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Product details

  • Audio CD (9 Jun. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00180OSL8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. 3 Peat - Lil Wayne
  2. Mr. Carter - Lil Wayne, JAY-Z
  3. A Milli - Lil Wayne
  4. Got Money - Lil Wayne, T-Pain
  5. Comfortable - Lil Wayne, Babyface
  6. Dr. Carter - Lil Wayne
  7. Phone Home - Lil Wayne
  8. Tie My Hands - Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke
  9. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne, Bobby V., Kidd Kidd
  10. Let The Beat Build - Lil Wayne
  11. Shoot Me Down - Lil Wayne, D. Smith
  12. Lollipop - Lil Wayne, Static Major
  13. La La - Lil Wayne, Brisco, Busta Rhymes
  14. Playing With Fire - Lil Wayne, Betty Wright
  15. You Ain't Got Nuthin - Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Fabolous
  16. DontGetIt - Lil Wayne
  17. Digital Insert - 'Action'/Lil Wayne/Tha Carter III - UK/JP/OZ/NZ Version/00602517688483 - Lil Wayne

Product Description

Product Description

1. 3 Peat
2. Mr. Carter
3. A Milli
4. Got Money
5. Comfortable
6. Dr. Carter
7. Phone Home
8. Tie My Hands
9. Mrs. Officer
10. Let The Beat Build
11. Shoot Me Down
12. Lollipop
13. La La
14. Playing With Fire
15. You Ain't Got Nuthin
16. DontGetIt
17. Digital Insert

BBC Review

'The dude is the hottest rapper'' reads Kanye West's homage to Lil Wayne (AKA Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr) on the album sleeve of the 25 year-old's fourth solo studio album, Tha Carter 3. It's a grand statement, even by the college dropout's standards, but of course the grandeur of 'hottest' doesn't always have positive connotations. Wayne is one of the world's best selling hip hop artists, and Tha Carter 3 looks set to rack up platinum sales, but Mr West is somewhat overselling the former Hot Boys founding member, who shot to fame with his guest appearance on Destiny Child's Soldier.

Signed to Universal, New Orleans-born Wayne has attracted the creme-de-la-creme of the hip hop and R&B fraternity to the album, including Jay Z, Busta Rhymes and Betty Wright. Legendary producer Babyface swaps the production desk for the mic on the refreshingly soulful Comfortable, which is sprinkled with West's production mastery, an ingredient which proves to be the cornerstone of a mature, sophisticated hip hop-soul sound throughout. The Clapton-esque, bluesy Tie My Hands featuring Robin Thicke is a political standout making reference to Hurricane Katrina, and the summery anthem Mrs Officer featuring Bobby Valentino is reminiscent of Mark Ronson's Ooh Wee.

West continues the soul flavours on Let The Beat Build which pales into nothing more than a demo compared to the soulful heights reached with Common on Be.

Variety is the spice of life, but this is where the problem lies with Tha Carter 3; there is too much of it, resulting in a nothing more than an average singles collection. Mr Carter is a prime example, with Jigga running through the motions on a tired and over-glitzy offering. But with Lollipop and Got Money (featuring T-Pain), Wayne succeeds by sticking to the winning formula of the club banger.

Sampling Nina Simone's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood on Dontgetit, Wayne's delivery and debate of the American prison system evokes memories of 2 Pac. But on Tha Carter 3's evidence, the prodigy has a long journey before he can be spoken of in the same vein as one of hip hop's unrivalled godfathers and a true 'hot rapper'. --David Aaron

