25. This is The Carter
Tha Carter was basically Lil Wayne's introduction to mainstream media. Although Lil Wayne had 3 albums prior to this record (Tha Block Is Hot,Lights Out, 500 Degreez), Tha Carter is what transcended his career, due to a newfound transparency and maturity in his delivery. This is the Lil Wayne flow we all fell in love with, and hope to one day hear again.
On This is the Carter we're listening to an artist proclaim who he is and where he is headed. Who would've known that a decade later he would become one of the greatest to ever do it?
If getting money is wrong I ain't right at all
I Young Money a car, I just write it off
I'm the boss of my own shit, I'm my own clique