Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” (2008): Lil Wayne is hands down top 3 rappers of today. Some would even say the most influential rapper of his time as well. He earned those accolades with “Tha Carter III”. Weezy proves with this album that the saying “less is more” isn’t always true. with a whopping 19 songs and an hour and a half run time. you might be scared of getting lost with filler material and throwaway tracks, cough* cough* Migos’ “Culture II”, but that feeling is never in this masterpiece. Every single song feels different which allows you stay engaged the whole time. Production was beautiful, Wayne’s lyrics was top of the class, and the features were perfectly sprinkled throughout. After my first time hearing “Mr. Carter”, I nearly lost it hearing the surprise feature. I went completely numb for A Milli’s banging bass and hard hitting lyrics. There are many more highlights throughout the project, but this wouldn’t be a quick review if I were to cover them all. This album is a true masterpiece that left “Tha Carter IV” and “Tha Carter V” with some large shoes to fill.
Top 4 songs: A Milli, Mr. Carter, Dr. Carter, Let The Beat Build