Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Falls Short of a Million in First Week [Update]

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne almost did it again. Weezy F. Baby just missed the million sales mark in his first week with his latest album Tha Carter IV.

According to final numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, the Young Money rapper’s ninth album will arrive at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling a whopping 964,000 copies in its opening week. While impressive, it wasn’t quite enough to top its predecessor Tha Carter III, which sold 1,005,545 when it debuted in June 2008.

That gives Weezy the second-highest first week sales of the year, displacing Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, but still behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million).

Tha Carter IV also broke the U.S. iTunes Store’s single-week album sales record by registering around 345,000 downloads, reports Billboard.

A thrilled Weezy thanked his fans for their support. “Wow!!!!!!!!!! I have the best fans in the universe! I thank u all. Hard work and dedication pays well. Young Mula baby!(weezy voice),” he tweeted.

Nicki Minaj joined the celebration, adding, “A million here, A million there…Congrats Weezy! YMCMB.”



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172 Comments

  1. Yeah

    still sucked

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    A Milli Reply:

    @Yeah, A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli

    CARTER 4 > WTT > 4 > RECORVERY > RELAPSE > LADY GAGA 99 CENT ASS

    HA !

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    Ice Reply:

    @A Milli,

    WTT > Recovery > 4 > Carter 4

    This album sucked. (And why did you list Gaga with the hip-hop albums, she suck too btw.)

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    Swish Reply:

    @Ice, stop hatin fagot

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Ice, 4 isn’t hip hop dumb f*ck .

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    drew Reply:

    @A Milli, a fuckin lie

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    Abdullah Reply:

    @A Milli, I love u no homo =))

    A Milli BITCHIZZZ

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    dooom777 Reply:

    @A Milli, Carter 4 >>> Take Care >>> Watch The Throne >>> Recovery >>>

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @A Milli, 4 is better than all this shyt . & Comparing rap to singing ? LMAO , Have a sip of Clorox .

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    FakeName Reply:

    I wonder how many copies Cash Money Records bought. Im thinking at least 100 thousand. they really wanted it to sell a milli, to build buzz.

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    JustaWayneFan Reply:

    @FakeName, if they bought 100,000 cds and the cd is $11.99 so they spent $1,199,000 just for some buzz? you sound real stupid right now the tryna make money not loose, is it so hard to believe that he has actual fans his concerts are always sold out and hes always touring.

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    heyyy Reply:

    @FakeName, if they bought 100,000 cds and the album cost $11.99 each so they would spend $1,199,000 just to build buzz? come on now you sound real stupid right now, is it so hard to believe he has actual fans, his shows sold out he been on tour all year,be real

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    Sarah Reply:

    @Yeah, I agree, The album was below average

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  2. MC

    Damn! Congrats to Lil Wayne. He works harder than any other rapper out here! No one can hate on that. Well deserved.

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    JustaWayneFan Reply:

    @MC, God blessed weezy, he gotta feed them kids lol

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  3. C94B

    Weezy DID did it again, after all. He’s a f*cking superstar.

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    Robb Reply:

    Men lie women lie jay z money doesn’t he richer then Wayne so at the end of the day he Winning

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  4. ...

    Lil Wayne >>>>>>>>

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  5. nate

    jay-z once said men lie women lie number don’t !!!

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  6. Trina

    Congrats But The Carter IV Is Still A Wack Album But Im Not A Hater So I Give Him Props

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  7. toya

    Congrats, really happy for him. And he’s stayn out of trouble. smart man, I just like to know what it feels like to pay off 18grand of debt….& medical bills..#blessed #realtalk

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  8. Lioness

    who da hell bought that?

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    MR. FRANKIE Reply:

    @Lioness, lol

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    pArallel-intersect Reply:

    @Lioness, well… ahh….nat tryna be a smart ass but i think it reads_one million people-dts who?

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    maya Reply:

    @pArallel-intersect, It’s called a RHETORICAL question.

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    andy Reply:

    @Lioness, 1,000,690 people :)

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    ed Reply:

    @Lioness, Birdman.

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    drew Reply:

    @ed, exactly

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    JustaWayneFan Reply:

    @ed, selling albums to make money idiot, what address did he get a million cds shipped to and let me guessed he bought it on amazon.com
    for quantity he put a million? gtfoh dumb ass

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    aton88 Reply:

    @Lioness, thats what i’m wondering!!!!!WHo the F bought this POS album??

