Rebirth - Lil Wayne
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 137 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 53
  2. Negative: 38 out of 53
  1. 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: experiment with rock mixing it with hip-hop. So, for you, AWESOME or AWFUL? For me, AWESOME! Expand
  2. 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, 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
  3. Dec 11, 2010
    3
    i love Lil Wayne and i love rock music. This album isn't even rock. Its more electronic and rap. I didn't like this album at all. I was waiting for this rock album for ever. I think the rock songs he had on his mix-tape was better. I did like A few songs. Drop the world is the best song on the album. The whole album is hard to listen to. I would not suggest any body to buy this album, I want to give this album a good score because i love Wayne music but i can't. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2012
    1
    Congratulations, Wayne. You came off your best album (Tha Carter III) into this god-awful sloppy collage of music. Rock and rap don't mix, especially when the worst kind of rap mixes with the worst kind of rap. Lil' Wayne ran out of tricks after his best album and fell apart. A guest performance by Eminem is the only thing that saves every song from being completely worthless Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2013
    1
    I play Guitar I play Guitar I play Guitar I'm a rapper that Plays Guitar I play Guitar I play Guitar I'm a rapper that plays guitar I can play guitar (one strum) I play guitar, I play guitar guitar I can play guitar...
    (Drop the World great beat and lil wayne does a decent job with eminem, I'd give it a 7/10)
    (Runnin another great beat and creative lyrics by lil wayne I'd give it a 6/10)
    I play Guitar I play guitar guitar I can play guitar I rap while I play guitar I play guitar swag I play guitar..

    There, I pretty much rapped the entire album so you don't have to buy this POS album. I hope Lil wayne doesn't sue me for copyright.

    You're all welcome
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  6. Jul 13, 2012
    1
    Drop The World. That was it for this album and that's sad. He's a rap artist. He's literally making a mockery of rock on this album. This is something that shouldn't get a sequel. REAL rock is something of the past. It doesn't belong to Lil Wayne. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2011
    0
    this album sucks this not rock music at all the lyric's suck lil wayne can not sing to save his own life this album is proof he is and alway's will be the worst rapper alive and the worst musician alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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