Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, then you already know that New Orleans MC, Lil Wayne sold an unprecedented million copies of Tha Carter III his first week out. Therefore, I’ll skip the A Milli/a million puns about the album sales. “A Milli” hit the airwaves and the internet as Wayne’s, train of thought, non sequitur street opus and connected with audiences almost instantly. The repetitive chanting, mixed with a hard bass line, kicks and snares and the overall simplicity of the beat produced by Bangladesh, made a perfect platform for any MC to spit breathless bars over. Since the song was released it seems every living MC took their turn showing what they can do over the instrumental. Wayne snatches the song back and shows everyone who the rightful owner is by finally releasing a video of the original version. The concept of the video is a day in the life of the consummate worker Lil Wayne, as he heads to the set for a video shoot. The video is done in one single shot and leaves the viewer hanging by a thread at the end as “to be continued” is flashed across the screen.
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