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    Swish Reply:

    @Lioness, 1000000 ppl did dummy

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  9. SumthinLikeFire

    Didn’t buy the album because I didn’t hear anything good about it, but it’s amazing that he sold 1 million again. I wonder if he could have outsold Gaga if Amazon was selling his album for $1 like they did with hers.

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    Cherrybomb Reply:

    @SumthinLikeFire, nah because the same people would have bought it, they just would have gone to Amazon instead of Walmart/Target/wherever they bought it.

    Majority of Amazon users are more into the adult-contemporary/pop stuff than rap which is why the deal worked to Gaga’s advantage.

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  10. Blake

    When it Waynes it Pours..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Blake, Worst line on the album .

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  11. Big Sean

    Album wasn’t that good but well done to the man for building up his image and hype to get a million sales.

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  12. Kyi'

    Proof that he’s still hot…Now people he’s not great yet….Jay, Nas, Ems are living legends…this dudes keep the teenie boppers buying albums tho’!
    Don’t hate the player hate the game

    …those numbers are amazin!
    …Craaaazzzzzyyyy
    …Nobody ain’t doin that nowadays but lyrically he gotta show more growth…seriously….

    I CANT BE The only one tired of him talkin bout eating girls out and sayin Ray Charles every two seconds yo!

    Before you become Jay…Gotta release a Blueprint 1, Black Album type of Album or be socially conscious about something other than bussin’ nuts…she cumin I’m cumin same ole same ole…

    But Big Numbers…Big Homie…Respect..not hating but I just wanted mo’ from Weezy ( Who is the greatest mixtape artist ever hands down)…But still looking up at Jay, Nas, Ems to name a few on the lyrical maturity

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    Quillis Reply:

    @Kyi’,
    Co-Sign.

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Kyi’, Agreed. Amazing numbers, terrible album.

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @Kyi’, Co-Sign too…

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  13. what

    i guess eminem aint the only niggas that could do it…

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  14. Haters Stay Pressed!

    Well I guess a congrats is in order for Lil Weasel, this is an accomplishment. Even though I think his album sucked ass!

    Still think Birdman was behind this though. He wanted Wayne to beat Jay/Kanye WTT sales!

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  15. Lil yizzle a.k.a weezy junior

    C4 bith we made it nigga ……….fuck all our haterz we the buissness #YMCMB………..fuck jay z we won. Him on i tunes :p ;)

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  16. sushi

    birdman bought 600k copies jst for it to reach a milli.. wayne is soft and milky as fuck!! u still aint close to Hov so wear ur gay leotard skinny jeans sit on your million copies and Watch The Throne.. Put your diamonds in the sky – R.O.C.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @sushi, sushi u need to sit u hatin ass down plus weezy just blew the throne away men lie women lie numbers dont

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  17. A Real Negro

    Get off your high horses, Wayne stans. You know Baby bought at least a couple hundred thousand of those CDs. In this age of downloading, there’s no way there are a million people that will pay money for a new album in 7 days. This is complete bullshit.

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    NJ Reply:

    @A Real Negro, I totally agree! This doenst make any sence.

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @A Real Negro, Lmao you have a point. Birdman bought 1,000 or so of Pink Friday and then twitpiced the CDs. Like is he stupid? Yeah this makes no sense. There was a WORLDWIDE trending topic about how horrible his album was. Plus it leaked. I smell some funny business.

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    Guess what Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, Birdman music flop. He didn’t buy his own cd. Stop Hating someone else success!

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @A Real Negro, If birdman buys the albums of his artist why he dont sell shit, u niggas aint even good at hatin really ya lost seat u hatin ass down C4 bitches!!!! a milli a milli

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  18. MR. FRANKIE

    congrats , not a fan of his music but still…

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  19. MeloRockstarr

    I am so confused because everybody I know didn’t buy it and when the link was passed the Carter 4 sounded average to me but yeah…Congrats

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    Guess what Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, You internet haters hate on Cash Money but they do SOLD OUT SHOWS in your city! STFU

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    MeloRockstarr Reply:

    @Guess what, No Bitch you shut the phuck up a move along duck mouth

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  20. vibe

    wayne d greatestttttttttt

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  21. MrRagerNYK

    Sad day for Hip Hop

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @MrRagerNYK, It is on its death bed.

