Monday, January 26, 2009

Lil' Wayne Rocks Out With "Prom Queen"

The rumors are apparently true. Lil' Wayne, a.k.a. Weezy F. Baby, is releasing a rock album entitled Rebirth and the lead off single, "Prom Queen," has leaked on the internet. The album is slated for an April 7 release date but until then we have this clip of the firts single to tide us over (although I'm sure by Thursday the entire album will leak on the internet).

I am still undecided on how I feel about Lil' Wayne as a rocker. I do, however, have to say that I think Weezy's first cross over into the rock world is a better 'rock' performance than any of the rock artists who've covered Weezy songs so far...

Exhibit A: Fall Out Boy...err, sorry, not sure how I made the mistake...Framing Hanley's cover of "Lollipop"

Was the two minute introduction neccesary? To quote a good friend of mine about this video: "Intro = Sad attempt to Demonstrate Higher Value" and "it looks like an Old Metairie version of the Hills." 'Nuff said...

And then Jonathon Davis of Korn-fame emerges from somewhere with a cover of "Got Money." Weezy really might be taking over the world. I mean he brought Korn out from under whatever rock they've been hiding under for the past ten years.

I do wish they would have kept the "I need a Winn-Dixie grocery bag full of money..." line in the song though. That line sets the tone for the song. Not to mention that hearing Jonathon Davis' voice croon those lines would have been slightly amusing.

As long as Dashboard Confessional stays away from "Comfortable" we'll all be okay. But, seriously, what's next? Third Eye Blind covering "Mrs. Officer"......wait, that actually could be a pretty bad-ass cover...Funny how that song hasn't got old yet...

1 comment:

  1. That Korn song is terrabull.

    I don't consider Wayne and Kanye not rapping a victory until it works both ways. Unless rock musicians can start making the occasional rap record, the jury's still out.