Lil? Wayne, jailbird, still topping charts

by Hlumelo Williams

Lil? Wayne A.K.A Weezy is indeed the best rapper alive. Jail or not, he never fails his die-hard fans! Weezy has proven to us that he is in fact, ?not a human being?. A track list going from ?Gonorrhea? to ?Bill Gates?, you cannot help but be intrigued by Weezy?s talent.

Earlier this year, Lil? Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison for illegal gun possession but that does not stop the controversial rapper from topping the charts. Lil? Wayne released his eighth album, and second album this year, I Am Not A Human Being, while still in jail, on his birthday, 27th September this year digitally on iTunes and physical copies were released on the 12 October 2010. The album has twelve tracks which feature Young Money artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga.

The Young Money lead was in fact supposed to release Tha Carter 4 this year but according to news sources, the album will be released sometime in 2011. Weezy?s lyrical style is very playful compared to other rappers in the industry. His ability to entertain with his lyrics is because they are intended to make the listener react. The fusion of rock and hardcore hip hop illustrates versatility and makes this album one of Weezy?s best albums yet. According to the hip hop and R&B blog,, ?This marks as the eighth top ten release the incarcerated rapper has earned throughout his career.? I Am Not A Human Being topped to number 2 on the billboard 200 behind Kenny Chesney who?s at number 1. ?Right Above It?, which is also one of my favourite tracks on the album, is the first single from the album. According to news sources, the song debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Tracks that particularly stand out to me on the album are; ?Right Above It? ft Drake, ?What?s Wrong With Them? ft Nicki Minaj, and ?YM Salute? ft Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, and Nicki Minaj.

This controversial rapper has been successful for too long for anything to stand in his way. With a successful crew and an album coming out next year, it is clear to all of us that having a criminal record will not taint Lil? Wayne?s career. For all the die-hard FreeWeezy fans, the rapper will be released on November 4th this year. Fans can follow Weezy on twitter,!/liltunechi.



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