One of the biggest rappers in the game, Lil Wayne, is known for giving the people quality music with his mixtapes, such as the music heard on The Dedication, The Droughts, and even the 09′ release of No Ceilings. Lil Wayne’s free tapes are more anticipated than most albums. So when news of Sorry 4 The Wait hit the net fans were amped up knowing that not only would The Carter 4 drop soon, but we were also getting new music to hold us over until then, but does Sorry 4 the Wait increase hype for The Carter 4, or make us wish he waited even longer.
I never thought the day would come when I felt like Wayne dropped a forgettable sub par mixtape, but Sorry 4 the Wait was nothing more than ten songs rapped over other artist tracks (YC’s Racks on Racks, Adele’s Rolling In Deep, and Rick Ross’s Tupac Back, to name a few.), talking about the same familiar topics, money, drugs, and women, in the most un-creative way. It’s just an overall disappointment.
Don’t get me wrong. Wayne’s charisma, energy, and cleverness can be heard all over this, but it’s nothing we haven’t heard before. I don’t feel that he elevated a majority of these tracks, and some he should have just left alone (Drake’s Marvin’s Room).
The song Groove St Party has received a lot of attention because it featured one of the most eccentric rappers coming up, Lil’ B. Wayne’s part isn’t amazing, it’s alright, but as soon as you hear Lil’ B’s voice you instantly know your in for a acid trip inspired verse. Not a single word rhymed, completely off beat, and spewing 16 bars of nonsense that will make you replay this song time and time again.
Overall it’s short, it’s free, its Wayne, so I’m sure many will enjoy Sorry 4 the Wait. And maybe he’s saving all the mind blowing lyricism, out of this world production, and Drake features for The Carter 4. Or maybe this is a sign that this super star is slowly running out of steam, because personally I think mixtapes that sample other artist songs is not only played out, but lazy. If you really want to apologize for pushing back your album then give us some quality original music.
Travis Phillips, Contributor