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Lil Wayne

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November 9, 2009

Weezy's great new mixtape leaked online nine days after he pleaded guiltyto a gun-possession charge, so there's only accidental allusion to the jailtime staring him in the grill. When he raps, "I'm in the gun club/Do youwanna meet the bouncer?" over the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," hisKeats-ian genius is tinged with Plaxico pathos. But mainly this is justanother mash note to his own brilliance — his scaly voice and slantrhymes rolling like thunder over radio hits (Jay-Z's "D.O.A.," Gucci Mane's"Wasted," etc.), like he's clearing out his teeming brain's last couple ofhundred blow jobs and three-way metaphors before he's temporarily benched.

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