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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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One More
One more, one more, one more, one more I got one more song I must sing Ting-a-ling Freedom ring I got one more song I must sing Simple song, so sing... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. 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 62
  2. Negative: 46 out of 62
  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. mattycrat
    Mar 19, 2010
    4
    It's admirable that he tried to enter a genre and establish something, but it didn't work. As for the rating of "0", no way. This It's admirable that he tried to enter a genre and establish something, but it didn't work. As for the rating of "0", no way. This is not a good album, but it's not the most awful. It had some redeeming qualities but those qualities fall quite short of the flaws. Expand
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. JDonner
    Feb 3, 2010
    0
    One and a half months into 2010 and I
  7. Jun 3, 2011
    0
    Hip Hop went from LL Cool J, Boogie Down Productions, RUN DMC, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe called Quest, Kool G Rap, NWA, Too Short, Nas,Hip Hop went from LL Cool J, Boogie Down Productions, RUN DMC, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe called Quest, Kool G Rap, NWA, Too Short, Nas, pioneers of Hip Hop to this!!! Hip Hop hasn't even lasted half a century and albums like this get Platinum certification and are able to be Mainstream. Hip Hop is going downhill and more ignorant fans emerge from the surface, where is the Hip Hop fans who could acknowledge support the great artists, don't look for the commericial artists find the real ones. Expand

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