Friday, November 11, 2011
"A Milli" - The greatest hip-hop song of the '00s?
At this point in TBO's development, I feel no need to link any discussion of hip-hop to Burzum anymore. It's acceptable to discuss it on its own terms, especially since just about every metalhead these days is frantically downloading Lil B mixtapes alongside One Tail, One Head tapes. Anyway, I'm beginning to consider Lil Wayne's "A Milli" as the ultimate hip-hop song of the '00s (how you'd pronounce that if saying it in regular conversation, I have no idea.) It combines a lot of features of '00s culture into a singular whole: a sort of adorned, self-referential minimalism, irony that goes beyond the standard "we're too cool for this" posturing, and a decided indulgence in excess and Caligulan decadence. Lil Wayne's masterpiece from his third "Carter" entry suddenly becomes the most defining sound of a decade.
Anyone have any better choices for the track of the '00s?