Tha Block Is Hot

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Tha Block Is Hot
Studio album by Lil Wayne
Released November 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)
Recorded 1998–1999
Length 70:18
Producer Mannie Fresh, "Bryan "Baby" Williams (Executive) , "Ronald "Slim" Williams" (Executive) ,
Lil Wayne chronology
Tha Block Is Hot
Lights Out
Singles from Tha Block Is Hot
  1. "Tha Block Is Hot"
    Released: October 23, 1999
  2. "Respect Us"
    Released: December 7, 1999
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 American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne; it was released on November 2, 1999, by Cash Money Records.[8] Except the use of the word "fuck", the album is nearly free of explicit lyrics from Wayne himself, due to his mother's wishes. The most violent and sexual verses were done by Big Tymers and the other Hot Boys.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, selling 229,500 copies in its first week. In its second week, the album sold 117,000 copies in the United States.[10][11] On December 10, 1999, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the shipments of one million copies in the United States. As of June 2012, the album sold over 1.4 million copies in the United States.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are produced by Mannie Fresh

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" (featuring Big Tymers) 1:47
2. "Tha Block Is Hot"   4:12
3. "Loud Pipes" (featuring Big Tymers, Juvenile and B.G.) 5:14
4. "Watcha Wanna Do"   3:50
5. "Kisha" (performed by 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 credits

  • "Loud Pipes" — Contains samples of "Rich Niggaz" performed by Juvenile


Chart positions[edit]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,400,000^

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


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  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". 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". 
  9. ^ "40 Things You Didn't Know About Lil WayneHis first album is almost completely curse-free because of his mother's wishes.". 
  10. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (20 November 1999). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books. 
  11. ^ a b "G-Unit Rapper Banks No. 1 Solo Debut". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
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  13. ^ a b "Tha Block Is Hot - Lil Wayne".Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  14. ^ "2006 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Lil Wayne – The Block Is Hot". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH