Tha Carter II [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
An appropriately titled album, Tha Carter II builds on the Lil Wayne of the first Carter, the Lil Wayne who was not only cocky, but also truly confident, confident enough to loosen up his rhymes and create a winning mixture of slick baller posturing and slippery flippancy. If the first Carter found him somewhere between a crazed Silkk the Shocker and a thuggish Devin the Dude, the excellent follow-up finds him more toward the latter. Take "Money on My Mind," a track that covers the usual "get money" territory but this time with scatological whimsy and off-the-wall rhymes that would make Tracy Morgan proud. This uninhibited style is also the reason the many hookless, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
An appropriately titled album, Tha Carter II builds on the Lil Wayne of the first Carter, the Lil Wayne who was not only cocky, but also truly confident, confident enough to loosen up his rhymes and create a winning mixture of slick baller posturing and slippery flippancy. If the first Carter found him somewhere between a crazed Silkk the Shocker and a thuggish Devin the Dude, the excellent follow-up finds him more toward the latter. Take "Money on My Mind," a track that covers the usual "get money" territory but this time with scatological whimsy and off-the-wall rhymes that would make Tracy Morgan proud. This uninhibited style is also the reason the many hookless, freestyle-ish tracks work, and while these hardcore, mixtape-sounding numbers may alienate those who don't appreciate dirty street music, they balance the slicker club singles. Recalling the gutter hits of the Hot Boys -- the crew where Lil Wayne spent his teen years -- the stomping "Fireman" was rightfully lighting up the request lines at the album's release, but the rest of the radio-worthy polish -- "Grown Man," "Hustler Music," and "Get Over" -- is much more soulful, with smooth R&B in its heart rather than tacked-on to land it on the play list. For longtime fans of Lil Wayne or the Cash Money label, the absence of regular producer Mannie Fresh is worth noting, but the Heatmakerz along with Tmix & Batman offer plenty of brilliant grime and glitter while two newcomers deliver the curveballs. Producer Yonny loops a reggae bounce and makes the smoking song "Mo Fire" drip out of the speakers like the dankest sticky-icky while Thicke -- as in Alan Thicke's son -- reprises his slinkiest number from his overlooked 2003 album Beautiful World for "Shooter," arguably the most adventurous and stylish Lil Wayne song yet. Lyrical triumphs like the epic "Tha Mobb" and the pimp-hand-showing "Receipt" seal the deal, leaving only the short, ignorable skits and the black-on-red printing in the liner notes to complain about the latter is hell on the eyeballs. The sturdy Carter II caps off a year when the man was appointed president of Cash Money by founders Birdman and Ronald "Slim" Williams, then watched his 17th Ward, New Orleans, neighborhood destroyed by hurricane Katrina -- something bitterly touched upon during "Feel Me"'s FEMA dis, but most likely too late for press time for most tracks. The well-rounded, risk-taking, but true-to-its-roots album suggests he can weather the highs and lows like a champion and that Birdman and Slim knew something everyone else didn't when they bet the farm on the formerly "raw talent," now "fully formed" Lil Wayne.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Cash Money
  • UPC: 602498836514
  • Catalog Number: 000512402
  • Sales rank: 20,944

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tha Mobb (5:20)
  2. 2 Fly In (2:23)
  3. 3 Money on My Mind (4:31)
  4. 4 Fireman (4:23)
  5. 5 Mo Fire (3:23)
  6. 6 On tha Block #1 (0:38)
  7. 7 Best Rapper Alive (4:53)
  8. 8 Lock and Load (4:46)
  9. 9 Oh No (3:11)
  10. 10 Grown Man (4:06)
  11. 11 On tha Block #2 (0:25)
  12. 12 Hit Em Up (4:07)
  13. 13 Carter II (2:24)
  14. 14 Hustler Musik (5:03)
  15. 15 Receipt (3:48)
  16. 16 Shooter (4:35)
  17. 17 Weezy Baby - Nikki (4:18)
  18. 18 On tha Block #3 (0:13)
  19. 19 I'm a Dboy (4:00)
  20. 20 Feel Me (3:48)
  21. 21 Get Over - Nikki (4:42)
  22. 22 Fly Out (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil Wayne Primary Artist
Dré Multi Instruments
Cool Multi Instruments
David Karmiol Bass Guitar
Nikki Track Performer
Technical Credits
Currency Composer
Bunny Sigler Composer
Big D Producer
G.C. Green Composer
D.P. "Dad" Carter Composer
Dré Producer
T-Mix Producer
S. Thomas Composer
Batman Producer
Ronald Williams Executive Producer
D.K. Baker Composer
Cool Producer
Fabian Marasciullo Engineer
Heatmakerz Audio Production
Javier Valverde Engineer
Heartmakerz Producer
Lil Hollywood Engineer
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Willilams Executive Producer
Tmix & Batman Audio Production
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    this album stinks lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is and always will be the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

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    tha carter 2 is one pathetic album from start to finish!!!!!!!!

    this album is lame and boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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    tha carer 2 stinks & lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    tha carter 2 = trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this whole entire album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this album is full of meaningless lyrics lil wayne is indeed the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    lil wayne = worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne = the worst of the worst and yes lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

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    this album is pure trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    this is the worst album ever made!!!!!! by the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    this album is pure garbage

    lil wayne is stupid and talentless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper and lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper and worst lyricist alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    weezy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    weezy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    lil wayne the most overrated overhyped rapper alive also the most annoying as well

    the annoying overrated overhyped musician alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    after mannie fresh split from cash money we get this lackluster effort

    one very lame album lil wayne lost his touch when mannie fresh left im glad he left cash money records lil wayne proves yet again he has zero talent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I thought I was the only 1 who Noticed!!!!

    On some Real Ish he is so overated it's rediculous. Everytime I aked someone what does he talk about and what does it mean No 1 can eva give me a straight answer he probably don't know either. After Carter 1 people really started hypin him up. U can't b da best after jus 1 good LP. Exspecially when u gotta go threw real MC's like Mos Def Jada Talib Eminem jus 2 throw a few out there. No your role first then act accordingly. And no I'm not hatin eitha jus keepin it 100.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most over-rated rapper alive??

    Lil Wayne is the best rapper out there right now. What u talkin about? He isn't over-rated at all. If anything he is under-rated. You don't see him all over commercials and TV alot of rappers who get too much credit like Diddy, Jay-Z and etc. He is still under the radar and has the best lyrics out there and best delivery. All of his cd's are good too. All the way thru, not just a few songs here and there. Don't comment on something when you don't know what you're talkin about.

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