Like Father, Like Son (Birdman and Lil Wayne album)

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Like Father, Like Son
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2006
Recorded2005–2006
StudioCMR (New Orleans)
Genre
Length74:05
Label
Producer
Birdman chronology
Fast Money
(2005)
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)
5 * Stunna
(2007)
Lil Wayne chronology
Dedication 2
(2006)
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)
Da Drought 3
(2007)
Singles from Like Father, Like Son
  1. "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
    Released: July 18, 2006
  2. "Leather So Soft"
    Released: November 2, 2006
  3. "You Ain't Know"
    Released: November 2, 2006

Like Father, Like Son is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Birdman and Lil Wayne. The album was released on October 31, 2006, through Cash Money Records and Universal Motown Records. Guest appearances include Fat Joe, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Tha Dogg Pound and All Star Cashville Prince. Producers included Swizz Beatz and Scott Storch.

The album's first single was "Stuntin' Like My Daddy". The second single released from the album was "Leather So Soft". The third single was "You Ain't Know". All of those singles have music videos. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,000 copies in its first week.[1] The album was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in December 2006.[2]

Background

In February 2006, Birdman and Lil Wayne released a mixtape, The Carter 2 Part 2: Like Father Like Son, hosted by DJ Khaled to promote the album. The mixtape had leftover tracks from Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter II and early versions of tracks that would later end up on Like Father, Like Son. According to the Cash Money's website, and an aggressive street campaign in Houston, the album was initially scheduled for release on September 26, 2006 but delays pushed the release back to October 31, 2006. In an interview, Lil Wayne said that "Army Gunz" might be the fourth single from the album. However, the song has not been released. In January 2009, Birdman said in an interview that a movie based on the title of the album and starring him and Wayne would be released in June 2009,[3] but it was never made.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk.net75/100[4]
AllMusic[5]
Blender[6]
HipHopDX[7]
RapReviews(7/10)[8]
Rhapsody(favorable)[9]
Rolling Stone[10]
Stylus(C)[11]
XXL[12]

Like Father, Like Son received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying, "There's probably too much get money/stack-paper for those who want Wayne to speak on the injustices New Orleans has suffered post-Katrina, or to get to work on Tha Carter III, but that's not what Like Father, Like Son is about. This is the sure sound of Cash Money steadying the ship and getting back on course".

XXL Magazine also praised the album, giving it four stars out of five (XL), saying "With solid production throughout, Wayne's ever-evolving sentence structure and Baby's uncanny swagger, Like Father, Like Son falters only in the diversity department. Over the course of the project's 20 tracks, continued references to their dope-dealing pasts ("1st Key" and "Over Here Hustlin'") begin to dilute what otherwise is a solid project that ushers in a new Cash Money dynasty."

Commercial performance

Like Father, Like Son debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,000 copies in its first week.[1] This became Birdman's second and Wayne's fifth US top-ten debut.[1] In its second week, the album dropped to number seven on the chart, selling an additional 72,000 copies.[13] On December 11, 2006, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Lawsuit

On October 2009, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claimed his voice was used without permission. The rappers asked him to record some "Italian-styled spoken word recordings" in 2006. The lyrics were allegedly used on "Respect" and other tracks from Like Father, Like Son and Birdman's 5 * Stunna.[14]

Track listing

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Loyalty" (Skit) 1:57
2."Over Here Hustlin’"DJ Nasty & LVM4:52
3."Stuntin' Like My Daddy"T-Mix4:29
4."1st Key"T-Mix4:15
5."Like Father, Like Son"T-Mix4:23
6."You Ain't Know"Scott Storch4:24
7."Family Rules" (Skit) 0:44
8."Know What I'm Doin'" (featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain)T-Mix4:44
9."Don't Die"T-Mix3:56
10."Ain't Worried Bout Shit"T-Mix3:47
11."Out the Pound" (performed by Birdman)T-Mix4:18
12."Leather So Soft"Jim Jonsin4:54
13."Army Gunz" (performed by Lil Wayne)DJ Nasty & LVM4:05
14."Protector" (Skit) 0:36
15."Get That Money"T-Mix4:43
16."No More" (featuring All Star Cashville Prince)T-Mix4:40
17."High"T-Mix4:02
18."Cali Dro" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)DJ Nasty & LVM4:31
19."About All That" (featuring Fat Joe)T-Mix4:31
20."Respect" (Skit) 0:35
Total length:74:05
Bonus Disc
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Stuntin' Like My Daddy" (Rock Remix)T-Mix4:40
2."Brown Paper Bag" (featuring Swizz Beatz)Angel3:45
3."Neighborhood Superstars" (performed by Birdman)T-Mix3:40
4."I'm Ridin'"T-Mix6:32
5."Shooter" (performed by Lil Wayne featuring Robin Thicke)Robin Thicke4:37
Total length:1:37:40

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "'Montana' Zooms By Manilow For Second Week At No. 1". Billboard. November 8, 2006. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "American album certifications – Birdman & Lil Wayne – Like Father, Like Son". Recording Industry Association of America.
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Birdman and Lil' Wayne - Like Father, Like Son - Album Review". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Jeffries, David (October 31, 2006). "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  7. ^ Sims, Brian (October 30, 2006). "HipHopDX review". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  8. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. October 31, 2006. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Rhapsody review Archived June 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Tower.com. October 31, 2006. Archived from the original on October 9, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  11. ^ "Stylus review". Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  12. ^ "XXL review". Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  13. ^ "'NOW 23' Trumps Groban, Urban, Sugarland At No. 1". Billboard. November 15, 2006. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  15. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  18. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  19. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.