500 Degreez

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500 Degreez
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Studio album by Lil Wayne
Released July 23, 2002
Recorded 2001–02
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:21
Label Cash Money
Producer Mannie Fresh
Lil Wayne chronology
Lights Out
(2000)
500 Degreez
(2002)
Tha Carter
(2004)
Singles from 500 Degreez
  1. "Way of Life"
    Released: May 3, 2002
  2. "Where You At"
    Released: September 22, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (6/10)[3]
Rhapsody favorable[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[5]
Stylus favorable[6]
USA Today 2/4 stars[7]
Village Voice mixed[8]

500 Degreez is the third studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released on July 23, 2002, by Cash Money Records. The album's title was inspired by the album 400 Degreez (1998), by a fellow rapper Juvenile (who was his labelmate).

The album debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200, selling 103,000 copies in the first week. On September 3, 2002, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of 2011, the album has sold 584,179 copies in the United States.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fly Talkin'"   1:36
2. "Look at Me"   4:00
3. "Way of Life" (featuring Big Tymers and TQ) 4:01
4. "Big Tigger Live on the Radio"   1:31
5. "Gangsta and Pimps" (featuring Baby) 4:41
6. "Lovely"   4:02
7. "Gangsta Shit" (featuring Petey Pablo) 3:40
8. "Big Tigger Live on the Radio"   1:02
9. "Bloodline"   4:21
10. "Where You At"   3:50
11. "Worry Me"   4:06
12. "500 Degreez"   3:45
13. "Go Hard"   3:30
14. "Young'n Blues"   4:32
15. "Believe That" (featuring Blaque and Mannie Fresh) 4:12
16. "Rob Nice Live on the Radio"   1:14
17. "Fuck You" (featuring Big Tymers) 4:20
18. "What Does Life Mean to Me" (featuring TQ and Big Tymers) 1:25
19. "Get that Dough" (featuring Baby, Tateeze and Cristale) 3:38
20. "Fo Sheezy"   3:44
21. "Fly Talkin' Go Home"   3:20
Total length:
70:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John (2002-07-05). "500 Degreez - Lil Wayne | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  2. ^ Williams, DeMarco (2002-08-09). "Lil' Wayne - 500 Degreez". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  3. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2002-07-23). "Feature for July 23, 2002 - Lil Wayne's "500 Degreez"". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  4. ^ Chennault, Sam. "500 Degreez : Lil Wayne". Rhapsody. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Berliner, Brett (2002-11-18). "October 2002 Hip Hop Round-Up - Pop Playground". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  7. ^ Jones, Steve (2002-07-29). "Lil Wayne, 500 Degrees". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  8. ^ Harris, Keith (2002-10-08). "Licensed to Lil". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  9. ^ 7 Sep 2011 (2011-09-07). "Mr. Mel Smith on Twitter: "LiL Wayne Sales History. Tha Block is hot(1,392,828)Lights Out(910,218) 500 Degreez(584,179)Carter(1,252,910) Carter 2(1,711,292) Part 1"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  10. ^ a b "500 Degreez - Lil Wayne". AllMusic. 2002-07-05. Retrieved 2011-09-06.