#25. Lil Wayne – A Milli

Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

#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.

Songs #75-26

What did you think?
 0  0  0  0
metahexa_gif
Feature

Featuring Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Ryan Hemsworth, Raury, Sylvan Esso, and more.

READ MORE
jack u
Music

Some more forward momentum from Skrillex and Diplo’s collaborative project.

READ MORE
led zeppelin reissue
Music

Listen to an alternate recording that will be released as part of a massive reissue.

READ MORE
the bug angels and devils
Music

Listen to a cast-off track from Angels and Devils.

READ MORE
lemonade minus tide
Music

Get woozy with a new cinematic single from the band.

READ MORE
aphex twin syro listening
News

Hear the LP in a city near you – if you get lucky in an admission lottery.

READ MORE
banks-someonenew
Music

Hear the latest single from the highly anticipated Goddess

READ MORE
cvg
Videos

Watch a beautifully animated video from the Calgary folk singer/songwriter

READ MORE
youngthug2
Music

Hear the latest from the Atlanta rappers

READ MORE