Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2008 Ratings: #46 / 757
Year End Rank: #8
User Score
Based on 474 ratings
2008 Ratings: #57
Liked by 11 people
June 10, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cash Money, Universa / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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This is Wayne's moment and he embraces it on his own terms. Instead of hiding his bootleg-bred quirks in anticipation of the big-budget spotlight, he distills the myriad metaphors, convulsing flows, and vein-splitting emotions into a commercially gratifying package that's as weird as it wants to be


This album gets me everytime 💙

The tone is all over the damn place... what dank were you smoking that made you think "Tie My Hands" (a sensual, delicate song about compassion) was a good follow up to "Phone Home" (a song which has one of the worst chorus' in history)? How am I supposed to take you seriously?

And thats the thing, you CAN'T take this seriously. This honestly had me giggling like a girl all throughout, whether it was Lil Wayne playing his ... read more
there is a reason i never really listened to lil wayne. the topics of his material, and his delivery (high pitched and annoying mostly), but this album changed my opinion of him. i didn't like it a ton, but it was good. the production was nicely done, with kanye on a few tracks, and it gave a decent variation. nothing was awful on this project (except lollipop) and it was a pretty enjoyable listen. i only got bothered by, again, his topics. pussy this, pussy that. its not for me i ... read more
The memories on this album..
For me this is one of the greatest hip hp albums of all time. The album had everything you wanted. Pop hits such as Mr. Carter. Songs for the Club such as Lollipop and A Milli, especially a Milli with tunechi dropping some of the funniest punch lines. This really was one of the first hip hop albums I listened to in full length and I can safely say Wayne is the reason that I got into hip hop. After the success of The Carter II. The fans really expected this tape to be big, and it was massive. ... read more
I don't cite Lil Wayne as one of the greats, nor will I ever. However, if we're talking about "Tha Carter III" there is no other choice than to put this up there as one or the seminal hip hop albums of the 2000's. This album pretty much defines the late 2000's with the smooth R&B cuts and bling era type rap tracks. A constantly enjoyable effort that didn't age like fine wine, but also didn't turn sour.
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Track List

  1. 3 Peat
  2. Mr. Carter
  3. A Milli
  4. Got Money
  5. Comfortable
  6. Dr. Carter
  7. Phone Home
  8. Tie My Hands
  9. Mrs. Officer
  10. Let the Beat Build
  11. Shoot Me Down
  12. Lollipop
  13. La La
  14. Playing with Fire
  15. You Ain't Got Nuthin
  16. DontGetIt
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