Yawning when I see them make me stretch and pull the burner, I'm cocking back and passing they catch 'em in they sternum -Feel Me Blunt longer than a tongue twister -U.O.E.N.O.
I spit sh*t rhymes call me halitosis From there, Wayne has become one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rappers of his era, specifically hanging an extremely dominant run on the late 00s and early 2010s.
“Didn't wear a bulletproof / So I got shot, and you can see the proof / Blind eyes could look at me and see the truth /Wonder if Stevie do?” From: “Mr. A warm memory for those of us who came of age during the earliest version(s) of the PlayStation 2 DualShock controller.
“That boy got a head on his shoulders / I’ll knock it off” From: “Lights Off” Album: They Block Is Hot A great thing about teenage Wayne verses were how defiant they were, and how hungry he consistently sounded.
Wayne’s ability to call back to hip-hop legends is highly appreciated here, as well as his use of the word “exfoliated,” for those of us passionate about our skincare routines. At the opening of Wayne’s Carter series, where he began to grow out of his youthful trappings and demanded to be taken seriously as an MC.
“The heart of New Orleans / Thumping and beating / Living and breathing / Stealing and feeding / Peeling and leaving / Killing and grieving” From: Best Rapper Alive” Album: They Carter II If there was a turning point in Wayne’s rhyme structure, and the way he attacked beats, it began on Carter II, and with this song.
“Pockets getting' too fat / No Weight Watchers, no lip / Money talks, bullshit walks / On a motherfucking tightrope” From: “Rich As F×ck” Album: I Am Not A Human Being II Wayne, it seems, has never run out of ways to discuss the joy he finds in accumulating money.
“I'm just feeling Weezy / Hop in my shit and say goodbye / Cause the ceilings leaving” From: “They Still Like Me” Album: Dedication 2 Mixtape Wayne, who thrived while simultaneously in the thick of the first three releases in his Carter album series, was almost an entirely different rapper.
“Benjamin Franklin on Ex how that cash roll / That's right, the mills do like damp clothes” From: “Maybach Music II” Album: Deeper Than Rap The great Benjamin Franklin makes another appearance, as well as yet another unique play on language and sound.
“So much for being optimistic / They say love is in the air, so I / Hold my breath until my face turn purple” From: “HFR” Album: Take Care Not only a play on Wayne and Baby’s geographic location and a not to migration tactics, but also a reminder of happier times.
On an album that pretty much served as a vehicle to capitalize off of Wayne’s hot streak, he still didn’t take any plays off. On a track where we get two of the greatest rappers of their respective eras, Wayne gives Eminem a run for his money.
A vintage Wayne guest verse coming last year, he anchored this song and stole the show. A guest offering on Orange’s stunning album produced one of Wayne’s most vulnerable and honest verses of all time.