Lil Wayne
Tha Carter III


2.0
poor

Review

by battleinthenorth USER (30 Reviews)
October 9th, 2013 | 16 replies | 907 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Yet another overly cliche'd, stereotypical "girls, guns n' drugs" hip hop album that does absolutely nothing fresh

1 of 6 thought this review was well written

Lil Wayne has been one of the most popular artists in the hip hop genre for a considerable period of time now despite the fact that many of his albums have been met with very negative reception. His numerous studio releases have earned him many millions of sales, propelling him to the limelight, with Tha Carter III frequently being cited as his strongest work by fans.

Released in 2008, Tha Carter III contains eighteen tracks and is yet another opportunity for Lil Wayne to brag about how he is among the most sought after artists in his genre. Other topics touched upon include sex and drugs, so this is essentially an album that conforms to the cliches of the genre it is based in. This album received a lot of attention based around the mega-hit song Lollipop, a fan favorite, but is also noteworthy for the guest appearance from fellow multi-million selling rapper Jay-Z on the song Mr. Carter.

The bread and butter of any hip hop album is the lyrical content and on here it is a mixed bag to say the least. Dr. Carter is among the strongest tracks here, with Lil Wayne speaking about various up-and-coming rappers and how he can help them improve, using the metaphor of a hospital. In essence, this track is just Wayne bragging as Wayne always does, but it is at least one of the best tracks on the album. Unfortunately, this album is also ridden with awful lyrical moments, such as the closing lines of Wayne's final verse on Mr. Carter. The man is famous for using overly sexual lyricism and a particular term for black people far too much, and on this album this is brought into play over and over again.

The most famous song off of this album is arguably its weakest link. Lollipop aims to be a catchy number with a sexualized metaphor in the chorus, but in reality it is very irritating and worthless. It is auto-tuned to all Hell, Wayne's lyrics are some of the worst out there and the beat is repetitive beyond belief. A Milli is a song that starts off sounding decent, with a nice enough beat but swiftly becomes annoying, and the same could be said for Phone Home. The best track here would be the opener 3 Peat, which has some really decent lyrical work all the way through and serves as a nice introductory track. Jay-Z's verse on Mr. Carter is an obvious highlight as well, giving a little more variety than one should be accustomed to.

Tha Carter III is an album that has some positive moments and is strong enough at times but for the most part this album really does suffer from being too repetitive and Wayne's egotistical rapping style may turn numerous people off. There are far better rappers out there, so why waste time listening to this mediocrity.



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Alex Robertson STAFF (4.5)
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Mungo (4)
A mixture of all of the elements that represent Lil Wayne at his best....

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"Tha Carter III" isn't a bad album, but fans who followed his older work will be disappointed....

Lewis P. STAFF (3)
Crass, catchy, and... clever?...


Comments:Add a Comment 
FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
October 9th 2013



9033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So you choose to isolate his cliched lyrics but don't even touch on Tie My Hands? ok

TheAstralsage
October 9th 2013



102 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Lol.

This is just pop rap which is taking seriously by nerds who listen the most predictable metal, rock,
and underground hip hop

oltnabrick
October 9th 2013



30133 Comments


Ugh


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HolidayKirk
Contributing Reviewer
October 9th 2013



1592 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"stereotypical "girls, guns n' drugs" hip hop album that does absolutely nothing fresh"

Heeeeere we go.

TheAstralsage
October 9th 2013



102 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Are you sure this is not a review written by hillary or verm ?

JerrySandusky
October 9th 2013



14 Comments


this review applies to the carter iv. 3 is the tits. also wayne looks fuckin sexy as hell on that album art

SlMBOLlC
October 9th 2013



4832 Comments


Pretty sure this is in Rolling Stones top 500 all time

I have that issue

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
October 9th 2013



5989 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

quote=JERRYSANDUSKY
also wayne looks fuckin sexy as hell on that album art
/quote

LMFAOFFOFLAKSFJLKSAJKLBNGKLEBNSNG dead

oltnabrick
October 9th 2013



30133 Comments


U quoted wrong

BigSneakySnatch
October 9th 2013



311 Comments


This review doesn't say enough for someone to get a good idea of the sound of the actual album. You don't really go into any depth other than to say the lyrics are cliche and bad. Decent writing though, just not a great review.

Vespiion
October 9th 2013



1221 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Severely underrated on Sputnik.

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NapalmCrusader
October 10th 2013



1737 Comments


Some active users really , really love this album ( see qwe and more) but a big part of music fans
show an irrational hate for this dude. Besides, this has the same ratings that in other places like
RYM. Album has some good moments but most of the tracks didn't grab my attention. His mixtapes of the
mid 00's are more interesting than the albums and are defintely funny.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2013



5989 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

oltna:

i kno but if i quoted correctly it would not show that it was a comment by jerry sandusky which is what makes it so funneh

JerrySandusky
October 10th 2013



14 Comments


i mean, when i'm right i'm right

oltnabrick
October 10th 2013



30133 Comments


makes sense

BigPleb
October 10th 2013



34047 Comments


Sucks

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