Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne
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  • Summary: The ninth studio album from the rapper features special guests such as Drake, T-Pain, and Rick Ross.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Aug 31, 2011
    80
    If you thought him too weird for your tastes previously, Tha Carter IV is the album to introduce you to the never boring world of an artist whose importance remains so significant that, should he finally collapse like the star he is, he's likely to take half the rap game with him.
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    80
    Even with some lack of vulnerability and risk, Tha Carter IV displays the nonsensical approach that fans have grown to love. Future and previous aside, Weezy's present is bright.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    70
    Because Lil Wayne has been so sharp, so dexterous in the past, it's tempting (and ultimately necessary) to overanalyze him. But even on this album's weak tracks, and there are several, he remains a commanding presence, deploying just enough of his insistent croak to tether the song together.
  4. Aug 29, 2011
    60
    For the last four years there's been no greater force in hip-hop, but this isn't the way President Carter should be launching his campaign for a second term.
  5. 60
    Overall, by the end of the album it feels like Wayne maybe pushed Tha Carter series one installment too far.
  6. Aug 30, 2011
    58
    There's plenty of great rapping on Tha Carter IV, but for the first time, most of it isn't coming from Lil Wayne.
  7. From an MC that would call himself King, shouldn't we all have hoped – nay, expected – well, better?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 107
  2. Negative: 58 out of 107
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    his voice sucks and he shouldn't be in the music industry. i wish that he just quit. why is he allowed to make music? it is not good at all.his voice sucks and he shouldn't be in the music industry. i wish that he just quit. why is he allowed to make music? it is not good at all. how can anyone like it? ufr6sa35as5etrtdfygu its depressing how many fans he has. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    10
    I love this album!!! It's so great. 6 Foot 7 Foot, She Will, John & How To Love. My fav and only Tha Carter album i've heard. Oh yeah BluntI love this album!!! It's so great. 6 Foot 7 Foot, She Will, John & How To Love. My fav and only Tha Carter album i've heard. Oh yeah Blunt Blowin & How To Hate are good too. Lil Wayne is always great. Who doesn't like him (well people who don't like rap of course). So you should listen to this album clearly. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    7
    I simply don't understand the hate. This is pure wayne "rapping his ass of" except in couple of songs.I love it. Better than most of theI simply don't understand the hate. This is pure wayne "rapping his ass of" except in couple of songs.I love it. Better than most of the albums that came out in 2011. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2011
    2
    It's a shame that Lil' Wayne has to ruin perfectly good albums by rapping on them. He's clearly got the popularity and influence to pull aIt's a shame that Lil' Wayne has to ruin perfectly good albums by rapping on them. He's clearly got the popularity and influence to pull a pretty inspiring array of collaborators. About half of these beats sound phenomenal until Wayne drops his vocals and the whole thing goes to hell; there are even terrific verses by Tech N9ne, Andre 3000, Nas, and Busta strewn around. Maybe they came hard with it to mask Lil' Wayne's lack of ability on the mic, but they failed-- they just make him sound even worse by comparison, since it's difficult for a Lil' Wayne verse to stack up against a real emcee. And Weezy sounds worse than usual here, just pooling a ridiculous array of nonsequiters and punchlines rasped out in a processed-sounding croak. Weezy has the singing voice of Emperor Palpatine, but "How To Love" is better than most things on this album-- at least it's the one song here where he doesn't try to convince people that he's rapping. Apparently, when it comes to hip-hop, there's only one Carter worth talking about - and I can only hope he jacks that heavenly "Nightmares From the Bottom" beat and puts a real song over it.

    When the best thing one can say about your album is "hey, at least it's not Rebirth," it's probably time to hang it up.
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  5. Oct 2, 2011
    1
    There's plenty of great rapping on Tha Carter IV, but it isn't coming from Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne has deteriorated as a rapper and because heThere's plenty of great rapping on Tha Carter IV, but it isn't coming from Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne has deteriorated as a rapper and because he has consistently focused on mainstream-pop songs, his rapping skills have too. Shame to the game. Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2013
    0
    Typical Lil' Wayne, Cursing and rhyming N@#$A with N@#^A in almost all of his songs, This is just as bad as Tha Carter III. Yeah, that'sTypical Lil' Wayne, Cursing and rhyming N@#$A with N@#^A in almost all of his songs, This is just as bad as Tha Carter III. Yeah, that's right boys, I said it. Tha Carter III is just as bad as this abomination, WAT IS WRONG WITH YOU 61 PEOPLES DAT GAVE DIS A POPULAR REVIEW?!?!?! Expand
  7. Sep 3, 2011
    0
    Well I'm a Little Weyne fan but i must say, this is pretty **** awful. Where oh where has my Little Weyne gone, where oh where can he be. IsWell I'm a Little Weyne fan but i must say, this is pretty **** awful. Where oh where has my Little Weyne gone, where oh where can he be. Is he under my bed? Is he inside my closet? Is he in mothers room? My search for Little Wheeziyena has not been successful in the least sense. You can call it, unsuccessful. Yes yes, very bad indeed. But i shall end this with a goodbye, and perhaps a future hello. Hello, Goodbye. My name is Karim, who are you? Little Weyne? Wheezi? Exactly who art thou? Pleasure to meet you Dweyne Expand

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