Lil Wayne News

  • Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
    Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
    Mar 26, 2014 at 01:49pm
    When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues. But sometimes, out-of-the-box ideas will come to fruition, and lead producers to sample from well-known, but unexpected places. 
  • Young Thug Is Naming His Next Project "Carter VI"
    Young Thug Is Naming His Next Project "Carter VI"
    Mar 25, 2014 at 01:44pm
    For those of you who thought you'd never see a Carter VI, its now looking like a real possibility-- though it won't be Lil Wayne on the mic. According to Young Thug-- who has continuously cited Wayne as his sole influence --his next project will be titled Carter VI.
  • Lil Wayne Says Of Nicki Minaj's "Lookin Ass": "You Could Do Better"
    Lil Wayne Says Of Nicki Minaj's "Lookin Ass": "You Could Do Better"
    Mar 24, 2014 at 12:18pm
    Lil Wayne and his Young Money family recently delivered a new compilation album Young Money: Rise Of An Empire, which had somewhat of an uninspired tracklist and did not seem to go over too well with the fans.
  • Lil Wayne On Rapping About The Female Anatomy: "What You Want Me To Talk About, The World?"
    Lil Wayne On Rapping About The Female Anatomy: "What You Want Me To Talk About, The World?"
    Mar 20, 2014 at 02:09pm
    If you've been following Lil Wayne's career, especially in recent years, you may have heard the word "pussy" come up more than once. It's undoubtedly one of the rapper's favorite topics, and he's gotten some flack for it as a result. In the second part of his interview with Elliott Wilson, the conversation gravitated towards sports, but Wilson did get a chance to ask him about his particular fixation with the female anatomy.  "What you want me to talk about, the world?," asked, in response to why there was so much "pussy talk" in his raps.
  • Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained
    Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained
    Mar 20, 2014 at 11:18am
    In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face.
  • Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Mar 19, 2014 at 04:30pm
    Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to take the hot seat on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, and he took the opportunity to reflect on his career, as well as speak on his future endeavors. The Young Money rapper talked about his team, his respect for Kanye West, Drake's "untouchable" status, Tha Carter V and more. Read some excerpts from the interview below.
  • Lil Wayne On "Carter V": "I'm Trying To Be More Careful About What I'm Saying"
    Lil Wayne On "Carter V": "I'm Trying To Be More Careful About What I'm Saying"
    Mar 17, 2014 at 05:56pm
    Lil Wayne caused quite a controversy with his choice of words on Future's "Karate Chop" remix last year, causing quite an uproar with a tasteless reference to the brutal murder of Emmett Till. Whether or not it's influenced by the reaction to that particular line, Wayne is apparently trying his best to watch his mouth on his upcoming album, Tha Carter V.
  • BTS Photos: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Tyga's "Senile" Music Video [Update: More Photos Added]
    BTS Photos: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Tyga's "Senile" Music Video [Update: More Photos Added]
    Mar 17, 2014 at 11:31am
    Young Money just released their new project, Rise Of An Empire this week, and it's set up to do decent numbers. While the album generally doesn't feature too many appearances from the label's biggest artists, the lead single, "Senile" finds Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga coming together.
  • Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea & More Perform At 2014 MTVU Woodie Awards
    Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea & More Perform At 2014 MTVU Woodie Awards
    Mar 16, 2014 at 11:53pm
    The MTVU Woodie Awards went down earlier in the week in Austin, Texas, and while we've reported on the winners already, we've now got our first look at the performances from the night. The show was preceded by some daytime outdoor performances, in which Vic Mensa, one of Chicago's young up-and-comers got a chance to shine, performing his recent, Atlanta-inspired single, "Feel That".
  • Lil Wayne Recalls Being Shot At By A Female Fan & Shooting Himself On Kimmel
    Lil Wayne Recalls Being Shot At By A Female Fan & Shooting Himself On Kimmel
    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:08pm
    Lil Wayne has some pretty crazy stories. The YM leader stopped by Jimmy Kimmel -- who is currently filming his show in Austin for SXSW -- to share a couple of his strangest experiences, both of which happened to involve getting shot at.  “I’ve been shot at by a female fan,” said Wayne, after being asked to share a crazy experience. “It was after a show and she was just a very persistent fan. We didn’t know what she actually wanted.”
