With the five-year anniversary of Tha Carter III just a few days away (June 10), the XXL staff has been jamming to C3 and reminiscing on the importance of the album, Wayne’s incredible hunger that comes through on each track and the hype that led up to the project’s release.
One of our favorite tracks from the LP was the Jay-Z-featuring “Mr. Carter,” a catchy anthem that solidified Wayne as a contender for the throne with some help from Hov. What’s really surprising about that record, though, is that it came from the then-novice hands of DJ-turned-producer Infamous. After years of competing as a DJ and even being in a rock band, Infamous got his first major album placement with “Mr. Carter.”
Since then, Inf has gone on to foster a close working relationship with Wayne and has had a hand in producing on just about every Weezy project since Carter III. So, we called him up yesterday and asked him to break down five of his most notable Wayne collabs.