Lil Wayne has named his new song after Jay Z‘s brand of cognac. (Pop fans should know this. “This D’usse is the shit, if I do say so myself,” Hov spits in Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love.”) Naturally, Weezy shouts out to him, too. He even seems to take a sip, but only at the song’s end – after he lights up, inhales and unleashes a tangled web of braggadocio spiked up with pop culture references galore.
He compares himself to Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n’ Roll (“Elvis left the building and I take these hos to Graceland”). As if he just listened to Xscape, he references the King of Pop twice to take jabs at his father (“Pops left me like ‘Billie Jean’) and friends (“If she smoke too much of that Michael Jackson, then she gon’ need a new nose”). He even spits a Hootie & the Blowfish quip.
“D’usse” was released in part of Lil Wayne’s “Weezy Wednesday” series, so it isn’t a single. So “Believe Me,” the song he released two weeks ago featuring Drake, is the only official cut for now. These songs don’t reach Tha Carter III game-changing heights, though it could be nice to hear Lil Wayne be just as playful in Tha Carter V, what may be his last album. For the first time in a while, he sounds as if he’s having fun rapping again.
Hear Lil Wayne’s “D’usse” below.
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