Birdman Says He Wants To "Heal" Relationship With Lil Wayne; "He's Still My Son"
The ongoing saga of Lil Wayne’s disputes with his label Cash Money, and more specifically its owner Birdman, have been well documented. Lawsuits have been slung back and forth, and we still don’t have Tha Carter V. Birdman made an appearance on ESPN’s Cari Champion’s “Be Honest” podcast, and spoke on his relationship with Weezy. He declared that he intends to make things right with his former friend.
Lil Wayne Announces Special Guests For Lil Weezyana Fest 2
Lil Wayne is hosting the second annual Lil’ Weezyana Fest in New Orleans this month, but until today he’s been silent on who his special guests would be aside from his Collegrove partner 2 Chainz. Today, Weezy revealed those guests, and people who already bought tickets for the August 27 event will be more than pleased.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Rushed To Toya Wright's Side Following Death Of Her Brothers
On Sunday this past week, we received the tragic news that both of Toya Wright's brothers were murdered in New Orleans, at the intersection of Pauge & North Miro in the 7th Ward. The brothers were shot and died as a result of their injuries-- the news was later confirmed by Toya with an Instagram post, where she asked users to pray for her family during what must be an extremely difficult time.
Lil Wayne’s Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group Put On Hold
If you remember back in May, Lil Wayne filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against his former label & Universal Music Group for allegedly cheating him out of royalties. The former Cash Money rapper is seeking at least $40 million in damages over those royalties, which comes in part from his role in discovering and signing Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga. But unfortunately for Wayne, he’ll have to wait a little while before he can see any of his money because the entire lawsuit has been postponed.
Toya Wright's Two Brothers Reportedly Shot & Killed
Rudy and Josh Johnson, brothers to Toya Wright, were reportedly shot and killed in New Orleans early Sunday morning. BET points to tweets sent out by the New Orleans department, reporting the shooting death of two men at the intersection of Pauge & North Miro in the 7th Ward.
Lil Wayne Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "No Ceilings" Line In DNC Speech
Hillary accepted the Democratic nomination at the DNC last night, delivering an inspiring speech in celebration of the historic moment. One line in the speech in particular had people talking, "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit." While this may have come off as a broad promise about the future of the country to some, anyone who was bumping Lil Wayne's mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 had a little more to say about the choice of words.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
A Brief History Of Lil Wayne Storming Off Stage
Lil Wayne recently cut his set short at a High Times event in California, and anyone who's been following the rapper's career will know it wasn't first time he's walked off stage. If Weezy has a problem with the way a show is going, he has no problem pulling the plug, as we've seen him do a few times now. Reaching back to 2008, we've assembled some footage of the times Wayne has given up on a set prematurely, from the DJ playing the wrong song, to mic difficulties, to dissatisfaction with the crowd.
Chance The Rapper Announces "Magnificent Coloring Day" Event With Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator & More
Chance The Rapper is already bringing his (magnificent) Coloring Book project around the world with his "Maginificent Coloring World" tour-- literally, he'll be performing shows in the United States, Canada (okay just Toronto), Europe and Australia. However, if you know Chance, you know he's gotta do something even bigger and better for his home of Chicago.
Lil Wayne Angrily Cuts High Times Set Short
Lil Wayne performed at the High Times Cannabis Concentrates Cup Show in San Bernardino, CA Saturday night, but unfortunately for the supremely stoned crowd, he only performed for about 5 minutes, which even on the kush clock wouldn't meet the requirements of his hour-long set.
Lil Wayne Sued By American Express For Unpaid Bill
While Lil Wayne (and plenty of others) are likely still waiting on money owed to them by Birdman, American Express is waiting on money owed by Wayne. The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Weezy on Thursday, in an attempt to get a large bill paid off. According to the legal documents, Lil Wayne has been in the red with American Express since December 2015. He reportedly owes them $86,396.75. AmEx is seeking that amount, plus payment for their legal fees.
Lil Wayne Announces "Lil Weezyana Fest 2" With 2 Chainz
After assuring fans he's good ("!!!") following another bout of seizures, Lil Wayne took to Instagram this afternoon to announce the second annual Lil Weezyana Fest (well, if it's not yet considered 'annual,' it appears to be on its way to that status).
Lil Wayne On Latest Seizure: "I'm Good!!!"
Lil Wayne was ready to sit the stage at a pre-UFC 200 party at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub in Sunday night when he was stricken with a seizure, his third in less than a month. Wayne took to Twitter late Monday to reassure fans that all was well. "False Alarm!" he wrote enthusiastically, as his Twitter style. "I appreciate da prayers and konsern but I'm good!!! Luv!!!!"
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Another Seizure
Lil Wayne was the victim of another severe seizure last night in Las Vegas, reports TMZ. He was hospitalized and was forced to cancel his scheduled performance at a pre-UFC 200 party at the TAO nightclub. He was apparently hit by the seizure moments before he was set to perform. News of Wayne's hospitalization comes less than a month after he suffered two seizures while on board his private jet, thus requiring two separate emergency landings.
Lil Wayne Reveals Cover Of Upcoming Jail Memoir "Gone 'Til November"
Lil Wayne reps recently confirmed that he will release “Gone ’Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a memoir of the eight months he spent in jail in 2010, on October 2011. Wayne shared the book cover on his Instagram Wednesday afternoon. It presents the book as Wayne's personal journal -- a red Composition notebook with the words "Gone 'Til November" scrawled across in large, graffiti font.
7 Rap Tributes To Lil Wayne & Cash Money
Lil Wayne has been rapping for close to two decades, and seeing that at on point during his very long career, he the biggest, most prolific, and arguably best rapper working, it's safe to say he's influenced many. Over the last few years, we've seen quite a few artists give it up for Lil Wayne and the whole Cash Money movement through musical tributes, and today we've selected a few of the more memorable instances of such. Click through the galleries to see some of the artists Wayne's music has touched, and be sure that his influence will be felt even more greatly in the coming years.
Top Tracks: June 27 - July 3
As opposed to a winter and spring that found a lot of repeat appearances in our Top Tracks list, summer's been more of a free-for-all, with quick week-to-week turnover as everyone seeks to land a summer anthem. Sure enough, we've only got two returning tracks from last week's list, and following another big recent trend in this feature, both involve Drake. Drizzy's got fingerprints on three of these ten tracks, as does Future, a sure sign that the What A Time To Be Alive team are still comfortably the hottest in the game.
Lil Wayne Responds To Jazz Cartier's "Lil Wayne"
Last night, Toronto's Jazz Cartier dropped off his first single since his excellent February album Hotel Paranoia. He titled the track "Lil Wayne," released as a tribute to the New Orleans rapper. Produced by Cartier's go-to guy, Lantz, it's also a fiery anthem that channels the street-bred adrenaline of peak-era Weezy. Upon hearing "Lil Wayne," one would think that it's quality was such that Tunechi would approve. Indeed -- not only does he approve of the tribute track; it happens to be his "new favorite song."