Tha Carter

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For the 2009 documentary film, see The Carter.
Tha Carter
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter.jpg
Studio album by Lil Wayne
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded 2003–04
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 79:07
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer Mannie Fresh, Raj Smoove, Batman, Leslie Brathwaite, Jazze Pha
Lil Wayne chronology
500 Degreez
(2002)
Tha Carter
(2004)
Tha Carter II
(2005)
Singles from Tha Carter
  1. "Bring It Back"
    Released: April 10, 2004
  2. "Go D.J."
    Released: October 5, 2004
  3. "Earthquake"
    Released: November 16, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[2]
Rhapsody (favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
USA Today 3/4 stars[5]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[citation needed]

Tha Carter is the fourth studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released on June 29, 2004, by Cash Money Records and Universal Records.[6] The album was mostly produced from Cash Money's former in-house producer Mannie Fresh. Mannie Fresh worked with rapper Lil Wayne, before his split from the label. The album is based on "The Carter", the empire crack house from the movie New Jack City, and his last name.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Bring It Back" was released on April 10, 2004. The song will be serving its production and as a featured guest vocals from Cash Money's own Mannie Fresh.

The album's second single "Go D.J." was released on October 5, 2004. Mannie Fresh's production was featured on the song, who also produced the song, released the latter as Wayne's latest single "Bring It Back".

The album's third single "Earthquake" was released on November 16, 2004. The production on the song and as a featured guest vocals was from Jazze Pha.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 116,000 copies in the United States.[7] On September 7, 2004, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[8] for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States. The album has sold over 1 million copies to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Walk In"   Mannie Fresh 3:04
2. "Go D.J."   Mannie Fresh 4:41
3. "This Is the Carter" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:36
4. "BM J.R."   Mannie Fresh, Batman 4:58
5. "On the Block #1 (skit)"     0:18
6. "I Miss My Dawgs" (featuring Reel) Raj Smoove 4:35
7. "We Don't" (featuring Birdman) Leslie Brathwaite 4:09
8. "On My Own" (featuring Reel) Mannie Fresh 4:28
9. "Tha Heat"   Raj Smoove 4:36
10. "Cash Money Millionaires"   Mannie Fresh 4:42
11. "Inside"   Mannie Fresh 1:30
12. "Bring It Back" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:21
13. "Who Wanna"   Raj Smoove 4:32
14. "On the Block #2 (skit)"     0:23
15. "Get Down" (featuring Birdman) Mannie Fresh 4:32
16. "Snitch"   Mannie Fresh 3:55
17. "Hoes" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:32
18. "Only Way" (featuring Birdman) Mannie Fresh 4:33
19. "Earthquake" (featuring Jazze Pha) Jazze Pha 5:16
20. "Ain't That a Bitch"   Mannie Fresh 4:17
21. "Walk Out"   Mannie Fresh 1:08
Total length:
79:07

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Tha Carter at AllMusic
  2. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2004-07-13). "Lil Wayne :: Tha Carter :: Cash Money / Universal Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ Brolin Winning. "Tha Carter : Lil Wayne". Rhapsody. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  4. ^ Christian Hoard (2004-08-05). "Tha Carter". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Steve Jones (2004-07-05). "Lil' Wayne, Tha Carter". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  6. ^ Tha Carter album information
  7. ^ "G-Unit Rapper Banks No. 1 Solo Debut". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  9. ^ {allmusic ((( The Elephant in the Room > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  10. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015.