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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dwayne Carter Kills His Career...




I know but I'm not the target audience for this type of shit but...

Jesus Christ in heavens, this is bad! Unbelievably bad. I'm absolutely speechless. Horrified! How can God allow this to come to pass?

Number One Hit...

6 comments:

Trey Stone said...

i think people're taking themselves way too seriously in dissing this. namely, because

a) the beat's dope
b) the song's hilarious.

it's like Wayne's bizarro take on those shitty 50 Cent singles. an anti-sellout take on a sellout song if you will. he'll be lucky if it's a big hit though. would be pretty left-field, i think.

Jordan said...

Yeah I gotta cosign what trey said, in that I think Wayne's intentionally trying to fuck with people. After years of putting out these ridiculously critically acclaimed mixtapes and performing "gossip" at the BET awards, then turning around and doing a lazy t-painified 50 cent song for his first single. That said I still don't enjoy it, and I'll take a song with good rapping over an elaborate joke every time.

padraig said...

I don't really care one way or the other, but I highly doubt it's as elaborate as trey stone says. not to say that wayne doesn't know what's up, cause clearly he's a sharp dude, but I think it's just his take on a mainstream hit which happens to be a little weird by dint of his weirdness. plus, how is it a sellout song if there's nothing sell out in the first place? I think a lot of people don't really get the concept of "selling out". not to criticize Wayne, but when has he ever made some kind of stance against mainstream, corporate garbage (actually, he might've, cause I don't really pay too much attention to him)? just cause he puts out quirky mixtapes that pitchfork-types love doesn't mean he holds to some mythic anti-mainstream ideal.

like doc zeus though, I'm clearly not in the demographic being targeted. I'll say this as well - this song is still infinitely less terrible than that Roots/Fall Out Boy joint.

Jordan said...

Wayne doesn't really take a stand against mainstream corporate garbage but his whole "best rapper alive" thing implies that he feels being a good rapper is something to aspire to, as opposed to the jeezy "not a rapper" stance. In this song he's clearly not trying to rap well, which is a bit less than what we've come to expect.

Trey Stone said...

yeah, i was using "sellout" in a real broad sense. i guess, say, a pandering record? i dunno. can't think of a good word.

i wouldn't necessarily say it's an elaborate "i'm gonna put out the worst single possible as a joke" deal, but i would think Wayne realizes how self-consciously weird it is. at least i hope so. otherwise he really should tone down the syrup/weed/whatever.

you're right that Wayne isn't an anti-mainstream artist or anything (he does appear on everyone and their mother's record after all,) but i do think he's probably the most unique mainstream rapper of the moment, especially considering the material that typically comes out of the South.

and this song shits on "Birthday Girl," but i cracked up at that "unofficial" video almost as much the first time i saw it

Anonymous said...

I personally dont think its that bad. i do think its a bit longer than it needs to be and it kinda drifts from being weirdly catchy to just a bit indulgent. i've always expected weezy's crossover attempts to be lame. he functions best in his own universe. when he attempts to translate that into some sorta mainstream-appeasing platform, he always seems to trip up. I blame jay-z for making rappers aspire towards crossing over and succeeding. everyone's attempt at making their 'izzo' or 'hard knock life' just reeks. just like the standard club or 'for the ladies' track. but thats just me. I still look forward to 'the carter 3' and so the syrup needs to be confisticated. terror squad called, 'LEAN BACK' weezy - jaykay