Cash Money’s signature artist and Crescent City superstar Lil Wayne brings the heat with his newest album, Tha Carter II.
The New York Times is already hailing the much anticipated album as a masterpiece, raving that Tha Carter II ”is an impressive CD, and in some sense historic.”
The video for the debut single, Fireman is currently the most played video on MTV2 and BET.
Accolades for Tha Carter II continue to pour in from magazines such as Rolling Stone, which proclaims that Wayne’s “… fifth solo CD finds him in excellent lyrical command .”
Other notable tracks include one of the New York Times’ picks, titled Shooter.
The song is a departure from Wayne’s early musical formula, flexing a more complex lyrical delivery and rhyme scheme as he addresses the regionalism so pervasive in hip-hop:
“So many doubt cuz I come from the south,/But when I open up my mouth, all the bullets come out …. it’s outrageous/you know how sick you make us/I wanna throw up like chip in Vegas/But this is Southern face it/If this is too simple then y’all don’t get the basics.”
Other tracks include Money On My Mind, Hustler Musik, and Grown Man, which features Young Money Records protege Currency.
Along with Tha Carter II the 23-year old rapper also simultaneously released a deluxe package of the album which contains the new CD and a chopped and screwed version of some of Lil Wayne’s biggest songs including: Go DJ, Tha Block is Hot, Get Off The Corner as well as the new single, Fireman.
Lil Wayne is currently winding down a national tour with fellow Southern rapper T.I. and Young Jeezy