1. On Lil Wayne, 'Sorry 4 the Wait' and lofty, misguided expectations →

    I didn’t expect to write this much on Sorry 4 the Wait (in the Lil Wayne mixtape canon, it’s somewhere between Dedication 3 and No Ceilings), but hey, it happened. Based on the wave of knee-jerk negative reactions it received in its first day out, I wanted to remind the disappointed on why the tape was even being released. It’s a fun tape — nothing mind-blowing, just full of good rhymes and a lot of tough talk — but it’s never going to live up to fans’ insane expectations. And that’s on them.