By Roland Cody, Jr.
Lil Wayne’s lastest album, ‘I Am Not A Human Being II,’ is a confused mishmash, offering a glimpse into the superstar rapper’s current muddled state of mind.
I Am Not A Human Being II is Lil Wayne’s public declaration that he indeed has an identity crisis, and he’s suffering greatly. While jumping from classical piano, to hip hop, to rock, YMCMB’s head honcho managed to deliver nothing more than a compilation of incoherent thoughts with this one.
As expected, Wayne doesn’t spare us the most comical, pointless, ridiculous, metaphors about his females, sexual adventures, money, and Truckfit, that we ever did hear. If that’s all you wanted to get from this album than you would consider this album an instant classic. However, if you’re like me, and was expecting a true work of art from one of the biggest names in the game then you will likely be left highly disappointed.
Wayne didn’t star alone in this horror film, of course. In fact, there wasn’t a shortage of familiar big-name characters. Starting with his fellow crew mates Drake and Niki Minaj, Wayne also managed to cast Future, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and Juicy J.
Outside of the singles already in heavy rotation on the radio, including “My Homies Still” ft. Big Sean, “No Worries” ft. Detail, “Rich as Fuck” ft. 2 Chainz, and “Bitches Love Me” ft. Future and Drake, the only song that offers a tad more than Wayne’s typical off-the-wall metaphors about nothing is “Days and Days” ft. 2 Chainz.
There’s pretty much nothing left to discuss here as far as music goes with this album. As I mentioned earlier, this album is Wayne’s way of letting us know that he has an identity crisis. He says he’s not a human being and that he is in fact a martian. Clearly he doesn’t know who or what he is, which explains the random genres of music lumped together. Until he deals with that, we should expect more of the same from Wayne in the future.
Listen, Lil Wayne, you are a human being. Quit lying to yourself and take your place with the rest of us. The sooner you recognize who you are, the sooner you’ll get back to making great music and take your proper place amongst the greatest of the human race to ever grace the mic.
With all that being said, I’ll step back now and let Wayne enjoy the insane numbers he’s sure to reel in because, although he’s very human, there’s a large group of people who bow to him as if his album title’s right, and he’s something more.