Drop the World is an electronica hip hop song recorded by American rapper Lil Wayne, from his 2010-seventh studio album, Rebirth. It features vocal performance from fellow American rapper Eminem.
I got ice in my veins Blood in my eyes Hate in my heart Love in my mind I have seen nights full of pain Days are the same You keep the sunshine Save me the rain I search but never find Hurt but never cry I work and forever try But I'm cursed so never mind And it's worse but better times Seem further and beyond The top gets higher The more that I climb “ Drop the World is, to most people, the standout track on Rebirth, the rare moment where Wayne's goal of bridging rap and rock sounds into one angst symphony comes together, as well as being the song with Eminem on it.
I started thinking about this song today when the news broke that Chester Pennington of Linkin Park had died, by apparent suicide. “I'm going to pick the world up and I'm going to drop it on your fucking' head” is pure screaming release, an affirmation of pain and a rejection of it at the same time.
Obviously this is a generalization, and there are countless examples of psychologically fraught rap, but the perception of rappers rarely focuses on that). It makes sense that, as producer Chase N Case told DJ Booth earlier this year, the beat was originally meant for Rihanna.
Most importantly, though, this song is an ideal one to bring up in these moments of feeling bewildered about bad shit happening because, all analysis aside, it really is a cathartic sentiment.