As the title implies, this new mixtape is meant to tide fans over until Weezy's long-gestating fifth Carter LP finally drops. Over Sorry 2's sprawling 17 tracks, Wayne raps with deathbed desperation, as if his lungs are collapsing as he breezily exhales quadruple entendres. Opening track "Coco" features his trademark (and too long absent) thousand-syllable-per-second flow. He follows that with "Shit," on which he spits vulnerably imaginative lines like: "I'm a verbal disease/ I'm allergic to me/ Been a turd on these streets/ Since my curtains was sheets."
The instrumentals are sparse, making every line a stark standout. That can be a blessing, but it curses later numbers like "Preach," (case in point: "My bitches got sex appeal/ They like sex and pills."). Other Tha Carter IV-esque misfires include "Used To," a typical, Drake-assisted hater lament. Closing track "Dreams and Nightmares" is far more effective in that regard; while it too features clichéd lines about money turning friends to foes, it also finds Wayne spitting surprisingly creative couplets about the "suga" that "turned this coke to vanilla." That's part of what makes Sorry 2 so much fun: it's inconsistent, flailing and completely unpredictable. The same could be said for Weezy's career, a fact made all too clear by this all encompassing, last ditch effort mixtape that might just convince fans to accept Wayne's apology. (Young Money)