Twelve years ago today, On (June 10) 2008, Lil Wayne released 'Tha Carter III' featuring the tracks “Lollipop”, “Mr. Carter”, “Lollipop”, “A Milli”.
Lil Wayne was on a run in 2007 and 2008 unlike anything rap had seen before
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is handily the best-selling album of 2008, the record was an anomaly, diving off the industry’s sinking ship and achieving the impossible.Tha Carter IIIsold 1.1 million record copies in seven days – an accomplishment that hadn’t been achieved since 2005, as the industry had been struggling to adjust to the digital era. The record outsold Taylor Swift, Coldplay and a freshly auto-tuned Kanye West. Coming off the back of a legendary mixtape run, Tha Carter III was Wayne’s blockbuster arrival to hip-hop’s top table – complete with a tatted-up baby photo as artwork.
Tha Carter III tracklist
01. 3 Peat (Produced By Masetro)
02. Mr. Carter (Featuring Jay-Z) (Produced By Infamous)
03. A Milli (Produced By Bangladesh)
04. Got Money (Featuring T-Pain) (Produced By Play-n-skillz)
05. Comfortable (Featuring Babyface) (Produced By Kanye West)
06. Dr. Carter (Produced By Swizz Beatz)
07. Phone Home (Produced By Cool & Dre)
08. Tie My Hands (Featuring Robin Thicke) (Produced By Kanye West)
09. Mrs. Officer (Featuring Bobby Valentino) (Produced By Wyclef Jean