With Eminem & Royce’s Hell: The Sequel being only an EP and Jay-Z & Kanye’s Watch The Throne purposely being released with a lack of promotion,
Sorry 4 The Album Tha Carter IV was definitely the most anticipated full length Hip Hop album that we knew was going to be released sometime this year. Although it is unfair to compare this album to what Tha Carter III did three years ago, when you’re an artist of his magnitude people start critiquing your work against what you have already done, as opposed to other artist’s work. This is a great point to use with his album because while it’s not a great album, it’s still better than a lot of the stuff out there already. It’s just that three years in between installments of Tha Carter series, we expected better.
A large part in C4’s critical “failure” is the degression of Lil Wayne’s rap skills. Wayne’s flow has been through numerous phases throughout his career. Most were for the good, but some weren’t. Hit the jump as I go in depth with the phases and talk about the album.
Less than a week before the release of Tha Carter IV, Weezy finally releases the visual for “How To Love.”
This is definitely one of Wayne’s most impressive songs. “Lollipop” had to grow on me, but that song was impressive in large part from Static’s songwriting. I’ve looked for weeks to see who wrote this song, but I haven’t found anything that said Wayne didn’t write “How To Love,” so props to him. I didn’t think his songwriting abilities were strong enough to create this.
But anyways, hit the jump for the video. Besides the cheesy ending (4:50), this video was pretty cool.
The Throne puts out an official video after the album drops. Where dey do dat at? Doesn’t matter, though. They’re the GOATs. They stay winning.
Aziz Ansari makes a cameo. His movie comes out today. I see what they did there.
Hit the jump if you haven’t saw the video already.
So what had happened was….Originally I was suppose to interview Wiz Khalifa, but the day before his scheduled stop in Lewiston, NY for his “Rolling Papers Tour” , I was told that I couldn’t get the interview. However, his people were kind enough to give me a photo pass. So I took over 700 pictures of Wiz, Chevy Woods and Big Sean, who apparently was arrested for sexual assault after the show.
So hit the jump for the photos, but don’t forget where you got them from!