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    Brionna Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, very sad day

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  22. Quillis

    Congrats. He’s a hard worker hands down…
    Didnt luv the album & it’s the 1st Carter album I didn’t buy, but he sold over a milli, so it proves popularity wins over everything. He should have a free tour for all the people who did buy the album. Obviously they were willing to over look the material & support.
    YM…. You’re only as strong as ya leader…so what does that say?
    Some people need to step their game up.

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  23. Manjeo22

    Very,very,very sad day for hip-hop

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    Leydyred Reply:

    @Manjeo22,

    September 27, hip hop will be taken off life support.
    I can guarantee my boy cole goin get close to a milli in the first week…..

    #coleworld

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  24. Yea Right

    Im almost POSITIVE that Cash Money, bought half the albums themselves to sell a million, notice its only about 600 copies over 1 million, I dont buy it..Sorry!

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  25. Manjeo22

    rest in peace hip-hop

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  27. Sarah

    A sad day for hip hop

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  28. Mr Xclusive

    lol the haters are mad

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  29. lil Garbage wayne

    birdman bought 500.000 copies i guess its

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  30. ill

    He Sh*tted on Jay n Ye.

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @ill, Nah. Lyrically they sh*tted on him.

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    Tev Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, agreed and on some non hating shit Kanye and Jay had a better album C4 shows no growth he spits the same thing always comparing life to something

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    Guess what Reply:

    @Tev, Jay and Kayne are two of the biggest names in hip-hop. Yet, they can not out sell Wayne. They are not seated on the Throne. Wayne is!

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    Quillis Reply:

    @Guess what,
    Negative….
    #’s don’t mean quality…

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    maya Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, Murder to Excellence > every song Wayne has ever made.

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    Shaniqua :) Reply:

    @maya, Thank you finally someone who understands .

    [Reply]

  31. UCHE THA KOKOMASTER

    Birdman bought 1,000,690 copies of tha carter iv

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  32. pArallel-intersect

    takin in2 account ima wayne fan n bi mi lass a.P wth mi optometrist mi sight is still pretty good n i kan safely i ain saw this comin____but ido giv credIT wEr its due n credit is due on th fact dt wayne as an artist sold a millie ina week ina environmnt dt mani pundits dub to b a sales recession__hns mi hats is off to hm__err bodi else is in dEniaL but i anastan cs thts th onli place to crawl to wen the truth comes knockin ath3 dooR n stares u rite in the face____

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  33. kingb bish

    HMMMMMMMMMMMM???????

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  34. THE MALEZ

    WAYNE IS THE SHIT!! His album did great!! YAY!!

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  35. pArallel-intersect

    eRR MEN n WOMEN hu cmmntS on this post i like u to do so bearing one thing in mind—men lie n women lie—–but th 1000690 is no lIAR++++

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  36. tiff

    like nicki said the best rapper alive im happy for u wayne ymcmb and haters stop haten for once in your life

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  37. Kyle

    Damn, who would’ve ever thought? Good for Lil’ Wayne to be able to do this TWICE now in his career. It goes to show he has a very dedicated fan base.

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  38. Alicia's a homewrecka

    congrats is in order!!!!

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  39. Sorites Paradox

    Congrats to Wayne…even though I can’t stand his shitty raps.

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  40. drazzytweeted

    mathematical expression.. excuse my badassness.. we aint talkin bwt that.
    (@kanyewest + @S_C_ ) X 2 = @LilTunechi

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  41. markyangbe

    Wow people is still hating, the since lil Wayne came out of jail he capture new fans, like making songs with jlo, even bill Clinton was talking about him, he was everywhere,it is possible that he could sell million again.

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  42. markyangbe

    N lady gaga sold a mill in the first week y nobody asking question about her sell maybe akon bought most of that shit cuz her new cd was wack,

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    isabella! Reply:

    @markyangbe, everybody was asking about lady gaga’s sells because she sold her album for two days on amazon for 99 cents.

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    Cherrybomb Reply:

    @isabella!, correction: AMAZON sold her album for two days on Amazon for 99 cents. Gaga had nothing to do with it

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    Boss Reply:

    @Cherrybomb, if you seriously believe that Lady Gaga and/or her management team was not involved in setting up that Amazon deal…you’re really delusional! It’s effin marketing 101 at the expense of the integrity of every artist past/present in the music industry.

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    sigh Reply:

    @Boss,Katty Perry did the samething she sold her single for 10c because she wanted to beat Micheal jackson record of having the must 1# SINGLES off one album Gaga new about everything that was going on….she sold it for 99c because she wanted that milli in the first week under her belt.

