Lil Wayne Lets Drake Take His Shine On The First Single Off The Carter V

Tha Carter IV dropped almost 3 years ago, and now we’re finally getting a glimpse of what Lil Wayne has planned for the 5th installment of the series. If “Believe Me” is any indication, there will be a lot of Drake. Over an ominous piano riff and a huge kick/snare rhythm courtesy of Boi-1da and Vinylz, Wayne and Drake trade bars about doing One Direction numbers and strip clubs. The track goes into half time before the third verse, completely switching up the vibe from club to angry and keeping the almost 6-minute track from getting stale.

What really jumps out about this track is how much Drake is featured. Two verses and the hook. On the first single. He has more bars than Wayne, and this is a Wayne track! This isn’t a regular track either, but the lead single from Tha Carter V. Shows that Wayne is really leaning on Drake to stay relevant, but that’s one of the privileges of having a great ear for talent and taking the right risks on who you sign. Signing Drake will probably go down as the biggest non-music part of Wayne’s legacy, and he can lean on him for some extra relevance if he wants to.

Do you think Wayne’s Carter V will live up to the hype on it’s own? Let us know in the comments.

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