Young Money
We Are Young Money


2.0
poor

Review

by Joe Schmoh USER (73 Reviews)
January 14th, 2010 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: We Are Young Money, found at the garbage disposal at KFC, and we do not have much talent.

Lil Wayne is taking his chances with three genres at the moment: Rock, Rap, and Pop. With his group Young Money, he, in true Master P or Birdman (stuntin like my daddy!) fashion, releases a group record that sounds entirely rushed, driven by Lil Wayne’s Pop influences and his legion of entirely weaker MC’s. While occasionally promising artists (Nicki Minaj) and an already blown-up artist (Drake) make their appearance, We Are Young Money is generally a worthless album.

The best part of the album is the sporadic personality of Lil Wayne, and his auto-tone. His lyrics are recycled and average, bringing nothing to the table other than worthless punch lines filled with namedrops (“crazy like Nirvana”). But what’s more important is that his personality is at this point just enough to make this songs not worthless. Amongst such obvious mediocrity (mentionable later), Lil Wayne’s rockstar/popstar auto-tune antics is only the more enjoyable. His voice lathered over and over in auto-tune, his syrupy delivery fits these synth beats on the album much more than any of the other artists.

Lyrically, however, there is better. The schizophrenic flow of Nicki Minaj and the familiar sounds of Drake form a contrast between recognizable and new-found characters that it’s just enjoyable to hear them both on the same track on “Bedrock” and “*** Da Bull***”. Nicki, like Wayne, sounds phoned-in a bit lyrically, but she still proves herself to be a decent spitter with a unique flow in the game, mixing Wayne’s weird sense of lyricism with sexuality only expected from female rappers. Drake, however, brings nothing new to the table like Nicki, but his performance sounds as good as anything else he’s done, even sounding a bit more entertaining than usual on “Every Girl”.

When it comes to the other rappers on the album, however, it’s much hit and miss, with very little hit and mostly miss. Gudda Gudda spends the album on his generic ‘go hard hussle’, dampening his parts of the album with a sheer lack of personality and poor flow. Jae Millz flows like a professional and Mack Maine occasionally spits in way that is recognizable, but neither ever make a lasting impression. Tyga makes you forget he even was on the album, while the two teenage kids joining the album perform on what is easily the albums worst song.

Nothing really saves this from being Lil Wayne’s money pit. The synth glazed beats are entertaining for the first couple of song, it sounds like cheap, and by numbers pop Wayne beats, and even guest appearances aren’t enough to save it. Birdman appears just to be the father of it all on “*** Da Bull***”, while Gucci drops another verse on “Steady Mobbin”, and although it’s the same slurry coke dealer rap has grown to love, it’s utterly forgettable by his standard. And unfortunately for the great personalities of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and even Drake; forgettable is what sums up We Are Young Money, a money grab of a label collective record, not really showing much talent of any of these artists. It would be better to download a mixtape of just about any of these artists, as almost none of this is even worth a second glance.



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Bulldog
January 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Good review, I agree. In terms of talent of the main rappers on this, in general...

Nicki Minaj > Lil Wayne > Jae Millz

hydeyomoney
January 14th 2010


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

hmmm yea

Hawks
January 14th 2010


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album is pretty good. There's some great songs like Every Girl, BedRock, Pass the Dutch, and We Be Steady Mobbin'. The rest is decent.

Bulldog
January 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I liked Streets Is Watchin best.

hydeyomoney
January 14th 2010


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Album is pretty good. There's some great songs like Every Girl, BedRock, Pass the Dutch, and We Be Steady Mobbin'. The rest is decent.


like if this was the first time i heard a record like this it'd probably be a 3, but ehh most of the songs sort of blend and the artists have little to show off.

cirq
January 15th 2010


9264 Comments


I like bedrock

RisingStargazer
August 2nd 2010


8 Comments


This album was a bunch of dog crap. It is everything wrong with hip hop and the music industry today. On a side-note, Nicki Minjaj is so darn awful. Honestly, her voice and verses are so bad, for a second they make me forget how terrible Lil Wayne, Drake, and everyone else on this album is.

mechatanner
October 15th 2010


269 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I liked parts, bedrock was pretty ok(mostly for the RickyBobby shout out ha) and Steady Mobbin was my favorite ( I'm the man around this muthafucka-im so hot you prolly catch a tan around this mutha fucka)
but still, not very good rap/hiphop shit...
Nobody really sounded too into it. this album was purely to try and make some quick cash for Mr. YoungMoney himself.

oltnabrick
September 21st 2013


30913 Comments


one of the worst rap groups ever formed. lil wayne put this together to make a quick buck. all of the members have ni lyrical ability & rap about money, cars, clothes etc.wu tang clan is a real rap groupl you should listen to instead of these pop artists!


Digging: Suicideyear - FACT mix 462

Greyvy
September 21st 2013


4605 Comments


you didnt have to double post.

Digging: Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams

FiveLeavesLeft
February 18th 2014


9838 Comments


And I got her, nigga... grocery bag

Phlegm
March 7th 2014


4841 Comments


We Are Young Money, found at the garbage disposal at KFC, and we do not have much talent.

one of the worst rap groups ever formed. lil wayne put this together to make a quick buck. all of the members have ni lyrical ability & rap about money, cars, clothes etc.wu tang clan is a real rap groupl you should listen to instead of these pop artists!






yall are salty as fuck with ZERO hoes

Digging: Shivers - Shivers

Phlegm
March 7th 2014


4841 Comments


also this review is awful get outta here with ur lame ass mac miller profile picture

Phlegm
July 25th 2014


4841 Comments


still offended by this review, i request it gets deleted.

oltnabrick
July 25th 2014


30913 Comments


Copied that comment ur a hoe



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