Upon hearing Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo spill the beans on their Lil' Wayne collaboration "Can't Stop Partying", we were at least intrigued. We haven't exactly been overwhelmed with Weezer's recent creative output, but we thought maybe a few hours of studio time with a mad scientist like Weezy couldn't hurt. The man seems to have more creativity for leftover mixtape tracks than most artists do for entire albums. And throwing him on a song about partying seems sort of like telling John Woo circa 1997 that you made this whole movie but just have this little crash scene with a $10 million budget for him to do. Wayne has made multiple hits out of Bobby Valentino songs, dude could have hit a home run even if he phoned it in.
However, the reality of this song turned out to be a bit of a buzzkill for us. As it turns out, Weezy was several hours late to the studio (what) and Cuomo never even got the chance to see him. And "Can't Stop Partying" turns out to be a semi-ironic take on the rock star (read: clichéd take on rap star) lifestyle where Cuomo croons about his addiction to VIP rooms and Patron. But it couldn't really be called a parody because, well, it's not funny. So it's hard to really tell what purpose the track serves, besides accidentally ending up as a sad welcome into Weezy's probable upcoming prison sentence with lines like "Please don't shoot me down because I'm an endangered species."Although, there is the slight chance this record could be the end of Weezer's coming full circle. They've created a world in which even the poppiest of collaborations is unsurprising. If only TRL still existed, they might finally have enough pull there to get some all vegan snack tray.