When our sister publication LA Weekly reported that Lil Wayne finally dropped his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait and freestyled over white chick rapper du jour Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci in a track by "Lil Tunechi," I got a little, well, nervous.
Haters may diss Kreayshawn's one-hit wonder of a song as a joke, but in its essence, you can read it as a feminist anthem ("I got swag and it's pumping out my ovaries") that celebrates creativity ("editor/director plus I'm my own boss") and individuality ("basic bitches wear that shit so I don't even bother"). And even if that crazy do-or-die hook of "one big room, full of bad bitches" didn't make loop-de-loops inside my head constantly, I at least had another reason to love that supersaturated video to pieces.
By freestyling Lil Waynisms (the usual litany of sex and violence, among others: "tootchitoochi totatooli fuck around and pop ya/my homie's got a white girl call it lady gaga/glock, fourtini, ninacolada/suck, swallow, semencolada") over that indelible hook, Lil Wayne subjugates Kreayshawn's message--and indeed, her total schtick--in his version ("All my hoes dirty like welcome mats"). And sure, his freestyle is solid, hard and fun--it takes this song and runs with it. I just didn't like where he brought it.
Listen to the song after the jump, or stream the whole mixtape here.
BTW--Sorry 4 the Wait
was made available for the masses because
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is taking forever, but Lil Wayne did say that the album is "totally done," and features contributions from Nas, Tech N9ne, Cee-Lo, John Legend, Busta Rhymes, Shyne, and Jadakiss, as well as production from Swizz Beatz. It's set for an August 29t release date.