Rebirth

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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 177 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.
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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 60
  2. Negative: 44 out of 60
  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 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 playI 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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  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. Nov 11, 2016
    0
    This album just proves what is wrong with modern day rap music this album is truly dreadful. I do wish I'd never listened to it I want thatThis album just proves what is wrong with modern day rap music this album is truly dreadful. I do wish I'd never listened to it I want that time back. Way too much auto tune and nonsensical lyrics like all his music. Expand
  7. Arcticcloak
    Feb 5, 2010
    0
    This album is like being dragged through hell with nails raping you in the a**. This is some of the worst music i've ever heard in a This album is like being dragged through hell with nails raping you in the a**. This is some of the worst music i've ever heard in a very long time. First of all Wayne wants to be the greatest of everything but is finally figuring out he's terrible at it. He uses auto-tune more than any other useless half singing idiot in the music industry. This guy deserved the jail time after releasing this crap and his groupie fan base should stop lying to them selves. This crap is like getting shot and surviving with a hole lodged in your chest. Expand

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