Lil’ Wayne has been getting mad love recently. The CBC, Canada’s venerable national news service, compared his newest album, Tha Carter III, to “the 1990s opuses of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and OutKast – mega-selling, landmark releases that altered the course of rap music.” Diddy has called him the “best youngest rapper alive” and Jay-Z has annointed the New Orleans emcee his heir apparent: “As I share mic time with my heir/Young Carter, go farher, go further, go harder” Hov raps on “Mr. Carter”, a track on Tha Carter III.
So is Lil’ Wayne actually that good? To be honest, I’m not sure. I can’t remember ever seriously listening to any of his music. All of this positive coverage has piqued my interested, though, and as soon as I get my hands on a copy I’ll post a review.
In the meantime, head on over to nappyafro.com to listen to some bonus tracks.