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Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V (Deluxe) (Review)

Lil Wayne adds ten more songs to “Tha Carter V.”


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HONORABLE MENTION. WHAT ABOUT ME

“What About Me” is already a good f**king song; adding Post Malone to it makes it borderline great.

What Post Malone adds to this “What About Me” remix is well-needed voice cracks and a little bit of seriousness (Wayne sounds like a joke on the song, to me). 

Replacing Sosamann with Post Malone on “What About Me” is equivalent to replacing a landline phone with an iPhone 36.

 

 

5. SIRI

Hey Siri, play “Siri” by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz!

Whenever Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz link up, they go ham and cheese. With that being said, the two rappers decided to join forces for “Siri” — a banger that features a beat that you would probably hear on ET 2, tons of interesting punchlines, steady flows, and very weird lyrics about cheating, murder, drug-dealing, and more.

I don’t trust my iPhone either, Wayne… The other day, that joint tried to tell me that I spend too much time on Uber Eats.

 

 

4. LIFE OF MR. CARTER

There’s no argument, “Life Of Mr. Carter” goes hard!

You get classic Wayne on “Life Of Mr. Carter.” On the song, the New Orleans-based artist raps feverishly about his come up, his love for weed, his good habits, his bad habits, and everything in-between.

While I want to say that it doesn’t sound like Lil Wayne’s trying on “Life Of Mr. Carter,” I cannot deny how powerful his lyrics are on the song.

 

 

3. HOLY

Ironically, Lil Wayne is on demon time on “Holy.”

Since the beat that powers “Holy” has several different sounds attached to it (A hard-hitting sound, a sacred sound, and a club-ready sound), you get a version of Wayne that is erratic, controversial, reckless, random, rebellious, gassed up, and violent on the song.

“Holy” feels like “A Milli” with a TikTok account.

 

 

2. LOST

“Lost” is the most complete song on the deluxe portion of Tha Carter V.

You get Lil Wayne’s best vocal performance and his most meaningful lyrics on “Lost.” The song is also powered by a beat that is beyond captivating. All in all, I think it is impossible to call “Lost” a bad song.

I would love to hear this “Lost” song performed live.

 

 

1. SCOTTIE

Lil Wayne sounds like rap’s Michael Jordan on “Scottie.”

How f**king cold is “Scottie?” For starters, the song features this terrifying/hard-ass beat by Cool & Dre that just made me want to hide under my bed. As for Lil Wayne, he basks in being a villain and a focused rapper on the song. All in all, if you are a fan of horror movies in which you root for the bad guy, you will love “Scottie!”

When Wayne spazzes like he does on “Scottie,” I get goosebumps.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. LIFE OF MR. CARTER (4/5)

2. HOLY (4/5)

3. MORE TO THE STORY (3/5)

4. SCOTTIE (4/5)

5, F HIM GOOD (3/5)

6, SIRI (4/5)

7. LOST (4/5)

8. IN THIS HOUSE (3/5)

9. WHAT ABOUT ME (4/5)

10. HASTA LA VISTA (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(B)

 

I knew that this was going to happen… I knew that the songs Lil Wayne left off his Tha Carter V album would hit harder than the original songs!

Personally, I love it when Lil Wayne avoids all distractions and just raps; he does just that on this deluxe version ofTha Carter V! Throughout the album, the only things that Wayne toys with are his flows, subject-matters, and aggression levels.  He also picks beats that he knew would f**k up clubs, bandos, mosh pits, movie theatres, and any place that has a good speaker system. All in all, you get the right amount of wacky, the right amount of singing, the right amount of savage-talk, the right amount of features, and the right amount of killer raps on Tha Carter V (Deluxe)!

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