Lil Wayne's had some good luck with his Tha Carter releases, which, to many, peaked when the third dropped in 2008. With that as his pinnacle, Weezy has often received misguided hate for subsequent releases, including last year's highly anticipated Tha Carter IV. When it finally arrived after a nearly endless stream of delays, the reactions were...mixed.

Some loved it and plenty hated it, primarily because it was too difficult to separate it from what we had heard from Weezy in the past. For those ready to travel with him wherever, it was a rewarding listen with choice guests and stellar singles like "She Will," "John," and even "A Milli" retread, "6 Foot 7 Foot."