I can still remember 10 years ago when Lil Wayne dropped Tha Carter III. I was in the 6th grade and for the past couple of years, Wayne was running rap. He did a million guest verses, flooded us with mixtapes, and already gave us a classic album in Tha Carter II. So now when this dropped, it pretty much cemented in my brain that Dwayne Carter Jr was easily one of the greatest I have ever seen.
Fast forward 10 years later, the album still has classic, timeless music on it. From “Lollipop” featuring the late great Static Major, “A Milli”, “Got Money” featuring T-Pain and a lot more. One of my favorite memories of this album was watching the “A Milli” music video and realizing that it was him getting ready for his next music video which was “Got Money”.
The album had 6 singles in total. Usually when that happens, it’s one of two things. Either the singles weren’t working and they tried to find one, or the songs performed so well they had to turn them into singles. With opening day sales of over 420,000 and over 1,000,000 in the first week, you can tell which one it was.
With all that being said, if you were born in the 90s you seen first hand the chokehold Wayne had on the rap game. He’ll also be performing a 10 year anniversary set today, June 10th, at Summer Jam.