Last night Lil Wayne released a video for his surprise all-sung summer radio anthem "How to Love." The clip narrates the song's empathetic tale of a blessedly fly woman whose dreams are deferred, culminating in an HIV diagnosis that's poorly acted but chilling. Then it rewinds, suggesting things would have been different had the girl grown up in a monogamous household. It's warm when she graduates from college and Wayne twangs how she's far from the usual. But can't love can be be found somewhere in the grey middle ground between nuclear unit and strip club playerism?
August 24, 2011