Lil Wayne mustn’t slurp Sizzurp anymore, neither is he allowed to consume marihuana. As a compensation, he’s picked up skating nowadays. And no matter whether he’s got his board under his feet or is walking on the ground – now that he’s been released from prison, he is much more down to earth than before. Unfortunately, that’s quite a bad omen for Tha Carter IV, considering that the best of Lil Wayne’s tracks where the ones on which he’d go completely off the wall with his lunatic flows and topics. But this is exactly where I want to step hard on the critics-break: of course, as a teaser-mixtape, I’m Not A Human Being was not as sparking as, for instance, the Dedication-tapes – but when all you want to do with Tha Carter IV is meticulously comparing the Weezy of 2011 with the one of 2006/07, it’s simply your own damn fault. Plus, almost everyone seems to forget to mention that Tha Carter IIIwas not consistently brilliant (Comfortable, Mrs.Officer?!). To take it away: the sequel isn’t, either. But: a Weezy who can rasp a track as unconstrained as he does on Megaman still outruns at least Â¾ of the monotonous Conscious-Rap-Parts that were released this year. And am I really the only one, who considers 6 Foot 7 Foot to be the better A Millie? The record is definitely not a dramatic step backwards. But then again, it’s not a step forward, either. When Lil Wayne shines, he shines in the style of four yours ago, concerning beat, flow and hooks. And also the weaker moments sound as if they’ve been there before; unfortunately, there are a few more of those this time than on the previous record.