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Tha Carter III is the sixth studio album by rapper Lil Wayne and it is the final album in Tha Carter trilogy. Originally known as the youngest Hot Boy, Lil' Wayne has orchestrated a steady stream of hits. The New Orleans rapper began his long career with Cash Money as part of the Hot Boys, a popular late-'90s supergroup consisting of Juvenile, Turk, and B.G.

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Lil Wayne put out enough material in 2007 to inspire a Vibe magazine list of the 77 best Lil Wayne songs of that year alone. That level of output is the primary reason behind Tha Carter III's bumpy ride. The albums opens well with the appropriately boastful "3 Peat," followed by the symbolic torch-passing of "Mr. Carter," featuring Jay-Z. But nothing matches or exceeds that until the Swizz Beatz-produced lark "Dr. Carter" and the album's arguable high point "Phone Home." Framed by simple, bombastic beats from Cool & Dre, Lil Wayne argues in "Phone Home" that he's so far beyond the competition he's extra-terrestrial. Within that track comes a stellar example of how Weezy's reptilian flow can let an inspired aside such as "I'm rare, like Mr. Clean with hair" slip by almost unnoticed. But no artist this prolific can avoid dropping some duds amongst the winners. The disc's three monster hits sound silly ("Lollipop"), annoying ("A Milli"), and generally uninspired ("Got Money") when stacked up against the non-hits. David Banner's musical backing for "La La" provides the kind of brain-tickling inventiveness that Lil Wayne should always have in order to push his gift for verbal absurdity to greater heights. --Kris Kendall
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 15, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Cash Money
  • ASIN: B001E4IY3Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ok this album was hyped up sooooo much and after the delays and album release date changes you would have thought it was a masterpiece. Instead it kind of leaves you on a "?" note. The beats is kinda TRASH to me and I'm a producer so I am hella picky nowadays. Sure he has David Banner,Kanye West and Alchemist on a few tracks but even they aren't at their best. Like one of the other reviewers said, 14 year old high schoolers who like top 40 pop hits will think this album is gold but if you've heard "Tha Carter I & II" and jammed his mixtapes you will think otherwise. Not to mention his guest appearances are a definitely not my style. I'm from that dirty south so I can understand if you don't go get Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris or DJ Unk but theres no reason why Bun B, Ludacris or Andre 3000 shouldn't have been at least considered damn. On top of that, you do not spend 7 minutes of your album dissing Al Sharpton. WE DON'T CARE! This album could have been WOW and it does have its lyrical moments but I'd say save your money or go get any of "The Droughts" or the first 2 Carters. In the meantime I'm gonna apologize to Bun B for taking "II Trill" out of my cd player for this.
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Just like everyone else I have been waiting for this CD to drop, and other than TI vs TIP, Ive never been so disappointed with a major rappers album. I used to be a big Lil Wayne fan until he got into all the singing and now wants to be the king of the pop charts. He wastes alot of good production on this album and gets LYRICALLY MURDERED by Jay-Z and by Fabolous. A friend of mine also said that he wanted to release a more "pop" album so that he could sell records. Wow, what a way to lose some of your more loyal fans to sell some records. I guess he really aint the best rapper alive if he has to sell himself short just to sell records, and alot could have to do with the fact that he has been OVERPLAYED and OVERHYPED for the past few years. But if your a radio head and a bandwagon jumper of Weezy's then you might think this is the real deal like some of my friends, but if your not one of those this cd sucks somethin awful. Best tracks:
Mr. Carter (of course)
Shoot Me Down
Playing with Fire
Dont Get it
and 2 of those 4 are mainly cause the production is hot vs anything that lil wayne really has to say. I wasted money on this. Next time Im just gone have to bootleg it, lol.
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Finally we have the Carter 3, I must say it is what I expected from Lil Wayne....metaphors scattered all about. I guess this will fit the mold of what's currently going on in the industry (Rick Ross comes to mind). Admittedly, the records has a few high points with appearances from Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Bun B (who all out shined Wayne). However, left to stand along, Wayne is mediocre at best. The album will become an instant hit with the teenie boppers, but not with the grown ups...give us substance.
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i respect Weezy's hustle skills and the fact he is Prolific and Productive,but musically when it comes to what he puts out on himself, there is alot to desired. the tracks feel like they are just tossed together and nothing feels tied together. his flows are lazy and just kinda are there. he has a pressence but it never comes all the way out musically and this album is overhyped and getting way more attention than it merits,but I give Wayne His dude for being on the Grind and pushing himself to sell when you hear all the time about file sharing this, downloading this,etc... excuses for not putting your best foot forward. wayne didn't bring it musically on this,but he did give the people what they wanted with hard work. but he needs better tracks to match the Hype.
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I was officially introduced to Lil Wayne when I heard him on "Play'n It Raw", which was featured on the B.G. release Chopper City in the Ghetto, in April of 1999. I liked the collaboration between The Hot Boys (Juvenile, B.G., Lil Wayne and Turk) so I decided to pick up Guerrilla Warfare, which was released in July of '99. Since I liked most of the songs that Lil Wayne was featured on, I picked up his solo release Tha Block Is Hot, which was released in November of the same year. The title track was the 1st single and I also liked the tracks "High Beamin'" w/B.G., "Kisha" which featured The Hot Boys and "Loud Pipes" which featured Juvenile, B.G. and The Big Tymers (Mannie Fresh and Baby). The entire CD was pretty good so when Lil Wayne dropped Lights Out a year later, I didn't hesitate to pick it up. This CD wasn't as good as "The Block Is Hot" in my opinion, but I still liked tracks such as "Hit U Up" and "Shine", which both featured The Hot Boys, and the 1st single "Get Off The Corner".

Since No Limit Records and Cash Money Records were both on a decline, I didn't pick up any other Cash Money releases until Lil Wayne released Tha Carter in 2004. Once I heard the singles "Bring It Back" and "Go DJ", I figured the CD would be a decent pick up and I was right. My favorite track was "BM J.R.
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Lil' Wayne is not as good as people saying he is...
Yeah the carter three was alot of autotune garbage and a few low quality rhymes. I disagree with you on lil waynes metaphors. Ice Cube and Wu Tang clan have better metaphors. So do Canibus and Immortal Technique. lil wayne is horrible. He got worse on the carter three. I can't believe mtv and... Read More
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Hip Hop Is Dead
The problem with hip hop nowdays is that good hip hop is still around, just nobody knows about it. Instead we are constantly bombarded with this Pop trash posing as hip hop such as anything done by Drake and the rest of Young Money, Soulja Boy, and Lil Wayne after Tha Carter 2.
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