Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version) CD (2008)

Artist: Lil Wayne

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 208933810
UPC 602517834866
UPC 14 00602517834866
Format CD
Release Date 8/19/2008
Links
Author Lil Wayne
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Associated Artist/Work B.o.B
Associated Artist/Work BirdMan
Associated Artist/Work Chainz, 2
Associated Artist/Work Cutta, P
Associated Artist/Work DJ Drama
Associated Artist/Work Dj Gully
Associated Artist/Work DJ Ideal
Associated Artist/Work Drake
Associated Artist/Work Drake (Rapper/Singer)
Associated Artist/Work Drama
Associated Artist/Work Drama (DJ Drama)
Associated Artist/Work Ernez, Lil
Associated Artist/Work Future
Associated Artist/Work Future (Atlanta)
Associated Artist/Work Glasses Malone
Associated Artist/Work Guce
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Jean, Wyclef
Associated Artist/Work Khaled, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Lamar, Kendrick
Associated Artist/Work Lloyd
Associated Artist/Work Mane, Gucci
Associated Artist/Work Millz, Jae
Associated Artist/Work Minaj, Nicki
Associated Artist/Work Mystical
Associated Artist/Work Stique
Associated Artist/Work Storm, DJ
Technical Info
Engineer Gina Victoria; Angel Aponte; Miguel Scott; Pro-Jay; Julian Vasquez; Darius Harrison; Joshua Berkman; Ed Falcor-Iidow; Angel Aponte; Pro-Jay
Producer David Banner; Kanye West; Pro-Jay; Robin Thicke; Swizz Beatz; Jim Jonsin; Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks; David Banner; Rodnae; Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford; Kanye West; Swizz Beatz; Jim Jonsin; Play-N-Skillz; Andrews Correa; T-Pain
CatalogID 001197702
Lable Name Motown
Released 08/18/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517834866
Musical Guests
Jay-Z
T-Pain
Babyface
Robin Thicke
Kidd Kidd
Bobby Valentino
D. Smith
Static Major
Brisco
Busta Rhymes
Fabolous
Juelz Santana
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Sha Ron Prescott (vocals, background vocals); Eddie Montilla (strings, keyboards); Ludas Charles (keyboards); Darius Harrison (drums).
Additional personnel: Cool & Dre.
Audio Mixers: Miguel Angel Mendoza Bermudez; Andrew Dawson; Edward Lido; Fabian Marasciullo.
Recording information: Blue Jay Studios; CMR, Miami, FL; SouthBeat Studios, Miami, FL; The Record Room, N. Miami, FL; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Although his first studio album in three years has been long-awaited and repeatedly delayed, Lil Wayne has been anything but absent. Since THA CARTER II, Weezy has left an impressive mass of recordings--from mixtapes (authorized and otherwise) to guest appearances--in his wake as he blusters through the rap industry. In the third installment of the THA CARTER series, Wayne shows he's earned the right to ego-trip as he lets his off-kilter flow, freak-out lyrics, and vocal acrobatics run wild over 16 tracks. Scaling the heights of hubris on "Dr. Carter," he plays an MC/doctor treating a certain music genre diagnosed as lifeless and closes with a quintessential Weezy snarl: "Welcome back hip-hop/I saved your life." Wayne then shifts to alien-mode for the E.T.-inspired "Phone Home." Later on, he details his sexual conquest of a female cop on "Ms. Officer." As expected, THA CARTER III is rife with big name producers (The Alchemist, Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, David Banner, Swizz Beatz, will.i.am) and guest artists (Jay-Z, Babyface, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, T-Pain) from all coasts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "He really is the best rapper alive....As usual, Wayne's tumbling freestyle rhymes are full of imagination and surprise, but his voice itself is half the fun."
Rolling Stone (p.88) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "Lil Wayne's greatness lies not just in what he says, but in the way he says it..."
Spin (p.96) - "[T]he purest product of the most transformative, chaos-inducing man-made disasters of the 21st century -- New Orleans, hip-hop, and the Internet."
Spin (p.53) - Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[With] rapping, Auto-Tune crooning, groping guitar strings, and rasping for air over a digital patchwork of beats and synths..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "There's some intricate art here: 'Dr. Carter' and 'A Milli' have bursts of spectacular rhyme..."
The Wire (p.64) - "'Misunderstood', based around the Nina Simone track, has lines that come straight from the heart, and the vital signs are strong..."
XXL (Magazine) (p.98) - "Wayne's supreme confidence as an MC dominates the album....His songwriting skills continue to get more thoughtful and focused..."
Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "His taste in beats and sounds is omnivorous, his crushed-charcoal rasp equally indebted to crisp East Coast complexity, Southern sing-song and his own warped imagination."
Disc 1
1 3 Peat
2 Mr. Carter - (featuring Jay-Z)
3 Milli, A
4 Got Money - (featuring T-Pain)
5 Comfortable - (featuring Babyface)
6 Dr. Carter
7 Phone Home
8 Tie My Hands - (featuring Robin Thicke)
9 Mrs. Officer - (featuring Kidd Kidd/Bobby Wilson)
10 Let the Beat Build
11 Shoot Me Down - (featuring D. Smith)
12 Lollipop - (featuring Static Major)
13 La La - (featuring Brisco/Busta Rhymes)
14 Pussy Monster
15 You Ain't Got Nuthin - (featuring Fabolous/Juelz Santana)
16 Dontgetit
Product Attributes
Artist Lil Wayne
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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