The Carter IV is out and frankly, first impressions have been mixed. Quite a few songs were either released ages ago and now feel a bit recycled, or are simply not even worth talking about. Luckily, however, for every couple of old (or irrelevant) songs, there is one really good one. My favourite so far is ‘President Carter’. Using Jimmy Carter’s inauguration as a sample may sound weird, and it’s true that the History Channel is probably not the usual go-to-source for Hip Hop beats, but I find that Mr. Carter (the younger) pulls it off! Thank God the song isn’t ruined by the appearance of T-Pain on the chorus!
Lil Wayne – President Carter