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Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
I can't say i'm a die hard hip hop fan but i found myself listening to this album quite a lot recently. My problem with hip hop albums is that they all seem to be very similar. What distinguishes rap albums these days is if the rapper has a unique voice or style which i feel Lil Wayne possesses. He's got heavy weight producers on this album and i don't feel he let anyone down. He's very witty in songs such as Lollipop and the Let The Beat Build. The track with Robin Thicke - "Tie my hands" is very insightful and shows a rare side of the rapper which is very welcoming. 'Misunderstood' samples the same title track by Nina Simone and he pours his heart out with the prejudice in the States. He attacks Rev Al Sharpton on this track and i can understand where he's coming from due to recent attempts in the U.S to 'cancel' the 'N' word from hip hop artistes. Tracks like Mrs officer and 'Dr Carter' displays his creativity and word play
and the babyface featured 'Comfortable' can be deemed as a cheeky response to Beyonce's irreplacable. Mr Carter with Jay Z is a very good track with Lil Wayne displaying his word play again and the on form Jay Z does not dissapoint either. Some tracks are your usual hip hop tracks with no real substance or meaning but in an album with eighteen tracks and no skits, it's to be expected. All in all, in these days of repititive albums by people like 50cent, this is a welcome addition to the hip hop genre. Not a classic, but a damn good album
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Wow i thort the normal version of this was HOT but this deluxe edition is extra special not only do you get Tha carter 3 in its best form ie taken out the weaker "playing with fire" and replaced it with the excellent track "pussy monster"the tittle speaks for itself,then you get the the extra disc with 5 earlier leaked tracks which are all great and could have easily been on the normal version "im me"lyrically is one of waynes best ever.So if your going to buy Tha carter 3 then take my words and pay a little more and get this version youll realise how special and great it really is.I bought around 15 albums last year and i have to say this was the best,also Nas's album and Game's album are super dope but this gets the crown great work mr weezy.
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Format: Audio CD
A powerful rich white man sits in his leather chair atop his huge music empire. Prising a Cuban cigar from his mouth, he smiles as he approaches the young black man who has just entered his office. The young black man awkwardly accepts the rich white man's offer of a handshake. The white man excitedly urges the young black man to sit down. His excitement increases upon the sight of the loose-fitting apparel and silver chain donned by the young black man.

"So how are you going to make us richer?" the powerful white man asks, aroused now as he notices a bullet scar on the left side of the young black man's neck.

"Well, I want my lyrics to inspire kids to stay clear of guns, drugs and violen..."

"Get out."

The next day, the same powerful, rich white man is smoking his cigar. Another young black man enters the building. Awkwardly dressed in a suit, the rich white man offers a less-than-enthusiastic handshake. The young black man seems uneasy with the gesture, but eventually unfolds his arms and reaches out his left hand. The rich white man surveys the black man, noting with dismay a lack of scars. He asks the same question as they both sit down.

"So how are you going to make us richer?"

The young black man thinks for awhile, before answering:

"Well, I want to rap about bitches and killing niggas and shi..."

"I'll have you on MTV this afternoon."

The sad fact is, record company execs do not want to distribute to the mainstream audience hip-hop that is thought-provoking and intelligent, free of violence, doused with hope. Those artists that do convey such a message are relegated to smaller labels or merely recieve limited exposure.
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Really love this album - love the beats - the sound - the energy and vibe given from the artist - must have for collection
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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Summer would appear to have come at last to the home forest.
The air is warm and good. The canopy of new leaves above my
head is reassuringly fresh and green and the young rabbits are all looking plump and playful....
....but in the cool depths of Wolf Cave a darker spirit stirs.

Mrs Wolf has the hump again !

Perhaps spurred on by the fine weather her TIDY hormones
have once again gone into overdrive and today is a BLUE
pinafore day ! A day to be truly fearful !

She has been nagging me to get rid of my record
collection (around 7000 discs) for years.

"....you've got nearly everything duplicated in CD format,
I just don't understand why you're keeping them. They're just
gathering dust. We'd have room for a new fridge-freezer if it
wasn't for them."

I'm laying low and hoping that her mood will pass.

Reginald Squirrel dropped by for coffee earlier bringing with
him the new album by Lil Wayne 'Tha Carter III'.

He has the slightly overinflated belief that he has
single-handedly introduced the creatures of our woodland
community to hip hop.

He has taken to wearing extremely baggy jeans and a baseball cap,
has adopted a number of somewhat irritating hand movements and
occasionally calls me "Brutha" when emphasing particularly arcane
details in his latest musical enthusiasms.

His excitement about Mr Carter jnr's latest release is, in this
particular instance, entirely justified.

16 tracks and an additional weblink is a whole lotta music and my
attention has not wavered for an instant through four back-to-back
listenings so-far.
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