Lil Wayne is slowly taking over the world.

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You know I had to do it…

That’s right, Lil Wayne (a.k.a. Dwayne Carter, Weezy, The Best Rapper Alive, Young Money, etc., etc.) is slowly taking over the world.  With his 6th studio album released in June 2008, Tha Carter III, still consistently commanding radio playlists…as well as his never ending mixtapes filling ipods with handfuls of songs each week, it’s safe to say this guy is the hardest working man in showbiz. 

Yes, he may be slightly insane and there’s some skepticism going around that he may be, in fact, an alien.  In addition to the steady stream of hip-hop Lil Wayne pumps out, he’s currently attempting an acting career and being featured in a film called Hurricane Season based on the story of a post-Katrina highschool basketball team assembled from 5 different area schools that claim the Louisiana State Basketball Championship.  Not only that, he’s rumored to be featured in the upcoming film titled, C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream, focusing on the rise of a small-time Miami gang into a “narcotics empire”.

So Mr. Carter’s taking over the world you ask?  Slowly but surely.  Here are a few tv spots by Nike and Gatorade featuring– yup, you guessed it, Weezy F. Baby himself.  Not exactly in the limelight for these ads, but certainly not letting society forget about him between his monthly mixtape releases.

Nike

Lebron’s sick. But he’s still got some rings to win before he can be mentioned in the same sentence as Jordan.

Gatorade

This one has some big names, Lil Wayne did the voiceover.

Now a few of you may be rolling your eyes right now. I imagine some of you readers may have a whole list of reasons why you hate Lil Wayne, and that’s what the “Leave a comment>>” link is for. I’m not denying it, I’m a huge Lil Wayne fan, I haven’t always been, but he’s undoubtedly got my attention. His creativity and raw passion for whatever project he lays his hands on is something to pay attention too. Sure, he may not make your list of favorites, but this guy will always leave you thinking. I don’t think his success can be measured by the amount of records he sells or profit at the box office…it’s obvious that Wayne doesn’t care much about what society thinks of him.
Alien? Maybe.
Best Rapper Alive? In the same boat with Lebron.
Re-defining hip-hop and pop culture? You’re on the ballot Mr. Wayne.
Never afraid to push a few envelopes and step on a few toes in the process? Definitely.
I think it’s safe to say Lil Wayne is going to keep doing what he loves
…long after society has forgot about him.

In the meantime, I’ll be watching his black and white commercials, and waiting for his rock album.

4 Responses to “Lil Wayne is slowly taking over the world.”

  1. Joshua C. Dutt Says:

    I dunno man, seems like Wayne just puts stuff out to do just that…put stuff out. I feel like anyone could write lyrics like “Dirty like rocks thats on the ground, dirty like socks thats on the ground” throw a dec. beat on it and put out 30 mixtapes a year, but thats just my opinion of course.

    One Love,
    Josh

  2. I do agree with most of this, but he’s gettin’ a little over hyped. His older stuff (Pre-Carter III) was better in my opinion. Ex) Something you Forgot, is dope.

    DKA

  3. Brian Bender Says:

    By all means, I’m not saying Mr. Wayne doesn’t have any talent. In fact, he’s got a lot of talent. However, don’t we all remember Lil John being featured in every rap song, yelling dumb one-liners. And take Fred Durst for example: How the hell did he get so popular? Apparently, he did it all for the nookie, so you could take that cookie, and stick it up your ass.

    Any way, what I’m trying to say is, only time will tell. Someday, Wayne may fall into the same category as Dr. Dre or 2pac, or he could wind up being as memorable as Jermaine Dupree.

  4. […] the Nike commercial I linked in the “Lil Wayne is slowly taking over the world” post last week? Well, here it is again just in case you missed […]

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