Friday, 10 January 2020

R.I.P 5th Ward Weebie

5th Ward Weebie ft. Wild Wayne & Trombone Shorty - Drop It How Ya Feel It
(From Soundcloud; 2018)

Let me find out that the internet is bullshitting with the news of 5th Ward Weebie's death. That man kept Bounce alive when Bounce had taken a dive, made music which sounded like Mardi Gras in Magnolia Projects, and was responsible for some of the only non-corny Real Instruments Rap™ of this past decade. Most importantly, Weebie owned the G.O.A.T Louisiana-sounding Louisiana Rap song:

5th Ward Weebie - Supa Sunday In N.O
(From Da Unexpected album; 2003)

Rest in peace lil' big man. I hope Heaven got more pop-up Seafood Gumbo restaurants you can open up with your royalties from Audrey's Nice For What.


Yohan said...

Gutted. The man has some bona fide N.O. classics under his belt and I felt like he had a few more left in him. Let Me Find Out is absolutely one my favourite songs of the past decade. 42 is way too young. R.I.P.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I wanted to hear him over a Trel Itz A Hit track. Guess that will never happen now 😕

Smell Rell said...

Bad news :/

SE said...

RIP. Like Wopo, heard him here first.

Ben said...

What's Weebies best album? I always liked his music but never really got into it.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Probably best to start with Ghetto Platinum from 2000.

Supa Sunday In N.O is my fave Weebie jam, tho. Love Rap songs which paint a picture of a place and the people who inhabit it.

hotbox said...

he also low key has one of the best ice-t remakes

r.i.p. :(

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Word (literally.)

icebergsweater said...

Fuuuuuuck, man
R.I.P. to Weebie, man