Lil Wayne feat. Static Major – Lollipop

First Hit #1: May 3, 2008

Lil Wayne is one of those artists whose popularity baffles me. He sounds absolutely awful, like a constipated man fighting fatigue, with a bit of gratuitous robot voice here just because you might not quite think he’s bad already. The lyrics aren’t any great shakes as it is – they make oral sex seem surprisingly boring – and on the radio edit probably half of them are edited out anyway. What I can’t get over here is just how awful Wayne is at everything. His lyrics are bad, his delivery is bad, his various vocal tics are bad, even his choice of tattoos is bad. But here he is, just a small component of his eventual ubiquity, sticking up the joint on a song that has potential.

The unfortunate thing is that if this was by any other artist, it actually would be pretty great – evidenced by Ecstasy by jj, which seems to basically strip Lil Wayne from the track and make a song that I love unabashedly. It’s proof, really. Lil Wayne is bad at his job, why did we make him popular?


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2 Responses to Lil Wayne feat. Static Major – Lollipop

  1. musicosity1 says:

    Another triumph of lyrical repetitivity., exacerbated in this year of autotune abuse. I would guess that Lil Wayne’s accent was part of the novelty amusement, but five minutes is at least twice as long as even a charitable listener should tolerate. And yet, Lollipop won, yes, a Grammy for “Best Rap Song” of the year. I’d like to assign some of the blame for its success to sympathy for participant Static Major, who died during a medical procedure shortly before the song was released.

    I’m not awestruck by jj either, sorry. I don’t miss the rap, but blurry vocals aren’t my thing either. I assume they credited the authors of Lollipop for their filk?

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