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|1. 3 Peat|
|2. Mr. Carter FEAT. Jay-Z|
|3. A Milli|
|4. Got Money FEAT. T-Pain|
|5. Comfortable FEAT. Babyface|
|6. Dr. Carter|
|7. Phone Home|
|8. Tie My Hands FEAT. Robin Thicke|
|9. Mrs. Officer FEAT Bobby Valentino|
|10. Let The Beat Build|
|11. Shoot Me Down FEAT. D. Dmith|
|12. Lollipop FEAT. Static Major|
|13. La La FEAT. Brisco & Busta Rhymes|
|14. Playing With Fire FEAT. Betty Wright|
|15. You Ain't Got Nuthin FEAT. Juelz Santana & Fabolous|
In the span of his 13-year career, Lil Wayne has sold over six million units, including his magnum opus, The Carter II (2005) which sold over 2.5 million units. He has been featured on numerous high profile singles including Fat Joe's Grammy nominated single "Make It Rain," and in the past two years, Lil Wayne has recorded over 1,000 songs and freestyles. According to MTV, Lil Wayne has released more music in the last two years than the legendary Tupac Shakur.
Now with his highly anticipated sixth and arguably his best album The Carter III, Lil Wayne's career and legacy is set to climb to even greater heights. "I made The Carter III so that whatever song is on, it will stick with you forever," says Wayne. "That's why I took my time with it. I wanted it to be a classic."
A classic it will truly be. With production by Alchemist, Cool & Dre, David Banner, Kanye West, and Jim Jonsin, to name a few, and guest appearances by some of today's premiere recording artists including T-Pain (Got Money), Bobby Valentino (Mr. Officer), Babyface (Comfortable), Juelz Santana & Fabolous (Ain't Got Nuthin) and a special guest appearance by the legendary R&B singer Ms. Betty Wright (Play With Fire), Tha Carter III is an eclectic collection of 15 songs that range from simply brilliant to sheer genius.
The first single from the Tha Carter III, "Lollipop," featuring Static Major is the bubbling lead single that has Wayne delivering his clever lyrics laced with racy double entendres over a funky slow burning beat. Lil Wayne's second single, "A Milli"which was produced by Bangladesh (Ciara & Ludacris), is a booming 808 laced track augmented by a tight rhythmic snare, accented by handclaps and a sample that matches Wayne's staccato flow perfectly. In "Mr. Carter" featuring Jay-Z, we find the two trading introspective lyrics about their lives and legacy in the rap game with Wayne at his lyrical best dropping stream of conscious gems like: "I got the flo', I'm tryin' to see the roof/Didn't wear a bulletproof so I got shot, you can see the proof/Blind eyes can look at me and see the truth/Wonder if Stevie do?"
Born DeWayne Michael Carter, Jr. and raised in New Orleans infamously poor Hollygrove neighborhood, Lil Wayne was discovered by Cash Money CEO Brian "Birdman" Williams
when a mutual friend introduced him to the pre-teen rapper. The Birdman immediately saw a spark in the youngster's eyes and took him under his wing. In 1993, Lil Wayne and fellow Cash Money rapper B.G. came together as a duo called The BGs and released their debut EP True Stories. In 1997, a 15 year old Wayne joined forces with BG, Juvenile and Turk to form The Hot Boys for their debut album Get It How U Live. The record sold over 400,000 copies independently. The Hot Boys sophomore LP Guerilla Warfare (1999) went platinum and earned Wayne critical acclaim. That set the stage for his platinum selling 1999 solo debut Tha Block Is Hot. The album yielded a number one single with the title tune and was certified double platinum.
The following year Wayne released his sophomore LP Lights Out, which reached gold status and in 2002, Lil Wayne dropped his third solo LP 500 Degrees. It too went gold. Two years later Wayne released The Carter, the first album in the trilogy that would elevate Wayne to superstar status. The Carter (2004) was a commercial success selling over one million copies and reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts and #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart. In 2005, Wayne released The Carter II, which sold over 1.8 million records. 2006 saw the release of Like Father, Like Son, a collaboration between Lil Wayne and Birdman which has sold over 750,000 units.
GQ Magazine named Lil Wayne as its "Man Of The Year" for 2007. Rolling Stone Magazine tagged him as "Best MC of 2008" while Blender Magazine (2008) named him the "Best Rock Star Alive." So it should come as no surprise that his latest solo outing finds the hip-hop super star at the top of his game. With Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne proves to the world why he is indeed considered "the best rapper alive" and one of the great recording artists of his generation.
I am a fan of Lil Wayne. All of music is good to me. That's all I'm going to say. Lil Wayne is my favorite rapper besides 50 cent. That's it.Published 1 month ago by Jonathan D. C.
Vinyl addition doesn't include the tracks that the original recording had. Not worth the material to make a vinyl without tracks such as Lollipop, Ms Officer, etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Perry
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|If he's the greatest rapper alive...||
He is not the greatest rapper!!
Never was,Never will be
Jun 22, 2008 by KATE JONSON | See all 9 posts
|WEEZY F BABY the carter 3 what do you expect from new album||
It's suppose to be coming out in June but I wouldn't be surprised if it got pushed back at least one more time. I'm not really a fan of "Lollipop" but it's a good radio single, I'm not mad at Lil Wayne for being smart in that respect. I definitely feel like Lil Wayne has skills I just... Read More
May 3, 2008 by a fan | See all 9 posts
|Not The Best Rapper Alive||
He is by far not the best rapper of the south! Maybe Andree 3000 from outkast. And Wayne had the nerve to compare himself to Andre. WTF?!?! And Jay Z is soooooooo not the best rapper alive. Who decided he was? He did, just like Wayne decided he was the best rapper after Jay Z supposedly retired.
Jun 26, 2008 by decaturbyrd21 | See all 12 posts
|REAL Track List all the rest are FAKE||
um yeah so where is good girl gone bad then? lol
Jun 2, 2008 by E. C. | See all 11 posts
|what happened to coming out on march 18??||
Al I know is then it BETTER be comin out May 13th like they say. Been waitin on this one..
Apr 8, 2008 by NPMusicman | See all 4 posts
|Most overrated album I can remember.||Be the first to reply|