Birdman discusses Wayne’s latest recording, and says it is a return to his former self, and the Cash Money sound.
I Am Not A Human Being II officially drops today, and fans have been on the fence with their reactions. However this is not the same discussion when you speakto someone from Wayne’s camp. Both Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant, and Birdman spoke with Rolling Stone and voiced their approval for what they are decribing as the rapper’s return to his roots.
“It reminds me of the traditional Cash Money sound,” said Birdman, adding “he went back to raw rapping and beats with lots of swagger.” Baby also spoke of the otherworldly feel of the TNGHT sampling, Diplo-produced track “Lay It Down,”. “It’s not a normal hip-hop track,” he explained. “At first, I thought it was kinda weird – the beat sounds like it came from outer-space – but it grew on me, and Nicki killed it.”
Cortez likened Wayne’s new material to his beloved early work on his mixtapes. “It’s mixtape Weezy – straight street bangers you’re going to hear in the club,” he declared. “The sound is more urban, with no R&B hooks, and the wordplay is still incredible and shocking – every bar has some witty punchline. Wayne really took it back to his roots.”
Bryant also provided glowing remarks about Gudda Gudda‘s verse on the album, suggesting Wayne may have even been a bit intimidated by it. “Gudda Gudda just kills on that,” he said. “Wayne said he almost couldn’t get his bars off because Gudda’s voice is so nice.”
Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2 is in stores now.