The latest album by Lil Wayne seems to encompass a number of different themes that are culturally relevant in today’s society. Lil Wayne seems to feel the need to present the case that his life is an incredibly interesting story, by offering us a long album of ‘rap’ songs that discuss riches, women and guns. I at least assume these themes are relevant, otherwise there’d be no reason to rap about them, and surely someone wouldn’t create an album with pointless themes? It must be incredibly interesting, if your Lil Wayne himself, but for the common listener, it is incredibly boring and trite. ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ is simply an incredibly laughable album, that has incredibly little substance to it, and just seems to be a flashy show by Lil Wayne, with him showing off everything he has. What we’re left with is just an album that is basically an insult to not just rap music in general, but music as a whole.
It’s absolutely absurd, that this can even be described as music. The whole album is a parade of ‘rap’ artists, just meandering through the most boring of instrumentals, ‘rapping’ the most boring of lyrics that tell the most boring of stories. I’ve always felt that the true essence of rap is about telling a good story. Rap itself can be very stylistic, with the many techniques offering a lot of invention and creativity to some artists. Lil Wayne though, can easily be called a joke, after hearing ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’. There is nothing here that is inventive or creative. Nothing on the whole album sounds at the very least good, or interesting. It just meanders around incredibly dull music that sounds like the most laziest of songs. It truly astounds me, how somebody could find entertainment from an album like this, when there is so much better out there.
‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ is just an incredibly laughable album. Lyrically, it is atrocious, with the most feeble of rhymes being used to string along the words together, in an attempt to make a song. It’s all backed up by the most boring sounding instrumentals, that honestly do nothing to help the music. Lil Wayne himself seems to have nothing to offer on the album, with his ‘raps’ just sounding incredibly weak and feeble, and often being backed up with auto-tune, which honestly makes it sound much more atrocious. It gives the vocals an electronic edge that just sounds grating. What I find interesting is how what could be described as the ‘best’ parts of the album, are actually all the parts that don’t feature Lil Wayne. The album is filled up with an extraordinary number of guest stars, who seems to add more effort than Lil Wayne himself. Does Lil Wayne feel that he has no merits as an artist, and thus needs to ride on the success and talents of others in order to create something? After hearing ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’, it wouldn’t surprise me if this was the case.
To sum up, ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ is easily one of the worst albums to have been produced in a long time. It sounds incredibly lazy, with there being absolutely no substance to the music. Lyrically, every single cliche is being used, including the themes of the songs, which is now becoming incredibly laughable these days. It would say that this is an insult to music, considering there are other rap artists out there, who are really trying to create something that has substance and creativity. I feel as though Lil Wayne himself is putting up a middle-finger to these harder working artists, singing about all his riches and how he should be adored by everyone. ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ might just be better suited to being buried away and forgotten, and everyone else concentrating on the much better bands and artists out there, who are actually attempting to create and invent, unlike Lil Wayne.
- ★☆☆☆☆ 1/5