Writer Uses Lil’ Wayne’s Prison Release as Excuse for Sipping Haterade – Lil’ Wayne is just about to be released from prison for drug charges, and this writer can not wait to see the music world lit up again by the gleam of Lil’ Wayne’s gold and diamond-encrusted teeth.
But rather than focus on his physical appearance and dopey facial expressions, let’s just consider for a moment what this guy really is. He is, as Bill Hicks might say, just another fevered ego tainting our collective consciousness.
He is the embodiment of selfishness and ignorance, a corporate subsidy, and his only purpose is sales. There is no message, except that he wants to make money. If one was to condense all of his lyrics into one sentence, it would be, “Look at me! Please, look at me!”
Wayne has a song where he opens by saying, “I am not a human being.”
If being a human being entails using the brain to create lyrics that make sense, then yes I agree. I know Tupac Shakur caught a lot of flak for his lyrics, but at least Tupac occasionally sang about good things that promoted human well-being. Hell, even when Tupac was singing about bad things he at least formed it into a cohesive story.
Sure, his songs can be catchy and has a good beat. And that’s usually all people really care about. But, upon hearing his lyrics we can automatically tell that a) they’re mostly b.s. and exaggerated tall tales, and b) there is nothing of intellectual value in them at all. In fact, if anything, they’re just reinforcing the establishment. Lil’ Wayne and his somewhat bigoted, sexist, and violent lyrical content is still the same thing that has been hashed out by the music industry, even going back to 1970s and 1980s rock n’ roll.
Here’s Lil’ Wayne again from his song “I am not a human being.”
And if this aint hip hop it must be me hop
Im higher than a tree top
She lick my lo-llipop
I still get my candy from your girlfriends sweet shop
Now, compare with AC/DC’s “She’s Got Balls”.
She’s got soul my lady
Likes to crawl my lady
All around the floor on her hands and knees
Because she likes to please me