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  • Summary: On his seventh album called Rebirth, Lil Wayne fuses rock with his rap lyrical flow and features guest appearances from Eminem, Shanell (aka SNL), Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj, and others.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Rebirth" has moments of genius, and those moments almost always coincide with coupling fiery emotion with punk's propulsive rhythm.
  2. The problem is that Wayne has very questionable taste in rock. He splutters and wails over tracks stuffed with aggro stomp and bland riffage; it sounds like he's been holing up with a bunch of Spymob and Incubus records.
  3. Concocting the world's finest excrement-related rhymes, Rebirth is most definitely a flop, terribly unsexy, and contains surprisingly few shit jokes.
  4. A nimble, almost balletic rapper on countless mixtapes, singles, and Billboard-topping collaborations, the 27-year-old comes across both muddled and belligerent on the much-delayed, extensively leaked Rebirth.
  5. The result is not a rock record as much as a total misperception of what makes a rock record. The base elements are all here (the sex and sleaze and guitar solos), but they're delivered in such a flat, awkward way that they feel interpreted by an alien.
  6. There’s nothing wrong with experimentation, and a handful of rock tracks here could have worked well. But to make a whole album based around a sound Lil Wayne is so inexperienced with is simply outrageous.
  7. The derivativeness quickly overwhelms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 57
  2. Negative: 42 out of 57
  1. JosephG.
    Apr 12, 2010
    10
    Okay, Children. Look at this album as a Lil' Wayne Project.. its just incredible what this man can do.
  2. Cody
    Feb 2, 2010
    9
    I like it but its definitely different from anything else he's done. I wouldn't call it rock per se, more of a rap-rock, but most I like it but its definitely different from anything else he's done. I wouldn't call it rock per se, more of a rap-rock, but most of all its just Lil Wayne. Expand
  3. scotty
    Feb 4, 2010
    4
    Guess what folks, unlike what people below are saying Wayne never really sings. He has auto-tune on his voice almost through the whole album Guess what folks, unlike what people below are saying Wayne never really sings. He has auto-tune on his voice almost through the whole album and is usually just rapping even then. The only song people might like is Drop the world. Other than that almost every other song is just rock.....dumbed down. Songs like Da Da Da and many others are almost unlistenable. Wayne needs a rebirth, back to the older days. Expand
  4. JimK
    Feb 2, 2010
    1
    Ugh. I gave it 1 more point than it deserved for the sheer audacity due wayne for getting this released... Finally.
  5. Apr 4, 2015
    1
    I really don't understand Lil Wayne's decision to make this album. This isn't even music. I've barely listened to the album but I know for aI really don't understand Lil Wayne's decision to make this album. This isn't even music. I've barely listened to the album but I know for a fact that it was completely ridiculous of Lil Wayne to even think of making a rock album. Lil Wayne is a hip hop artist, not a member of Weezer. So the beats make zero sense, they are plain weird. And his decision to make a rock album was ruined even more that Lil Wayne doesn't even make an attempt at rapping at all on this album, except for on "Drop the World". This album is honestly an F to me, and I barely even have to listen to it to figure that out. Highlights: "Drop the World" (especially helped by Eminem). Worst song: "Knockout" (I hate to admit it, but Nicki was worse than Wayne on this) and everything else. Expand
  6. danny
    Feb 5, 2010
    0
    a joke, and truly annoying to listen to, I do not know what he was trying to go for. But i do know he absolutely failed at trying.
  7. MarcA
    Feb 5, 2010
    0
    Exsqueez me? Baking powder? SEVEN albums? You gotta be f*cking kidding me, right? If you ask me that's seven albums too many from this Exsqueez me? Baking powder? SEVEN albums? You gotta be f*cking kidding me, right? If you ask me that's seven albums too many from this pathetic excuse for an "entertainer." Anyone that buys this shit needs their head examined because you obviously have severe brain damage. This is not music, he is not an artist and he definitely shouldn't be "singing." People that buy this shit are what's wrong with America today. Expand

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