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Thursday, July 3, 2008

No Words...




Honestly, I literally had the same thought that Busta did at the end of the video after first seeing this over at 2Dopeboyz. I heard about Ne-Yo doing a freestyle over this song a few weeks ago but I figured he was singing but this is just too much for me to handle.

However, I'm going to try to put this lightly with the least amount of hate possible but... am I crazy or is Ne-Yo mercking this track better than Weezy did? I mean I know he's completely biting Wayne's flow but I totally think he gets him. I'm not even trying to be a contradictory asshole with this one.

9 comments:

Jesus Shuttlesworth said...

there's no way that's better than any of wayne's versions. but, it's miles ahead of "a billie," which honestly makes me want to throw something at my radio.

the video for this is better than wayne's, though. something about heel kicks in the air seems more Gene Kelly/Lucky the Leprechaun than hip hop to me.

DocZeus said...

I actually like Lil Wayne's version (it's my favorite track on C3 I think) but it's total nonsense. Miraculously, Ne-Yo's version is kind of dope, though. Maybe, I'm high.

Jordan said...

I really like the wayne video, but I'm sucker for stuff that kinda sort of maybe looks like a single take. And I thought the not being able to hear him when he goes to the bathroom was funny.

My favorite non-Wayne version is Lil Mama. I know it's too long, but it's pretty entertaining. Makes me think Lil Mama could be the next MC Lyte, which depressingly enough, seems like the limit for female rappers (in terms of lyricism). In this Ne-yo version, he's just bragging about writing songs for other artists and getting paid for it, which is just such a lame thing to brag about that it's tough to take him seriously. (I mean Irreplaceable is my shit, but still.)

DocZeus said...

The only non-Wayne version I've heard other than this one was "A Billie" which I only heard once and my reaction was ehh.

Jordan-

I hope your not forgetting about Lauryn when your talking about female emcees because L-Boogie in her prime was better than every MC not named Biggie, Nas, or Rakim. Had Lauryn continued rhyming, she could've been the damn G.O.A.T.

Jordan said...

I did kinda forget about Lauryn, but honestly I never really got that into her. It's been a few years since I listened to "miseducation," although I'll occasionally rock Doo Wop (that thing) or Everything is Everything, but I always thought her appeal was that she made good pop music by being able to sort of sing and sort of rap. (hypocrisy alert: Cee-lo is one of my favorite rappers) But you know, I wouldn't argue that Cee-lo's solo albums were that good, and "miseducation" kinda seems like more cohesive, boring Cee-lo solo album.

But don't take this critique seriously, as I haven't given Lauryn enough listens/thought to say anything definitively. That's just my quick dumb impression.

tray said...

It's a lot better than A Billi, but worse than A Milli.

Anonymous said...

its not half bad. i particularly enjoy the whole my middle name is more bread, last name than your bread, line.if this is actually directed against chris brown as I've heard, then could you please add it to your lamest beefs blog post you had. Ne-yo rapping? Weezy cant back down now. Dude needs to hop on a Neyo instrumental and sing right through. Sans autotune. La la la Man Im so sick of these rap songs, too tired of diss. I said Im so sick of remixing A millie shit, So why i cant I turn off the radio? - well, its a work in progress, holmes please bear w/ me. Like my idol weezy i dont believe in editing - jay kay

Anonymous said...

i meant to say "too tired to diss" in my ne-yo homage but again, i just freestyle my comments off the top of my codeine-filled dome so yknow how that goes. - jay kay

Don like Vito said...

ChaMILLIEonaire's version is definetly the BEST!!


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