Tha Block Is Hot

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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)
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 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of one million copies in the US, and has sold over 1.4 million copies.[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. "Whatcha 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
U.S. Billboard 200[10][12] 3
U.S. 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.