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    Cherrybomb Reply:

    @markyangbe, Lady Gaga has a RABID fanbase, do you really think she needs her label to buy albums for her? LOL.

    And unlike Wayne her album got good reviews.

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    rick ross Reply:

    @Cherrybomb, Most Black movies, receive negative reviews. I don’t look towards them to decide my opinion.

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  43. Still D.R.E

    Okay what is it i’m missing, don’t they say he almost sold a milli? Anyway congratulations to wayne 900 000+ is still awesome

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  44. Brionna

    WHO. THE. FUCK. BOUGHT. THIS. SHIT?????
    BIRDMAN NEEDS TO COME UP OFF THEM RECIEPTS

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    maya Reply:

    @Brionna, yesss! I’ve never been so confused in my life.

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  45. daniel

    I can’t believe it even sold that much. Because his album SUCKED and I mean Sucked! Greatest rapper alive ? Please, That title goes to Jay, Eminem, 2pac, biggie and Kanye even kid Cudi is better than this BURNT MIDGET!

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @daniel, I AGREE !!

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  46. TRA

    Lil Wayne deserves major props for selling records, but it doesn’t change the fact that Tha Carter IV is really garbage. Lil Wayne needs to release a classic before I put him in the same sentence as 2Pac, B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, Eminem, Outkast, Kanye West, and a few others in hip hop.

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    rick ross Reply:

    @TRA, Everyone of those artists that you named record was not a classic. None of the rappers know “TRA” STFU

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  47. LOL

    It’s pretty clear that no black people bought this album because all blacks say the album stinks.

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    pArallel-intersect Reply:

    @LOL, ok dts very accurate cos u kan tell a person is of what creed juss 4rm their screen name right?_let me juss say dts not out of the oRdinary_+sarcasm+
    haters pliz stOP pullin excuses outya assses ur excuses r startin to stink nao____

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  48. Jordanknopf

    i love how all the haters on here will hate and diss cause there lifes suck, but its funny how he sells this much and gains all these haters, but again Jay said men lie women lie number don’t !!!

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  49. markyangbe

    @ Isabella and cherrybomb is c your both know alot alot, I was just wanted to know everybody hating on Wayne not gaga

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  50. Jordanknopf

    lil wayne is king

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  51. DAYMN

    this is sad.

    He is done after this album for sure. Especially after his Cocky ass performance at the VMAs. The reviews said it right…’nothing lasts forever’. I was actually starting to like Wayne, he flops.

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    > Reply:

    @DAYMN,you are really dumb how is someone a flop when they sold a milli in the first week,and sold is record at full price…are you dumb?wayne have a loyal fan base he sold a milli on the carter 3…you now one it,s pointless talking to a retard now i look like the dumb one for doing so.

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  52. Jordanknopf

    Talkin ’bout baby money? I got your baby money
    Kidnap your bitch, get that ‘how much you love your lady’ money

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  54. bknyhustle

    Jay-Z and Kanye got in their blouses and took apart a Maybach to celebrate selling not even 500K

    Lil Wayne hopped in some leggings and cruised to a Millie…shits outrageous!

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    DJ Reply:

    @bknyhustle, He didn’t sell a million read the update…

    And how are you going to compare a joint album to a solo?

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    rick ross Reply:

    @DJ, Stop it! Some sources say that he did. He still sh!tted on Jay & Ye combined either way

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    King Reply:

    @rick ross, jay & Kanye didn’t do much promoting, they had one single and jay said himself he would’ve released da album without any singles. So y’all should stop comparing da sales

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  55. blv

    Baby bought them all

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  56. sashaj

    why can’t anyone just congratulate him on his success instead of hating and making claims that “baby must’ve bought half the albums” and move on with your lives…congrats weezy now its On to the nexttttt

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    TDOT Reply:

    @sashaj,

    I totally understand the label buying an extra 10 – 50 K to get over the edge

    I even condone it

    It’s too close to history not to make it

    But I don’t think they bought anything like 500 K

    That would be just flagrant and somebody would notice…

    And the Camel would let us know

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  57. jas

    IT’S SAD BECAUSE THESE NUMBERS WILL INFLUENCE THE GRAMMY VOTERS AND HE WILL WIN A GRAMMY FOR BEST RAP ALBUM OR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND NOT KANYE FOR MBDTF. SAME SHIT HAPPENED IN 2008 WHEN C3 WON CAUSE IT SOLD A MILLION INSTEAD OF MUCH BETTER ALBUMS LIKE AMERICAN GANGSTER, THE COOL (!!!!!!!), PAPER TRAIL OR NAS.

