Lil Wayne is a lyrical legend and was one of the first rappers from New Orleans to achieve success on a mass scale. In 1999, the MC’s debut album, Tha Block Is Hot, pushed by Cash Money and Universal Music, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and from then, he has only grown.
Since his arrival in the culture, Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) has released 13 studio albums, one collaborative album, three compilation albums, five EPs, and a mind-blowing 29 mixtapes. Moreover, he has helped cultivate the talent of other artists.
In the mid-2000s, Lil Wayne, with the help of his mentor Birdman, founded Young Money, a Record Label that transformed into a crew boasting musical geniuses such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. It was also home to well-known MCs such as Tyga and Mack Maine.
Carter has made and featured on an unfathomable amount of songs over the years. Known as an artist who can make a decent track a hit, Wayne’s lyricism can light up a song and provide a dynamism that no other emcee is capable of. From his verse on DJ Khaled’s ‘I’m The One,’ to his rhymes on Eminem’s ‘No Love’, his talent knows no bounds.
Although Carter is often brought up in the never-ending cultural debate concerning the best rappers of all time, he has had some slumps in his career. The musician’s 2010 album, Rebirth, consisted of tacky rock-infused pop-rap songs that were received very poorly. Only two years later, he rapped what he now considers a feeble, mediocre verse.
In 2012, Lil Wayne featured on 2 Chainz’s debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story. Lil Wayne undoubtedly writes and re-writes his verses until they are perfect. Furthermore, he likely rattles through a few takes in the studio before he delivers his lyrics flawlessly. However, on one 2012 song, Carter sounds as if he is mentally lost and provides listeners with mere rambling.
The track is entitled ‘Yuck’ and is the first cut of Based on a T.R.U. Story. In an interview with MTV News following the release of the album Wayne revealed that even he hates the verse, expressing, “I’m very upset about that, just so everybody knows. [2 Chainz] put me on there. I sound wack as hell. He did not tell me that was gonna be the first song on his album. We [were] just in the studio, and I just did that. I was just in there messing around.” You can hear ‘Yuck’ in the video below.