Review: Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album"
After dominating the majority of the most recent millennium, Free Weezy Album marks Lil Wayne's first foray into generating music without the safety net of the Cash Money Records machine that helped make him. More than that, it’s Weezy’s first opportunity to air a slew of infamous grievances, whether it be his fallout with Birdman or new beefs. Of paramount, though, it is the beginning of one of the game’s most dangerous MC's independence.
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Lil Wayne Claims That Drake & Nicki Minaj Might Leave Young Money Because Of Birdman
The Lil Wayne/Birdman drama is far from over, although it's quieted down for a minute.
Top 5 Lil Wayne Verses Of 2015
Lil Wayne has had a tougher year than anyone. Carter V has officially reached Detox status, and though he's promised the Free Weezy Album, we're not waiting up at night for that either. The sad part is, none of it seems to be his fault. Today, however, we got "Glory," a brand new Weezy single, premiered exclusively on TIDAL.
Birdman Pays The IRS $2 Million In Back Taxes
Forbes' annual list of the five wealthiest artists in hip hop didn't change much in 2015, with Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, 50 Cent and Birdman all making the cut again. The only noticeable shift was Stunna going from number four to five, and now we've got some news that may partially explain his slight drop in earnings. The Cash Money CEO was recently hit with two separate tax liens from the IRS for unpaid back taxes, totaling around $2 million.
DJ Khaled Is No Longer With Cash Money
While DJ Khaled has been repping as hard as humanly possible for We The Best over the last few years, the imprint has thus far been living underneath Cash Money as an imprint. However, the always-entertaining DJ revealed in an interview with the Breakfast Club today that his official ties to the label are no more."I'm not signed to Cash Money at all," he said. "It's not like I'm here to promote that I've been off. No, I'm not that type of person.
Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money, Is Now Working With Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri
Bow Wow, who's been rapping since age five, is ready for a new stage in his career. Now 28, the rapper just announced his departure from Cash Money Records, to which he signed over five years ago. He posted the video announcement to his Facebook, and he was quick to clarify: "This is a peaceful situation."
Forbes Names Hip Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists Of 2015
In recent times, Forbes' annual list of hip hop's five wealthiest artists has become less of a race and more of an established pantheon, and this year's no different. With the exception of two artists switching between the fourth and fifth spots, 2015's list is identical to last year's. With the exception of Birdman (who moved from fourth to fifth place on the list), everyone is worth more this year.
Review: Young Thug's "Barter 6"
Everything about The Barter 6 is enigmatic.
Rich Homie Quan "Hurt" By Young Thug's "Bitch Homie Quan" Comment
Rich Homie Quan was the latest guest on ESPN's "Highly Questionable", on which the rapper talked about his rough come-up (robbing houses four times a week), sports--he considers himself the rap-game Steve Smith, and his fallout with former Rich Gang partner Young Thug.
Young Thug's "Barter 6" Is On iTunes
Another album released a day early? After Tyler, The Creator and others dropped their projects a day before the originally-announced date, Young Thug has followed suit with Barter 6. The album's just shown up on iTunes, although it might only be available to purchase in New Zealand for the time being. Check out the tracklist below, and head over here to cop the album (or at least attempt to cop it).
10 Essential Young Thug Tracks
Young Thug is officially one of the most polarizing figures in the rap game. He's making headlines multiple times a week, releasing tons of music, and whether you love him or hate him, you probably have an opinion. Few dudes have come up to be this prominent, this quick.
Young Thug's Most Controversial Moves
Scrolling through the comments on a Young Thug Instagram post is an experience like no other, even in an age when being able to hide behind a computer screen has made disparaging trolls out of nearly all of us. A simple photo of Thugger in an all-red outfit, posted three days ago, currently has about 1000 comments, most of them negative, and about a third of which focus on his perceived homosexuality.
Lil Wayne Moves His Cash Money Lawsuit To New Orleans
Earlier today, we posted that Lil Wayne had dropped his $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records. According to Wayne's lawyer, Ron Sweeney, however, the lawsuit is still on. Wayne still plans to sue Cash Money for the same price of $51 million, though the case has been moved from New York to New Orleans.
Ranking Lil Wayne's 13 Mixtapes From Worst To Best
Lil Wayne didn't get the nickname "Mixtape Weezy" for nothing. Over the course of hip-hop history, very few artists have used the art of the mixtape to their advantage as well as Weezy F. It's helped to blow up the likes of Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and even Drake over the past decade, but Wayne's 13 mixtapes came when he was already a star. He didn't need the tapes to become a star, but they certainly propelled him in to GOAT territory by simply crushing the output of his competitors.
Lil Wayne Drops Lawsuit Against Cash Money
Though we're still awaiting the Free Weezy Album any time now, it appears the situation between Lil Wayne and Birdman isn't as dire as we once thought. Over two months after filing suit, reports now say Wayne has decided to drop the $51 million lawsuit against his mentor and record label.
Juvenile Shares His Thoughts On Birdman/Lil Wayne Situation
This past October, Juvenile returned to the label he was raised on by inking a deal with Cash Money. A few months later, the turmoil began between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money. Weezy has since sued Birdman for a hefty sum, and it doesn't seem like a resolution between the former partners will happen any time soon. Unfortunately, that means that quite a few artists on their roster are stuck in the middle.
Nicki Minaj Felt Disrespected By Tyga Over "Truffle Butter" Leak, Is Banking On Lil Wayne & Birdman Working Things Out
There's a whole lot of drama going on at Cash Money these days, but for the most part, there's only a couple of major figures we've heard from directly. Lil Wayne and Tyga have made their feelings clear, but artists like Nicki Minaj and Drake have been less clear about taking sides (though conspiracy theories suggest Drizzy's whole new tape could be read as a middle finger to Birdman). In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Xtra's Charlie Sloth today, Nicki spoke a bit about the situation, and it seems like she'll be letting things play out for the meantime.
Rich Homie Quan Says He's Taking Break From Rich Gang
Last night Rich Homie Quan dropped off a new track with frequent collaborator Young Thug, "Homie," however those frequent collaborations may slow down a minute as Rich Homie says in a recent interview that he's going to be focusing on his solo music.
Weird Gang: Rich Homie Quan Vs. Young Thug
Rich Gang is now synonymous with Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. The young duo is the hottest commodity out of Atlanta, and they haven't even released an album. Their music is different than anyone else's, but then again, everything about them is different.