A little over a month after his release from New York’s Rikers Island, Lil Wayne has returned to the airwaves (or at least to Internet) with his first post-incarceration single, “6 Foot 7 Foot.” The good news? It’s an appealingly insane Bangladesh-produced banger described not inaccurately by DJ Scoob Doo as “‘A Milli’ on steroids.” The bad news? Um, can we get back to you?
Built atop a snippet of “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” “6 Foot 7 Foot” finds Wayne addressing, among other topics, Young Money’s continued rap-game dominance, heartbreak at the hands of a woman named Tammy, and the pleasures of sexual congress with more than one lady at a time. As for his stint inside? “I got through that sentence like a subject and a predicate,” Wayne tells us, shortly before Young Money young’un Cory Gunz jumps on the mic for an exasperated guest verse.
Thursday afternoon the song was sitting at No. 3 on iTunes’ singles chart, sandwiched between Katy Perry’s “Firework” and “The Time (Dirty Bit),” by the Black Eyed Peas. Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter IV, is tentatively due out in February.
PopDust rating: A