22 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tha Carter II is to Lil Wayne what Supreme Clientele is to Ghostface. Wayne had always maintained a unique style, and had made memorable, even classic, recordings in years past but Tha Carter II broke the mold. Sudenly Wayne was taking risks in his rhymes, experimenting with his voice and his cadences, using stream-of-consciousness wordplay that was at times incisive, at times incomprehensible, but never less than stimulating. Without the futuristic stutter-stepping sounds of estranged Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh, Wayne became tuned into a more soulful sound that seemed to bring out the best in his personality. Songs like “Receipt” and “Hustler Musik” embrace the moans and sweet strings of classic Seventies R&B, while the sublime “Shooter,” which unfolds in layers and hushed climaxes, bears little resemblance to typical rap song structure. As Wayne explains, “Then they ask who when where how / And my reply was simply POW!” Tha Carter II was the beginning of a whole new chapter for this New Orleans youngster, and the first time we started believing him when he proclaimed himself “the best rapper alive.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Tha Carter II is to Lil Wayne what Supreme Clientele is to Ghostface. Wayne had always maintained a unique style, and had made memorable, even classic, recordings in years past but Tha Carter II broke the mold. Sudenly Wayne was taking risks in his rhymes, experimenting with his voice and his cadences, using stream-of-consciousness wordplay that was at times incisive, at times incomprehensible, but never less than stimulating. Without the futuristic stutter-stepping sounds of estranged Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh, Wayne became tuned into a more soulful sound that seemed to bring out the best in his personality. Songs like “Receipt” and “Hustler Musik” embrace the moans and sweet strings of classic Seventies R&B, while the sublime “Shooter,” which unfolds in layers and hushed climaxes, bears little resemblance to typical rap song structure. As Wayne explains, “Then they ask who when where how / And my reply was simply POW!” Tha Carter II was the beginning of a whole new chapter for this New Orleans youngster, and the first time we started believing him when he proclaimed himself “the best rapper alive.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
216 Ratings
216 Ratings
Scheu ,

Typical Lil' Wayne

If you are a Weezy fan, read no further, buy this CD and enjoy. If you are an aspiring fan or curious at all. This CD may or may not be for you.

If looking for deep meaningful lyrics, look elsewhere. If shallow lyrics are ok, keep considering. Lil' Wayne keeps his reputation of weak lyrical meaning over a top of line flow and fresh edgy beats. The Carter II is less hardcore than the former, yet his lyrical style, flow, and intensity is challenged by few other rappers in the game.

If looking for something good to listen to, buy the CD. You will be entertained, amazed, and left asking, what is he talking about?

ButtPlug ,

Good

It's good.

Yonicman ,

A very good CD

Lil' Wayne is very good rapper. I bought the whole CD with just a hope that it would turn out good, and it didn't disappoint. Wayne is really mostly a bouncer music rapper and he really can start a party, but he can basicly do pretty much everything in rap, except be all that hardcore.You want dirty south style? Let me direct you to Tha Mobb (A very fun song), Money On My Mind (The song with the best hook on the whole album), Fireman of course (The first single and a great party song with a catchy beat), I'm a Dboy (Which reminds me a lot of Dem Franchize Boyz, except this time, he only has one song that sounds like that and not a whole CD of them), and Feel Me. Then he has some nice love songs, such as Grown Man, Receipt, and Get Over. He has some good songs just to chill to, such as Mo Fire, Lock & Load, Oh No, Weezy Baby, and of course, Hustler Musik. The hardest songs on the CD (Both are very good) are Hit 'Em Up and Best Rapper Alive. However, the tracks I am most impressed with are Fly In, Carter II, and Fly Out, because those tracks show Wayne's lyrical skills. He shows that he can do hip-hop and isn't just another "party-only" dirty south playa. The worst song on the CD is Shooter, which just isn't very good at all.

Overall, I give this CD a 4 star because although most of the tracks were good, not many of them were really, really good. Can't wait for Wayne's next CD to drop.

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