Newest Review: ... like to quote certain sentences but don't think Dooyoo would allow me to do so, but they are very clever lines. Mr Carter ~~~~~~~~~~ The... more
The Third Coming
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Member Name: bhayanid
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Advantages: A lot of catchy tracks
Disadvantages: None worth mentioning
This is one of the only Lil Wayne albums I can respect and the follow up to his previous album The Carter II. It reached the no1 in the US and has sold 3.6million copies there so far which makes this his best selling album to date. I know he is one of those rappers that you can love or hate, and it's easy to say you don't like him cause of how he looks or some of the lines he raps, but there is denying that he has talent. The guy can rhyme words like there is no tomorrow and as usual I will review my favourite tracks here.
This is the track that opens the album and is not much about the tune, but more Lil Wayne to show off his rapping. There is a decent beat and you will definitely feel the bass, but be warned there is a lot of swearing here and due to this I can see why it was never released as a single as they would be censoring out every word. I usually like to quote certain sentences but don't think Dooyoo would allow me to do so, but they are very clever lines.
The next track here features Jay Z and it is called Mr Carter as both him and Jay Z have the surname Carter. Lil Wayne raps the first couple of verses and then Jay Z does his thing in the final verse. It is an awesome track and a real feel good track. My Favourite line is where he is rapping about how summer is hating on him cause he is too hot, spring is hating on him cause he is never sprung, winter hating on him cause he raps colder than everyone else and autumn hating on him cause he will never fall. So if he is beating hated by the seasons so who is everyone else to hate on him for no reason. It is very clever lines and when Lil Wayne raps them in his witty way you really feel them. Jay Z does his part well and he brings consistency to the table as always.
One of the lighter beats on the album and it features Babyface who sings the hook and is pretty cool but Lil Wayne destroys this track with his flow and lyrically. There are so many awesome lines like 'I got game like EA, but I wanna let you play'. Of course only people that play EA sports game like Fifa will get this line. It is a lot different to other tracks in the sense that is not rapping dirty lyrics about girls but is a track about how he can make a girl happy but that she shouldn't get too comfortable and that it's ok if she doesn't love him as somebody else will. I guess that line isn't quite touching but a lot of people can relate to it.
Tie My Hands
This features Robin Thicke an R&B singer, who has been trying to make it for a while now, but never quite hit the mainstream heights of many other singers. Possibly because he can actually sing and it seems. Lyrically it is one of my favourite tracks and Lil Wayne really goes all out here. It leaves you wanting more as does Robin Thicke and he shows off vocally. I wouldn't even say there is much of a beat here, just a slight bass in the background. To be honest at times I get confused with what this track is even about as Lil Wayne changes topics like he changes ladies.
Overall this is a great album and there are a couple of other tracks I also like Mrs Officer featuring Bobby Valentino. It's too bad Valentino seems to have disappeared as at one time he seemed like the next big thing and he really has an excellent voice. Also Lollipop is the track which really made Lil Wayne big. It is a very dirty track but one that is also very catchy as well. I can see why some people are not a fan of Lil Wayne, but he does play a lot of instruments also and has done a lot of experimenting making a Rock album which had very mixed reviews. Overall however I think he did a great job with this album and there is a lot to like about it so four stars.
Summary: Love Him Or Hate him, he knows how to rap