RELEASE
June 29, 2004
LABEL
Cash Money
GENRES
Rap, Southern Rap, Dirty South

Album Review

It would be easy to read too much into the title of Lil Wayne's fourth album, especially in light of a mixtape (cunningly titled The Prefix) that preceded this, which featured the MC over a handful of tracks off Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's Black Album. The title actually refers to Lil Wayne's actual last name (hint: it isn't Wayne), in addition to referencing the apartments run by Wesley Snipes' character in New Jack City. Although much has been made about Wayne's growth and new world view, there's about as much change as you'd expect from a Southern rap star who has been in the public eye from his late teens to his twenties. Mannie Fresh's stout production is in effect as ever, and to the MC's credit, the rhymes are less measured and are all the better for it. To beat that dead horse one more time, the album is far too long and not concerned enough with the quality control, despite including more than enough bright spots to keep the followers following. At just over 79 minutes in length, it's made evident that the length would actually be just over 89 minutes if a CD could hold 90 minutes' worth of music.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Walk Inhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/walk-in/id13336018?i=13335965&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Go DJhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/go-dj/id13336018?i=13335967&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. This Is the Carterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/this-is-the-carter/id13336018?i=13335969&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. BM J.R.http://itunes.apple.com/album/bm-j-r/id13336018?i=13335971&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. On the Block #1http://itunes.apple.com/album/on-the-block-1/id13336018?i=13335973&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. I Miss My Dawgshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-miss-my-dawgs/id13336018?i=13335975&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. We Don'thttp://itunes.apple.com/album/we-dont/id13336018?i=13335977&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. On My Ownhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/on-my-own/id13336018?i=13335979&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Tha Heathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tha-carter/id13336018?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Cash Money Millionaireshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cash-money-millionaires/id13336018?i=13335983&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Insidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/inside/id13336018?i=13335985&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Bring It Backhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bring-it-back/id13336018?i=13335987&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Who Wannahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/who-wanna/id13336018?i=13335993&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. On the Block, No. 2http://itunes.apple.com/album/tha-carter/id13336018?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Get Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/get-down/id13336018?i=13335997&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Snitchhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/snitch/id13336018?i=13335999&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Hoeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hoes/id13336018?i=13336001&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Only Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/only-way/id13336018?i=13336010&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Earthquakehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tha-carter/id13336018?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Ain't That a Bi**hhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tha-carter/id13336018?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Walk Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/walk-out/id13336018?i=13336016&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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