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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
An interesting story came out as Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV leaked to the Internet five days early. Special guest Busta Rhymes, being interviewed from his tour bus, had not even heard the leak within those first 48, and seemed fascinated to hear that Bun B, Nas, and Shyne were also on his track. This was in spite of the his line "Tunechi, thanks for giving us a whole 'nother classic with Tha Carter IV" the album's final words, delivered by Busta during the "Outro," one of two tracks on which Wayne doesn't even appear. Busta's mix of excitement and confusion perfectly captures this album's magic in that there's an electricity in the air here, one so attractive that you ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
An interesting story came out as Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV leaked to the Internet five days early. Special guest Busta Rhymes, being interviewed from his tour bus, had not even heard the leak within those first 48, and seemed fascinated to hear that Bun B, Nas, and Shyne were also on his track. This was in spite of the his line "Tunechi, thanks for giving us a whole 'nother classic with Tha Carter IV" the album's final words, delivered by Busta during the "Outro," one of two tracks on which Wayne doesn't even appear. Busta's mix of excitement and confusion perfectly captures this album's magic in that there's an electricity in the air here, one so attractive that you don't care about what's missing, so don't hold this up next to Tha Carter II or III because you just might miss a grand Jay-Z diss ("Talkin' about baby money, I got your baby money/ Kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money") while considering the differences. If II and III were the arguable masterpieces, this one is less convincing, but it is a solid, above average hip-hop album that would be in held high and wide regard if it carried any other name. Wayne seems to address this new, sometimes B+ era with "Some of us are lovers/Most of y'all are haters/But I put up a wall/And they just wallpaper" on "Blunt Blowing," a track which is Young Money's seductive and flossy version of the blues. If dazzling rhetoric and shameless bombast is what grabs his audience, it absolutely overflows during the album's unstoppable first quarter, which boils over when the short blue mobster called "Megaman" shoots forth "Life is shorter than Bushwick." The totally T-Pain track "How to Hate" is the album's first speedbump, and Wayne remains a guest on his own album as Tech N9ne and Rick Ross dominate the following cuts, but the uncontroversial "Abortion" ("I know your name, your name is unimportant/We in the belly of the beast, and she thinkin' of abortion") puts the spotlight back on Weezy. After John Legend adds some purposeful polish, it's all smooth sailing plus with those high Carter standards, bouncing between tracks fans can singalong and connect with (the pure and simple "How to Love") or marvel at ("It's Good" where Jay-Z diss meets Alan Parsons sample). In the end, Busta's pre-cog declaration of "classic" is the download generation's more "in the moment" definition of the word, and it is fittingly delivered while the venerated Wizard Weezy is out the door and off the track in that "pay no mind to that man behind the curtain" style. On Tha Carter IV, Wayne's world feels more like a dream than reality, but the loyal subjects of Young Money get a wild ride and the great feeling of flashing those ruby slippers one more time. [The Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks, including "Mirror" featuring Bruno Mars.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2011
  • Label: Cash Money
  • UPC: 602527681436
  • Catalog Number: 001555002
  • Sales rank: 44,301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:52)
  2. 2 Blunt Blowin (5:12)
  3. 3 MegaMan (3:18)
  4. 4 6 Foot 7 Foot - Cory Gunz (4:08)
  5. 5 Nightmares of the Bottom (4:41)
  6. 6 She Will - Drake (5:05)
  7. 7 How to Hate - T-Pain (4:38)
  8. 8 Interlude - Tech N9ne (2:01)
  9. 9 John - Rick Ross (4:46)
  10. 10 Abortion (3:43)
  11. 11 So Special - John Legend (3:52)
  12. 12 How to Love (4:00)
  13. 13 President Carter (4:15)
  14. 14 It's Good - Drake (4:01)
  15. 15 Outro - Shyne (3:52)
  16. 16 I Like the View (4:41)
  17. 17 Mirror - Bruno Mars (3:48)
  18. 18 Two Shots (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil Wayne Primary Artist
Richard Adlam Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Guthrie Govan Bass, Guitar
Steve Lee Choir, Chorus
Eddie "Krack Keys" Montilla Piano, Strings
Harry Ritson Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Andrew Lloyd Additional Production
Ke'Noe Producer
Kyledidthis Art Direction
Infamous Producer
Commission Producer
Cool & Dre Producer
Diplo Producer
Megaman Producer
Javier Valverde Engineer
Robert "Big Briz" Brisbane Engineer
Willy Will Producer
Detail Producer
Noah Shebib Engineer
Streetrunner Additional Production
Dwayne Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Rudy Rodriguez Recording Assistant
T-Minus Producer
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams Executive Producer
The Smeezingtons Producer
Angel Onhel Aponte Composer, Producer
Polow da Don Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia Engineer
Elizabeth Gallardo Recording Assistant
Kevin Zulueta Engineer
Edward "Jewfro" Lidow Engineer, Recording Assistant
Eddie "Krack Keys" Montilla Composer
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams Executive Producer
DJA Additional Production
Young Fyre Producer
Noel Cadastre Recording Assistant
Cortez Bryant Executive Producer
Luis Duque Recording Assistant
Alton Bates Engineer
Seandrae "Mr. Bangledesh" Crawford Producer
Danny Arrondo Recording Assistant
Rob Holladay Producer
Christopher Allen Producer
Tha Drummahz Producer
Snizzy Producer
REO Producer
Mrs. Carter Cover Image
Martika Cortes Recording Assistant
Mackmaine Executive Producer
Filthy Producer
DVLP Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

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

    this whole entire album stinks lil wayne is indeed the worst rapper alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    WOW!

    better than words can describe. Weezy F. Baby!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    this album stinks lil wayne is the worst rapper alive

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

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    lil wayne is the best rapper alive Fxck all the haters!

    lil wayne is the best rapper alive Fxck all the haters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

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    this album stinks lil wayne stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks and lil wayne stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

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    this album fails on many levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i totally hate this album lil wayne is the worst rapper alive this album stinks its dumb and unintelligent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

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    Alright, but must have fan for fans

    This was a good cd but for all the hype before its release and two push back dates i was kinda dissapointed. All of the Cds best songs are already on the radio such as 6foot 7foot, She Will feat. Drake, How To Love and more but for a Lil Wayne fan this cd is worth the buy. It will stay in your stereo for weeks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    I absolutely love this album!

    This is now my favorite rap album (at least for now). This product has negative reviews because of one person who wrote more than once on here, anyway, this album includes all of lil wayne's newest and greatest hits! I admit I am a huge fan of lil wayne, but I am also a huge fan of Chopin so you cant judge me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

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

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

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

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

    lil wayne puts no effort into his music his past albums prove that even this carter 4 album proves that lil wayne is not a rapper he is a enterteiner not a rapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

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

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 30, 2011

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    Posted September 26, 2011

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