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Album Review

Shortly after establishing himself as a prominent member of the Hot Boys, Lil Wayne entered the solo realm with Tha Block Is Hot. From beginning to end, the teen rapper gets plenty of assistance from his former group mates (Juvenile, B.G., and Turk), who back him on just over half of the album's 17 songs. In addition, the Big Tymers (Brian "Baby" Williams and Mannie Fresh) make several appearances as well, and Fresh produces the entire album. Considering all this, Tha Block Is Hot isn't much different from other late-'90s Cash Money releases like 400 Degreez, Chopper City in the Ghetto, and How You Luv That? Like those albums, Tha Block Is Hot is essentially a group effort despite Wayne's solo billing. Even so, he still gets plenty of time to shine here, particularly on the fiery album-opening title track, which proved to be one of Cash Money's biggest hits to date. The remainder of the album is as solid as late-'90s Cash Money albums get — a few standouts here and there, mostly because of Fresh's beats, with lots of filler toward the latter half of the album. Taken as a whole, Tha Block Is Hot surely has its moments, though Wayne still seems a little green here. Thankfully, the Cash Money posse comes to his aid often, resulting in an excellent debut for the youngster, highlighted by the title track.

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Honestly, Wayne at his best

I've listened to Wayne since he first came out with the Hot Boys, and with his first solo album, his fast tight rhymes were what rap needed. He was smart, and although he still has the same intellect his music is not appealing to me... I listened to him as my favorite rapper until tha carter II. His mixed tapes came out greater than the produced versions. Now all I can say is DROP young money, even though he actually sound like he belong there now, and get back to your roots. It kinda makes me mad when my favorite artist for 10 years doesn't advance in his talent. Ya'll can hate as much as you want but when he wasn't "Famous" he was the best.

This aldum is hot

1000 times better then soulja boy

1st Review!

Yes Thank You I-Tunes for putting the explicit version on!

Biography

Born: September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A game-changing artist and celebrity, Lil Wayne began his career as a near-novelty -- a preteen delivering hardcore hip-hop -- but through years of maturation and reinventing the mixtape game, he developed into a million-selling rapper with a massive body of work, one so inventive and cunning that it makes his famous claim of being the "best rapper alive" worth considering. Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. and raised in the infamous New Orleans neighborhood of Hollygrove, he was a straight-A student...
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Hardcore Rap, Dirty South
  • Released: Nov 02, 1999
  • Parental Advisory

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