This is over a week old, but I had to acknowledge this. Producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock) wrote an even-handed, yet damning blog post on the appeal of Lil' Wayne. I can't help but agree with a good chunk of it, really. I understand why he's popular, and it took me a while to figure that out, but the jocking from folks that love the great lyricists has had me perplexed at times.
Sweeping Generalizations with Blockhead: Get Off Lil Wayne's D*@&