Derailed: Lil’ Wayne “As Awful As He Wanna Be”

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop

Hey Wayne, stick to hip-hop!  I just listed to Rebirth all the way through for the first (and last) time.  I would like those 54 minutes back, please.  This album actually makes Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Papa Roach sound like extremely talented musicians. I can’t say I’m surprised.  Everyone knew the first time they heard Prom Queen that this album would be filled with Wayne singing through an auto-tuned mess while trying to play an instrument he has no clue how to play.  Let’s just hope he has had his fun and puts out another hip-hop album when he gets out of jail.

You know an album is bad when, in 2010, an Eminem guest spot is the highlight.

One thing I will give Wayne credit for is his lyrics.  If you can get past the awful rock music, you uncover that humor that made him famous in the first place.