Lil Wayne has claimed to be the best rapper alive. The album Funeral highlights why his bars are so legendary.
Lil Wayne has been one of the most consistent artists of the 21st century. His reputation for dropping quality music is legendary. He is also one of the most influential rappers to ever grace the mic.
Rappers of the new generation like Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert look like him. The iconic dreads, the face tattoos and the ability to cross over and sing all came from Lil Wayne. Wayne has been able to transcend hip hop and become a rock star.
The anticipation that came when it was known he was going to drop Funeral which is his thirteenth studio album was usual for Wayne. The album also came with the usual leaks of his music before the project was dropped. All in all, it looks like he will have another number one album when it is all said and done.
The songs that stand out on this album are the ones where he just flat-out grabs the mic and spits. “Mahogany” and “Mama Mia” which were highly talked about cuts on the album, remind you of songs like “A Milli” and “Megaman” where he just goes in from start to finish.
“Line Em Up” and “Piano Trap” also highlight the Grammy-award winners’ ability to rap circles around the competition.
This album has its melodic moments also. Songs like “Sights and Sounds” with the Dream shows the rapper’s ability to cross genres and still be able to command respect from fans of hardcore rap.
He said he wanted this album to sound like music today. The features highlighted that statement. Artists like Jay Rock, 2 Chainz, Takeoff, Lil Baby and Big Sean were all featured on the album. All are artists that people love to listen to today.
When you listen to Lil Wayne you know you are going to get one-liners that make you chuckle to yourself. Lines like “I don’t sleep, but I’m living out my dreams” (“I Don’t Sleep”) and “You n–gas are talking too much s–t. I’m about to get the plumber” (“Mama Mia”) are some examples of the funny lyrics you’ll enjoy when you listen to a Wayne album.
When this album came out it was trending on Twitter. If you were living under a rock you would have still heard that this album dropped. While the project definitely isn’t the best Wayne album it’s great that this legendary artist still makes music.