Why do you listen to music? Why do you listen to rap? I’ll answer both for myself, I listen to feel something and I listen to rap because I relate to it. After J.Cole and T.I. no rapper has had a bigger influence on me than Lil Wayne. In my Mount Rushmore of Hip Hop, its 2 Pac, Biggie, Lil Wayne and Jay Z simple. So when Carter V finally came out my hopes were up and of course Lil Tunechi did not disappoint.

  1. I love you Dwayne – Its been 7 years since the last Carter and this intro shows the love Weezy’s mother has for him, she expresses what we all feel. We missed you Dwayne.
  2. Don’t Cry – The most emotional track on this album, and shows why we love Wayne. He embrassed the new rappers and inspired them. XXXTentation delivers a soulful chorus, its fire.
  3. Dedicate -Here Wayne cames with bars, exactly what we know him for lyrical venom. Unfortunately this track sounds very 2014ish but still slaps the right way.
  4. Uproar – The lead single, the party bop, the Harlem Shake music very reminiscent of 6 foot 7 foot. FLAMES
  5. Let it fly – I’m a big Travis fan but this was not it chief, sounded more like an Astroworld track instead of a Wayne song. One of the rare weak points.
  6. Can’t be broken – This is why “The Carter” series is legendary, when Weezy gets a smooth beat and spits introspective bars. You can tell this was recent because he speaks a lot about his mother, it’s a deep, smoke some kush and lounge song.
  7. Dark Side of the Moon – This is a smooth transition track where Nicki Minaj flexes her vocal muscles and Wayne passionately spits about love. Reminiscent of “I feel like dying” off Carter 2 with a slick piano in the background. Brings back those YMCMB days.
  8. Mona Lisa – Y’all are gonna be mad but I’m not a Kendrick fan, this song still stands out because we get “story telling Tunechi” and that in itself impacts the track. Lamar doesn’t disappoint he comes correct.
  9. What about Us – This song gives some EDM vibes and gives us flavors of “I Am Not A Human Being” Wayne, where he uses heavy auto tune and melody. Sosaman ruins this R&B track, Drake should have been featured.
  10. Famous – Here we see Reginae Carter (his daughter) stand out with a soothing smooth chorus while Wayne runs the beat with more introspective bars. Amazing honesty, Wayne taking the baggage off his back after 7 years of Cash Money bullshit.
  11. Problems – Wayne moves from the emotional vibes to flex on these new Rappers proclaiming “I started this shit” and he did. I love saucy Dwayne, talk your shit King.
  12. Dope Niggaz – Soon as you see “Snoop Dogg” featured you know what time it is, some Cloth Talk, Weed talk, Hustla speech and a lil bit of Crippin. Solid track but forgettable.
  13. Hittas – The first weak weak track on this album nothing special.
  14. Took His Time – Weezy comes back with a melodic standout track with DJ Mustard doing what he does best, make bangers.
  15. Open SafeĀ – We get more cloth talk Wayne with some New Orleans bounce aura, this is a dance track, this is the “take shots cause the Uber outside”, we need this!
  16. Start This Shit Off Right – This is a clear 2011 throwaway track and it shows with the mixing and mastering, very nostalgic but this is not it chief…
  17. Demon – The Jazz influence and samples in this song make it memorable and Wayne throws some shots at Birdman I love it. Tunechi is a chimney he wants smoke.
  18. Mess – For some reason this one reminds me of “How to Love” but it is very forgettable, unless you’re going through a break up I’d skip this one.
  19. Dope New Gospel – When Wayne gets the piano and gospel choir in the background you should get a fire extinguisher. FLAMES FLAMES! Nivea delivers some seductive vocals to add a cherry on top.
  20. Perfect Strangers – Forgettable, real weak could have been taken off.
  21. Used 2 – More shots at Birdman, Gangsta Weezy in the building, surprising ending to this album but I rock with it. He addresses haters and rides the beat like no one else. This is the most “2018” track on the album with Metro Booming going crazy.
  22. Let It All Work Out – Sampha comes in with the neo-soul outro we all needed, Honest Lil Wayne in the building comes through to flex his GOAT muscles. This gave me life and it “All worked out”.

Best Tracks: Uproar, Don’t Cry, Dark Side of the Moon, Open Safe, Dope New Gospel, Let It All Workout

Final Thoughts : This is what we all needed, a classic Tune album, let’s be clear this is not the best Carter album but it’s the second best without a doubt and deserves a Grammy. I never say this but this album is 10/10 PERFECTION.

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