Rebirth - Lil Wayne
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 145 Ratings

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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.
Score distribution:
  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. Lil Wayne’s status and influence is now clearly working against him, the choice to release a rock record has backfired, yet obviously no-one has had the guts or inclination to tell him that the overblown choruses and riffs of Rebirth drag him away from the in-your-face lyricism and unorthadox flows that he is best at.
  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. Herein lays Wayne's problem: he clearly has no understanding of rock.
  6. Rebirth is career suicide for everybody except for Lil’ Wayne, just as hanging with him drug-wise for a night would be (I see him coaching a new friend, “No, you have to inhale through your eye“).
  7. The songs might have been better as parodies than as imitations, although “Knockout” — a Coldplay homage backing a raunchy lyric — comes close to being both.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 54
  2. Negative: 39 out of 54
  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. Dec 14, 2010
    9
    I don't know why the album had f***ing negative reviews, we need to go to new music experiences, and that was what Lil Wayne had done:I don't know why the album had f***ing negative reviews, we need to go to new music experiences, and that was what Lil Wayne had done: experiment with rock mixing it with hip-hop. So, for you, AWESOME or AWFUL? For me, AWESOME! Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    5
    Ok so the album wasnt great but it doesnt deserve a 0... and it also certainly does not deserve a 10. Anyway, Wayne is just experimenting, itsOk so the album wasnt great but it doesnt deserve a 0... and it also certainly does not deserve a 10. Anyway, Wayne is just experimenting, its what artist do. Dont hate just because its not what you expected, thats just selfish. The guy knows what hes doing and could care less if you doubt him. Wayne loves all music and thats what makes him so successful. I love the fact that he can rap his way to rock, its what makes him unique. The guy is an alien he can do what he wants. I would know, were from the same planet... haha 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. Oct 7, 2014
    1
    This album is complete garbage with no good songs in it. Why would anyone think this album is good? Don't buy this Auto tune garbage withThis album is complete garbage with no good songs in it. Why would anyone think this album is good? Don't buy this Auto tune garbage with guitars and awful awful awful 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. BobB
    Feb 9, 2010
    0
    This album makes me want to slice off my ears.

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