Lil Wayne’s Overdue Album Culmination of His Mix Tapes

After delays worthy of a municipal construction project, Tha Carter III is actually here. And it is everything we’d hoped it would be. After years of feasting in the mix-tape jungle, Wayne simply comes out and kills it again — officially. We love Weezy’s unexpectedly restrained tack on some tender Kanye productions, but hearing the kid flip out is still the point: “He’s a beast, he’s a dog, he’s a muthafuckin’ problem / okay you’re a goon, but what’s a goon to a goblin?”

Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne

Cash Money

Out June 10