Like Father, Like Son (Birdman and Lil Wayne album)
|Like Father, Like Son|
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|Released||October 31, 2006|
|Recorded||CMR Studios, New Orleans, 2005–2006|
|Lil Wayne chronology|
|Singles from Like Father, Like Son|
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.
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, but it was never made.
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."
Like Father, Like Son debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with 176,000 copies sold in its first week. Up to July 11, 2007, it had sold 761,958 copies in the United States.
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.
|2.||"Over Here Hustlin’"||DJ Nasty & LVM||4:52|
|3.||"Stuntin' Like My Daddy"||T-Mix||4:29|
|5.||"Like Father, Like Son"||T-Mix||4:23|
|6.||"You Ain't Know"||Scott Storch||4:24|
|7.||"Family Rules" (Skit)||0:44|
|8.||"Know What I'm Doin'" (featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain)||T-Mix||4:44|
|10.||"Ain't Worried Bout Shit"||T-Mix||3:47|
|11.||"Out the Pound" (performed by Birdman)||T-Mix||4:18|
|12.||"Leather So Soft"||Jim Jonsin||4:54|
|13.||"Army Gunz" (performed by Lil Wayne)||DJ Nasty & LVM||4:05|
|15.||"Get That Money"||T-Mix||4:43|
|16.||"No More" (featuring All Star Cashville Prince)||T-Mix||4:40|
|18.||"Cali Dro" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)||DJ Nasty & LVM||4:31|
|19.||"About All That" (featuring Fat Joe)||T-Mix||4:31|
|1.||"Stuntin' Like My Daddy" (Rock Remix)||T-Mix||4:40|
|2.||"Brown Paper Bag" (featuring Swizz Beatz)||Angel||3:45|
|3.||"Neighborhood Superstars" (performed by Birdman)||T-Mix||3:40|
|5.||"Shooter" (performed by Lil Wayne featuring Robin Thicke)||Robin Thicke||4:37|
|U.S. Billboard 200||3|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||1|
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- "Stylus review". Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
- "XXL review". Retrieved May 20, 2012.
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