As Lil Wayne celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Tha Carter III this Sunday (June 10), Spotify is joining the rapper in celebration.
In honor of the album hitting its aluminum anniversary, Spotify has teamed up with a who’s who of rap talent to recreate the original album’s cover art.
Among the 17 artists paying homage to Weezy are Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and Lil Uzi Vert.
“When I heard Tha Carter III, I knew Wayne was the greatest rapper alive,” Uzi said in a quote shared by Spotify.
Check out a bunch below and see the Rap Caviar Instagram account for more.
“Tha Carter III selling a million first week set the bar for rappers that looked like me. It showed me what a real underground following can do. He built his fans one by one and made the whole world respect him. First rapper of our generation to make pop money without going pop.” – @yg #ThaCarterIIIAnniversary
“I was around 15 when Tha Carter III dropped. That album was motivating. It was like a celebration of him making it. It was flashy and proud. No cap. When you come from nothin and get on, you appreciate things more. That’s me. I wanted that and it inspired me to reach that. Right after the album he started breaking acts like Nicki, Drake and Tyga. It made me want to not only put myself on but put my whole team on and help them eat too. Start my own label dynasty.” – @richthekid #ThaCarterIIIAnniversary
“After 'Lollipop' dropped, it was my mission to work with Wayne. Then I finally saw him pass by me when I was at the same studio he was at while he was still recording Tha Carter III. I said “what’s up,” he didn’t hear me. I went back to my studio and bounced a hook I had just did, told my ppl to send it to Wayne’s room. He heard me then. 'Got Money' was born and I will be forever grateful for the long friendship that followed. Wayne’s influences on the rap game are still very much apparent in today’s music and, I’m sure, for many generations in the future.” – @tpain #ThaCarterIIIAnniversary
“I was in the 5th grade when I first experienced Tha Carter III, when I first honestly experienced bootlegging and the storm of it. The production on Tha Carter III was unlike anything I had heard before. It was new! It was fire! I knew every song. Tha Carter III had set in stone that Wayne was one of the best rappers.” – @lilyachty #ThaCarterIIIAnniversary
This weekend’s anniversary comes on the heels of momentous news for Lil Wayne, who settled his lawsuit against Cash Money and Birdman. The rapper will reportedly receive well over $10 million.