Da Drought 3

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Da Drought 3
Da Drought 3 cover.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedApril 13, 2007
GenreHip hop
Length108:06
LabelYoung Money
Lil Wayne chronology
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)
Da Drought 3
(2007)
The Leak
(2007)

Da Drought 3 is a double-disc mixtape by Lil Wayne, released on April 13, 2007. It is widely regarded as one of the best mixtapes of all time, receiving rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and MTV News.

Background[edit]

This is the third in the trilogy of mixtapes in Da Drought series. Released in 2007, the mixtape was delayed slightly as a result of Wayne's last-minute decision to add songs to the album's second disc. The album is available as a free legal download. It only contains remixes of other songs. It is noted for Lil Wayne's use of similes, liquid non sequiturs, and metaphors.[1]

When speaking to MTV about the double mixtape, Lil Wayne stated that he did not plan on two discs being released until he found how many songs he had recorded. He also stated he did not have a preconceived plan on how to choose the songs:

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
MSN MusicA[4]
Pitchfork8.5/10[1]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[5]
Stylus MagazineB+[6]
URB4.5/5 stars[7]

Da Drought 3 received acclaim from critics and was hailed as the best mixtape of 2007 by MTV News. Lil Wayne was officially named The "Hottest MC" by their hip hop brain trust.[8] It was also nominated for mixtape of the year at the Ozone Awards but lost to Killer Mike's I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind.[citation needed] The album was #27 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.[9] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Da Drought 3 at number 99 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Length Samples
1 "Intro" 2:19
2 "Black Republicans" (feat. Juelz Santana) 3:13
  • "Black Republican" by Nas featuring Jay-Z
3 "Upgrade" 4:12
4 "Put Some Keys on That" 3:58
5 "Ride 4 My Niggas (Sky's The Limit)" 5:20
6 "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" (feat. Nicki Minaj) 2:31
7 "We Takin' Over" (Remix) 2:22
8 "Get High, Rule the World" 3:49
9 "I Can't Feel My Face" 3:42
10 "Dough Is What I Got" 3:49
11 "Seat Down Low" 3:12
12 "New Cash Money" (feat. Brisco) 4:17
13 "Promise" 4:31
14 "Outro" 0:30

Disc two[edit]

# Title Length Samples
1 "Intro" 0:33
2 "Blooded" 4:04
3 "Live from 504" 2:21
4 "King Kong" 4:11
5 "Dipset" 4:07
6 "Forever" 2:14
7 "Walk It Out" 3:02
8 "Swizzy" (Remix) 2:21
9 "Boom" 3:22
10 "N.O. Nigga" 2:49
11 "Back on My Grizzy" 4:12
12 "Dipset 2" 4:00
13 "President" (feat. Curren$y) 3:38
14 "Crazy" 4:30
15 "Outro" 10:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dombal, Ryan (May 16, 2007). "Lil Wayne: Da Drought 3". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  2. ^ MTV News: Hottest MCs In The Game 2 Archived 2008-03-16 at the Wayback Machine. MTV.com Accessed November 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Purdom, Clayton. "Da Drought 3 – Lil Wayne". AllMusic. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 2008). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  5. ^ joshuatree (May 26, 2008). "Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  6. ^ McGarvey, Evan (May 10, 2007). "Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3 – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3". URB. April 24, 2007. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  8. ^ MTV News: Hottest MCs In The Game 1 MTV.com Accessed November 30, 2008.
  9. ^ Robert Christgau, David Fricke, Christian Hoard, Rob Sheffield (December 17, 2007). "The Top 50 Albums of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 20, 2007
  10. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 30, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100-51". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009.