Da Drought 3

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Da Drought 3
Mixtape by Lil Wayne
Released April 13, 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Young Money
Lil Wayne chronology
Blow
(2006)
Da Drought 3
(2007)
Dedication 3
(2008)

Da Drought 3 is a two-disc mixtape by Lil Wayne, released on April 13, 2007

Background[edit]

This is the third in the trilogy of mixtapes in Da Drought series. Released in 2007, the mixtape was delayed slightly as a result of Wayne's last-minute decision to add songs to the album's second disc. The album is available as a free legal download. It contains mostly remixes of other songs. It is noted for Lil Wayne's use of similes, liquid non sequiturs, and metaphors.[1]

When speaking to MTV about the double mixtape, Lil Wayne stated that he did not plan on two discs being released until he found how many songs he had recorded. He also stated he did not have a preconceived plan on how to choose the songs:

The radio be on and whatever song comes on, add that instrumental to it.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A[4]
DJBooth 4.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[6]
Stylus B+[7]
URB 4.5/5 stars[8]
Village Voice (favorable)[9]

Da Drought 3 was hailed as the best mixtape of 2007 by MTV News. Lil Wayne was officially named The "Hottest MC" by their hip hop brain trust.[10] It was also nominated for mixtape of the year at the Ozone Awards but lost to Killer Mike's I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind.[citation needed] The album was #27 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.[11] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Da Drought 3 at number 99 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[12]

Tracklist[edit]

The following songs are according to website Datpiff.[13][14]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Length Samples
1 "Intro" 2:19
2 "Black Republicans" (feat. Juelz Santana) 3:13
  • "Black Republican" by Nas featuring Jay-Z
3 "Upgrade" 4:12
4 "Put Some Keys on That" 3:58
5 "Ride 4 My Niggas (The Sky Is The Limit)" 5:20
6 "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" (feat. Nicki Minaj) 2:31
7 "We Takin' Over" (Remix) 2:22
8 "Get High Rule the World" 3:49
9 "I Can't Feel My Face" 3:42
10 "Dough Is What I Got" 3:49
11 "Seat Down Low" 3:12
12 "New Cash Money" (feat. Brisco) 4:17
13 "Promise" 4:31
14 "Outro" 0:30

Disc two[edit]

# Title Length Samples
1 "Intro" 0:33
2 "Blooded" 4:04
3 "Live from 504" 2:21
4 "King Kong" 4:11
5 "Dipset" 4:07
6 "Forever" 2:14
7 "Walk It Out" 3:02
8 "Swizzy" (Remix) 2:21
9 "Boom" 3:22
10 "N.O. Nigga" 2:49
11 "Back on My Grizzy" 4:12
12 "Dipset 2" 4:00
13 "President" (feat. Curren$y) 3:38
14 "Crazy" 4:30
15 "Outro" 10:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pitchfork Media review
  2. ^ MTV News: Hottest MCs In The Game 2 MTV.com Accessed November 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review
  5. ^ DJBooth review
  6. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  7. ^ Stylus review
  8. ^ URB review
  9. ^ Village Voice review
  10. ^ MTV News: Hottest MCs In The Game 1 MTV.com Accessed November 30, 2008.
  11. ^ Robert Christgau, David Fricke, Christian Hoard, Rob Sheffield (December 17, 2007). "The Top 50 Albums of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 20, 2007
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 30, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100-51". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  13. ^ Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3 - Disc 1 - Free Mixtape @ datpiff.com
  14. ^ Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3 - Disc 2 - Free Mixtape @ datpiff.com