500 Degreez

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500 Degreez
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 2002
GenreHip hop
ProducerMannie Fresh
Lil Wayne chronology
Lights Out
500 Degreez
Tha Carter
Singles from 500 Degreez
  1. "Way of Life"
    Released: May 3, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[5]
USA Today2/4 stars[7]
Village Voicemixed[8]

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

Commercial performance[edit]

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]

All songs produced by Mannie Fresh.

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
7."Gangsta Shit" (featuring Petey Pablo)3:40
8."Big Tigger Live on the Radio"1:02
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


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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  3. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2002-07-23). "Feature for July 23, 2002 - Lil Wayne's "500 Degreez"". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
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  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.
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  11. ^ "American album certifications – Lil Wayne – 500 Degreez". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.