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on 18 October 2010
Lil Wayne is one of the most prolific rappers of the past 5 years, and whether you're a fan or not, his influence on the game can't be underestimated. Even though he's been in jail for most of 2010, over the past year Wayne has released the No Ceilings mixtape, Rebirth, We Are Young Money, and now I Am Not A Human Being. And that's without all the collaborations he's featured on (Eminem's No Love is a classic), and the countless videos he filmed in the run up to his jail time.
This is for the fans.
If you weren't a fan of the rockier Rebirth album, then check out I Am Not A Human Being. Although the title track could easily have slotted in on that album, there's some absolute hip hop gold from Weezy on here. It's a grower no doubt, so don't be surprised if it takes a few listens to feel every track.
Obviously this is all music Wayne recorded before he went to jail in early 2010, and some versions of the tracks have been around in different forms. Including the track 'Single' which also appears on his amazing No Ceilings mixtape.
It's a tight album, with many collaborations from his Young Money army (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Lil' Twist etc). The opener is a real banger, and there's a good mix of hard beats, great verses, bar songs and slower songs. While perhaps it doesn't have the depth of the Carter albums, it's a great album that will definitely please his fans.
I loved Rebirth, so I'm hesitant to say it's a return to form. It's just a great album, period. Buy it.