Weezy Wire: Robert Christgau Owns Some 165 Lil Wayne Tracks
|This man has as many Lil Wayne MP3s as your 14-year-old cousin|
In my iTunes folder subsist some 165 Lil Wayne songs, all of which went public after 2005's Tha Carter II, a farewell from Wayne the gangsta that launched Wayne the stoned free associater. Several times recently I've played these songs five or six hours straight without once fast-forwarding. Mostly the music percolated in the background as Wayne chuckled, chortled, croaked, cackled, heckled, jeckled, sidled, slurred, Auto-Tuned, and even enunciated over beats of varying irresistibility and originality.Could we get a quick tally from the crowd? Who has more than 165 tracks? We know you're out there. Admittedly, we have fewer than that, but still succumb to the multi-hour listening binges that usually result in us shouting: "That's right, Mr. Al Sharpton!"