Like Father, Like Son (Birdman and Lil Wayne album)

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Like Father, Like Son
Studio album by Birdman & Lil Wayne
Released October 31, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded CMR Studios, New Orleans, 2005–2006
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 74:05
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer

T-Mix, Scott Storch, Jim Jonsin, DJ Nasty, LVM, Angel, Robin Thicke

Birdman chronology
Fast Money
(2005)
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)
5 * Stunna
(2007)
Lil Wayne chronology
Tha Carter II
(2005)
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)
The Leak
(2007)
Singles from Like Father, Like Son
  1. "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
    Released: July 18, 2006
  2. "Leather So Soft"
    Released: 2006

Like Father, Like Son is a collaborative studio album by Birdman and Lil Wayne. The album was released on October 31, 2006, through Cash Money Records and Universal Records. Guest appearances include Fat Joe, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Tha Dogg Pound, and All Star Cashville Prince. Producers included Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch, and more. The album's first single is "Stuntin' Like My Daddy", for which there is a music video as well. The second single released from the album is "Leather So Soft". The third single is "You Ain't Know". Both of those singles have music videos as well.

Background[edit]

In February 2006, Birdman and Lil Wayne released a mixtape, The Carter 2 Part 2: Like Father Like Son, hosted by DJ Khaled to promote the album. The mixtape had leftover tracks from Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter II and early versions of tracks that would later end up on Like Father, Like Son. According to the Cash Money's website, and an aggressive street campaign in Houston, the album was initially scheduled for release on September 26, 2006 but delays pushed the release back to October 31, 2006. Like Father, Like Son debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with 176,000 copies sold in its first week.[1] As of July 11, 2007, it has sold 761,958 copies in the United States. During an interview, Lil Wayne said that "Army Gunz" may be the fourth single from the album. However, the song has not been released up to date. In January 2009, Birdman stated in an interview that a movie based on the title of the album and starring him and Wayne will be released in June 2009.[2] This film would never come to be however. A sequel, appropriately entitled Like Father, Like Son 2 is in the works and is due for 2014 release.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (75/100)[3]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[5]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[6]
RapReviews (7/10)[7]
Rhapsody (favorable)[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Stylus (C)[10]
XXL 4/5 stars[11]

Like Father, Like Son received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying that "There's probably too much get money/stack-paper for those who want Wayne to speak on the injustices New Orleans has suffered post-Katrina, or to get to work on Tha Carter III, but that's not what Like Father, Like Son is about. This is the sure sound of Cash Money steadying the ship and getting back on course".

XXL Magazine also praised the album, giving it four stars out of five (XL), saying "With solid production throughout, Wayne's ever-evolving sentence structure and Baby's uncanny swagger, Like Father, Like Son falters only in the diversity department. Over the course of the project’s 20 tracks, continued references to their dope-dealing pasts ("1st Key" and "Over Here Hustlin'") begin to dilute what otherwise is a solid project that ushers in a new Cash Money dynasty."

Lawsuit[edit]

On October 2009, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission. The rappers asked him to record some "Italian-styled spoken word recordings" in 2006. The lyrics were allegedly used on "Respect" and other tracks from Like Father, Like Son and Birdman's 5 * Stunna.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Loyalty" (Skit)   1:57
2. "Over Here Hustlin’"   DJ Nasty, LVM 4:52
3. "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"   T-Mix 4:29
4. "1st Key"   T-Mix 4:15
5. "Like Father, Like Son"   T-Mix 4:23
6. "You Ain’t Know"   Scott Storch 4:24
7. "Family Rules" (Skit)   0:44
8. "Know What I’m Doin'" (featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain) T-Mix 4:44
9. "Don’t Die"   T-Mix 3:56
10. "Ain’t Worried Bout Shit"   T-Mix 3:47
11. "Out the Pound"   T-Mix 4:18
12. "Leather So Soft"   Jim Jonsin 4:54
13. "Army Gunz"   DJ Nasty, LVM 4:05
14. "Protector" (Skit)   0:36
15. "Get That Money"   T-Mix 4:43
16. "No More" (featuring All Star Cashville Prince) T-Mix 4:40
17. "High"   T-Mix 4:02
18. "Cali Dro" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound) DJ Nasty, LVM 4:31
19. "About All That" (featuring Fat Joe) T-Mix 4:31
20. "Respect" (Skit)   0:35

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position[13]
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Montana' Zooms By Manilow For Second Week At No. 1", Billboard.com, November 8, 2006.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Birdman and Lil' Wayne - Like Father, Like Son - Album Review". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2006-10-31). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  5. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  6. ^ Sims, Brian (2006-10-30). "HipHopDX review". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  7. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  8. ^ Rhapsody review[dead link]
  9. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Tower.com. 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  10. ^ "Stylus review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  11. ^ "XXL review". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  12. ^ "((( The Elephant in the Room > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2012-05-20.