Lil Wayne
Tha Carter V


4.0
excellent

Review

by chris. USER (46 Reviews)
September 30th, 2018 | 138 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: you've always been my rock

I find myself hanging onto the poignantly emotional moments on this album more than anything. More than appreciating the slick and smooth production, more than trying to catch line after line as Wayne and company spit hard and focused bars for 23 tracks straight. I must admit that Tha Carter V is actually my first Lil Wayne album. But though I don’t know the intricacies and the history behind the man all that well, even I can realize that the legacy he has is a long and unique one. It’s something made especially clear time and time again throughout this album. Wayne has no problem going hard into song after song bragging about his status as the self proclaimed greatest of all time. But what I find myself hanging onto, still, are the moments where the view on Wayne’s legacy is taken from a different angle.

”Dwayne, mama proud of you
You done came so far
I can't wait for your album to come out
A lot of people ask me when it's coming out
They can't wait for your album to come out
I'm just proud of you”


It’s been over a decade since Lil Wayne made his debut. There’s been highs and there have been physics defying lows. When he takes the time to really reflect on his past, you can’t help but feel wistful. Though few compared to the rest of the record, the moments of emotional fragility stick out and add just a little more depth to the other tracks. That’s not to say that most of the tracks here are in need of that push in order to be enjoyable. Tha Carter V is a product of literal years of work, and it shows. “Don’t Cry” has a dark chorus from the late XXXTentacion, “Mona Lisa” has Wayne holding his own against Kendrick, “Dark Side of the Moon” is soothing, atmospheric, and paints itself like a grand oil painting. For an hour and thirty minutes, it’s surprisingly easy to get through start to finish. Wayne still has some corny lines and the album does drag in some spots, but is as solid a body of work as Wayne could create at this point in his career. And really, that’s all any of his fans could ask for.

”You make sure mama's tooken care of
I don't care if you don't have it, you gon' make sure I get it anyway
Even though you don't have it to give
And my son though, Semaj, ain't wanted for nothing
Anything Semaj call you for, you gon' make sure he get it
Your children ain't wanted for nothin', you is a man, a truly man
Mama love you, I can't wait til your album come out
Because everybody asking about it and I know it's gon' be a beautiful album
Love you, Dwayne”




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McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm not the best at talking about hip hop albums because it's never been my lane, especially with this guy considering I'm not too well versed in his history.



But I figured I could do a quick write up, cause this album was actually pretty cool. even for me.

oltnabrick
September 29th 2018


36145 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hell yea

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Hawks
September 29th 2018


60965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fuck yes.

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McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

did i do a good job

oltnabrick
September 29th 2018


36145 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

no idea didnt read it but im gonna pos your review!!!

McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

okee

Hawks
September 29th 2018


60965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Same.

McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

an official rick and morty soundtrack album came out friday, and I kinda wanna write a paragraph review on it so i can do a funny meme summary

McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

also this album kinda slaps

JeetJeet
September 29th 2018


5527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

That hook to Dont Cry is so trash lmfaooo

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McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i didn't say it was a great chorus, just dark, cuz every xxx does is dark and edgy xD



in seriousness, i thought it was an ok chorus, just with some classic x cringe.

Hawks
September 29th 2018


60965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Nah it’s not bad at all tbh and I don’t even fuck with X’s music.

oltnabrick
September 29th 2018


36145 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah i hate xxx but the chorus wasnt bad i liked it

McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

whats the top 3 tracks guys

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2018


40674 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

Mona Lisa, Uproar, Open Safe

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McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

woah rowan you like this too. cool!



yeah those tracks are fire.

Jasdevi087
September 29th 2018


5302 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

What is it about Mona Lisa that everyone's in love with? Cause i feel like I'm missing something

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TheMrAlexK
September 29th 2018


10399 Comments


Same dude lol

McTime50
September 29th 2018


591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

kendricks name in the song title

JeetJeet
September 29th 2018


5527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Mona Lisa is bad. What really surprised me was how good Dark Side of The Moon was tho.



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