Dynamic, articulate, so high he can eat a star
October 19, 2007 1:06 PM Subscribe
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2007 is the year of Weezy. In just 10 months, Lil Wayne
has recorded more tracks
than many artists will in a lifetime; beat Radiohead to the punch by giving away not only the best rap album of the year
, but some runners up
as well; found a spot on MTV's "Hottest Rappers" list
and become the darling of street-heads, hipster fanboys
and even highbrow cultural pundits
across the nation.
Styles run the gamut: vitriolic political rants
, drug music
, club anthems
, epic personal deconstructions
, word associations
, eulogies to lost friends and of course a healthy dose of self-aggrandizing chest pounding
all find a place in Weezy's repertoire.
Today marks the release of a fourth installment
in his "Drought" mixtape series, and the hype is only growing
. He's young, rich, talented, tattooed
and doing it all without the RIAA. Prolific. Intoxicated. Annoyingly whiney? Face like a flying monkey
? Say what you want, just don't forget to say the Baby.