Lil Wayne's Subhuman Artwork for "I Am Not a Human Being II"
Spoiler alert: It's an insect.
So the image is actually of a moth - a Death's-head Hawkmoth to be exact. This moth is found in all facets of art throughout history: Bram Stoker's Dracula references a species of this moth, along with Edgar Allen Poe in The Sphinx. The most note-worthy mention though comes from the film Silence Of the Lambs, where the film poster shows the moth resting on Jodie Foster's mouth. That signifies the role of the moth in the film. The serial killer in the film is James "Buffalo Bill" Gumb (played by Ted Levine), and his twisted accessory to his murders includes laying Death's-head Hawkmoth pupa in the mouths of the victims he kills. Gross.
It's no surprise that Kanye West had a strong role in developing the artwork for the cover. Weezy's said that Yeezy also helped greatly in the making of the album. With a design like this, who knows what we can expect from Lil Wayne's long-delayed project. It's sure to be interesting no matter what. We received a teaser of what's to come with Wayne's first single off the project, "Love Me" with Drake and Future. The animated artwork for that is below and is just as creepy as the album cover:
Can't say Lil Wayne doesn't think way outside of the box. With Kanye West on the assist, this could get very exciting. I Am Not a Human Being II is slated for release on March 26th.
I was thinking the same thing about the moth from the Silence of the Lambs.....well I guess not only is his music plagerized crap so is his album artwork.
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