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Lil Wayne appeared unsure of himself after the dismal rock album Rebirth; while still one of the top rappers today, I Am Not a Human Being II seems like just an effort to stay relevant in his ailing career. Apart from Young Money pop rap of "With You", only the creeping funk beats of "Days and Days" and "Rich As Fuck" have inspired Weezy to produce his sharpest flows. Both tracks feature on-point guest stars including Drake and 2 Chainz for added support. What's Weezy's problem? As a teenager, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. - more commonly known by his moniker Lil Wayne - lived in Hollygrove in New Orleans and struggled with survival alongside his mother. But Lil Wayne persevered; enrolling in Lafayette Elementary School's gifted program as well as Eleanor McMain Secondary School's drama club as ways out. He was an accomplished rapper as well, joining The Hot Boys with fellow New Orleans artists Juvenile and Turk. This led to widespread fame. After briefly reconciling with Baby in January, Weezy made his first public statement against Birdman and Cash Money by singing on one of Chance the Rapper's tracks about "if that label attempts to stop me/There will be some crazy Weezy fans waiting in the lobby". Even so, rumors began swirling that Wayne might leave Cash Money and sign with another record label; eventually this did occur but not before dropping Sorry 4 the Wait 2 and his Free Weezy Album. Wayne also established the Young Money Entertainment record label and launched many recording artists including Drake and Nicki Minaj. Additionally, he established One Family Foundation as a charity to aid underprivileged children. Lil Wayne may possess great wealth, yet isn't immune from financial struggles like any of us. He owes the IRS more than $20 million in back taxes with interest and penalties that could feed an entire city for one year! Luckily, Weezy knows Warren Buffett's quote: "Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money". Therefore it comes as no surprise that Weezy invested heavily in Vanguard and other passive investments such as Real Return Trusts. The title track The title track from Weezy's album Rebirth may not meet expectations when it comes to his return to rap's roots, yet still boasts a powerful hook and menacing guitar parts reminiscent of that genre LP's dismal release, yet features enough non-rock vocal stylings that keep from cracking your head open. Still, this tune provides a strong reminder of Wayne's prowess as an MC. At its release, this was Lil Wayne's debut solo track for many fans. While previously serving as hype man for Cash Money Records peers such as Hot Boys, here he is the star. Still baby-faced but showing signs of growing into himself on this record. "A Milli" remained an immensely popular hit a decade after its original release. From stores to radio, "A Milli" could still be found everywhere across America, becoming a nationwide sensation and fuelling rap mania across generations of rappers. It even played an instrumental role in connecting old school with new school rappers. At one point it was believed that every young rapper was heavily influenced by this track. It marked the first instance where an established rap star could create an iconic track which inspired a whole movement of young rappers; for a while you couldn't go anywhere in America without hearing this tune being played; its catchy synths and pulsing beats made it one of the most beloved early 90s songs and cemented Weezy as an icon among contemporary emcees. "Rich As Fuck" "Rich As Fuck", featuring Soulja Boy himself, is an irresistibly catchy single that contains some hidden gems within its seemingly inane lyrics. While most of Weezy's verses offer meaningful message or point, this song simply provides a quick comeback. With his sensuous flow and unique wordplay style, it's no wonder why Soulja Boy remains one of our most beloved emcees today. "Rich As Fuck" marks Wayne's only mention of wealth on this album and serves as an entertaining track about luxury lifestyles and sexual conquests. Though superficial at times, "Rich As Fuck" remains an engaging track that displays his fortune. It highlights Weezy and his crew's immense power and wealth while giving listeners a taste of how powerful Weezy and his crew truly are. One thread connecting most of the songs on I Am Not a Human Being II is its central theme: shit talk. Weezy's love for cursing out other rappers likely stems from his nickname as The Rapper Eater - raising an interesting existential question: If he shitting on them now, will they still be bad after they're eaten up? Weezy has long been known for his antifeminist views towards women, yet the lyrics on this project seem particularly misogynist. While Weezy once stated his belief in female rights regardless of time or place or circumstance; his music doesn't quite bear this out; "Lollipop" and "Mrs. Officer" certainly don't help this cause. "With You" Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., more popularly known by his stage name Lil Wayne, rose to become one of hip-hop's premier artists during the early 21st century. Hailing from New Orleans, Wayne was discovered by Cash Money Records boss Bryan "Baby" Williams while leaving freestyles on his answering machine and recruited into Hot Boys rap group alongside fellow New Orleansans Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. When Hot Boys split in 2001 Wayne released Tha Block Is Hot as his solo debut which became major commercial success gaining him additional fame with follow up albums Tha Carter (2004) and Tha Carter II which both achieved number one position on rap charts worldwide. Young Money MC recently disclosed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he struggled with mental health as a child and attempted suicide at age 12. Additionally, he shared how he deceived his mother about attending school to pursue rap music, leading her to threaten to abandon it all together and end his promising career in music. Weezy has long been involved in legal battles related to drug abuse and gun possession. Arrested multiple times for marijuana possession and gun charges, yet managed to avoid jail until an incident in 2020 when he was caught with a loaded weapon on a flight back from Arizona. Since then, MC has released numerous mixtapes and collaborated on projects, while creating his TRUKFIT clothing brand for skater culture clothing. Funeral (2020), his fifth studio album release debuted atop of Billboard 200 chart as it did upon its initial release. "Bill Gatin'" "I Am Not A Human Being" features Wayne's Young Money proteA(c)s in lively performances on beats that oscillate between power-chord rock rap and hip-hop/doo-wop, creating an upbeat mixtape vibe. Everyone seems in high spirits - from Weezy himself and Young Money proteA(c)gA(c)s to Riker's Island residents alike - all showing his untouchable sense of humor through references such as Hurricane Katrina, Mortal Kombat and Saved by the Bell to pop culture references that will keep fans laughing aloud! Overall this EP should make for a worthwhile listen; though fans may long for more from this freestyle master.