Label: Cash Money/Universal Records
With music being the true universal language, itís no wonder that boundaries are not merely tip-toed over, but high jumped across. Lil' Wayne is hands down one of the biggest musicians on the planet and if he wants to make a rock album heís gonna damn well make a rock album. Donít hate before you actually take a listen to what he is saying and why he has chosen this route on his musical journey. Weíre on the cusp of something huge in music right now. Itís a real turning point as we close in on the end of the first decade of the 21st century. The only thing keeping people interested in music today is change. Creativity. With Hip-Hop being stagnant for so many years, itís refreshing to hear things you would never have imagined in your wildest dreams. Rappers are singing and singers are rapping and it actually doesnít sound half bad. Haters will hate, but if Kanye can put himself out there and sing on an entire album and still sell units and have hit singles, anything can be done. Hip-Hop has always been a breeding ground for the next shit. Lil' Wayne is an incredibly successful rapper who is at the top of his game and with his rock album Rebirth due out April 7th, more than a few heads will be shaking. Some in approval, some in disbelief. Prom Queen is the first single and sets the bar high with the highschool tale of a girl Weezy was after who laughed him off, only to regret her decision later when she realized what she missed out on. Lil' Wayne is the evolution of music and along with a select few in Hip-Hop, they are ushering in a whole new sound. Without risk there is no reward.