Lil Wayne

500 Degreez

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500 Degreez Review

by John Bush

Following Big Tymers' Hood Rich on up the charts, Lil Wayne's third album tries to trump the big Cash Money hit by ex-labelmate Juvenile (400 Degreez). With the smooth, laid-back productions of Mannie Fresh leading the way for Wayne's drawling delivery, 500 Degreez does just that. Yes, it's a little top-heavy, but the highlights come quickly, with the leadoff (after the intro) "Look at Me" sporting a freakfest vibe along with Fresh's top-flight beats. The whole album's powered by the infectious party hit "Way of Life," building on the rocksteady rhythm of Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full." Even better is "Gangsta Shit," a synth-heavy roller with Petey Pablo besting even Wayne himself on the mic.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Lil Wayne 01:35 SpotifyAmazon
2 Lil Wayne 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
3 Lil Wayne 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
4 Lil Wayne 01:31 SpotifyAmazon
5 Lil Wayne 04:41 SpotifyAmazon
6 Lil Wayne 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
7 Lil Wayne 03:40 SpotifyAmazon
8 Lil Wayne 00:58 SpotifyAmazon
9 Lil Wayne 04:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 Lil Wayne 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
11 Lil Wayne 04:06 SpotifyAmazon
12 Lil Wayne 03:45 SpotifyAmazon
13 Lil Wayne 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
14 Lil Wayne 04:32 SpotifyAmazon
15 Lil Wayne 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
16 Lil Wayne 01:13 SpotifyAmazon
17 Lil Wayne 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
18 Lil Wayne 01:25 SpotifyAmazon
19 Lil Wayne feat: Cristaleros Del Sur 03:38 SpotifyAmazon
20 Lil Wayne 03:44 SpotifyAmazon
21 Lil Wayne 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
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