Lil Wayne and Eminem’s “Drop the World” Off Delayed “Rebirth” Leaks

December 15th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

Even though Lil Wayne’s Rebirth was delayed — yet again — songs continue to leak off Weezy’s rap-rock project. Today brings perhaps one of the most anticipated tracks from the oft-postponed LP: “Drop the World,” Wayne’s collaboration with Eminem. Listen to the track over at Nah Right. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Rebirth wrapped up its year of aborted 2009 release dates by pushing back from December 21st to February 1st, or so it stands now.

The song starts off slowly with icy synths pacing Weezy’s sing-rapping, but things finally pick up when the chorus hits, as Wayne yells, “Bitch, I’ma pick the world up and I’m gonna drop it on your fucking head” over a bed of nu-metallic guitars and keys straight out of T.I.’s Paper Trail. Weezy and Slim Shady previously appeared together on the all-star track “Forever,” and just like that on that song, Eminem’s contribution stands out as the clear highlight of “Drop the World,” as he brings a furious verse that we can only hope is emblematic of the work Em might pack onto Relapse 2 in 2010.

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“Drop the World” is the third song in as many weeks to supposedly leak off of Rebirth, an album that has seen so many singles and leaks drop on and off its ever-changing track list that it’s unclear what the state of the album is at this point. Two songs that appeared on the track list for the album, “Da Da Da” and the Scarface-sampling “On Fire,” were both released as digital singles, while previous leaks like “Hot Revolver” and “Fix My Hat” have all but disappeared. The one mainstay throughout this entire Rebirth ordeal, “Prom Queen,” first appeared back on January 2...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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