If your nameâs coming out of the mouths of many itâs of little concern what taste you leave. Especially in the rap world where talk isnât cheap, it pays. Suffice it to say no rapper is talked about as much as Weezy. Good, bad, and goblin green ugly people canât stop chirping about Tunechi.
Lil Wayne hasnât stood center stage since Tha Carter IV dropped. Furthermore, he hasnât released a mixtape since Sorry For The Wait. So when Dedication 4 was announced the excitement went into a fever pitch. Now after an array of delays Wayne and Drama have unleashed the latest chapter on the world. Similar to the volumes before, number four is a collection of beats, both new and old, that Weezy and company go in on. For many this is the proper prescription indulged in until overdose. For others this is just fuel for the fire, gasoline soaked garbage theyâll burn publicly.
For many this tape will probably be played long after this review goes up. Perhaps itâs the intensity with which Wayne embodies on every track. Lord knows the high-octane beats backing his bravado are endless. Right off the bat he goes ham on Meekâs âSo Sophisticated.â He does the same on âI Donât Likeâ and a plethora of others. That said his lyrical content on all of the above will definitely be criticized by the opposition. âToo much Trukfit and carpet munching,â theyâll say, but these are same salty types who long for the return of Tha Carter II; which in a lot of ways is exactly what this is.
Take âGet Smokedâ for example. The subject matter includes Piru pride and gun-toting antics, or âBurnâ which testifies that heâs back on that lean and puffing that piff. From his metaphors to his outright arrogance it all sounds like Da Drought era Weezy which the haters (by way of being betrayed) miss so much.
The lovers love it all though. Pop shove-its and pussy popping, as long as he is putting words together theyâre smiling. âGreen Rangerâ is an excellent example as to why. Teamed up with J. Cole the duo go, go power rangers on G Depâs âSpecial Delivery.â Or thereâs âWish You Wouldâ wherein his wit works well, âYoung Money on another level; I like her pussy tighter than my fuckinâ scheduleâŚ I smoke all these niggaâs. Call it, âNiggateen.ââ Smirks swipe across the faces of fans everywhere, as gangsta grilled and guttural theyâre leader is back to yappin steady with his chopper heavy.
For those who feel otherwise, this is an uphill battle. Certainly Wayne hasnât done anything exceptional with this mix. The beats arenât his and the flows are nothing new. All in all itâs similar toevery other free-for-download record heâs been putting out for over a decade. Same old, same old, theyâre pleasantly surprised to find it so. Theyâre one side of the dichotomy, and no other rapper has drawn a more drastic one than Wayne, and until Tha Carter V, The Dedication 4 has done its job making the war machine work overtime.