Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lil Wayne's "Mrs. Officer"

America's most popular vocal effect, Lil Wayne, has released a truly awful song. I am, of course, compelled to comment.

First off, congratulations are in order for Mr. Carter, seeing as how he's the first person ever to be referred to as "rapper of the year" by no less an authority than the New Yorker. (Take that, Young Jeezy!) Second, what exactly is wrong with Lil Wayne's voice? I haven't seen him using an artificial larynx but I can't otherwise explain why he sounds like a science fair robot. I suspect him of vocoder abuse, but that's a topic for another day. (If it is just a production effect, though, how hellish must his natural speaking voice be?)

The lyrics are almost too stupid to even discuss. Some of them are probably freestyled, but still inexcusably bad ("Ha Ha... And after we got done / I said lady what's ya number she said 911 / Haaa... emergency only"). Basically, the song is about Lil Wayne getting pulled over by a female cop who apparently has a weak spot for mentally deficient misogynists, with whom he develops a sexual relationship. The subject of the song is really Lil Wayne, however, and how awesome he believes himself to be. Bobby Valentino adds a much-needed touch of class with lines like "When I get up all in ya / We can hear the angels calling us" and "breakfast in bed turns to breakfast and head."

Lil Wayne either amuses himself greatly, as he fills out the beats with laughter in almost every single line, or he has the worst flow ever. Among the many gut-busters Wayne delights himself with are references to tight pants and the 1991 Rodney King beating. He needs to watch this video to see how it's done. Or, he could try not freestyling and actually writing non-retarded lyrics.

1 comment:

  1. Good work. I sort of picture the recording of this song being some kind of drunk & stoned comedy hour that Lil' Wayne struggled to get to.

    The best part of the song is the the end of the chorus where he says "When I'm in that thing / I'll make your body sing".