of wordplay that marked him out in his prolific heyday. (Metro)
Outside of relying on his own crew like Nicki Minaj and Drake, Wayne linked up with notable artists ranging from Juicy J to Future on the LP.
Wayne’s producers — including Cool & Dre, Detail, Juicy J, Crazy Mike and T-Minus — create a rangy sonic backdrop with everything from soul samples to sparse instrumentals to heavy metal for his musings. Guests 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Drake, Future and Big Sean have memorable moments, though the same can’t be said for Soulja Boy or Nicki Minaj. In any case, Weezy’s world is still like no other. (USA Today)
Some online critics have suggested the project represents a transition in Weezy as an artist.
For his older fans, and those who never got behind his music, his new album, I am Not A Human Being II, isn’t going to change their current view of the dude’s music. In fact, it’s probably only going to reaffirm that the old Wayne’s dead, gone, and never, ever coming back – or further their belief that the guys always been overrated and undeserving of everything he’s achieved. It’s apparent at this point, that Lil Wayne probably doesn’t care all that much about that portion of the music listening public anymore though…if you fall into one of those two before mentioned categories, you can probably stop reading now, or keep going just out of resentful curiosity. (The Versed)