We all know and love the genius that is Lil Wayne. He owned the radio in 2008, and he hasn’t let up since. He took up guitar and skateboarding. He got a few more tattoos. He brought us Nicki Minaj, Drake, and of course Tyga. The man’s unstoppable.
I think it’s time, however, that we took a deep dive (to borrow a phrase from Chuck Todd) into some of his more clever work. French Montana’s ‘Pop That’ is one of my favorite rap songs of the past year or so; even Rick Ross, whom I despise, drops a nice verse on there. For those of you who haven’t heard this collaboration from Montana, Ross, Drake, and Wayne, please do yourself a favor and check it out right now:
Now, before we get into Wayne’s verse, I want to answer a few questions you may have about the video, or about these rappers, or about hip hop in general.