Lil Wayne Admits He Was ‘Worried’ When He Released His First ‘Tha Carter’ Album Back in 2004 a then-21-year-old Dwayne Carter was still vying to solidify himself as a solo star. The Hot Boys disbanded after Juvenile, B.G., and Turk left Cash Money Records, and Lights Out and 500 Degreez failed to top his 1999 debut Tha Block is Hot. Tha Carter changed all that in the summer. Lil Wayne reflected on the album’s 18th anniversary on Wednesday (June 29) and admitted he was unsure of its impact. “18 years ago I had no idea of what you’d think abt this album and I was worried abt what it’d do but I never doubted what it would be,” he wrote on Instagram. “A classic. A living legend. A beast. A jewel. A part of me and you forever. That part. 2 every fan thats been a member of this Carter family, I ain’t shit without you.” What is your favorite song on Tha Carter?
Lil Wayne performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)