Lights Out [Explicit Lyrics]

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In 2000, Lil Wayne's trademark pubescent drawl helped the Cash Money Billionaires ascend and dominate the rap charts with bounce-inspiring hits such as "Back That Azz Up" and "Bling Bling." Thematically, Lights Out picks up where his platinum-selling solo debut, Tha Block Is Hot, left off. Lil Wayne still chronicles New Orleans' inner city strife and glorifies the drug slangin' game. This time around, however, as a storyteller Wayne is not a detached observer, and as an MC he is not the new kid on the block. With Lights Out, Wayne portrays himself as a drug kingpin (on "Get off the Corner," he taunts "come get this candy") and proves himself to be the most dynamic rapper in his clique. As he skillfully exhibits ...
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Editorial Reviews

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In 2000, Lil Wayne's trademark pubescent drawl helped the Cash Money Billionaires ascend and dominate the rap charts with bounce-inspiring hits such as "Back That Azz Up" and "Bling Bling." Thematically, Lights Out picks up where his platinum-selling solo debut, Tha Block Is Hot, left off. Lil Wayne still chronicles New Orleans' inner city strife and glorifies the drug slangin' game. This time around, however, as a storyteller Wayne is not a detached observer, and as an MC he is not the new kid on the block. With Lights Out, Wayne portrays himself as a drug kingpin (on "Get off the Corner," he taunts "come get this candy") and proves himself to be the most dynamic rapper in his clique. As he skillfully exhibits throughout Lights Out, Wayne can flip styles easily -- from the playful posse cut "Shine" to the jazzy tribute to his father, "Everything." Cash Money's Mannie Fresh, the hottest producer on the Third Coast, punctuates "Tha Blues" with piercing bluegrass guitar and "Act a Ass," featuring B. G., with sinister synth sounds. Although he's still a rookie in the rap game, with his knack for telling poetic street stories, Lil Wayne's future looks brighter than a platinum Rolex. Ryan Crosby
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Lil Wayne may still be a youngster on his second album, Lights Out, but he shows substantial growth, dropping serious lyrics over some of Mannie Fresh's wildest production to date. More than anything, the serious tone and the wild beats come as somewhat of a surprise. Up until this point, the Cash Money camp had churned out a staggering number of releases during the late '90s. These releases were anything but serious or wild, instead prototypically Dirty South with their big, bass-heavy bounce beats and brash, bling-bling boastful banter. Lights Out retains plenty of this but is notably ambitious. Wayne is out to prove himself as more than a teen phenomenon, showcasing a socially conscious side largely absent on his debut, and Fresh is out to prove himself as a versatile producer, crafting a sonically adventurous sound denser than his past work. This ambition is somewhat fascinating, particularly for anyone who has followed Cash Money's evolution to here; however, it's also a bit overreaching. Wayne is deep on heartfelt songs like "Everything" and "Grown Man," and he is street-smart on insightful songs like "Lil One" and "Get off the Corner." He's much more effective, though, when he lightens up his lyrics and has fun, as on "Shine," "Let's Go," and "Hit U Up," three album highlights. Similarly, Mannie Fresh misfires here and there on Lights Out, like on the oddly bluesy "Fuck Wit Me Now" but, for the most part, has never been more creative. His stuttering beats on "Tha Blues" are breathtaking, as are the Eastern-style ones on "Hit U Up," and the album-opener, "Get off the Corner," sounds absolutely massive. The only problem with all of these is that you have to find them among the whopping 19 songs on Lights Out, making it somewhat of a frustrating album despite its several highlights.
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On Lights Out, Wayne quits describing the thug life and starts living it. From the outset, "Get Off the Corner" takes him back to the same hot New Orleans block, this time as the 'hood's number one supplier. The first-person drug-dealer perspective continues throughout the CD, as Wayne peddles everything from "crack to Viagra" ("On the Grind") and boasts "more white than the Backstreet Boys" ("Realized").

On Lights Out, Wayne quits describing the thug life and starts living it. From the outset, "Get Off the Corner" takes him back to the same hot New Orleans block, this time as the 'hood's number one supplier. The first-person drug-dealer perspective continues throughout the CD, as Wayne peddles everything from "crack to Viagra" ("On the Grind") and boasts "more white than the Backstreet Boys" ("Realized").
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2000
  • Label: Cash Money
  • UPC: 042286091129
  • Catalog Number: 860911
  • Sales rank: 37,618

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Watch Them People (Intro) (0:33)
  2. 2 Get off the Corner (4:45)
  3. 3 On the Grind (3:51)
  4. 4 Hit U Up (5:11)
  5. 5 Everything (4:42)
  6. 6 F**K Wit Me Now (4:33)
  7. 7 Lil One (3:11)
  8. 8 Break Me Off - Big Tymers & Unplugged (4:25)
  9. 9 Skit (0:42)
  10. 10 Wish You Would (4:14)
  11. 11 Grown Man (4:33)
  12. 12 Shine (5:04)
  13. 13 Jump Jiggy (4:13)
  14. 14 Realized (4:24)
  15. 15 Tha Blues (4:00)
  16. 16 Let's Go (3:49)
  17. 17 Biznite (4:22)
  18. 18 Act a A** (4:44)
  19. 19 Beef (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil Wayne Primary Artist, Vocals
Mannie Fresh Keyboards
B.G. Knocc out & Dresta Track Performer
The Hot Boys Track Performer
Big Tymers Track Performer
Unplugged Track Performer
Technical Credits
Mannie Fresh Producer, Engineer
Ray Seay Engineer
James Cruz Mastering
Ronald Williams Executive Producer
Bryan Williams Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    the worst rapper alive is lil wayne

    this album stinks just stinks wayne has no talent and hes sounds just as annoying as those lame old cartoon charecters lil wayne still is going nowhere speacil i hate how people assume he is the best rapper alive when in reality hes not even the best rapper alive he stole that hook from jay z which by the way is totally unorginial and totally uncreative

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    lil wayne deff is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    lil wayne = the worst musician on earth & the worst rapper alive

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

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    this album is pure trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    weezy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst musician on earth he is also the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is pure trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    lil wayne is talentless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is talentless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    weezy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! weezy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper and lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper and lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    lil wayne the worst rapper and lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne the worst rapper and the worst lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    i agree with the other review lil wayne is indeed the worst rapper alive

    lil wayne is indeed the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ThA cd iz hype

    Tha cd is hype as hell. Young Whezzy be droppin hype joints all ova dat record. LiL Wayne is a true thug and dont care wut any1 sayz. Holla

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album is off the chain!!!!

    I love all the members of C.M.B but Lil Wayne is by far my faviort I love every thing about him but Ilove his music the most.I have both of his C.D's and will have all the rest when ever they are released.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lil Wayne Is Awesome

    I love Lil Wayne's album Lights Out, all of the songs on it are totally tght, even if u aint black, i love them and i am a white female i mean even females love it. Lil Wayne is awsome, and i have to say that my favorite song on this album has to be ''Everything'' because like my mixed guy friend said, it makes you think, and anything that makes u think, is great for me since i never think anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dis be dat cd 4really doe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if you gon spend your money on a cd,spend it on this one cause it is off the charts and everyone should have a copy!!!!

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