Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2008 Ratings: #45 / 779
Year End Rank: #8
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Based on 591 ratings
2008 Ratings: #54
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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
On another full listen, I can conclude that this is slightly better than Tha Carter II. Wayne on here is at his peak lyrically, most creative conceptually, and is also rapping over some of his best production ever. Maybe this could have done without the wince-worthy Pussy Monster, but I've grown to love that song as well. If you look past some of the weaker tracks and occasionally annoying hooks, then you are bound to love this :)
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
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