First single from Lil Wayne rock album leaks

Lil Wayne: he rocks, but not very well.
Lil Wayne: he rocks, but not very well.

Prom Queen, the first track from US rapper Lil Wayne's forthcoming rock album Rebirth, has leaked onto the internet.

The song can currently be heard on YouTube, though we suspect that it may be taken down fairly soon (which may actually be a blessing).

Featuring heavy guitars and the currently omnipresent hard Auto-Tuned vocal sound that has become one of Lil Wayne's trademarks, Prom Queen doesn't exactly bode well for his forthcoming long-player.

In fact, if we're being honest, we have to say that we think the song stinks (do let us know if you disagree, though).

Lil Wayne isn't the first hip-hop star to step out of his comfort zone recently. Kanye West threw a major curve ball when he released his 'pop art' album (his words, not ours) 808s & Heartbreak late in 2008.

(Via Idolator)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.