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“YM Banger” – Review Of Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/martian-chronicles-the-lil-wayne-simile-counter"> There has never been a rapper like Lil Wayne--and there probably won't be one akin to him for some time. Aside from being one of the few rappers who still sells considerable amount of units on the regular, his character traits keep his name in the news when he's not holed up in the studio. The brazen yet nonchalant approach towards recording; Dwayne Carter easily churns out 200 songs annually. The stylistic dexterity that ignites his drive is merely analogical reasoning on the 3rd grade reading level and obviously wouldn't cut it for most artists trying to find a niche in such methods. And of course, his highly public debacles (impregnating multiple women, consistent run-ins with the law, male on male lip-bonding) that would make an otherwise burgeoning rapper's career spiral down the drain, but for Weezy, the bounds of his popularity continue to ascend through aerospace. Recorded in preparation for his absence due to a state-appointed vacation stemming from an illegal weapons possession, I Am Not A Human Being is a direct extension of Wayne's last outing, Rebirth, opposed to his last widely recognized album Tha Carter III. Rock-tinged anomalies of songs---much of which has be the apple of Wayne's affection as of late---pepper the LP to distinct the recipe of his preferred cookbook. The <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/lil-wayne-i-am-not-a-human-being-video">centerpieced title track</a> is a thrashed onslaught of heavy metal where Wayne exercises his inner rockstar to separate himself from the rest of the pack.

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The Week That Was: The Road To A3C Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/nas-writes-a-letter-to-def-jam-over-lost-tapes-2"> Even though <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-the-official-2010-a3c-mixtape-part-two">A3C</a> was at the forefront of our minds this week, we still had work to do around here: -- To the surprise of no one, Kobe picked himself to win in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/kobe-bryant-says-he-would-beat-lebron-james-one-on-one">one-on-one against LeBron</a>.

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Martian Chronicles: The Lil Wayne Simile Counter

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=137417"> Viva la Weezy! Lil Wayne’s kind-of-new album that was recorded half a year ago just dropped, and like most of his projects, the metaphors, similes and punch lines are aplenty. Maybe it’s because we missed <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lil-wayne">Wayne</a>, but there seem to be an exorbitant amount of similes on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/i-am-not-a-human-being">I Am Not A Human Being</a>.

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Did Lil Wayne Screw Mom & Pops?

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<a href="http://www.billboard.com/news/lil-wayne-s-i-am-not-a-human-being-sets-1004116994.story#/news/lil-wayne-s-i-am-not-a-human-being-sets-1004116994.story"> Looks as if Wayne decided to skip regular retail outlets, giving digital outlets the sales jump on his latest EP and pissing off a few folks in the process. "Lil Wayne is giving himself a nice birthday present on Monday (Sept. 27), but brick-and-mortar merchants haven't been invited to the party. The rapper released his next album, "I Am Not a Human Being," initially through digital channels only, with the physical release coming out two weeks later on Oct. 12. The physical album will have 12 tracks, two more than the digital release. "According to sources, Cash Money/Universal Motown is projecting first week digital sales of 90,000 units for "I Am Not a Human Being"; second week digital sales of 25,000 units, and then the third week of digital and first week of physical is expected to do sales of 225,000 units, with 20,000 of that coming from digital. "Most brick-and-mortar merchants worry that putting a digital release out early could turn into a trend. "Its disturbing," says one merchant. "Its definitely putting brick-and-mortar second, and we are going to lose business that we would normally get. How is the consumer going to know that the album will have a second physical release?"" Read the rest at <a href="http://www.billboard.com/news/lil-wayne-s-i-am-not-a-human-being-sets-1004116994.story#/news/lil-wayne-s-i-am-not-a-human-being-sets-1004116994.story">Billboard</a>.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Lil Wayne – “I Am Not A Human Being” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/tech-n9ne-talks-about-visiting-lil-wayne-in-jail"> I always approach releases from incarcerated rappers and posthumous efforts with a bit of trepidation, wondering how the key character's lack of input effects the final product. The title track for his upcoming EP features the warbling <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lil-wayne">Weezy</a>, which we've grown accustomed, but it sounds like a Rebirth leftover and actually sounds more grounded than his usual extraterrestrial offers.

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Lil Wayne Feat. Drake – “Right Above It”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-lil-wayne-feat-drake-right-above-it"> "We are not the same...I am a martian..." Our beloved incarcerated extraterrestrial warned us he didn't have a blood type and now we're going to be dealt the Bruce Banner gamma rays on his birthday. I'm Not A Human EP in stores on the day he was hatched from the mothership: September 27th. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/drake">Drizzy</a> goes missing after he drops the opening verse.


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