33. Lil Wayne f/ Drake & Future "Love Me"
Album: I Am Not a Human Being II
Producer: Mike WiLL Made It,A+
Label: Young Money,Cash Money, Republic
Even before Lil Wayne skates through with his brash demeanor and unkempt dreads, "Love Me" is already a winning testimonial. Mike WiLL Made It's effortless backdrop sets the provocative scene, with a magnetic hook provided by Future and Drake creating a lasting moment that would rule the airwaves.
Then, with his signature drawl reverberating, it drops: "Pussy-ass niggas, stop hatin'." It's Wayne's world. He's seductively unapologetic, cursing his cynics while indulging in the sweet nectar of his flame for the evening. His words may border on crude and unusual ("All she eat is dick/She's on a strict diet"), but for four minutes we suspend our sensibilities when Weezy is at the pulpit, and the results don't disappoint. —Edwin Ortiz