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  /  03.09.2020

Earlier this year, Lil Wayne unveiled his thirteenth studio album Funeral, a hefty, 24-track body of work that saw additional appearances from 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Lil Baby, O.T. Genasis, Jay Rock, Takeoff, the late XXXTentacion and more. The project — which received a slightly more mixed reception than his previous effort, Tha Carter V — also became Wayne’s fifth number one album, locking in the top spot during its first week on the Billboard 200 with just under 140 thousand equivalent album units sold. Presumably looking to keep the momentum going, the New Orleans hip hop legend drops off another visual from Funeral for “Mama Mia.”

On the Danny Klein and Matt Campfield-produced cut, Wayne goes on his usual lyrical exercise filled with gritty and humorous stream-of-consciousness raps:

“I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me, like a red button/

The gun headbutt you like ‘Bang, bang, bang, bang’/

‘Til your heart stop drummin’/

I shoot you while the sun don’t shine, this a hot summer/

But fall dawg, I knock a wall off with this sawed-off/

This b***h sound like a hard cough/

I’m a wizard with this mothaf***a like I went to Hogwarts/

Cut the hog head and the tail off/

I’m the n***a b***hes put a spell on…/”

The accompanied visual sees Weezy F. in a dark room bringing his animated lyrics to life with beautiful women, references to the Wu-Tang Clan and Gucci, spaced-out effects and more. The visual is directed by Mike Ho and — as Wayne’s longtime right-hand man Mack Maine revealed in an interview with Complex — features a treatment handled by Wayne himself:

We just shot the video to ‘Mama Mia,’ and he wrote the whole treatment himself. Mike Ho is directing it, but Wayne wrote the whole treatment. This was really him and his vision, and what he wanted to give to fans on this album.

You can press play on the amazing clip below.


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