Big Mike & DJ Thoro: The Carter After The Carter

I’ll be the first to say that I’m not the biggest Wayne fan in the world. I do give the man his props here and there though, but I took those props back when he said “Fuck mixtape DJ’s.” Did he forget that the ‘hood only started taking him serious after DJ Drama dropped Dedication? Which in turn set the stage for Tha Carter II and thus began the Wayne’s World takeover.

Now the dude definitely has some clever rhymes (“I been in and out the bank, bitch!/ While y’all asshole n*ggas been on the same sh*t/’Cause Wayne win and they lose / I call ‘em April babies cause they fools!”) and has definitely mastered the art of delivery. He knows how to finish rhymes and verses. He was even able to hold his own alongside the god, Jay-Hova on “Mr. Carter.”

What makes this mixtape intriguing is the slew of songs that were cut from Tha Carter III. Hot joints like the horn filled “Did It Before” and soul relaxing “Kush” (Please light a spliff to this one). Then there’s the heart-broken freestyle, “I Love Her” which any real n*gga that’s lost a good shorty can relate to.

Is Wayne the best rapper alive? No. Is he overrated? Sure. Is he the hottest rapper in the game, though? Definitely.

Hottest Joint: “Kush”

Weakest Joint: “Bye Bye”

  • jee’van

    why are u critiquing that old ass mixtape

    • KO

      THE KUSH TRACK IS CRUCIAL

  • http://www.asdf.com Hey

    I’m convinced these reviews take no more than 5 minutes to put together.

  • http://XXLmag.com O

    My bad for how old these joints are. I’m just reviewing what i’ve been given. And these ain’t reviews more than they are opinions from a dude that’s been a mixtape fiend since the early 90′s. Niggas in my hood know me as the mixtape king. I chill on my stoop, listen to joints with my crew and form an opinion and build on it. Plain and simple.

    • Pierzy

      O, I can’t knock your hustle but this joint is pretty old…and some of these songs were on “The Leak” that came out last year on Christmas Day. But a review of an old mixtape is MUCH better than no mixtape reviews at all so I’m still down.

      • http://XXLmag.com O

        Thanks for the support, homie. I actually reviewed The Leak for Scratch mag before it folded. But I could still rock with those joints.

  • Rosco

    THIS IS NOT A REAL MIXTAPE! ALL OF THOSE SONG YOU MENTIONED ARE OVER A YEAR OLD AND LEAKED OUT OVER A YEAR AGO……THE REASON THEY DINT APPEAR ON THE CARTER 3. WAYNE ONLY HAS 4-5 REAL MIXTAPES! ANYTHING ELSE, THEM DJ’S JUSS TAKE HIS SONGS AND PUT EM ON A CD AND CALL IT A MIXTAPE!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com T-jay

    wats this all about this ur guy wiz that he has bn alwys hip by yung dudes?

  • JAYE415

    I can’t take your review serious because wayne did not hold his own Mr Carter but I do feel you when you said wayne was over rated.I think tha carter 3 that was leaked was way better then tha carter 3 that was released.And I know that all the lil wayne fans that think hes THE GOD M.C are going to talk shit but SUCK IT THATS HOW I FEEL

    • droopey

      He didnt hold his own against Jay… Weezy murdered that track on his own steam.

  • http://xxmag.com/online T-jay

    thgh i luv him as a guy who want 2 b commercially sold but don’t hav messag 2 pass across.

  • http://XXLmag.com O

    Real talk, The Carter II was waaaay better than 3. But thanks for agreeing that he’s overrated. Thats blasphemy to some of these fools.

    • Black

      Co-sign, Carter II was way better than Carter III. Not saying Carter III didn’t have some fire but I don’t think he’ll ever be able to top Carter II

  • Jules

    I agree with O, the carter II is better than 3. But the carter 1 really set it off for him, I still think carter 1 was the hottest. “BM JR” hottest joint on there and niggaz was bumpin the “Go DJ” for a hot ass minute.

  • Black

    P.S. thanx for getting rid of that spam shit!!!

  • bklyn baby

    dude you always late on the mixtapes this ones been out for like 3months and u just reviewin it step ya mixtape game up

  • grp03

    O, your definitely correct when you say Dedication was what started it all. Then Dedication 2 was even better, Carter II was easily his best album, and he skyrocketed his hype with the Drought 3. In my opinion, he’ll never be able to top that out of control hot streak he was on during those 3 albums/mixtapes. By the time the Carter III came around, it was anti-climatic.

  • http://myspace.com/t_woodson12 Young History in the Making

    Its like the Carter series went from Carter being the best “BM JR” being my fav. track..to Carter II being great but not as good “Hit em up” and “Oh no” being personal favs….to C3 being good but not as good as the previous 2….it is what it is tho..

  • http://myspace.com/t_woodson12 Young History in the Making

    p.s. dedication 2 his best mixtape to me…..but thats just my opinion..

  • yoprince

    every internet nigga says the same thing… “i’ll be the first to admit i’m not the biggest wayne fan..”

    .. just something i’ve noticed

  • http://XXLmag.com O

    Dedication 2 really was his best mixtape. But Dedication 1 started it all off.

  • Nosweat

    Did anyone listen to Carter 3 that album is bannans and I don’t be own wayne like that it was more creative than any album he put out and YES he smashed Jigga and I be on Jay like that but that Carter 3 go hard I’m Nosweat And I Approved this Message