    DAMN WHAT A FUCKING SHAME SON.

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  58. deeznutsinyagut

    Who the hell still buys cds..I have an app on my phone that I download songs for free…thanx to t-mob ….secondly ..lil Wayne is garbage …but I’m not a hater …”b.s” he looks like a character off of men in black.

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    > Reply:

    @deeznutsinyagut,and you claim you are not a hater with all that negative sh-it you have just written you are stuck on stupid…i wonder what you would have said if you was a hater…man retards are so predictable.

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  59. whomadSTAYmad

    ayyyyyye! its a #YMCMB takeover. get ready for it. S/O to Weezy! we doing numbers with this shit.

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  60. AishThaks

    Tha Best Rapper Alive

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  61. Boss

    America loves crap apparently.

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    drew Reply:

    @Boss, word!!!

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    Collera Reply:

    @drew,
    co-sign

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  62. >

    gratz to wayne he doing is thing a milli here a milli there with loyal fans and hard work hehe YMCMB is doing there thing.

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  63. MrUnHateable

    That’s my nigga weezy f baby!!

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  64. drew

    but the album is wack

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  65. jay

    .true you cant really compare a joint album to a solo album

    .lil wayne is nothing but a mixtape rapper … i love mixtapes but ihate them cus u cant do so much more on a mixtape than a album

    .lil wayne will never be up there with kanye west jay z and eminem so just face these guys go hard ever album and put out something different. lil wayne just does the same ole same ole

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @jay, lil wayne is at the top with them smh idiot

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    dooom777 Reply:

    @jay, H A T E R

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  66. Miss Minaj

    “Although Hits Daily Double is reporting that ‘Tha Carter IV” has sold 1,000,690 units since it was released on August 29th, the Associated Press is reporting that the official soundscan numbers for Tha Carter IV were 964,000 sold in it’s first week. Still not bad for an album that leaked days before it’s release.”

    Which one is it?

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    SofterThanYAMama Reply:

    @Miss Minaj,
    964,000

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  67. maya

    HOW TF DID HE EVEN SELL THAT MUCH?! WHO’S BUYING HIS SHIT?!

    Something is very wrong with my generation. *goes listen to Nas*

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  68. Jon

    Only reason Gaga sold so much is because she put her album up for $1 on Amazon. If Weezy did that, he would have easily outsold him.

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  69. d

    well i admit i did not by it. i heard it and to me the album was not that great to justify the sales. but he has a fan base. who will buy regardless what it sounds like. i didnt think he had the songs like he had in 08 with C3 but congrats to him.

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  70. Wayne

    MBDTF+WTT < c4 first week just puttin that out there not sayin which is better though

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  71. SofterThanYAMama

    I bet these losers screaming “A Milli’ feel crunchy…

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  72. Winston Churchill

    NUMBERS DON’T LIE RIGHT JAY? HA!

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  73. Dj10

    suprised he sold that much consdering it had no good song they all sounded boring and the same album does not have the lasting effect like MBDTF + WTT or even Tha Carter 3 be bored of it in a week or 2

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  74. Shaniqua :)

    Hmmm can any Wayne fan list at least two lyrical verses on CARTERIV ? *Crickets*

    #’S aren’t always quality ! :)

    Honestly I downloaded CARTERIV online to give it a try , but I just can’t like seriously . Everything is the same , nothing is new at all . Same tired metaphors . Ohh I like that nice little subliminal diss he did for Hov . Too bad his other features couldn’t back him up . All the features on “It’s Good ” said they weren’t dissing anyone fast as fuck . Bottom line is Jayz doesn’t respond to subliminal disses. “If it ain’t directed at me I don’t respect it ” . I can post one fucking verse from Murder To Excellence and that shit would kill CARTERIV..

    “And I’m from the murder capital, Where they murder for capital
    Heard about at least 3 killings this afternoon
    Lookin’ at the news like damn I was just with him after school,
    No shop class but half the school got a tool”
    So like……….. Watch The Throne>CARTERIV .

