Lil Wayne
Rebirth


5.0
classic

Review

by Rhinoceron USER (2 Reviews)
February 17th, 2010 | 68 replies | 15,652 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Woke up this morning with my dick to the ceiling, fell asleep with anotha chick from my building, kick her ass out and have breakfast like a mufucka."

45 of 47 thought this review was well written

Lil Wayne just might be the greatest thing that has ever happened to rap. His latest effort, Rebirth, a stunning rehash of his trademark style in a new direction- the rock genre- is a nearly flawless effort that carries the tradition of great rapping and shitty autotuning. Rockers everywhere will be headbanging to the smoothly flowing, meditative anthems of Mr. Wayne.

Before I begin, I would like to share some history with you about Mr. Wayne. Debuting his career at the young age of 15 with Hot Boys in 1997, and then beginning his solo career only 2 years later, Wayne has collaborated with several other rap gods over the years such as Juvenile, Birdman, and Eminem, to name a few. MTV has called him 'Man of the Year' and 'Hottest MC in the Game', titles he truly lives up to. He has even been nominated for a Grammy Award numerous times. It is no wonder how he has come to perfect his art: pure dedication. Now, onto the best songs of the album.

The very first track, American Star, showcases his talent quickly with the screamo-influenced “Woo!” only 12 seconds in. I must say I'm impressed; I was unaware Dwayne had such taste for hardcore music. You just know it's about to get fucking amazing from here on out. Continuing on into the song we come across one of the several gems this album possesses: "Uh alright... yeah, born and raised in the USA, where the government is watching what you do and say, ayy well alright... yeah." Political. Thought-provoking. Ingenious. Unbelievable. In the chorus we find a guest appearance by the lovely Shanell AKA some-bitch-nobody-has-ever-heard-of-or-gives-two-flying-monkey-buttfucks-about. She should just be grateful Mr. Wayne allowed her appear in four songs. The next song, Prom Queen, is the first single and has a decidedly System of a Down-esque (Soldier Side) introduction. I have a slight problem with this song because it clearly is about stalking an underage girl in part from the title and also with graphic lines like “I loved her fancy underwear, I sit behind her every year” hinting vividly that he snuck into her bedroom and stole her panties, retreating to the space behind her bed's headboard to spy on her while she sleeps. Very sick... but beautiful and clever. In the end she “fucks around” (typical of women in general, of course) and leaves our hero panty raider heartbroken. Skipping a few songs, we come to On Fire. It is the second single and it is about arson and sex with niggers. Here is an excerpt: “Sho' shorty let a nigga rub his stick cause get some matchbox, and she's on fire, She's steaming, she's screaming, she she's screaming, she's steaming” (It sounds like he is saying “She's creamin'”, which would make more sense, because I sure am.) Sure, the lyrics come off like a naughty, promiscuous pres-school-er but as black Ken says, he “don't give a fuck, [he] don't have to prove [himself] to no one.” He sure doesn't. The last song I'm going to write about is Knockout, which consists of the ol' “One, two, buckle your shoe” rhyming style of “Baby 1, 2, 3, tell 'em get the referee” by guest Nicki Minaj and ends with Wayne begging to be knocked out, which is a coincidentally familiar feeling the listener should be feeling, if not slightly more drastic (suicide-murder rampages).

This album has its moments but perhaps the best is during the middle of the song Knockout when Nicki Minaj yells the lines “Ah fuck it, give me that damn bucket, wh-when I throw this pussy, you better not start duckin'” Ok, what the hell was that?! If your vagina is big enough that I am threatened with having to duck out of its pathway of destruction to preserve my consciousness then may I suggest a gynecologist?

Rebirth is an album any fan of rap, no... any fan of music should pick up. It's classic. Essential. Fuck tha po-lice!


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other reviews of this album
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  • Henomeister (1)
    Quarantine the area, because Wayne is back infecting the world with his stupidity....

    Jonathan Kroening (1)
    Heavily distorted guitars and bombastic rock drums littered with spoken verb, unfortunatel...

    Pterodactyl (1)
    This is just another example of how not to make music....

    Rudy K. STAFF (1)
    Rebirth is the kind of album only the painfully oblivious could make....

  • Bulldog (1)
    NEW YORK TIMES...

    Joe Schmoh (1)
    Oh god this is an atrocity... oh wait that wasn't a surprise......


Comments:Add a Comment 
HectorPector
February 17th 2010



39 Comments


oh gosh darn. NO.

HectorPector
February 17th 2010



39 Comments


If your vagina is big enough that I am threatened with having to duck out of its pathway of destruction to preserve my consciousness then may I suggest a gynecologist?

though that was pretty lol

Rhinoceron
February 17th 2010



94 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Thank you.

Eclectic
February 17th 2010



3302 Comments


I can't even be fucked reading past the first paragraph, the summary should be enough to tell you that hyperboles like "Lil Wayne just might be the greatest thing that has ever happened to rap" aren't right.

TAB
February 17th 2010



435 Comments


i laughed, +

kitsch
February 17th 2010



5105 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

yessssssssssssssssssss

Douglas
February 17th 2010



8984 Comments


Review is actually quite lol, pos'd

Bulldog
February 17th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

what hector pector said. but this album? a 5? you trollin', dawg?

EDIT: okay, went back and re-read this. awesome review. i wont neg/withhold a pos just cuz i disagree.

eternium
February 17th 2010



16208 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Review made me lol.

Digging: Thou - Heathen

shortone323
February 17th 2010



883 Comments


Haha was this sarcastic? If it was, bravo.

Rhinoceron
February 17th 2010



94 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

thanks bulldog and also everyone else

DivinityOfPan
February 17th 2010



85 Comments


Lol at the recs.

DiceMan
February 17th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

shortone, give me one good reason this wasn't sarcastic. Was the part about how Shanelle is a nobody not enough reason to believe that he was kidding around? Or was it the fact that there are 3 1 reviews for this and 1 5?

Pff. Idiots.


Pos.

somberlain
February 17th 2010



2121 Comments


good shit bro
pos'd

Kronzo
February 17th 2010



977 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

It isn't THAT bad

DivinityOfPan
February 17th 2010



85 Comments


Rebirth is an album any fan of rap, no... any fan of music should pick up. It's classic. Essential.Fuck tha po-lice!


Truer words have never been spoken.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2010



17339 Comments


Laughed my ass off. The summary is a complete win. Although, i wish there was a way for you to give this a joke 5 instead of a real one...

Digging: Monolake - Interstate

SHAKEandBAKE
February 17th 2010



1287 Comments


sarcasm?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2010



23641 Comments


Nice recs.....

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

SHAKEandBAKE
February 17th 2010



1287 Comments


haha i posted that after reading just the first paragraph. I lol'd so hard. Nice man.



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