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 production on the album was mostly and frequently handled from the Cash Money's former in-house producer Mannie Fresh, before Mannie left the label. The title of the album was based on "The Carter", which is the empire crack house from the 1991's 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 serves its production and as a featured guest vocals from then-Cash Money's frequent record producer Mannie Fresh.

The album's second single, "Go D.J." was released on October 5, 2004. Mannie Fresh's production were also featured on this song (the same producer, who recently produced the song "Bring It Back"), in which latter released as his first single.

The album's third single, "Earthquake" was released on November 16, 2004. The song serves its production and as a featured guest vocals was from a fellow record producer 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. As of November 2005, the album sold 878,000 copies in the United States.[9]

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"   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]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 878,000^

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

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. ^ Winning, Brolin. "Tha Carter : Lil Wayne". Rhapsody. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian (2004-08-05). "Tha Carter". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Jones, Steve (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. ^ "Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ allmusic ((( The Elephant in the Room > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  11. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2004 Year-End Charts – Billboard Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Lil Wayne – Tha Carter". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH