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BIGDAB
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Excellent article on Lil Wayne

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There's the matter of his voice: At some point, the croak whittled down toward something whiny. Jay-Z's voice has been dulled with age, too; compare the all-possessing baritone of "Where I'm From" to the brighter hue Jay trots out these days. Jay's skill set deteriorated, as well, but, in his case, we don't have to consider the impact of a drug dependency. And Jay found a new lane. It's a measured, less-exciting lane, one far more dependent on personality than flow. But at least with Jay, we're not constantly reminded of what was. Then, there's the cough syrup. For years after Rikers, the terms of Wayne's probation mandated that he stay sober. When Tha Carter IV failed to live up to the expectations established by the spazzy mania of lead single "6 Foot 7 Foot," I remember a hypothesis kicking around: Might "6 Foot 7 Foot" — the only track on the album on which his wordplay didn't seem blunted — have been the last track recorded before he had to put down the codeine? Since, we've been working under the assumption that this new Wayne is a sober Wayne. (That assumption was disrupted by the seizures: TMZ reported Wayne suffered the attacks after going on a syrup binge). Even without court-mandated sobriety, though, I wonder how long he could've maintained his elite level. For years, it seemed, all he had to do was open his mouth. And for years, he did, constantly. Isn't it possible that eventually, after long enough of that kind of thing, you run out of words?



droman225
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
Yeah well, I'm willing to bet IANAHB2 will do 400-500k first week.

So regardless of what people think, he's still the most relevant, popular, and successful out there.


TigerWise
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
Everywhere I go I see black kids skating


Bout_Dat_Lyfe
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
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Jay's skill set deteriorated

How does a rapper lose their skills? He may not be rapping about the same settings and material, which he was directly entrenched in and knew best, but that doesn't mean he's gotten worse. If anything he's gotten better over time.


Chef Leppard
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
That article was a shabby piece of shite. Unfit to be posted on Grantland honestly. Could have almost been written by many of the wannabe too-cool-for-schoolers here on the MB

The guy is writing opinion as fact. It's not a cd review, he's writing off Wayne as an artist, and he's trying REALLY hard. I'm assuming because he's heard its the cool thing to do these days


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ElroyJetSon
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Everywhere I go I see black kids skating


That's hardly because of Lil Wayne


Chef Leppard
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
Orly?


Mugen
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
Black kids started skating around The release of the Carter 3. Wayne didnt start skating until 2 years ago


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harry coleman beast
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re: Excellent article on Lil Wayne
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If anything he's gotten better over time.


lol no


TigerWise
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That's hardly because of Lil Wayne


Terry Kennedy then?


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Bout_Dat_Lyfe
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lol no

Just because his albums aren't as good, which is because of the change in attitude and subject matter, doesn't mean he can rap as well as he could in the 90's and early 00's. He didn't all of a sudden lose his ability.


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