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"Drop the World" is a single by rapper Lil Wayne, which features lyrics from Eminem. It is the third single off Lil Wayne's seventh studio album, Rebirth. The song was released on iTunes on December 28, 2009. Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Travis Barker of Blink-182 performed the song together along with Drake's song "Forever" at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. On June 16, 2010, the single was certified platinum by the RIAA.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_the_World#cite_note-1 [2

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Music videoEdit

The video for "Drop the World" is directed by Chris Robinson, and shooting for the video took place on January 31, 2010, which was the same day as the 52nd Grammy Awards, where Eminem and Lil Wayne performed together. The video features people moshing, rioting,skateboarding, and running through the streets of New York. The video premiered on March 5, 2010 on the MTV Hits television network.[3]The main concept of the video centers around Lil Wayne and Eminem being in the midst of a massive riot. Birdman and Lloyd Banks make cameo appearances in the video.

[edit]ReceptionEdit

Despite a generally negative reception for Rebirth,[4] "Drop the World" received reviews that were more positive. "Drop the World" was arguably the most anticipated song from the album due to its guest feature from Eminem.[5] In a review of the album, NME called the song the only highlight of Rebirth. The article discussed the meaning behind the song, noting that Lil Wayne simply avoids answering a question commonly asked by successful hip hop musicians: "How do you deal with 'real issues' when you've got enough money to buy your old neighborhood a hundred times over?" The magazine notes that, in the song, Lil Wayne avoids commenting on this question, and instead focuses his energy on "being so pissed off you have to get in a spaceship, pick the world up and drop it on some poor girl's 'fucking head.'" Ultimately, the article concludes the song only serves as a "what-could-have-been" demonstration for the album.[6] Writing for Fairfax New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz website, Chris Schulz was less than impressed with "Drop the World", claiming that even with the help of "star guest" Eminem, the song was unexceptional.[7]

[edit]RemixesEdit

Rapper Game and Kanary Diamonds made a remix that appeared on Game's mixtape "The Red Room".[8]

Rapper Royce Da 5'9" did a remix of the song called "Pick Ma Balls Up". [9]

[edit]Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2010)[1] Peak

position[2]

Canadian Hot 100[10] 24
Irish Singles Chart[10] 43
UK Singles Chart[10] 51
UK R&B Chart[11] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 18

[edit]ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Lil Wayne Finds His Rock Edge onRebirth Track ‘Da Da Da’" Rock & Roll Daily. December 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  3. ^ "Video: Lil Wayne f/ Eminem – ‘Drop the World’". Rap Up. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  4. ^ "Rebirth". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  5. ^ Nunez, Jessica (2010-02-09). "Lil Wayne goes to jail, but leaves fans with new album, Eminem collaboration". MLive. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  6. ^ "Album review: Lil Wayne - Rebirth (Island)". NME. 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  7. ^ Schulz, Chris (2010-02-11). "CD review: Rebirth - Lil Wayne". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  8. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=77616
  9. ^ http://www.killerhiphop.com/royce-da-5-9-pick-ma-balls-up-lyrics/
  10. ^ a b c d "Lil Wayne and Eminem - Drop The World - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  11. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 R&B Singles Archive (17th April 2010)". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-04-17.

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