Lil Wayne
Dedication 3


3.0
good

Review

by heyseuss USER (7 Reviews)
November 15th, 2008 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Get your ass up off your ass and get your ass up on a mission."

You can always tell when a rapper releases a tape with DJ Drama they're looking for a grade-A batch of dense, sugar-coated, pounding bass-heavy beats. Dedication 3 is nothing short of such instrumentals so you may ask is it anything different than the past Dedications Lil' Wayne wrote with Drama" Not in a lyrical sense, but I think we can all agree the swagger fad interrupted the typically decent mainstream work of modern songwriters, so to keep up the quo Dedication 3 adheres to it's counterparts in the 'big rapper' mix-tape game. D3 sounds like a Myspace profile track dream, but that's not to say it's hooks get in the way of what most casual and die hard Weezy fans were awaiting. You can dance to it that's for sure and it'll brighten up the ride to work in the morning.

On the first few tracks Weezy and the gang take us on at a gradual pace, the intro is futile but of course Wayne can't do without an introduction, D3 is just as spontaneously written as any of his other tapes, no distinct theme or reason to bust out the vocoder in the middle of a perfectly good rap song. Dick Pleaser and the title track are undisputed highlights amongst the first ten, Mack Maine and Willie The Kid deliver a catchy freestyle over the Dedication 3 beat:

'More money what the *** these niggas tellin me
I'm Yung Lucifer, take 'em all to hell with me'


Seduce her, you rappers should be tired of lyin'
But I know it's hard like a tire iron
But yet it's complex like it's Mayan science


Proverbs Leviticus, Old ass rappers
Complaining what the business is
(This was a Gudda Gudda line)

It's mostly the duo's flow that makes the song such an intoxicating club banger, and the rest of the album never fails to follow suit. By the time you get to track ten you'll be wondering if the next time you go to the club, DJ is just gonna spin this album the whole night. So D3 definitely deviates from Wayne's artistic catharsis he hinted at on C3 and C3: Sessions, but the execution is nearly flawless for it's level.

At least his ego has died down a little bit on a personal level, you can tell from the various skits on the album that Weezy realizes now he isn't the greatest thing to happen to hip-hop since the turntable. Wayne's flow has actually changed up a bit for the better, his organization is more precise and there are less extravagant comparisons and pointless similes to ruin any coherent theme a song had going on. That's not to say Wayne has eliminated that aspect of his rapping completely but when metaphor is employed in the lyrics it tends to be significantly less audible than the overall message of the song.

The message referred to isn't intricately intertwined with the lyrics in a deeper style than any past Lil' Wayne release, but it marks a shift in the rapper's musical priorities. What little political reference that can be exhumed from the words is uneducated but it doesn't try to egg the listener on to one particular side. So what really changes besides better beat production" As aforementioned Lil' Wayne's egotistical style died down just enough to let his lyrics step out of the simpleton closet and return to the Drought 2 and 3 vibe that made his avid use of previously recorded mainstream beats enjoyable to the point where the Billboard charts don't care if it's a used beat, people are going to listen to this stuff to no end. Of course, is Lil' Wayne a stranger to the charts" Of course not, however Dedication 3 will undoubtedly reach a level of general popularity paralleled only by mix-tapes Weezy released years earlier at his prime.

For a mix-tape you'd think D3 is rather long, even when you subtract the skits and wordy intros to a decent amount of songs on the tape. But out of twenty-three songs it's impossible to pick one that doesn't serve it's purpose to the fullest. It's the kind of song collection that won't sit on your shelf collecting dust or get lost and forgotten in your hard drive - D3 isn't a disappointment for a Weezy release. Songs like Dick Pleaser, Dedication 3, I Got That Gangsta, Still I Rise, and The Other Side are basically the ultimate driving tunes of November in the hip-hop mainstream, DJ Drama, Lil' Wayne, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and every other guest artist really did well here, and while it's content isn't exactly existential it will content any Wayne fan until his next.



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heyseuss
November 15th 2008


384 Comments


I'm so high, I'll edit it laters.This Message Edited On 11.15.08

plane
Emeritus
November 15th 2008


7238 Comments


didn't you just get this yesterday

heyseuss
November 15th 2008


384 Comments


Of course.

plane
Emeritus
November 15th 2008


7238 Comments


it's pretty obvious

heyseuss
November 15th 2008


384 Comments


Stop beefin', wreck. Submit your review if you want nobodies stoppin ya

plane
Emeritus
November 15th 2008


7238 Comments


just telling you this is a bad review sorry 8(

heyseuss
November 15th 2008


384 Comments


That's exactly what they want you to think.

joshuatree
Emeritus
November 15th 2008


3741 Comments


some points you made were dumb but its a lil wayne review so who cares
albums alright

ManWomanBoogie
November 15th 2008


185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Why in lords name do Lil Wayne mixtapes slaughter Lil Wayne studio albums.



Anyways, good review, really liked this album.

AtavanHalen
November 15th 2008


17920 Comments


I can't get into this guy at all. His voice is just creepy.

heyseuss
November 16th 2008


384 Comments


Soulja Boy on the beat
But you can call me chef-boy-ar-dee

heyseuss
November 20th 2008


384 Comments


http://www.zshare.net/audio/515620981bd883ad/

Everybody check out Wayne's new 'single'. Seriously, I highly doubt you're going to listen to this song any less than 100 times today.

Cnile
November 25th 2008


2 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

FUCK LIL WAYNE



Didnt he say his fans were suckin his dick but wont let him cum??? Yall niggaz are a fool for this fake gangster. Come on the man says that the difference between you and him is that you love him; and he hates you.



FUCK LIL WAYNE

Cnile
November 25th 2008


2 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

oh, and i met him at a Southern Smoke show in Pensacola, FL. Hez just a stuck up his own ass as he sounds on this mixtape.

dub sean
November 25th 2008


1000 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah I listened to this and it's more of the Cash Money newcomers than actual Lil Wayne, sadly. Carter III: Rebirth I'M WAITING!

heyseuss
November 25th 2008


384 Comments


Cash Money has nothing to do with this record, the artists are on Wayne's own label Young Money. Its difficult for a casual fan to mix up the two though, Wayne isn't exactly known for his originality. And Cnile, everybody knows he's stuck up, he thinks he's the best rapper alive it doesn't get much more stuck up than that. You can still enjoy the music though...if you have such a problem with him then I suggest you take it out on him rather than this review.This Message Edited On 11.25.08

withintention
November 26th 2008


297 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album is damn decent, I'm liking it better than Da Drought 3.

MUNGOLOID
December 10th 2008


4492 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this is some ring tone bitch music compared to da drought 3

Jawaharal
December 10th 2008


1832 Comments


hahaha

it really is

dub sean
December 10th 2008


1000 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

lol MUNGALOID



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