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  75. Shaniqua :)

    I know anyone on this post will most likely not want to read this . But I wanna just say that I use to be such a huge lil wayne fan I had all his cds i downloaded all his mixtapes .
    But now it just seems as though he raps about the same old shit . Back to back . It seems as though people nowadays would buy anything this nigga makes .
    I bet if he wrote a song called “pen & paper” yall nigga’s would say the shit went hard . Just because it’s by lil wayne.
    Honestly this album was terrible. Nothing new at all ? Watch The Throne went so much fucking harder then this shit . Honestly , if they would have promoted it more
    it would have most likely out-sold this bullshit . But remember ladies & gentlement #’s isn’t always quality.
    Compare a song like Murder To Excellence to any song on the CarterIv and you tell me how dumb you nigga’s look .
    “Baby ain’t got my lady money” <– Honest verse on H.A.M from Jayz . He dissed birdman cause birdman dissed him . So Lil wayne decides to fight birdman's old battle.
    "It's Good " diss was ehh . The fact he needed a feature to diss one particular person is irrelevant .
    I am a proud G.O.O.D Music & ROCNATION Fan plan to keep it that way , can't believe this fuckery is considered "hiphop".
    #ThatIsAll

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  76. hybrid michael

    @A Real Negro, its bitch ass hatin niggaz like you who hate on music instead of appreciating it! get ur fat ass off ur PC n go cop a CD asshole. u know nthn abt the digital world either, so quit tokin trash if u cnt bak shit up! YMCMB motherf**ker! we in ur face, if u dnt want to look or listen, die!!!

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  77. Dee Eugene

    Okay, I’m not going to knock the numbers because 964k is impressive for a hip hop album. However, as far as lyrical content goes, “Tha Carter IV” has very little of it. It’s the same tired punchlines and metaphors that we heard from him for awhile now. Easily, hip hop albums like “Watch the Throne,” “The R.E.D. Album,” and even “Finally Famous” are better than “The Carter IV.” I listened to the deluxe version of the album and out of 18 tracks, I only like 4/18. 4 TRACKS OUT OF 18.!!! Sorry, but Lil’ Wayne was NEVER “The Greatest Rapper Alive.” He’s lucky he has such a huge fan base, especially since a lot of white fans like him as well. If the album got a trending topic on Twitter saying how bad the album was and it’s been getting mixed reviews from critics, in this case, numbers =/= quality.

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  78. MAR

    The first 7 tracks and How To Love and Mirror were the only good tracks on this, and anyone who disagrees didn’t listen to him BEFORE Tha Carter 3.

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  79. No Hate.. Just Facts..

    Wayne’s disrespect for the culture is finally starting to catch up with him. “Partial/Part-Time Fans” are the reason for his sales strength period. Check the sound scans and pay close attention to the demographics when his material is promoted. This is far from a racial issue but our native hip-hop heads aren’t the ones buying into his gimmick. Young money is a group full of gimmicks with no long term strategy, at least not any longer. If your general fails to yield his usually if not above standard results. How the hell can you expect his understudies to carry that kind of weight? Wayne has had a great run. His talent is unmistakable but sadly misused during the last few years. Your momentum has been slowing for some time now just more obvious now in the public arena.

    While on the subject. YMCM(B) especially the last letter of the acronym is only wishful thinking. As much flaunting as they do it has to be obvious to those who know the difference. Black cards don’t mean you are super rich. It merely states that you have well above the average amount of disposable income. Not to mention you have to be invited to apply for one based on certain criteria. If you research it further you’ll understand why so many of your favorite trap artist have one (SMH). Point is Baby & Wayne collectively have nowhere near the same net worth as Jay. Believe it or not “B” also has a much larger net worth than either of them. So together or separate, the infamous quote from H.A.M actually holds merit. Baby did a 5min interview on Forbes v. Jay-Z 52min discussion featuring (Billionaire) Warren Buffet. Do the math!

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  80. Dre

    I work at a cd store and if the shelves were full it’s just cause they restocked them. It’s a decent album and hip-hop should be happy that these numbers are possible. Every artist has a lack luster album and once he’s allowed to smoke his weed and drink what he wants he’ll be back. This is just what a sober Weezy sounds like.

