Tha Carter III album cover

Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

Cash Money/Universal Motown, 2008, rap

B, 1966: Creative, with layers of production and storytelling. Track pick has to be “Tie My Hands”, a beautiful and meaningful rap song.

C, 2002: Love this album. Grew up listening to it with my mom always playing it. Favorite tracks are “Mr Carter” and “Let the Beat Build”. Whole album is great though.

H, 1951: This album is all over the place, pretty much in a good way. Very inventive in terms of rhymes, rhythms, vocalization and instrumentation. Won a Grammy for best Rap Album of the year. “Dr. Carter” is a lot of fun, and “Tie My Hands” is a very moving song about post-Katrina New Orleans.

Published 15 Dec 2019