Thursday, June 4, 2015

Best New Track: Lil Wayne's "Glory"

So, Wayne could be back.

After joining TIDAL, Jay-Z's questionable streaming service, as a co-owner, Lil Wayne also released his new single "Glory" yesterday as a TIDAL exclusive. Coming from the self-proclaimed "best rapper alive" and one of hip-hop's hardest working stars, it should be no surprise that this new, non-stop rhymefest is pretty good.

But, after a pretty weird few years and phantom, should-be 11th and 12th albums (Tha Carter V and Free Weezy, respectively, supposedly), it's typical Wayne to show up amidst his legal and creative messes and drop some solo fire. Since no one, likely including Wayne, knows when his albums are coming - I guess Weezy got a little antsy and just needed the platform to release it.

"Glory" is awesome not only because of the pounding beat or orchestral sample, but because it's everything that made us fall in love with mixtape Wayne in the first place. It's free-flowing inner monologue, at points sharp and at other points perfectly nonsensical - going on and on before his final declaration at the 5-minute mark ("I got 'em"). Production-wise, it's not even anything special, but lyrically, it's old school Wayne.

Until there's a functional link somewhere, you can stream the song in full over at 2DopeBoyz.

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