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"Fix My Hat" Off Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Hits the Web

April 30, 2009 12:23 PM ET

"Fix My Hat," another track from Lil Wayne's Rebirth, has hit the Web. Described as "an homage to vintage Beastie Boys" in our Spring Music Preview, the 808-soaked song is devoid of the nu-metal guitars and Auto-Tune we've come to expect from Rebirth's previous singles "Prom Queen" and "Hot Revolver." In fact, "Fix My Hat" sounds like it would fit more comfortably on Run-DMC's beat-heavy Raising Hell than their own heavy metal-tinged LP King of Rock. Get the goods over at Nah Right.

As Rock Daily reported earlier this week, Rebirth producer Dre of Cool & Dre told MTV, "There's some rock records on there, but there's also some records where he's rapping. It's a Lil Wayne album. It's what you expect from Lil Wayne, where he's at creatively." "Fix My Hat" fits into the "where he's rapping" category, with Weezy spitting straight rhymes before launching into a chorus that alternates between "Let me fix my hat" and "Let me fix my gat." According to Nah Right, the track was produced by Spliffington Management's Drew Money, a.k.a. Pro V, who previously served as engineer on songs like Jay-Z's "Hello Brooklyn 2.0" and Chris Brown & Kanye West's "Down."

Rebirth, originally targeted for release this month, has been pushed back to June 23rd. "Wayne knows some people aren't gonna feel this," manager Cortez Bryant told Rolling Stone for our Spring Music Preview. "He don't care." Dre compared Rebirth to OutKast's Aquemini, saying, "It's still a rap album, but was it really a rap album compared to all the other rap albums at that time? André Benjamin was evolving artistically to where he's at now — Wayne is doing the same thing, and he's not afraid to show you his growth."

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