This version of Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter II' never saw the light of day
In 2005, Lil Wayne dropped his fifth studio album, Tha Carter II. Filled with a variety of producers, the second installment is a 180 from the usual Mannie Fresh production that was granted the first time around.
Mannie was listed on 19/21 tracks for Tha Carter.
Mannie Fresh remained on the Cash Money Records roster from 1998 to 2005. Ironically, this is the very same year Weezy dropped his album. Due to the fall out, Wayne redid the album with outside producers, making arguably his best body of work.
The album featured production from The Heatmakerz, The Runners, T-Mix, Batman and others. At this time, Wayne had a clear garnered respect level in the south. He set out to become the best rapper alive, moving on the conquer the east coast. The Heatmakerz' on the intro of the album added weight to his case that he was one of the best in the game, period.