Another one of Lil Wayne's 30 million bazillion rap songs leaked today, which we promptly added to the giant 2001-monolith-sized hard drive we use to back them all up. We figured it would just be another day poring through the usual Wayne bounty, but what we got was "I Hate Love," one of the weirdest songs in the Lil Wayne discography (a discography that includes an entire album of half-rapped sub-Kravitz buttrock).
Nah Right guesses it's a 2009 leftover from the long-abandoned and restarted Carter IV album—citing the omnipresent Auto-Tune as the smoking gun. And if it is from '09, then hat-tip to Wayne for unknowingly inventing internet-dominating shock-rappers Odd Future, especially as heard on leader Tyler, The Creator's recent "Yonkers" (which garnered a rare 4.5 stars from Popdust). "I Hate Love" is admittedly low on bug eating, homophobia and ultraviolence, but check the other similarities:
• Low, rumbling bass line that sounds like an 808 trapped in a 4AD shoegaze record
• Long, rambling, freaky stuff about the devil
• Copious use of "motherfucker"
• Paranoid, claustrophobic talk about the voices in his head
• Aggro, skate-wheel grinding squeaks in the chorus
• Weird, jarring beat drops toward the end
Seriously, all dude needs to do is talk about his shrink and I think we found the father to Tyler's style.
SahBabii, UnoTheActivist and more make up this weeks under appreciated releases
Juice WRLD's posthumous release, Legends Never Die, has already sold over 400,000 copies, putting it in the running for the biggest release of 2020.
Meanwhile, Summer Walker confidently returns with a sleek new E.P., Kid Cudi and Marshall Mathers unite for the first time, James Blake quietly dropped a shadowy new track, and H.E.R. added a splash of reggae flavor to her new track "Do To Me." While it was a big week for the mainstream, it was equally as massive for the underground. Upcoming mumble emcee SahBabii's released an infectious collection of wavy, levitative hip-hop, and the iconic Fresh Veggies duo of Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh return for their second outing. Check out the latest underground releases below.
Eat like a pop idol.
Chef Paul Wahlberg always knows when his brother, Donnie Wahlberg, is in town. How? A mass of fans will turn up to their Wahlburgers restaurant chain, signaling that the New Kids on the Block singer is on his way!
"I know Donnie's coming because the Blockheads come beforehand," Paul tells us. "The message gets out there, everyone comes and that unity is amazing."
Donnie and Paul teamed up with actor brother Mark Wahlberg to launch their first Wahlburgers in Massachusetts in 2011, and the business, now global, was also the focus of reality TV series, Wahlburgers.
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