Lil Wayne - Funeral
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #738 / 760
User Score
Based on 532 ratings
2020 Ratings: #812
Liked by 7 people
January 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Young Money / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
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The Young Folks

While Wayne is famously known for grandfathering many of rap’s modern aesthetics, Funeral is just another example of how much better he is than his contemporaries at executing them.


Across the hour, Funeral sounds less like last rites for Wayne and more like a resurrection.

Consequence of Sound

For his new decade debut, Wayne takes a “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks” approach, only hitting the target about half the time.


The problem with ‘Funeral’ is that there’s no real thread holding the music together.


Funeral proves that Wayne's quick-witted rapping might be the only quality keeping his music enjoyable in today's hip-hop scene.


‘Funeral’ is a mixed bag, and feels more like 24 tracks Lil Wayne had lying around than a coherent project.

The Observer

Wayne’s unheralded 13th studio album proves that the 37-year-old’s flow can still be fearsome, even if his edit function remains iffy.


As for the actual listenability of this album, there isn’t much that will live in the hearts and minds of those who are brand loyal to Weezy F. Baby.

Rolling Stone

Funeral is wildly uneven, a landscape of pronounced highs and lows.


Cobbled together in the style of a compilation rather than a cohesive album, it's a wonky, slightly disappointing collection that ranges from typically excellent updates on the classic Weezy sound to tracks that weakly chase trends as it provides diamonds and duds in equal measure.

The Needle Drop

Not living up to its somber title and introduction, Funeral is another unfocused and bloated album from Lil Wayne.

C'mon, we really being serious? Let's not beat around the bush.

He just had to do it, didn't he? He just had to wait for that grand opportunity to cash in on some big bucks with this album, huh? Disguising this long-awaited studio record as some sort of grand, important artistic statement worth dissecting, when in reality, it's nothing more than just a dull, monotonous, practically inedible piece of matter devoid of any flavor and absolutely overstays its welcome. It certainly worked, I'd ... read more
Lil Wayne's Funeral. His first move since his pretty admirable, but slightly bloated back to form C5. But still, I couldn't help but stay skeptical about this one. 24 tracks? Lil Baby? Big Sean? The tracklist isn't the best looking.

Thr first track sets the tone, pretty much similar to what you would expect from an album called Funeral: pretty majestic and haunting. Many tracks carry that tone actually. The intro track would've been much better if Wayne's unenthusiastic singing didn't go on ... read more
Some tracks were good. Too bad there was another hour of album after them.
ISTG I'm not being hacked, I genuinely enjoy this album. Probably the most overhated rap album of 2020. Sure, I wish Wayne had scrapped maybe 7-10 of these songs, but it's a fun listen. Also I wish the song with Doja Cat was on the main album, I love it but I have the CD for the original album.

Uzi and Takeoff honestly give great performances, same with Wayne here, he's always proven to be inconsistent with his deliveries, but I love his sound here. Hip Hop DX had the right idea, I see how ... read more
Wayne rapping his ass off for 75 min and that's pretty much it. I wish he scrapped 7-8 of these songs but overall it was a cool listen
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Track List

  1. Funeral
  2. Mahogany
  3. Mama Mia
  4. I Do It (feat. Big Sean & Lil Baby)
  5. Dreams
  6. Stop Playin With Me
  7. Clap For Em
  8. Bing James (feat. Jay Rock)
  9. Not Me
  10. Trust Nobody (feat. Adam Levine)
  11. Know You Know (feat. 2 Chainz)
  12. Wild Dogs
  13. Harden
  14. I Don't Sleep (feat. Takeoff)
  15. Sights and Silencers (feat. The Dream)
  16. Ball Hard (feat. Lil Twist)
  17. Bastard (Satan's Kid)
  18. Get Outta My Head (feat. XXXTENTACION)
  19. Piano Trap
  20. Line Em Up
  21. Darkside
  22. Never Mind
  23. T.O. (feat. O.T. Genasis)
  24. Wayne's World
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Added on: January 23, 2020