The demonic bounce of Lil Wayne’s comeback single “6 Foot 7 Foot” suggested rap’s pirate king was on form after a spell behind bars on firearms charges.

But it turns out to be a false taster for the latest instalment in his Tha Carter series, an overlong mess with half-baked beats and only the odd glimpse of the New Orleans rapper’s wayward lyricism.

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter IV

(Island/Cash Money)

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