Lil Wayne Meltdown - I Just Can't Do This Anymore

I'm a big fan of Lil Wayne. At least I used to be. I don't really know how I feel about him anymore. He went from nothing, to the best in the game, to nothing. And now he's in this weird space. He clearly wants to make a comeback, but the music is just not good. He's had some bright spots (Glory), but overall, he's fallen behind. I recently tried to review his new mixtape, No Ceilings 2, and I simply couldn't do it. That same sentence applies to being a Lil Wayne fan. I just can't do it anymore.

Lil Wayne used to be the best in the game. Simple as that. During his peak, he delivered a seminal Hip-Hop record with Tha Carter III. To an extent, the album changed the game. The weird lyricism, catchy hooks and unique beats felt like something I had never heard before. I was instantly hooked, and I told myself: this is just the beginning. Lil Wayne is only going to get better. Sadly, The Carter 3 was the end.

Now, don't get it twisted. Lil Wayne didn't just become mediocre after the album came out. But it all started to go downhill. Rebirth, Wayne's Rap/Rock album, is still the one of the biggest disappointment I've had with this genre. I remember playing the record and being shocked by how bad the music was. Wayne's quest to innovate Hip-Hop was starting backfire. And while Tha Carter IV gave me hope that Wayne wasn't fully done, his next album was the drop that spilled the cup.

I Am Not A Human Being 2. Jesus... such a horrible album. One hour of auto tune, blunts and hoes. Not in the good way. After hearing this album I decided to take a break from Lil Wayne. He clearly wasn't giving me what I wanted as a fan, and I refused to support music that was below Wayne's standards. It took me two years to realise that Lil Wayne doesn't have standards. For the past couple of years, most of his catalogue consists of shitty remixes of popular rap songs. Everytime I hear one of these remixes, I immediately think: the beat is dope! Let me change this and put the original version. He just doesn't care.

After all, there are hardcore fans that will support anything Wayne does. Which is okay. I'm pretty sure I do the same for Kendrick. But in my opinion, Lil Wayne fans could just listen to guys like Young Thug or Future. These cats are doing more unique and interesting stuff. The point of this entire article was to explain why I'm done with Wayne, in the best way I could. The saddest part is that ten years ago, my favorite rappers were Eminem and Lil Wayne. In 2015, I dislike them both.

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