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Lil Wayne - "Gotti" ft. The Lox

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With the fifth installation of Tha Carter getting pushed back to December, Southern rapper Lil Wayne has dropped yet another single. The title: "Gotti," and it features an intro verse from The Lox.

While the screaming guitar chords and "same time Gotti got" refrain is a little corny, it's really the verses here where Lil Wayne is sounding more coherent and focused than he has in years. Bar after bar, Wayne gets a little nostalgic over his childhood and rise in the hip hop industry. While not a perfect song, it's a welcome change of pace from the material he's been dropping lately. Maybe there's a glimmer of hope for Carter V afterall.