Y’know what’s better than Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” single “John,” aka “If I Die Today?” A totally different, new single from the same album, “She Will.” And a complete tracklist from the effort.
It’s raining men on the new album with guest spots from Nas, TechN9ne, John Legend, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Bun B, Jadakiss… add just a couple more, and you’d have yourself a Drake album! Bad-um-bum!
Speaking of Drizzy, he too shows up on the set, on this latest single to emerge. “She Will” is a slower jam than we’re used to hearing, but lyrically exactly what you’d expect a song called “She Will” to sound. What will she do? Let Tunechi explain it to you, with Drake holding down the looping hook. It’s a case of mentor taking after the likes of his mentee. It mostly works, or at least it works a lot better than Lil Wayne’s other emo attempt, “How to Love.” And, yes, that cut made the, erm, cut.
And I can’t put my finger on it, but that light synth line is ringing a bell… it’s like the creep-out music from video game “Phantasmagoria…” hardly fodder for mood music, but it’s Weezy’s circus, we’re just watching it.
Harry Belafonte-sampling single “6 Foot 7” also is on the tracklist. “Tha Carter IV” has a Aug. 29 release date.
Here is the tracklist for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV”:
2. Blunt Blowin
4. 6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz)
5. Nightmares Of The Bottom
6. She Will (feat. Drake)
7. How To Hate (feat. T-Pain)
8. Interlude (feat. Tech N9ne)
9. John (feat. Rick Ross)
11. So Special (feat. John Legend)
12. How To Love
13. President Carter
14. Its Good (feat. Drake & Jadakiss)
15. Outro (feat. Bun B, Nas, Shyne & Busta Rhymes)