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I'm Me

Lil Wayne

back when he was still somewhat lucid.

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Abortion

Lil Wayne

inasty:

Lil Wayne - Abortion (explicit)

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 29:  Favorite song with nonsensical lyrics

this is nonsensical in that there is no direction for the song, much like most of his catalog. He literally raps a series of couplets that have nothing to do with each other in most cases.

Typical Lil Wayne Verse Checklist

  1. something about not seeing haters or being blind to them or people who don’t have as much as him
  2. getting to the money (running to it, skating to it, jet-skiing, flying, hydroplaning, chartering a tour bus, perhaps he’s riding a Harry Potter broom stick to it) 
  3. red bitches.. he ain’t talking about Pits though
  4. something about being a rockstar who can’t play instruments or sing
  5. Baby is his daddy
  6. a new meaning for the F… sometimes it makes no sense (as in the F is for Phenomenal)
  7. bad metaphors, worse puns, nonsensical punchlines, non sequitur couplets, and otherwise randomness
  8. His sudden blood affiliation
  9. "I’m so high ____ " … we know bro… we know.
  10. various lines “borrowed” from anyone from Tupac to Musiq Soulchild

*Bonus: completely inappropriate simile using someone who died for something

We did the song with great intentions – I know he did the verse for the art – but speaking on the situation, I can’t speak on it. I never thought it was going to get so much attention, but I think overall, the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened. Even though [Emmett Till’s family] probably thought it was negative, he brought positive energy to the situation because a lot of people don’t even know [who Emmett Till was] – my dad didn’t even know who Emmett was, he thought I was talking about Emmett Smith. I’m talking a lot of that are people around me, credible people, that should be like, ‘Man, you don’t even know who Emmett Till is?’ He raised awareness to people who didn’t even know Emmett Till.
Future's dumbass on his and his father's ignorance and why this means Lil Wayne raised awareness.

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Stand Up

T.I. feat Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy

Stand Up - T.I. feat Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy

yeah… i meant to post this weeks ago… but yeah…


not really here for Marc Lamont Hill’s apologetic tone or the fact that he seemed to think Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and Rick Ross’ rape lyrics are equivalent… but the everyone else had great points.

rap lyrics and taking it too far.

Nicki Minaj - High School ft. Lil Wayne | Choreography by Tim Milgram (Official Dance Video) (by timmilgram)

Beat the pussy up like emmitt till
Lil Wayne
On the song Karate Chop with Future
And it was released during Black History Month
But that’s y’all dude though
daintyblackpegasus:

oMFG

inside i died a little

daintyblackpegasus:

oMFG

inside i died a little

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And this is why Kendrick Lamar is beautiful and perfect in every way. 

But we all know K. Dot is bout to be the hottest rapper in the game tho

I never got why they were setting him up like Wayne was his mentor or something. Like, your student surpassed you with the first lines he ever spat, gtfoh. That C4 was everything, tho.

I wanna listen to him. Anyone have any downloads?

If you go to datpiff.com you can get his mixtapes.

truth be told, i love what kendrick has to say but his delivery is pretty much an acquired taste. I think he’ll basically be another “was going to be the “savior” of hip hop but remained very niche for the most part” story. but i could be wrong.

newjaxxcity:

brya-she-rock:

newjaxxcity:

jonesydaking:

blacktemple:

And this is why Kendrick Lamar is beautiful and perfect in every way. 

But we all know K. Dot is bout to be the hottest rapper in the game tho

I never got why they were setting him up like Wayne was his mentor or something. Like, your student surpassed you with the first lines he ever spat, gtfoh. That C4 was everything, tho.

I wanna listen to him. Anyone have any downloads?

If you go to datpiff.com you can get his mixtapes.


truth be told, i love what kendrick has to say but his delivery is pretty much an acquired taste. I think he’ll basically be another “was going to be the “savior” of hip hop but remained very niche for the most part” story. but i could be wrong.

If lil Wayne met Tupac

  • Lil Wayne: Tupac? You're my inspiration! I can't believe I'm meeting you!
  • Tupac:
  • Lil Wayne:
  • Tupac:
  • Lil Wayne:
  • Tupac:
  • Lil Wayne:
  • Tupac: ...Nigga are those leggings?
  • Lil Wayne: but you had a nose ring and leather vest... i thought this was cool.
HYFR - Drake ft. Lil Wayne
throwback Cash Money, but post-unibrow Wayne

throwback Cash Money, but post-unibrow Wayne

saw this on twitter.

saw this on twitter.

Platinum in a week… what happens next?

Last night, someone told me he thought Lil Wayne’s sales dropped off more than everyone else who’s sold a million in a week. I felt he was incorrect, but had not run the numbers yet. So i did. Here are the results.

I specifically looked at artists who had sold at least a million albums in one week. It didn’t have to be their first week.

It appears there are a couple of albums where the decline wasn’t as much as everyone else. So i removed those artists for the next graph to see if we could visually detect a difference

For the most part it looks like there were a couple of artists who dropped off drastically and thus have a slope larger than the others (Lady Gaga, N’Sync, and Backstreet Boys).  There were a couple who didn’t really drop off much at all and thus have a slope smaller than the others, one that is more horizontal (see Eminem and 50 Cent… maybe Usher).  But everyone else has a similar drop off. This is all based on the visual.

Then, I became interested in how these types of sales (instantaneous) were affected when it came to the recession… So, i took a look at before 2008 and after 2008.

Basically, we’re seeing what many musicologists have spoken on for years - we can’t compare music sales now to music sales 10 years ago when it comes to initial sales or the ability to move huge numbers in one week… even among the elite music pushers.  However, when it comes to the slopes, it doesn’t appear to differentiate between then and now.

Finally, I created a table with the actual slopes printed so you could view those numbers.  It’s sorted by highest to lowest slope. 

And there you have it. Keep in mind, I haven’t loved a Wayne album since the original “Carter”. But the facts are the facts. The numbers are the numbers. His sales from the platinum week to the next aren’t different from the other people who’ve done it, not significantly anyway.

2000 was a great year for music… most of the albums that i couldn’t include came out either in 1999 or too early in 2000 to get the numbers from Hits Daily Double. What was so special about that year?

To answer the original question, it doesn’t appear that Lil Wayne’s weekly sales fell off by much more than anyone else… maybe people just really wish him to fail? I don’t know.

Update: Someone suggested to me that even with this particular group, more initial sales meant bigger falls. That’s actually the point I’m making with the platinum sellers vs everyone else. But I don’t know if we can make the case that higher initial sells with this group means steeper slopes. So I ran a visual of that next. If higher initial sales were related to the percent change in sales for this group, we would see a positive correlation on the graph ran.

***the y-axis or response axis takes the absolute value of the negative slopes from the table so that you’re seeing how much of a negative slope is associated with each point. If higher sales (the x-axis or horizontal axis) are associated with more negative slopes, then the scatter plot would show an overall positive correlation. I don’t see it. In fact, I would argue that i see a negative correlation… meaning higher initial sales actually corresponds to a less negative slope within this group of artists.