This year’s most unexpected guitar solo? Lil Wayne wields an Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein for a crossover collaboration you probably never expected to see

Lil Wayne playing an EVH Frankenstein
(Image credit: Jon Batiste/YouTube)

Just as you start to think you’ve seen everything there is to see in the guitar world, the universe launches us an almighty curveball. Case in point: Jon Batiste’s new single Uneasy, which features a pop-rock crossover so unexpected you’ll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

See, for Uneasy, Batiste has called upon rap superstar Lil Wayne, who briefly ditches the mic for a, erm, guest guitar solo.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.