Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Drops ‘Tha Carter’

On this day, June 29, in hip-hop history... 2004: On Jun 29, 2004, New Orleans' Lil Wayne started his signature album series when he dropped his fourth studio album, Tha Carter. The Cash Money Records star collaborated with Mannie Fresh for a majority of the album production, despite Fresh having broken off from the label. The album name is both a play on Wayne's government last name and The Carter crack houses in Wesley Snipe's 1991 thriller, New Jack City. Preceded by the lead single, "Bring It Back" and later supported by "Go DJ" and "Earthquake" Tha Carter showed off Wayne's gritty, ...

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