Feature: 5 Reasons Why "I Am Not A Human Being II" Is Lil Wayne's Best Album (So Far)
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:05:11
In many ways, I Am Not a Human Being II is everything a Lil Wayne record should be—and so much more.
Every element is unbridled, unchained, and undeniably "Weezy". Building on the wildly whacky weirdness of I Am Not a Human Being and Tha Carter IV, Wayne doesn't adhere to the rules. Instead, he rewrites them. He can effortlessly flow over of a pulsating beat, while floating into extraterrestrial territory and beyond. No, he's not a Human Being; he's the greatest rapper of the 21st century.
In honor of the release of I Am Not a Human Being II (Delxue), ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino lists five reasons why the album is Lil Wayne's best work to date. It's a lofty claim from the man who gave us Tha Carter II and Tha Carter III. It also shines light on the fact that the best is still yet to come.
5 Reasons Why I Am Not a Human Being II Is Lil Wayne's Best Album (So Far)
I Am Not A Human Being II's got his slick, signature verses that remain hilariously hypnotic. Lines like "I took a transformer and had a dream that my dick turned to Megatron but my girl was sleeping with Decepticons" and "So much weed I got grass stains" illuminate how clever Wayne remains.
Experimentation & Evolution
Wayne continues to do things that he hasn't done yet. "IANAHB" pairs him with a shimmering piano that's elegantly entrancing. Then, there's "Hello" which skates up the half-pipe of grinding heavy metal guitars into a vicious verse.
"Love Me" featuring Drake and Future is straight up the catchiest single we've gotten from a rapper all year, while "No Worries" is fluttering, fiery fun.
Nobody can orchestrate guest appearances quite like Wayne can. 2 Chainz makes two incendiary cameos on "Days and Days" and the ballsy bravado of "Rich as Fuck". Meanwhile, Gudda Gudda brings gutter grit to "Gunwalk".
'Nuff said. He's back with another classic.
What's your favorite Lil Wayne song from I Am Not A Human Being II?