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They say being at the top can get lonely but for Lil Wayne, that is probably a good thing.

The Young Money CEO shared more of that insight in an interview after his crowd-raising performance on MTV’s Unplugged this June.

“People say it’s lonely at the top. It is lonely.  But all I do is dream about all the people at the bottom that ain’t lonely. Thank God, I am alone.”

It’s an intriguing message that ties into his song “Nightmares of the Bottom,” an upcoming single from his highly anticipated new album, Tha Carter IV.

Although MTV is now a fluff station that airs shows about narcissistic partiers from New Jersey and pregnant teenagers, they still go back to their respectable roots of good music with Unplugged- a show that honors some of music’s most greatest and talented artists (excluding Katy Perry) since 1989. There’s nothing like being unplugged. It’s almost like winning an award.

Unplugged lets artists perform live-band versions of their best or new songs before a small audience and it’s a more intimate experience for both the artist and the listener. Only then can you witness Jay-Z rap with unfeigned authority or Alicia Keys sing out her soul while playing the piano. To be unplugged means that you’ve been recognized for your contribution to good music. Now, Lil Wayne has been added to that list.

Before his scheduled performance, the hype was big and the performance even bigger as he performed some of his biggest hits, including a hard-hitting “A Milli” to his 2009 #1 billboard hit “Lollipop.”

Lil Wayne deserves this recognition. He’s the second rapper in a decade to headline the event since Jay-Z. Plus his music is simply dope. He massively appeals to all fans of hardcore rap, r&b, alternative & rock. He’s one of the most unique rappers out there with his signature style of lyrics that are laden with creative puns, double entendres and crazy wordplay like “Sleeping at the top/nightmares of the bottom/everybody wanna be fly ‘til you swat ‘em.”

Which ties back to his song with the repeated message- it’s better to be on top and stay there. Unrivaled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgrdwuev2b8

 

Here are a few songs that have created a lot of buzz this year. Some are unique, some individual and the rest mainstream hits. Regardless, The Whatever Blog is feeling the real swag behind each track. Especially this one from my friend and new favorite rapper DuJuan Woods with “Toast 2 Life.” It’s an all time favorite and I’m sure you’ll like his hard yet fun style of delivery on the beat. The playlist also features YC’s break-out joint “Racks”, which knocked off Lady Gaga’s “Judas” to third on iTunes and debuted at #1 on Zune Marketplace.

Most notably, TWB couldn’t enough get of YouTube’s “Shawt Bus Shorty” from Be Your Own Boss Entertainment. Even better they came out with a remix of their viral hit. Their spot-on parodies of big rappers are so creative and dope, the lyrics virtually outshine their real-life counterparts.

Finally, some people may be surprised to find Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” on here but we all know who he has to thank for making this such a hard-hitting joint. Busta Rhymes undoubtedly takes the helm for ripping this song shreds along with Lil Wayne’s signature style and swagger. So what do you think? Is this a solid playlist or can it be better?

Every year, the music industry provides us with new songs and hits we want to add to our playlists. Given everyone has different music tastes, I feel as if we have to battle through the onslaught of overplayed radio hits and the shameful promotion of talentless and annoying musicians such as Justin Bieber, Flo Rida and Ke$ha.

With this playlist, I’ve made it my personal mission to share and listen to music I actually like, not because it ranked high up on the billboards.

Fear not, because there is always good music that prevails and discovering good music makes listening to it a more enjoyable experience. Whether you hear a good song in a club, on a blog, a video game soundtrack or simply by word of mouth, chances are that it may be gaining some  deserved recognition. So it doesn’t hurt if you take the time to check it out.

I noticed some songs such as “Like a G6” by Far East Movement suddenly gained explosive buzz over a year after its release. This track has become one of the hottest mid-summer jams. However, this isn’t just another overplayed club banger (Never mind the vocals or how many times you heard it)

What makes “Like a G6” really good  is the snaring and futuristic bass beat with a catchy chorus. The song puts you in the ultimate party-mode and fills you with unshakeable confidence. Don’t take my word for it but it’s definitely a requisite for a dope party playlist if you ever want to have one. There are also some other great songs here on this playlist. Most notably, “Tighten Up” by the Black Keys , which is a rhythm and blues laden  track that rocks the soul. To top it off , this playlist features artists such as Tegan and Sara, Gorillaz and of course Lil Wayne. Enjoy!

Gorillaz feature with "Stylo" single