Lil Wayne 90s Rock (Nirvana. Pearl Jam, Radiohead etc) Mashup Released
The release, timed to mark Lil Wayne's release from jail, comes after several days of uncertainly that followed when Universal Motown issued a cease and desist letter to block the release. The album is available for free download at 90sBall.com.
On the album, Alexei both reinterprets old Lil Wayne hits and combines the artist's numerous -- and, in some cases, obscure -- feature verses to create new songs. Musically, the album is divided into tracks that retain the rock sensibility of the source material ("A Milli In Bloom," "Zombie Musik") and hip-hop-influenced tracks on which Alexei combines samples of 90s rock with hip-hop drums ("Bring Back That Raspy Sh*t," "Gimme That, Rude Boy").
The rock acts sampled on the album's 22 tracks are Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, The Verve, Sugar Ray, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, The Dave Matthews Band, The Cranberries, Soundgarden, Rage Against The Machine, R.E.M., Shakira, and Blind Melon. "Because Lil Wayne's flow is so melodic, it sits incredibly well on top of rock tracks," says Alexei. "And while I loved Rebirth, some fans might enjoy this 'rock album' a bit more because Wayne is rapping, rather than singing."
Alexei, the creative force behind the critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy, is an accomplished producer and DJ whose music has been featured on mtvU and VH1 Soul and reached the No. 1 spot on college hip-hop charts. He has shared stage with Cee-Lo, B.o.B., Wale, Bun B., Goodie Mob, Big Sean, Raheem DeVaughn, and Mike Posner and, together with his band partner, was praised by The Source Magazine for a "galvanizing stage show."