Despite mixed reviews and a Twitter trending topic that let folks talk about #ThingsBetterThanTheCarterIV, Lil’ Wayne is back on top of the charts.

According to initial reports, Weezy’s latest album, Tha Carter IV will debut at number one on the Billboard charts and move nearly a million units. Unlike Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, which also debuted at number one and sold nearly 475k units its first week, Wayne’s Tha Carter IV was bolstered by radio play and numerous hit singles.

Lil’ Wayne was also helped by his jeggings-clad VMA performance, which showed off his singing and rapping skills (and had folks questioning his fashion choices).

In spite of the numbers, however, many still say Lil’ Wayne’s latest effort is lackluster.

But what do you think, Clutchettes and Gents? Did you cop ‘Tha Carter IV’? Do you love it?

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  • Kleinod

    On the other hand, a good neighbor endeavors to make an effort to acquaint himself with people around him, that is get to know the neighbours’ background. At any rate, treating others with respect, dignity, and kindness encourages them to treat you the same way. Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus stressed that important principle of human relations in his famous Sermon on the Mount. He said: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must likewise do to them.” (Matthew 7:12)

    • Kleinod

      To wit, Jesus said “”A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and inflicted blows, and went off, leaving him half-dead. Now, by coincidence, a certain priest was going down over that road, but, when he saw him, he went by on the opposite side. Likewise, a Levite also, when he got down to the place and saw him, went by on the opposite side. But a certain Samaritan traveling the road came upon him and, at seeing him, he was moved with pity. So he approached him and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine upon them. Then he mounted him upon his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him, and whatever you spend besides this, I will repay you when I come back here.’ Who of these three seems to you to have made himself neighbor to the man that fell among the robbers?”—Luke 10:29-36.

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  • Grace

    I think Lil Wayne is just popular with a younger generation. I work in high schools, and when I ask the kids which rappers do they listen to, they all say: “Eminem. JayZ. Lil Wayne.” But when I ask who is their FAVORITE, or who is the most POPULAR, rapper, it is always Lil Wayne. One girl 2 weeks ago told me she grew up listening to Lil Wayne, since she was 10 (she is 19 now). If you go to a JayZ concert, you will see a lot of 20-30 year olds.

    Rap is generational. Unlike other genres, like rock, it is based on a culture that prides itself on focusing on the “it” thing now and disrespecting its elders. It is precisely that attitude that results in today’s teenagers not knowing who Tupac and Biggie is. It took about 10 years for magazines and news outlets to stop commemorating Tupac’s death annually. As a teenager during Tupac’s death I knew nothing of Afrika Bambaataa. And I I believe if JayZ were to stop making music today, it would take a good 10 years for us to collectively forget him.