Short and sweet, but after one full week of the Cash Money rant simmering, it’s still anti-Cash Money for Weezy. The fallout is real… let’s see what happens next between Wayne and Birdman and for Tha Carter V.
Sidebar: I know Nicki Minaj has nothing to do with this development in particular, but I did just see/find this cool photo of them together for the first time when trying to pick a lead image. So there ya go.
Tunechi wastes no time to let loose the studio quality version of “Start A Fire” just hours after he and new beau Christina Miliandebuted it at the AMAs.
Wayne doesn’t hold back on the verses and on first listen, it’s easy to see why he had to be bleeped out for an awkwardly long time. It’s not unusual for longtime Wayne listeners so that doesn’t bother me too much. Milian sounds nice on the CDQ even though I can’t quite 100% get behind the lyrics… feels a little too cheesy. I’m not sure I’ll be bumpin’ this on the regular, but I won’t turn off the radio when it comes on this winter.
Find this on Tha Carter V (Pt. 1)come December 9th.
The AMAs are ongoing at posting time and I’ll update as the night proceeds and the videos are uploaded to the interwebs.
The highlight for me so far was Lil Wayne debuting a new song from Tha Carter V alongside his new muse Christina Milian. It’s called “Start A Fire” and sounds like it could have some mainstream legs to it. Full song and explicit version TBD (Wayne’s entire second line was bleeped out for an awkwardly long amount of time… and it was probably fantastic.)
After Tunechi and Christina pranced off the stage, Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey performed another rendition of “Bed of Lies” in all-white attire. It was a little strange to see some cuts of people dancing with it, but I appreciate that Nicki keeps pushing one of her deeper songs that doesn’t rely on sex appeal. Skylar’s voice was piercing throughout as she continues to slay those hooks. Always great to see the next A-list single she’s involved in.
More 2014 AMAs Performances by Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, and Fergie with YG & DJ Mustard.
Added Mary J. Blige “Therapy”, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande performing “Bang Bang”, and Iggy Azalea & J. Lo with “Booty” to close it out. Yup, this song closed it out. #JusSayin
Also debuted tonight: more of the “Guts Over Fear” video that drops in full tomorrow (or maybe with tonight’s midnight release of Shady XV) and Waka Flocka stars in a humorous commercial for Pine Bros. cough drops. I would rather watch this 5x than Fergie’s performance once.
Looks like we know what Wayne does on his “Off Day”, ha! You’ll catch the drift as Lil Wayne continues in sometimes graphic detail below. It’s classic Wayne pushing the envelope with shock value, but that’s not always the Wayne I gravitate towards. A rapper named Flow earns the feature for this preview of Carter V Pt. 1 — set for a December 9th release. Produced by X-Fyle.
UPDATE: Peep the tracklist revealed in the background of the vlog. A-list features abound: Justin Timberlake, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
Though today was a rumored surprise release date (that came and went), Lil Wayne doesn’t disappoint on the heels of his all-new feature earlier on Nicki Minaj’s “Over” (and on Future’s mixtape Monster).
Lil Wayne announces a new plan for the release of Tha Carter V — saying in a new vlog below that the first part will be out December 9th.
And that’s not all! He also drops a new track off the album, “Gotti” featuring The Lox: