Analyzing Lil Wayne’s Verse on French Montana’s ‘Pop That’

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.

Admittedly, he's had his fair share of legal trouble

Admittedly, he’s had his fair share of legal trouble as well

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.

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Superbowl

First off, I know this is a blog about books. But fuck that.

Second, if you weren’t rooting for the Patriots last night, I don’t even know… what… I mean, yea, Tom Brady went to Michigan, but really, fuck the Giants. I was shocked so many people in D.C. were rooting for them. Then again, a surprising number of people disapproved of my Redskins jersey. Strangers. In D.C.

What I really wanted to talk about was the whole ‘Finger-gate’ controversy: M.I.A.’s middle finger to American families, as the Parents Television Council put it. During Madonna’s halftime show, which I actually enjoyed for once, she performed a new song featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. NBC apparently approved of this, even though Nicki might be one of the most sexed up musicians out right now. Take a gander at her latest guest appearance, titled ‘Ass’:

Wobbledy wobble, wo-wo-wobble, wobbin’

Ass so fat, all these bitches’ pussies is throbbin’

Bad bitches, I’m your leader, Phantom by the meter

Somebody point me to the best ass-eater

But maybe that’s not a problem, because half of the Superbowl ads are selling sex anyway. I mean, there’s the Fiat ad, in which a man is berated for mentally undressing an Italian woman who turns out to be a car. The perennial GoDaddy ads implying that you’ll be able to see Danica Patrick naked on godaddy.com. Then there was that bizarre ad just showing David Beckham in his underwear. (You can check all of these out on Youtube.) So obviously, NBC doesn’t have a problem with a little sex, unless God forbid a nipple should slip.

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