i've seen many people in the community praise lil wayne, acknowledging his influence as well as his technical rapping skill, and his discography. many also say he's better than Em. what people seem to not talk about, in my opinion, about wayne is his inconsistent discography. most seem to only mention the Carter albums, which even though are the highlights of wayne's career, are personally the only projects that make wayne such a prominent hip hop artist. wayne's first two albums, Tha Black Is Hot and 500 Degreez sound so dated and lack the content that other albums of that time had, like Black on Both Sides, MMLP, Stankonia, etc. then, you have Tha Carter, Carter II, Like Father Like Son, and Carter III, which is a great album stretch, but Like Father Like Son's lackluster production prevents the album stretch from being consistent. from there, you have 5 terribly average albums that sound dilluted and extremely repetitive. after that is tha Carter IV, which is a MAJOR approvement over wayne's previous 5 albums, but then I Am Not A Human Being II is a follow up that just barely passes as a good album. Tha Carter V is a decent album, but suffers from obvious filler tracks. should wayne really be heavily praised if out of the 10 albums under his belt, only about half are worthy of some sort of mention? i know that he has influence and is one of the best rappers of the 2010s, but i personally think some people forget to mention his bad albums when talking about his goat status.