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Editors’ Notes

Lil Wayne had a lot to prove on Tha Carter. It was his first solo outing following the departure of his Hot Boy comrades from Cash Money, the record label empire that turned these New Orleans teenagers into millionaires. The only way to show the doubters that he could stand alone was to hit one out of the park, and with the opening lines of “Walk In,” Wayne debuted an ambitious new rhyme style: “This is the Carter, ya’ll welcome / Hard as Malcolm, dog is a Vulcan, lord help him / But ya’ll felt him / And that make you a part of me / And pardon me if a part of me is what you want to be / What you oughta be doing’s recording me / Or acting accordingly / I give orders to the commander in chief / Just the commander and me.” Wayne had merged Jay-Z’s wordplay with his own impish, unpredictable Southern flow, suddenly vaulting the 22-year-old former Hot Boy into the realm of the credible MC. Tha Carter was also notable as the last collaboration between Wayne and legendary Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh. With Wayne coming into his own as a rapper, Fresh provided some of the finest beats of his career: “Go DJ,” “On My Own,” “Snitch,” and “Ain’t It A Bitch.”

Customer Reviews

Carter Report

Fast money. Cash money. This cd is worth yo money.


Like lil wayne! GO DJ is obviously his best song! CHECK OUT FIREMAN HIS BEST SONG BETTER THAN GO DJ!!! YA WAYNE

Tha Carter is tha truth

Hands down, Weezy's best album to date.


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...
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Tha Carter, Lil Wayne
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Dirty South
  • Released: Jun 29, 2004
  • Parental Advisory

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