Even though Lil’ Wayne is so hype these days, I wasn’t originally that impressed with Tha Carter III. A few of the songs on his bootleg-internet releases were real standouts, like Help or Smoke That Kush, but otherwise I wasn’t really sure what the big deal was all about.
Tha Carter III is a lot more polished and interesting than the bootlegs. It’s a gripping and interesting listen. I’m not sure that I would rate it an 81 but still one of the most interesting albums of the year.