Tha Carter III [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
How Tha Carter III came to be "the most anticipated rap album of 2008" is a story that involves the usual delays and promises of a masterpiece, plus a whole lot of bullet points that could only exist in the absurd world of Lil Wayne. There's his complete annihilation of the mixtape game, the ridiculous amount of guest shots he granted since Tha Carter II made him a hip-hop superstar, that photograph of him kissing his mentor, Birdman, rumors of addiction to the sizzurp, plus the gargantuan ego and aggravating aloofness (Wayne will ignore all incoming beefs and infuriate challengers even further by offering the lethal "I don't listen to your records"). His "best rapper ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
How Tha Carter III came to be "the most anticipated rap album of 2008" is a story that involves the usual delays and promises of a masterpiece, plus a whole lot of bullet points that could only exist in the absurd world of Lil Wayne. There's his complete annihilation of the mixtape game, the ridiculous amount of guest shots he granted since Tha Carter II made him a hip-hop superstar, that photograph of him kissing his mentor, Birdman, rumors of addiction to the sizzurp, plus the gargantuan ego and aggravating aloofness (Wayne will ignore all incoming beefs and infuriate challengers even further by offering the lethal "I don't listen to your records"). His "best rapper alive" quote is discussed to death, but if that claim includes creating perfectly crafted full-lengths in a 2Pac style, the evidence won't be found here. Tha Carter III is instead a surprisingly casual album that takes numerous listens to sort out, and only part of a puzzle that is scattered across mixtapes, guest shots, and Internet leaks. Had he included another easy-access single like "Rider" from The Drought Is Over, Pt. 4 -- just one of his mixtape series that made it to a Pt. 5 -- the "classic" argument could be considered, but figuring out what to sacrifice from this high-grade jumble is difficult. It wouldn't be the electro-bumpin' "Lollipop," an infectious track that contains the wonderfully Wayne line "I told her to back it up/Like burp, burp." You certainly wouldn't want to lose key cut "Phone Home," where the maverick adopts an alien voice and drops "I could get your brains for a bargain/Like I bought it from Target." Another Weezy special from way outside the hip-hop universe comes in the striking "Dr. Carter," when the football reference "And you ain't Vince Young/So don't clash with the Titan" dances on a David Axelrod sample and an unexpected jazzy production from Swizz Beatz. Giant meets giant when Jay-Z stops by for the velvet-smooth hangout session "Mr. Carter," and with Babyface laying the stylish swagger all over "Comfortable," Wayne gets the opportunity to convincingly vibe in the land of true class. Just like on Tha Carter II, Robin Thicke ends up the most complementary guest, coating Wayne's post-Katrina tale "Tie My Hands" in warm buttery soul. As the track flows from political commentary ("My whole city's underwater, some people still floatin'/And they wonderin' why black people still votin'/Cuz your President's still chokin'") to despair and onto some moving "keep your head up"-styled verse, it proves Wayne can go deep and connect with his audience if he chooses. You can fault him for not connecting enough on the album and further complicating his unmanageable body of work with this disjointed effort, but Wayne's true masterpiece is the bigger picture and how he's flipped the script since the first Carter rolled out. Filled with bold, entertaining wordplay and plenty of well-executed, left-field ideas, Tha Carter III should be considered as a wild, somewhat difficult child of Weezy's magnum opus in motion, one that allows the listener an exhilarating and unapologetic taste of artistic freedom.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2008
  • Label: Cash Money
  • UPC: 602517834866
  • Catalog Number: 001197702
  • Sales rank: 21,697

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 3 Peat (3:19)
  2. 2 Mr. Carter (5:16)
  3. 3 A Milli (3:41)
  4. 4 Got Money - T-Pain (4:04)
  5. 5 Comfortable (4:25)
  6. 6 Dr. Carter (4:24)
  7. 7 Phone Home (3:11)
  8. 8 Tie My Hands - Robin Thicke (5:19)
  9. 9 Mrs. Officer - Kidd Kidd (4:47)
  10. 10 Let the Beat Build (5:09)
  11. 11 Shoot Me Down (4:29)
  12. 12 Lollipop - Static Major (4:59)
  13. 13 Pussy Monster (5:13)
  14. 14 You Ain't Got Nuthin - Fabolous (5:27)
  15. 15 Dontgetit (9:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil Wayne Primary Artist
Eddie Montilla Strings, Keyboards
Pro-Jay Musician
Darius Harrison Drums
Robin Thicke Musician
Ludas Charles Keyboards
Sha Ron Prescott Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
James Scheffer Composer
Pro-Jay Producer, Engineer
Sol Marcus Composer
Gloria Caldwell Composer
Angelo Aponte Engineer
Kanye West Producer, Audio Production
Swizz Beatz Producer, Audio Production
Julian Vasquez Engineer
David Banner Producer, Audio Production
Vlado Meller Mastering
Robin Thicke Producer
Jim Jonsin Producer, Audio Production
Play N Skillz Audio Production
Rodnae Audio Production
T-Pain Audio Production
Vaushaun Brooks Audio Production
Gina Victoria Engineer
Miguel Scott Engineer
Joshua Berkman Digital Editing
Andrews Correa Audio Production
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Audio Production
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Legit.

    This CD is a truly legitimate one. It has every kind of song you can¿t think of on it. Happy, sad, funny, danceable, ect. If music is your way of expressing yourself and you¿re having a hard time finding a song that describes the way you feel I recommend this CD. This CD has the kind of songs that you will listen to over and over again and you will keep on re-reading the lyrics. You know what the songs are saying is real and comes from true emotion because the artist behind the songs has been threw more than one can imagine. It explains his life, every thought that goes threw his head. It¿s not one of those rappers CD¿s that¿s focused on drugs and sex, it also has TRUE emotion. The featured artists on here bring a different flavor to the CD that¿s impossible to copy; you won¿t find anything like this again. Lil'Wayne is an artist that people can look up to because of how far he has come. The Bonuses on this CD are finominal and the extra materials. The packaging is unique and has never been done before, its simple but fabulous in its own way. The performances made by the songs on this Cd have all sold out with in the first month of sales, its packed at every concert. People love Lil'Wayne and thats why this CD is so fabulous, because the man behind it is a finominal person himself.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 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 30, 2011

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    this album is not legit its trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lil wayne is 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

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

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

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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

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

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    tha carter 3 = trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

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    this album is scum filth and trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album is pure trash and filth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! weezy is the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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

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

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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 January 30, 2011

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

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

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    lil wayne is destroying lots of music genres

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

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst rapper and worst lyricist alive

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

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    lil wayne is the worst musician on earth

    lil wayne is the worst musician on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    terrible album by lil wayne

    this album stinks from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    overrated overhyped he has zero talent

    terrible lyrics terrible beats terrible everything lil wayne = the worst of the worst

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dat man can rap

    I think its a good cd to listen to or bump to

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