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  • Audio CD (December 6, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cash Money
  • ASIN: B000BLI4UG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,657 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Who would have thought back in the Hot Boys' early days that it'd be Lil Wayne who not simply survived his older peers like Juvenile, but ended up thriving by the time he reached Tha Carter, vol. 2, Weezy’s fourth album. He sounds more confident as an MC--but more importantly, he wields a genuinely impressive array of different styles (as opposed to countless one-note rappers), from the chattering, thuggish "Fireman" and the languid style of "Oh No" to the emotional, introspective "Feel Me." In some ways, he actually bears a resemblance to rap's other major "Carter" (Jay-Z), not just in his increasingly effortless flow but in his assertiveness as a leader. In other words, he's matured in all the right ways as an artist. His album is still longer than it needs to be--22 tracks, 77 minutes--but even the filler is listenable while the best songs, like "Receipt," "Shooter," and "Hustler Musik" help establish this as one of 2005's last great albums. --Oliver Wang

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For his fifth album, Lil' Wayne has stretched his wings further artistically than ever before. Besides utilizing the production talents of the legendary Mannie Fresh, he's also enlisted beats from the up and coming team Doe Boys in addition to self producing some cuts as well. Fans can expect special guest appearances from CMR artists such as Baby, Mannie Fresh, Lil'Mo, and other CMR Artists. The first blast from the album is the red-hot anthem, 'Fireman'. Universal. 2005.

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Best Rapper Alive!!!
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The new album Tha Carter II by Lil' Wayne aka Weezy F Baby is off tha hook !!!!
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For all of you that don't already know, Wayne makes this album.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Highsmith on February 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I can honestly say that I had no idea what Cash Money Records was or who were the artists on there until I saw Juvenile's video for "Ha!". As far as Down South music was concerned I had just got into liking No Limit Records and I had awlays been fans of Down South artists like Outkast, Scarface & The Geto Boys, etc. Eventhough, I liked Ha!, I didn't know what to expect from a Juvenile CD, so I didn't purchase any Cash Money CDs. When I saw B.G.'s video for "Bling Bling" that fetaured all of the Cash Money artists then I decided to purchase Juvenile's "400 Degreez" and B.G.'s "Chopper City In The Ghetto". After listening to both CDs, Cash Money was addded to my favorite Down South list, especially once No Limit Records started getting weaker once they let their producers, Beats By The Pound, stop producing the majority of their tracks.

One of the first tracks that I remember hearing Lil Wayne on was a track called "Play'n It Raw" that was on B.G.'s "Chopper City In The Ghetto" CD. The song featured B.G., Juvenile, Lil Wayne & Turk, which I would later find out were The Hot Boys. Once I heard Lil Wayne on that track, I knew that once he made a solo CD that he would be a force to be reckoned with. Once The Hot Boys came out with "Guerilla Warfare", which was a nice CD by the way, Lil Wayne was amped and ready to drop "The Block Is Hot". Once I heard that CD I knew that Lil Wayne would be ready for big things. The CD would end up in heavy rotation and my favorite tracks ended up being the title track, "Kisha" w/The Hot Boys, "High Beamin'" w/B.G. and my all time Lil Wayne favorite track "Loud Pipes" w/Juvenile, B.G. & The Big Tymers.

Lil Wayne's next CD was entitled "Lights Out".
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Gray on December 9, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I don't listen to that much southern hip-hip. It's not that I'm hatin', it's just a matter of preference. Hell, I'm the first to admit that the South has the rap-game on undisputed lockdown. I copped this Lil' Wayne album out of curiosity due to all of the high praises on this website. I must admit that I'm shocked at how tight this platter is - not only from a lyrical perspective, but the conceptual totality of the package. Weezy may have to replace "Lil" with "Big" because he has pushed his game to top-tier status. This is the type of album that takes a rapper to the next level. This is a clout album, a statement album, a mess with me now album. With this disc I put Weezy in the top-five category of active MC`s. There are numerous standout cuts on this disc, with a considerable amount of stylistic variance. Aside from a couple of skip-tracks, my only real beef is that there are a couple of cuts when Wayne sounds a bit like Jay-Z and Kanye, and style-biting is never-ever acceptable. In Wayne's case it's unneeded because his individual talent and style can stand alone. However, I offer him one bit of career advice - cut your hair, put on your shirt, and make real music money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Birdhall31 on December 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Lil Wayne is the hottest MC out right now, but this album could've been better. The Carter is better than Vol. 2. On this album, it's only about 5 good solid tracks, and some people agree, but others refuse to say it's true due to the overwhelming popularity of The Carter.

...Oh yeah, WHERE IS MANNIE FRESH ON THIS ALBUM??? Not on this album!!! That's why this album is not on fire to me!!!

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C B on December 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I anticipated getting this cd for a looong time...almost 3 months. After coming off of The Carter, anybody would have expected something truly magnificent. Don't get me wrong...besides Juvenile, Wayne is the best rapper out there. But this CD failed to meet my expectations. Here is why...

Mannie Fresh just recently left Cash Money, which left a lot of disarray in the record company. For those of you who don't know, Mannie Fresh has been behind every single one of Lil' Wayne's albums in the past. This, in turn, has been the backbone of all of his albums in the past. Not in this one though. Jay-Z has been a bit of a inspiration in Wayne's life recently, and I think that this rubs off a bit on this new album (don't believe me? Listen to some old Jay-Z albums and then to this CD like I did...you WILL notice some similarities!) Wayne considered not even making this album...but he did anyway. He was under a lot of pressure...and he did a pretty good job. It doesn't deliver the same charm as the first one or his old stuff, but I still have respect for the man.

So what is the overall view, in my opinion, of this album? Still worth getting if you like Lil' Wayne and Cash Money (or what's left of it)...but expect to hear more East Coast type stuff in it and a little less Dirty South New Orleans type music. I'm out!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bronwyn Holliday on December 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
"I put it down when the others was playing."

Over the last few years hip-hop has taken a synonomous name "in the rap game." Allusions have been made, metaphors created and so forth addressing rap as a game, a recreational activity.

But this is not what rap is. Rap originated from work, struggle, and then success. D4L has replaced Mos Def and Nas as social commentary rap. G-Unit has replaced NWA as the defining gangsta rap. Business has been sidelined and playful commercial packaged garbage has been forcefed to the public.

Lil Wayne continues to bring the business back to the building with the Carter II. He serenades over new beats (Mannie Fresh is gone) with a deeper, raspier voice. And the beats, from various producers do not fall short at all and even offer some diversity from the repetitive overuse of snare common from Mannie Fresh. Robin Thicke who produces the musically genius track "Shooter" brings a Reggae/Jazzy sound to the album. For those who still appreciate the occasional Hot Boy sounding instrumentation track number 19, "Dboy" gives four minutes of fast-snare pounding crunkness and a cameo from the Birdman Sr.

But what seperates this album from others (even other Lil Wayne's others) are the lyrics. It is nothing short of revolutionary with the words. Imagine the swiftness of the lyricism from Carter I upped by a idealoogy maturity. Wayne tackles the politics of hip-hop regionalism on the "Shooter" track. He keeps up with the gangsterisms though. "No snakes at the Carter/ tell the gardener cut the grass," he shouts on track 13, "Carter II." He addresses Hurrican Katrina only once on track 20, "Feel Me", by rhyming "They got the shivers, man I got that fever/ I got to bring the hood back after Katrina/ Weezy F. Baby/ Now the F is for FEMA."

Merely writing about this album cannot describe it. You must listen to understand. Until then, he gets the crown of "Best Rapper Alive."
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