By Brad Wete
Updated August 03, 2020 at 12:12 PM EDT

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a newbie from Atlanta rhymer B.o.B. — the man behind two of 2010’s bigger hits: the Bruno Mars-assisted “Nothin’ on You” and “Airplanes.”

Now he’s gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, and today he dropped its lead single, “Strange Clouds.” If the title didn’t tip you off, the song’s about getting high and features an unlikely guest, Lil Wayne.

At another time in Weezy’s life, a verse about his love for herbal essence would make sense. Two years ago, he was one of the most lifted rappers out there. But now that he’s on probation due to his fairly recent release from prison, he’s banned from drinking alcohol and using drugs — marijuana included.

Granted, this is art, and he’s free to say whatever he wants. But it’s difficult for me to believe Wayne when he says he’s “smokin’ on that strong/ That Arnold Schwarzenegger.” He’s certainly not talking about a cigar.

B.o.B, who doesn’t have the eyes of the law on him, kicks the song off with some fun lines. “I’mma hit her with that pipe/ Call that Nancy Kerrigan,” he starts. “Stay on the greenest greens/ Call us vegetarians.” Listen to it after the jump.

Unfortunately, something about this cut falls flat. Could it be the awfully squishy bass line? Maybe it’s Lil Wayne’s fictional feature. What I can say is that it isn’t the caliber of his two aforementioned smash singles.

What do you think of his lead single? Are you high on it? Or do you need something stronger? Let us know.

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