Lil Wayne
Dedication 2


3.0
good

Review

by scyther USER (41 Reviews)
May 30th, 2009 | 63 replies | 15,103 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: My pockets on Raven Simone, thats FAT what 'chu know 'bout dat, HUH?

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

At this point in time Lil' Wayne was the guy rapping "Hustler Musik" and infiltrating more or less every dance club in America. Prior to releasing his so-called masterpiece "The Carter 2" he had built up a decently received Sucker Free Sunday fame but then, in 2006 he undoubtedly became hip-hop to the mainstream world. His songs weren't the most invigorating lyrical material but he could spit a cool verse and his production was hands down incredible. Do you need anything else to be the king of Major Label Hip-Hop? Not these days, no. So, we've established the status of Mr. Weezy, where do we go from here? After hooking up with DJ Drama to make the first "Dedication" the pair decided another collaboration would be a fine idea, and I agree. "Dedication 2" is a mix-tape, which in the rap world is a collection of new verses rapped over older beats that were originally used by other rappers. Wayne's verses on this album are arguably some of the best of his career, but this is also sprinkled with a bit of forgettable filler.

But we'll start with the positive. The production value of this record is crazy good; DJ Drama used some of the most notable party songs of this generation including Don Cannon's "Cannon Remix", "What U Know", "Where Da Cash At", "Poppin My Collar", "Hustlin", among others. It should be said that on all of those previously mentioned songs Wayne delivers quality performances. An excerpt from the lyrics on his version of "Hustlin":

Yeah, now what it do you know it's Weezy F. the ***in' boss
inside that Phantom bitch so big I prolly get lost
how bout that exhaust, and my funky cold medina
I make that hoe tip toe like a ballerina
I'm the Miami fever, in that Miami Heat
I been in Miami water, I'm like a Florida Marlin
But I come from New Orleans nigga we still strong
and my money real long, real real real long


Not your cup of tea? Then you should be drinking coffee. Weezy's flow (or rhythm) is spot-on throughout the entire record, which is his signature talent and probably one of the bigger reasons as to why he was signed by music mammoth Universal Records. A rapper's flow is imperative to his or her listeners enjoying the music, because without good flow one may be considered pretentious, as if playing an instrument sloppily but arguing: I'm playing it for a good reason! But flow isn't a problem on this record much like it isn't a problem on pretty much any of Wayne's other records. He rides a beat like he's fucking it, changing pitch when required, emphasizing all the right words, altering his speed, enunciating perfectly, etc.

Lil' Wayne seems like an artist who makes music for its ability to be extremely, extremely fun and he deprives most of these songs of boredom. But there are a few tracks that I prefer to skip, including "Spitter", "This Is What I Call Her", "Walk It Off", and the contrived "political" track aimed at former president George W. Bush aptly named "Georgia...Bush". These tracks either ramble too much (I mean you can only listen to a man brag for so long,) feature poorly made beats or uneducated lyrics addressing a subject of a huge magnitude. When you write songs that make it clear you aren't one for debate its best to keep out of it. But thankfully for Weezy that particular song wasn't too controversial and I'm sure some of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina appreciated the notion. Its an issue that was mostly overlooked even after the rescue, and I at least agree with Wayne's generalizations.

The album can be summed up rather quickly. For the most part shallow but memorable punchlines, mostly excellent production (some of the best I've ever heard Wayne rap over,) the highlights are truly highlights, and it consistently delivers despite its unusual length of 25 tracks (a total of 20 full songs.) This album contains the highest abundance of great tracks that have ever been on a Lil' Wayne album, and I'd recommend it to anyone with a sweet tooth for mainstream rap, whether it be hardcore or simply a guilty pleasure.



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scyther
May 30th 2009



1606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He's overrated by the wrong people and underrated by the wrong people.

illmitch
May 30th 2009



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this mixtape - probably give it a 4/5 - but I can understand your points. Quality review.

marksellsuswallets
May 30th 2009



4848 Comments


I really can't stand this guy at all.

A huge truck passed me in a parking lot yesterday and I distinctly heard Prom Queen through all the insanely muffled subwoofer crap. I kind of lost a little bit of hope in humanity.

scyther
May 31st 2009



1606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I would have this at about a 4 but the more I listen to it the older it gets, so I try to stay away from it as often as possible. When I wrote this up it was the first time I'd listened in like three months. The quality is obvious but its one of those records you can't overplay.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2009



8321 Comments


very good review but i really hate Weezy (as you already know)

Hollow
May 31st 2009



263 Comments


You write very good, posd but I also hate Wayne, I just can't fuckin stand him.

illmitch
May 31st 2009



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i wonder how many of the people commenting who hate wayne have heard anything other than lollipop, prom queen, a milli, got money, and mrs officer

scyther
May 31st 2009



1606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That fallacy in human logic will probably never be fixed.

Hollow
June 1st 2009



263 Comments


Yes I have heard his other stuff, I specially searched for it but still it is garbage for me.

gaslightanthem
June 1st 2009



5209 Comments


Garbage? nah

ZenIsNotChosen
June 18th 2009



94 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The only thing that he has made that I like.

Benjeh
November 4th 2009



17 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Suck truck.

HalfManHalfAmazing
August 17th 2010



565 Comments


I fucking hate this site. I just spent two hours typing a review of this overrated shitfest and for some fucking idiotic reason, I was signed out of my account and now my tirade will never see the light of day. Fuck Sputnikmusic you dumb ass piece of shit poorly run website, I should've never wasted my time with you fucking moronic blog probably in control of a bunch of fucking monkeys with mental problems. I wish I could get some fucking monetary compensation for listening to this garbage you dumb fucking low I.Q. stans call a 'masterpiece'.

MUNGOLOID
August 17th 2010



4290 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol u maaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!!

HalfManHalfAmazing
September 3rd 2010



565 Comments


I got really pissed off but now I'm over it...shame to see my review lost in the abyss of the internet

HalfManHalfAmazing
September 3rd 2010



565 Comments


Why doesn't my avatar show up?

ShadowRemains
September 3rd 2010



20488 Comments


if you "fucking hate this site", then why are you still on it?

HalfManHalfAmazing
September 6th 2010



565 Comments


I already explained it, I got really mad but now I've got over it. This site is awesome, just has a few problems that need to be fixed.

HalfManHalfAmazing
November 29th 2010



565 Comments


lol

qwe3
November 29th 2010



21355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome shit right here



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