I had caught the first incarnation of Lil Wayne’s I Am Music tour in 2009, in which the support was lended by Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Jeremih, for better or for worse. Back then, Wayne was pre-sober, pre-jail and pre-probaton. His syrupy mindset was all but mentioned, but he managed to put on a great show – one of the better hip-hop performances I had seen. I had always been a Wayne fan from a distance too, as his musical output wasn’t always as fleshed out as Tha Carter II and Tha Carter III.
One Rebirth, I’m Not a Human Being, two mixtapes and a Carter IV later, I’m back at the Woodlands catching Lil Wayne perform again, this time with the aid of Rick Ross, Keri Hilson and Groupon. Also, it’s worth noting that this was the last night of the tour.
i’ve always liked (ok, loved) keri hilson because she kept the whole “innocent slut” stigma about her. however, this is more vulgar than i could’ve imagined. not gonna complain in the least though. do your thing.
wasn’t ever expecting ms. keri baaaaaby on a good friday cut. there have been plenty of surprises though. what’s not a surprise is kanye dropping off the GF cuts on saturday, in typically late fashions. both pusha and cyhi have been getting some of that preferential VIP treatment. i’m still waiting on the cons to show up on a GF cut.
and oh yeah, this song is nasty. you don’t even need to turn the bass up.
here’s four clips from tip’s performance at the axe event not too long ago. for clips of “swing ya rag” (man this one’s live), got your back with keri hilson and whatever you like, visit t.i.’s youtube channel.
my least favorite out of the bulk of t.i. material gets the video treatment. the amount of “hit” power this song is undeniable (it’s live your life pt. II), and i predict we will tire of this song fairly quickly in the coming month leading up to t.i’s album release.
1. HUGE guilty pleasure, but i can hide behind my computer screen – so it’s ok.
2. HUGE late pass with this.
so i heard this song out the other night and shazam’d it to find out it was keri hilson. it was confusing to me, because i had heard her record and don’t ever remember being this stoked about any of the songs on that album. after a little research, *cough*, i would find out that this song was recorded for some german movie. not to mention the subsequent music video, re-release of her album, et al. how could this fly under the radar so bad?
this song is great, and easily her best song to date. i luv u keri.