Friday, March 6, 2009

Lil Wayne - "Prom Queen" (Official Video)

Did you know Lil Wayne was releasing a ROCK album?  Yup. It's crazy but true. Weezy was so bored with killin' the rap game that he decided he wanted to tackle rock music. He has always been very open about his interest in all kinds of music, especially rock, so this makes some sense. It is still tough to imagine someone at the top of their game deciding to switch genres "just for the hell of it" though.

Rappers like Ice-T, Cypress Hill, Jay-Z and many others have released rock singles or albums in the past but it was usually when they were looking to spark some new interest in their music after they had fallen off a bit. Jay-Z was the exception because he was just messing around with Linkin Park on that mashup album and still sold a ton of records. Lil Wayne is dropping this after dropping the best selling "The Carter 3" just last year. That takes some balls but he "just don't give a F%#k" apparently.

I pretty much hated this song at first.  I just couldn't wrap my head around it. I can get down with rock but I just couldn't get past the fact that it was Weezy singing about a "Prom Queen" while playing the guitar. After a few more listens and trying to forget who made the track, I have to admit, I actually like this song. It's definitely something you would hear on any typical rock station these days and the melody is definitely good. I'm sure a lot of hardcore rock fans would have a lot of criticism and could pick it apart but you have to admit it's decent.

The new album is called "The Rebirth" and is currently scheduled to drop on May 19, 2009. I'm not sure I will buy the whole thing but I will definitely check it out.
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