The 50 Best Songs of 2012

50. Lil Wayne "No Worries"

Album: I Am Not A Human Being II
Producer: Detail
Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

Believe it or not, the guy was who once regarded as the "best rapper alive" has to prove himself as a worthwhile asset to hip-hop these days. After last year's Tha Carter IV was widely declared a major misstep, Lil Wayne—superstar status and all—became the underdog. Quality guest spots on records from labelmates Drake, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj helped him retain some of his former reputation, but still, the public would not be satisfied until Tunechi shined on a record where he was the sole, or, at least, top-billed artist. Then "No Worries" happened.

It's distinct from his previous material, but provides what we've come to expect from Wayne at the same time. "No Worries" has the charm to include boasts about oral sex that don't come across as crass. The production and delivery legitimately exudes a sense of fun that makes the song easy to warm up to. "No Worries" is a reminder that Weezy can dominate airwaves at any given moment. No wonder he isn't worried about anything. — Ernest Baker

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