The fuss about the best rapper alive will keep you confused especially with the flock of rap heavyweights steady putting in work for the hip hop culture. You cannot ignore the immense influence that these set of artists seem to have on the industry. The competition keeps soaring with every single, incredible features and more unbelievably, the ‘beefs’ that exist between the contenders. For a rap music fan, you may enjoy a lot of the dabbling into the most popular subject matter of music; love, sex and money, but you tend to appreciate a rapper who can deliver not just that, but beautiful storytelling verses about issues you can relate to. One salient attribute that feeds Lil Wayne all the plaudits he has amassed over time is his active strive to be DIFFERENT. Yes, I had to capitalise that word to project its pertinence in every single, mixtape or album produced by the rap veteran. A lot of other rap artists would find comfort zones from the styles used by 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G. under the veil of idolisation (which is not a bad thing by the way). Lil Wayne comes with a stench of distinction that leaves your mouth ajar with a fusion of confusing but beautiful artistry. You may find out from the opening sessions of the music, you are left to wonder what is going and the next minute, you are all smiles with excitement and the magic from his words just sweep you away with every delivery. Dwayne Carter was the most anticipated headliner from the 2008 Summer Jam Music Festival. When he got on stage, you would expect that his performance would be filled with his hit songs from the first tick of the clock to the last of his set just as Alicia Keys and Kanye West had delivered but he first leaves the crowd muddled up with a solo guitar performance intro which my pet could easily identify as an invalid musical chord. That minute, he was the most terrible guitarist in the world, but you know what, it was an intentional tactic to make you anticipate what would come after that. There was bewilderment in the crowd, but they still had their cameras up and it was rolling for their YouTube clips. The lonesome horrific display of his guitar skills was on for about two and the half minutes of his set time. That totally defines the absolute embodiment of Lil Wayne. He defies stereotypes every time with his strong urge to thrill you with his crazy. For one who can infuse all of these into great, chart-topping, ground-breaking and choral music, I think that crowns him as the best rapper alive then. Tha Carter III unarguably sits and crowns Lil Wayne on the highly contested throne of Rap Dynasty. He made the claim in 2005 after a series of records that he created or featured in. His consistency and pun usage would have you drooling over every track that carried his name but, this album showed more of the genius in him than all of his previous works.