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  81. Jason

    Only 964,000????? Cash Money Records bought not enough for a milli :)

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    Abdullah Reply:

    @Jason, such an asshole =)) if they did they’d do it +1 mill idiot

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  82. TheKokaineKartel

    Ni99as sure do hate on wayne, but he knows how to play the game. Dude is not comparable to all these cats cause he is a pop star and has a wide audience. Being lyrical is cool, but he walks the line between pop and lyricism to make music for the masses. AND DO NOT USE J. COLE IN THE SAME SENTENCE AS WAYNE. J. COLE IS NOT DEEP, HE IS FUCKING MEDIOCRE AT BEST.

    I DONT KNOW WHERE U DUDES ARE FROM, BUT NI99AS LOVE WAYNE, NOT JUST THE OFTEN QUOTED “14-YEAR OLD WHITE GIRLS”

    I swear the dick riders on this site would love wayne if he was on his ass.

    LYRICISM IS OVERRATED ANYWAY. WHO WANTS TO LISTEN TO SOME BORING ASS CRYPTIC CANIBUS FREESTYLE OVER SOMETHING THAT BANGS LIKE SHE WILL OR HARD N THE PAINT? RAP IS MORE THAN LYRICS. A LOT OF THESE LYRICAL CATS CAN PUT WORDS TOGETHER BUT CAN’T MAKE A DECENT SONG

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    pArallel-intersect Reply:

    @TheKokaineKartel, tRue story bra u juss burglarised dose words outa ma mouth__cudnt hv said it betttr_woRD+++++

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    No Hate.. Just Facts.. Reply:

    @TheKokaineKartel, It’s not about the hating on Wayne. Kudos to him & the team for selling 900,000+ purely from anticipation. The final product however is the same regurgitated shit we’ve heard a “milli” times over. You can push all that BET nomination shit aside too. They already have enough flack for hosting those wack ass under funded award shows year after year. For the record, saying “Lyricism is Overrated” shows your ignorance as a fan. The only reason you back Wayne is because of his lyrics. Lyricism is measured by a fans preference, which according to the masses he has for the time being. Everyone gets their time to reign as Jay did years back. Long story short, wayne might as well cherish this year cause it’s doubtful he’ll have a repeat performance. If he insist on recycling the same “garbage” for another year or two. It’s not so much that the lyricism is cryptic it’s just your way of hiding from your ignorance. Your taste are more related to games track “Basic Bitch” while fans of the cryptic code like J.Cole who is better than 99% of the YMCMB roster. You simple simon asses have a nice day dick riding just like those you hate against.

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  83. markyangbe

    @softerthanyourmama, in couple if weeks the cd gonna reach amilli y not screen it now

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  84. pArallel-intersect

    like i said haters stOP pullin excuses oucha asseEs cos they R all honesli startin to stinK nao____hao bwt u sTop swallown d*cks 4 wile n juss as a suggestion swallow ur pride n giv credit to mere fact as an artist he pulled plus 900k wich we don see a whole lotta pipo doin now adayS__

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  85. beyonce flop singles

    lil wayne s cd is hard as fuck love it better than jayz and kanye . jay z is a demon anyway.

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    maya Reply:

    @beyonce flop singles, You really need to go somewhere. You think beyonce is ugly, Lil Kim is beautiful, Jay-Z is a demon, & Lil Wayne is hard af.

    You need help.

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  86. Carter 4 garbage

    still birdman bought 500.000 copies for him

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  87. Abdullah

    congrats weezy u da best! deserve it :*

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  88. Trey

    #SO to Wayne and all that, but the album LEAKED & still sold a million. Logically, this just doesn’t make sense. Beyoncé has a greater fanbase than Lil Wayne has and she didn’t even sell A MILLION. (IMO). Something’s up.

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  89. MrUnHateable

    Hahaha!! Wait hold up, letme catch my breath haters!! Lmfao!!!!! What’s the excuse now? Birdman bought the 300k to break the iTunes record?? Funny cuz iTunes only let’s u buy 1 album! Oh wait, birdman walked into several stores and bought 500k worth of albums under Nelson sounds and radar??!! Lmao u haters just HATE to see weezy win!! Oh wait even better, birdman buying all Wayne concert tickets and requesting his songs on radio right? Lol!!! Kill urself. If u bitches love r.e.d and watch the throne so much why y’all ain’t go out and support those albums?? Oh yea, cuz u too busy focusing on young money cash money business!!

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    eugene Reply:

    @MrUnHateable, boi don’t mind dem, they are all outta of their minds
    Lil’wayne is making MONEY his concerts are always sold out, i swear he make Money like Jay-z if he retire at 40 of 41′s
    My Grandpa can sing Otis Lol, u haters call that music ?

