Tha Carter

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 179 ratings
2004 Ratings: #97
Liked by 4 people
June 29, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mannie Fresh, Raj Smoove, Batman, Leslie Brathwaite, Jazze Pha / Producer
Hip Hop / Genres
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I've heard this album numerous times, probably almost as much as Tha Carter III. There is an unrelenting amount of bangers on here, but there's also a handful of somewhat uninteresting tracks sprinkled in-between. After I Miss My Dawgs, one of my personal favorite Lil Wayne songs, this project gets a bit spotty. But the production is MILES ahead of any of Wayne's music previously, and his bars are stronger than ever. This is only the start of Wayne's greatness 🌟
Consistent in sound and quality with a young Wayne still hungry for hip hop dominance. Weezy didn't really lean back into his throne until C2 - until then, he came with a ferocity and demand for power and attention in the rap game. He just did so over some of the cleanest, bounciest raps you could find in the mid-00's, paired with his trademark gremlin voice and untouchably great flows. Mannie Fresh knocked this one out the park as well, his presence is felt just as much as Wayne's. It's a ... read more
I know you shouldnt talk about the score in reviews, but why is this rated so low? Its part of Waynes golden era of rapping, which I don't have to go into detail but it included sharp wordplay with immaculate confidence. You won't feel like Wayne is stumbling over punchlines at all. Also, there are a lot of throwback bangers that have held up pretty well, considering how similar songs in the early 2000s did not at all. I could go without some songs but I wouldn't say there wass a bad moment, ... read more
amazing album, a few songs that i didn't really like as much tbh. wayne still delivered on every song with catchy hooks and hard verses. the length didnt really bother me and didn't notice till the end.
Everyone's baby seems to be Tha Carter II but I guess I don't see it. When i hear this album, i head dynamic production with a cohesive sound identity, something i feel like Carter 2 lacks. Lil Wayne wasn't as sharp with the pen as he would be in subsequent years, but this is a very enjoyable listen. This is essentially Mannie Fresh's last hurrah with Lil Wayne and he does not disappoint. The first half is very very strong and the second half isn't quite as good but it has its share of dope ... read more
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Track List

  1. Walk In
  2. Go D.J.
  3. This Is the Carter (featuring Mannie Fresh)
  4. BM J.R.
  5. On the Block #1 (skit)
  6. I Miss My Dawgs (featuring Reel)
  7. We Don't (featuring Birdman)
  8. On My Own (featuring Reel)
  9. Tha Heat
  10. Cash Money Millionaires
  11. Inside
  12. Bring It Back (featuring Mannie Fresh)
  13. Who Wanna
  14. On the Block, No. 2 (skit) 
  15. Get Down (featuring Birdman)
  16. Snitch
  17. Hoes (featuring Mannie Fresh)
  18. Only Way (featuring Birdman)
  19. Earthquake (featuring Jazze Pha)
  20. Ain't That a Bitch
  21. Walk Out
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Added on: March 3, 2013