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Album Review: Lil Wayne – "Tha Carter IV"

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ src=”” xaa=”true” //a/divstrongBy Hardcore Critic/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Immediately after emTha Carter III/em, Lil Wayne announced he would soon release emTha Carter IV/em. However, changes in his own personal interests and obligations delayed the album. As fans waited on emTha Carter IV/em, Lil Wayne gave them emWe Are Young Money, Rebirth,/em and emI Am Not a Human Being/ /br /In November of 2010, Lil Wayne was released from prison and immediately hit the studio. Early in December, “6 Foot 7 Foot” was released as the first official single off emTha Carter IV/em. With the heavy bass drums in the background, Lil Wayne boastfully displayed his lyrical prowess. At the same time, he helped introduce Cory Gunz to the mainstream /br /”6 Foot 7 Foot” dominated radio waves from its December release well into the summer of 2011. Even after the release of the Rick Ross-assisted “John (If I Die Today),” the song still dominated. Lil Wayne has experimented with different styles throughout his career. However, he was able to successfully blend them together on emTha Carter IV/em. Seeing how his past three albums were tracks cut from emCarter IV/em and other left over verses, his past albums seem slapped /br /But, on emTha Carter IV/em, it is obvious Lil Wayne put more time and effort into the album. Going outside of his comfort zone, he sings (with no auto-tune) and also delivers a positive message, with “How to Love.” But, staying true to Weezy, he also delivers “How to Hate,” with T-Pain, and “She Will” with Drake. It was the balance and the harmony, which makes emTha Carter IV/em one of the most-enjoyable albums of 2011. The album will be remembered years from now, as a /br /On this album, Lil Wayne does manage to live up to the hype he has had over the past five years,br /br /strongHip Hop Vibe’s Rating: 8/10/strongdiv class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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