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  90. GlenJ

    Jay said it himself, MEN lie, WOMEN lie, NUMBERS DON’T!

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  91. eugene

    what y’all are saying is bullshit, i’m eminem fan but that Nigga is one of the best in tha Game right now . ofcourse u can sell 1 million in first week cauz he came to San francisco i went to buy ticket, it was sold out
    he is the best behind 2pac, Biggie & Eminem fuck Jay-z & his bodyguard Kanye west !, still love Beyoncé :p

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    dooom777 Reply:

    @eugene, hahah AGREED… :D but you can never compare Eminem and Lil Wayne… dey both are the best in da fuckin rap game.. ma fav.

    no.1 Lil Wayne
    no.1 Eminem

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  92. Fan Of A Fan

    wow congrats to him
    even though I thought the album was a piece of shit “/
    I only like 4 songs out of it.
    now im not a hater but im pissed that WTT didn’t sell more than his album -_-
    ahh well

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  93. CiFe MaN

    Keep bangin on em Weezy!!!!

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  94. drizzy josze

    WHO THA HELL BOUGHT DIZ CRAP? ROLLING PAPERZ IS FAR BETTER!

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  95. Antonio

    great numbers for a album that sucked donkey ass. The only really good songs are Megaman, 6 Foot 7 Foot and John I guess. Everything else is just mediocre, generic lyrics like “when it Waynes it pours” when this niggas said that, I damn near threw my stereo system across my living room because it was so fucking wack. Yeah Gaga sold 1.1 million, but only 400K were due to Amazon, she still would’ve sold 700K and I am pretty sure she would’ve sold maybe another 200K from Amazon without the 99 cents deal

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  96. Alicia's a homewrecka

    I’ll tell you who bought the albums. my white counter partners.

    black lowlifes are so gutter, pessimistic and crab minded that they can’t afford to buy the cds or legal music download links. You rep so hard about getting things free (illegally) and you wonder why your r&b/soul/jazz singers can’t make it in this music business. support your music or else shut the f*ck up.

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  97. Neutralist

    Its funny abwt hw ya all stress abwt sales..his album in middle east is in demand…for which we dont even know how many bought tht shit…its shit cuz they luv it…though the album is wack its the name tht sold…Badman albums are shit nd they ddnt sell tht much so why ddnt he buy his…why buy wizzy’s crap stop hating the dude just made it…fuck ya all haters…

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  98. Fresh12

    lol….people hatn on ma boi weezy..WHY?????yal say the Carter IV is wack coz u bunch of jayz kanye RocN dickriders H8 da progress of da Carter IV almost repeatin history in makin a milli…wich means Waynes C4 SOLO sellin double as much as watch da throne collaborated…especialy SOBER being able to do it again!!!!Weezy is able to cater to everybody 4rm pop,rap,rock n songs like HOW TO LOVE…you simply cannot compare da C3 n C4….. C4 is much more lyrically constructive and well structured and sober DWAYNE CARTER…da Niga is solid n i luv his music..i liked the seblyminal response to Jay Zs dis to baby,obviously if any1 dises your father you wont b happy about dat, unless u 1 of em bootlickin pretenders ..it just tells you how enteligent he is…da way dese punchlines so solid, you’ll need to listen to it a number of tyms b4 u actualy get the picture long after the flashlite went on…to all Weezy F haters…the F is for Fuck yaselves!!!!

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  99. Fresh12

    lol….people hatn on ma boi weezy..WHY?????yal say the Carter IV is wack coz u bunch of jayz kanye RocN dickriders H8 da progress of da Carter IV almost repeatin history in makin a milli…wich means Waynes C4 SOLO sellin double as much as watch da throne collaborated…especialy SOBER being able to do it again!!!!Weezy is able to cater to everybody 4rm pop,rap,rock n songs like HOW TO LOVE…you simply cannot compare da C3 n C4….. C4 is much more lyrically constructive and well structured and sober DWAYNE CARTER…da Niga is solid n i luv his music..i liked the seblyminal response to Jay Zs dis to baby,obviously if any1 dises your father you wont b happy about dat, unless u 1 of em bootlickin pretenders ..it just tells you how enteligent he is…da way dese punchlines so solid, you’ll need to listen to it a number of tyms b4 u actualy get the picture long after the flashlite went on…to all Weezy F haters…the F is for Fuck yaselves!

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