Tha Block Is Hot

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For the episode of The Boondocks, see The Block Is Hot.
Tha Block Is Hot
Studio album by Lil Wayne
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
Length 70:18
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer Mannie Fresh (exec.)
Lil Wayne chronology
Tha Block Is Hot
(1999)
Lights Out
(2000)
Singles from Tha Block Is Hot
  1. "Tha Block Is Hot"
    Released: September 23, 1999
  2. "Respect Us"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune (positive)[2]
Hartford Courant (positive)[3]
The Harvard Crimson C+[4]
RapReviews (7/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]

Tha Block Is Hot is the debut studio album by Lil Wayne that was released on November 2, 1999 by Cash Money Records.[8] The album is nearly free of profanity, due to his mother's wishes, although there are some uses of "fuck" and "nigga".[9]

The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 229,000 copies sold in its first week released, and over 117,000 copies in its second week.[10] The album was certified Platinum on December 10, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies in the US, and has sold over 1.4 million copies to date.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" (featuring Big Tymers) 1:47
2. "Tha Block Is Hot" (featuring Juvenile and B.G.) 4:12
3. "Loud Pipes" (featuring Big Tymers, Juvenile and B.G.) 5:14
4. "Watcha Wanna Do"   3:50
5. "Kisha" (featuring Hot Boys) 4:17
6. "High Beamin'" (featuring B.G.) 4:09
7. "Lights Off"   4:07
8. "Fuck tha World"   4:46
9. "Remember Me" (featuring B.G.) 3:54
10. "Respect Us" (featuring Juvenile) 5:01
11. "Drop It Like It's Hot" (featuring B.G. and Mannie Fresh) 5:23
12. "Young Playa" (featuring Big Tymers) 3:47
13. "Enemy Turf" (featuring Juvenile) 4:19
14. "Not Like Me" (featuring Big Tymers) 4:03
15. "Come On" (featuring B.G.) 3:35
16. "Up to Me" (featuring Turk) 4:31
17. "You Want War" (featuring Turk) 3:25
Total length:
70:18

Samples[edit]

Loud Pipes

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10][12] 3
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Tha Block Is Hot at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  2. ^ Baker, Soren (1999-11-14). "Lil Wayne Tha Block Is Hot (Cash Money/Universal)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  3. ^ Comer, Andrea (1999-12-16). "Tha Block Is Hot - Lil Wayne". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ Leonard, Franklin (1999-11-19). "Album Review: Lil Wayne (Tha Block Is Hot)". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ Wallace, Emanuel (2011-05-03). "Lil Wayne :: Tha Block Is Hot :: Cash Money Records / Universal". RapReviews. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Lil Wayne". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 394. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  8. ^ Tha Block Is Hot album
  9. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/01/40-things-you-didnt-know-about-lil-wayne/curse-free
  10. ^ a b "G-Unit Rapper Banks No. 1 Solo Debut". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/482379/cash-money-the-billboard-cover-story.
  12. ^ a b "Tha Block Is Hot - Lil Wayne".Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-10-10.