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  • Summary: With Southern sounds, spacey themes, and smooth rhymes, the rapper returns from incarceration with his latest release of hip-hop hits.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    {A] far superior effort [than Rebirth]. [Feb 2011, p.84]
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    77
    Lil Wayne's latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, is not as experimental as the rapper's previous rock-tinged "Rebirth" set that arrived earlier this year, and most fans will likely appreciate this.
  3. This is too short and scattered to put on his top shelf, but it comes awfully close, which is downright astonishing considering the circumstances.
  4. 60
    Though this is a flawed and scattershot project, Wayne remains an artist who makes music like a patissier--his songs are frivolous, delicious, and meant to be relished for just a moment.
  5. 60
    It's a perfunctory affair, further fragmented on my download version by the muting of Wayne's stream of expletives, which renders large parts of it unintelligible.
  6. It's unclear whether the creative languor stems from the inherent commercial pressure of being the Young Money meal ticket or whether Wayne has exhausted his ideas after compressing a career's worth of songs into three years.
  7. I Am Not a Human Being is kind of a crummy album, rife with laziness and repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    Fanatastic comeback Album by the self proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" and with the skills displayed in this album he wouldn't be lying byFanatastic comeback Album by the self proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" and with the skills displayed in this album he wouldn't be lying by suggesting this. With a selection of great beats with a mix of fast a slow rapping Wayne shows his fans what he is made of and really cements his place on the small list of Hip Hop Greats. With lines like "I'll let my goons rush ya, like moscow" you are in a state shock and it doesn't stop with lines similar all the way through the Album. This really is a Great album by the Incarcerated Rapper and deserves the top spot for Best Rap album this year improving on the less than impressive attempt from the Eminem and the disapponting yet OK effort from his own protege Drake. Overall a great classic and I'm sure he will be back with plenty more where that came from on his next project, the long awaited "Tha Carter IV". Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2010
    8
    After The Carter 3, the Weezy Effect 2 was just OK, but not nearly cohesive enough to even be listened to as an album. We Are Young Money hadAfter The Carter 3, the Weezy Effect 2 was just OK, but not nearly cohesive enough to even be listened to as an album. We Are Young Money had much the same problem, and Rebirth was just a disaster. Unfortunately, with I Am Not a Human Being, Wayne has developed what I would describe as rap-A.D.D... his lyrics have been broken down into simple couplets instead of full verses throughout. That said, this is his first album since Carter III that reaches nearly the same level of lyrical wit. I think it's pretty damn cohesive from beginning to end, and only 'Popular' gets tired in the middle (I skip that song now). I do notice that Weezy's Young Money cohorts (who gave me the impression of ineptitude in We Are Young Money) outshine him completely on some songs here, especially in the opening track. All things considered, though, this album redeemed Wayne in a big way for me, and I was starting to worry. It's a big relief. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    8
    "I am not a human being" is a preview - and may I say a very good one- for Lil Waynes long-awaited album "Tha Carter IV". It is not meant to"I am not a human being" is a preview - and may I say a very good one- for Lil Waynes long-awaited album "Tha Carter IV". It is not meant to be an album, it is something to keep fans waiting until Weezy comes out. The album itself, has lots of good rhyming, great beats that play with your emotions, and most of all it has Weezy. F. Baby. The album is one that you can repeatedly listen to, and one that I would recommend buying. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2010
    6
    Not a bad album. Lil' Wayne has made better though. If you're a die hard fan of Lil Wayne, you'll love it. If you're a casual rap fan, betterNot a bad album. Lil' Wayne has made better though. If you're a die hard fan of Lil Wayne, you'll love it. If you're a casual rap fan, better take a listen before you buy as this is hit or miss. I like more songs than I don't like. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2012
    4
    The more lil wayne makes albums the more his lyrics die down. It's going to get to the point where lil wayne cant even rhyme or even right aThe more lil wayne makes albums the more his lyrics die down. It's going to get to the point where lil wayne cant even rhyme or even right a decent punch line. He should just stop rapping. Or go back to the Tha Carter I-II & Dedication days Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2012
    3
    Lil' Wayne is a joke. He thinks he's a good rapper which is incredibly surprising considering he has one trick (his punchlines), which he usesLil' Wayne is a joke. He thinks he's a good rapper which is incredibly surprising considering he has one trick (his punchlines), which he uses too much. He has lost all his creativity and originality. The "Best rapper alive" is a horrible artist who has become predictable on this album Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2011
    0
    this album suck's lil wayne is the worst rapper alive and the worst musician alive this album suck's the lyric's suck asthis album suck's lil wayne is the worst rapper alive and the worst musician alive this album suck's the lyric's suck as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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