LIL WAYNE GIVES A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PERFORMANCE!

HE ACKNOWLEDGES HIS HOMETOWN AND THE TRAGEDY KNOWN AS KATRINA!



The last thing I ever expected out of New Orleans bred rapper Lil Wayne was a socially conscious performance anywhere. But he shocked the Insite. The now multi Grammy winner brought attention to the hurricane and flood that ravaged his hometown we now know as Katrina. I’m shocked because when I interviewed him a couple of years ago he appeared to have total disdain for his hometown. He said the city was filled with haters. I also remember an interview where he refused to say he grew up in the city. He said he grew up all around the country because he was constantly on the road as a young performer. But on the ocassion when he had one of the largest audiences possible he changed his tune during the Grammys telecast Sunday night. His performance focused on the city the rest of the country watched drown 4 years ago. He even brought out flavors of New Orleans with a jazz pianist and a brass band. There were signs of a maturing artist not just a materialistic rapper. I never thought I’d say this but way to go Lil Wayne. Use your limelight for something positive!