Few hip-hop albums are referred to as an "event" rather than a "release. Before delving into this project, it's important to reflect upon two years prior. At the close of , Wayne dropped Tha Carter II , an album that true Weezy aficionados regard as one of his most potent works, though the buck stops there. By the time the calendar turned to , Wayne's fifth album flew under the mainstream rap radar, as other projects from budding acts took precedent, including the Game's Doctor's Advocate , Rick Ross' Port Of Miami , T.
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Originally known as the youngest Hot Boy, Lil' Wayne has orchestrated a steady stream of hits. Lil Wayne put out enough material in to inspire a Vibe magazine list of the 77 best Lil Wayne songs of that year alone. The albums opens well with the appropriately boastful "3 Peat," followed by the symbolic torch-passing of "Mr. Carter," featuring Jay-Z. But nothing matches or exceeds that until the Swizz Beatz-produced lark "Dr. Carter" and the album's arguable high point "Phone Home. Within that track comes a stellar example of how Weezy's reptilian flow can let an inspired aside such as "I'm rare, like Mr. Clean with hair" slip by almost unnoticed.
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Originally known as the youngest Hot Boy, Lil' Wayne has orchestrated a steady stream of hits. Indeed he may go down as one of the best artists in hip-hop period. One look at Lil Wayne's impeccable track record will convince even the most ardent skeptic that the New Orleans born lyricist is a strong contender for the crown of "Greatest of All Times.
It also features Static Major , who is credited posthumously following his death in February Officer ". David Banner confirmed that he will be credited for five tracks on the final cut of Tha Carter III , but only one is featured on the album.