It was only a matter of time, right? I’m actually surprised there aren’t more Lil Wayne dance tracks, given the popularity of the rapper. His latest LP, Tha Carter III, was the top selling album of 2008 and got him four Grammy awards. It seems like he appears as a guest rapper on every hit single out there. The sheer number of tracks he releases (six studio albums so far, along with countless mixtapes and singles) should mean he’s all over the electronic music scene. There’s certainly enough material to remix. But the handful of attempts at Lil Wayne dance remixes that I’ve heard are mediocre at best.
Well, Canadian remix kings MSTRKRFT have decided that Lil Wayne deserves to be heard at 130 beats per minute. Okay, okay: this is technically a remix of a Keri Hilson song featuring Lil Wayne. Still, the song gives us a full verse from the rapper and only a loop from the female singer. MSTRKRFT seems like they’re on a mission to prove that every genre (hell, every song) can be made danceable. Just turn up the tempo, add some drums/guitars and bam!– another banger. They’ve already conquered the rock remix; now they’ve moved on to rap.
But I must say I’m dissapointed with their latest effort. It’s conservative and ordinary; there’s really nothing new or exciting here. Save for the Lil Wayne vocals, it could be any other MSTRKRFT song. Is their formula getting stale? It’s hard to say. I loved their latest album, Fist of God, but I think I’m in the minority. I read some pretty terrible reviews. I think their sound is just very hit or miss. Unfortunately, this new track just doesn’t do it.
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