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Lil Wayne, ‘How to Love’ – Song Review

Lil Wayne

It’s hard to find true love when you’re a rich and famous rapper, but in his new stripped down acoustic song, Lil Wayne teaches the lesson of ‘How to Love’ — proving that he’s got a lot of heart himself.

in Weezy’s third single from ‘Tha Carter IV,’ he pinpoints that this broken girl’s insecurities stem from bad bruises in the past, but stresses that he finds her beautiful because she’s one of a kind in his eyes.

“You had a lot crooks try to steal your heart / Never really had luck, could never figure out how to love,” he sings in the sugar-sweet chorus, after a revelatory verse:

“When you was just a youngen your looks were so precious / But now you’re grown up so fly, it’s like a blessing / Can’t have a man look at you for five seconds without you being insecure / You never credit yourself, so when you got older it seems like came back 10 times over / Now you’re sitting here in this damn corner looking through all your thoughts and looking over your shoulder.”

We haven’t heard Young Weezy like this before, but if this new side of him is a result of his new lady friend, we welcome it with open arms. Not that we want the rap master to go all singer-songwriter on us, but this gem shows that even the hardest of exteriors can have a gooey center.

Listen to Lil Wayne, ‘How to Love’

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