In Hip Hop History Today: Lil Wayne released Tha Carter II December 6, 2005
Tha Carter II is the fifth studio album by rapper Lil Wayne, released on December 6, 2005, by Cash Money, Young Money, and Universal. The album serves as a sequel to his fourth album Tha Carter (2004). Its music incorporates southern hip hop styles. As executive producers, Birdman and Ronald “Slim” Williams enlisted a variety of collaborators, including The Runners, Robin Thicke, and The Heatmakerz. Tha Carter II is widely considered by critics and fans to be one of Lil Wayne’s best albums. Upon its release, Tha Carter II received acclaim from music critics, who complimented its musical progression from his previous albums. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first week sales of over 254,000 copies. The album has sold over 1,400,000 copies since its release. Listen to Tha Carter II below.