Well, the day is finally here. After much hype, Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' hits stores today. The album, which was due six months ago, but delayed and revamped due to leaks, is being hailed as the young emcee's finest album to date.

Bolstered by the No. 1 single 'Lollipop' and Jay-Z's guest spot on the potentially classic track 'Mr. Carter.' While critics are split on whether or not the highly-anticipated release lives up to its hype, one thing's for sure, 'The Carter III' follows all the rules. Weezy makes sure to snag T-Pain and Kanye West, which usually ensures platinum sales. The emcee packs the record with something for everyone with soulful songs like 'Tie My Hands,' street bangers like 'You Ain't Got Nuthin' and radio friendly tracks like 'Lollipop' and "Comfortable."

In other New Releases news, N.E.R.D. return with their third album, 'Seeing Sounds.' Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley are back with an unusual blending of hip-hop meets rock meets '60s soul. Other notable releases include Tyga's 'No Introduction.' The West Coast youngin's debut features guest appearances by Lil Wayne and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump.