Lil Wayne, "Right Above It"

Track Review
3.5

Lil Wayne doesn't plan to let legal troubles stop him from releasing a digital EP titled "I Am Not a Human Being" this year. The first single lacks the impact of the rap star's previous hits, but it's still a reliable Young Money anthem, on which Wayne and protégé Drake marvel at their success over the triumphant touch-tone sounds of producer Kane Beatz. While Drake weighs the pros and cons of fame, Wayne delivers scatterbrained witticisms in his nasally growl. Always loathe to stay on topic, Wayne can't resist an unrelated pair of au courant, truncated metaphors: "All of my riders do not give a fuck-X Games/Guns turn you boys into pussies-sex change." Timeliness isn't a priority for Weezy and company, as "Right Above It" happily glosses over the rapper's present state of incarceration.

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