[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] is officially back. The Young Money CEO was released from Rikers Island in November, but on Tuesday (December 14) Lil Wayne let Funkmaster Flex premiere his latest single, "6' 7"," featuring Cory Gunz and produced by Bangladesh.
The combo of Weezy and Bangladesh creates instant heat, just as it did when they linked up on "A Milli" from Tha Carter III. That single became one of 2008's most popular and helped push the album to a million units sold in its first week.
Lil Wayne snaps on "6' 7"," dropping some very quotable verses ("Most of y'all don't get the picture unless the flash is on") over Bangladesh's schizoid production of sped-up vocals, blade-sharp percussion and murky bass.
Vivid metaphors flow throughout the track. Raps Wayne, "Life is a bitch and death is her sister, sleep is the cousin, what a f---in' family picture/ You know Father Time, we all know Mother Nature/ It's all in the family, but I am of no relation."
The latest Young Money signee, Cory Gunz, caps off the song with a double-time flow on the final third verse.
Blog sites began posting a radio rip of the song almost immediately. On Shade 45 earlier Tuesday morning, Lil Wayne told hosts DJ Drama and Karen Civil that "6' 7" " is not only "a very tall record" but is the lead single from Tha Carter IV,, which he said will be in stores February 2011.
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