#25. Lil Wayne – A Milli

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#25. Lil Wayne   A Milli Artwork by Adam Sarpalius

As 2009, and the decade come to a close, PMA will be looking back at our favorite songs of the last ten years. We will update a list with 75 empty slots until we reach that song that changed everything. You can keep track of this list by keeping an eye on this page. We make these lists in hopes that you guys will chime in the comments and share your favorite musical moments of the noughties.


#25. Lil Wayne   A Milli Boasting a mind-bending Bangladesh beat and an utterly indispensable minimalistic pop hook, Weezy took it upon himself to make you forget you were listening to a high-profile hip hop album and took you back to his mixtape roots, where there weren’t any Jay-Z’s and Kanye’s and T-Pain’s in the post-production credits.

Wayne goes on for three minutes and forty-two seconds about nothing at all, and could have gone for hours. There lies the genius in “A Milli”; you aren’t listening to Lil Wayne’s words but the raw energy oozing out of the track, leaving you hanging on to Wayne’s staccato-like articulation and every heartbeat pause (there are many).

Lil Wayne concludes the hyperbolic and ridiculously stupid and engrossing rap with “Don’t you compare me ’cause there ain’t anybody near me.” His claim will probably never be validated, but for these few minutes, his word is law.

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