Natalie Prass is the work of a distinctive new artist with a vision that embraces past and present, merging strength and vulnerability to powerful effect.
While Individ is a record still tinged with gravitas, it falls short of the peaks and valleys of its predecessors.
Mercifully, the groaners-per-minute ratio here is lower than usual, and this is likely due to the fact Wayne's got more than just bad sex puns on his mind.
It’s that recklessness that’s absent, and that was part of what made Lil Wayne one of hip-hop’s most compelling personas in the first place.
Sorry 4 The Wait 2 is not the glorified Mixtape Weezy of the mid-2000s, but the fire is definitely lit, and Tunechi gets it largely right.
Although they’re some bright sparks of creativity that remind us of his formidable days, Weezy’s lazy punchlines, tired subject matter, and poor attempts at song remakes is an uneasy indicator that Tha Carter V might not be worth the wait after all.
That's part of what makes Sorry 2 so much fun: it's inconsistent, flailing and completely unpredictable.
Vulnicura is stark and powerful in a way that Björk has merely danced around for years. Here, in these songs, she has shed all of her skin