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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: 16 out of 66
  2. Negative: 46 out of 66
  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. SaiM.
    Apr 5, 2010
    10
    I didn't get into the album that much when i first heard it. later on it grew on me and lil wayne is a genius with his catchy phrases. I didn't get into the album that much when i first heard it. later on it grew on me and lil wayne is a genius with his catchy phrases. sure lil wayne uses auto tune and vocoders but who doesn't? Expand
  3. TristD
    Feb 3, 2010
    6
    Hey cut him some slack. He was just having fun. Yes, the album sounds terrible but weezy is a genius and he'll make up for it on Tha Carter IV.
  4. Apr 25, 2015
    1
    Lil Wayne already struggles with being a good rapper and this is the crowning achievement of pure garbage. Some Wayne Stans would say he'sLil Wayne already struggles with being a good rapper and this is the crowning achievement of pure garbage. Some Wayne Stans would say he's being creative and artistic, but the truth is Rebirth is a complete artistic failure with bad production, bad lyrics and just plain badness. 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. Jan 28, 2020
    0
    Sorry excuse for rock music. I welcome rap and rock being combined but this is a horrible attempt, made my ears almost bleed.
  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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