  • Lil Wayne Reveals New Single Off "Carter V" Dropping This Week
    Lil Wayne Reveals New Single Off "Carter V" Dropping This Week
    Mar 14, 2014 at 09:07pm
     Weezy season is quickly approaching. With the release Young Money’s Rise Of An Empire album this past Tuesday, many Lil Wayne fans have already started their countdown for the Carter V. Now while the album doesn't hit store shelves until May 5th, it looks like we'll get to hear the first single off of it this week!
  • 8 Hip-Hop Bromances
    8 Hip-Hop Bromances
    Mar 14, 2014 at 12:26pm
    Bromances aren't relegated strictly for college frat boys, although you may have that idea in mind. Hip-hop has proved to be the birthing place of many a bromance, some of which have fizzled out over the years, and some of which remain stronger than ever. We got our host Ashlee Ray to break down some of the most notable bromances in hip-hop history, including some of that are no more (Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane) and some that continue til this day (Lil Wayne and Birdman).
  • Review: Young Money's "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire"
    Review: Young Money's "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire"
    Mar 13, 2014 at 05:23pm
    Since the release of We Are Young Money in 2009, Nicki Minaj has risen from femme fatale on the rise after dropping the excellent Beam Me Up Scotty to ubiquitous representative of aggressive femininity. Drake, once Lil Wayne’s fresh-faced protégé, is now the biggest crossover success in hip-hop — not just Young Money. Lil Wayne’s career has been on a slump in recent years, but it if the blogosphere’s inquiry about Tha Carter V’s impending arrival tells us anything, it’s that his word still holds weight.
  • Lil Wayne Will Do An Album After "Carter V" For $25-35 Million
    Lil Wayne Will Do An Album After "Carter V" For $25-35 Million
    Mar 12, 2014 at 08:03pm
    Lil Wayne has stated that Tha Carter V will be his final solo album, but fans have been split on whether to believe his claim. The Young Money leader made similar promises before Tha Carter IV was released, yet he's continued to release music since. In a new interview with MTV, Weezy was clear that his claims are to be taken seriously-- unless of course, there's some money on the table. "25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this," he said, adding with sincerity, "I didn't smile when I said that."
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
    Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
    Mar 11, 2014 at 10:03pm
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Mar 8, 2014 at 03:20pm
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    Mar 5, 2014 at 02:16pm
    The Future hook is a powerful thing. It can single-handedly make a hit song, it can resurrect a career, it can even show up three times on a fake Carter V tracklist with no one batting an eye. The Future hook can be triumphant, vulnerable, melodic, punchy, sometimes all at the same... ok you get the idea. 
  • Lil Wayne Owes More Than $12 Million In Taxes
    Lil Wayne Owes More Than $12 Million In Taxes
    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:28am
    While we're quite sure Lil Wayne is not having financial troubles (he's worth an approximate $135 million at this point), he's nonetheless neglected to pay his taxes for 2011 and 2012, resulting in quite the tax lien. TMZ reports on Weezy's tax evasion, stating that for the years 2011 and 2012 Wayne owes more than $12 million to the IRS-- for 2011 he owes $5,843,952, while 2012 has a debt of $6,311,132.
  • Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:28pm
    Young Money are getting to launch their new compilation, Rise Of An Empire on March 11th, and while we are still yet to see the promised "Senile" single, the project now has an official tracklist. Outside of "Senile", and the singles we are already familar with ("We Alright", "Trophies", "Lookin Ass"), the comp is mainly a spotlight for the less prominent artists on the label. Wayne does show up for one solo track on the back half of the album, however. Elsewhere, we get songs billed to Lil Twist, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, and newcomer, Euro.
  • Lil Wayne & Mack Maine Claim Friend Was Wrongfully Killed By Police Officer
    Lil Wayne & Mack Maine Claim Friend Was Wrongfully Killed By Police Officer
    Feb 18, 2014 at 02:42pm
    Lil Wayne and Mack Maine have been friends since childhood, growing up together in Hollygrove, New Orleans. Yesterday, one of their old friends from the neighborhood was killed by a police officer, and the two YMCMB rappers feel that there was foul play (on account of the cop) involved.  Weirldy enough, Keith “Magik” Atkinson, had just partied with the Young Money team the night before. He reportedly woke his mother up in the morning to gush about his incredible night, before stepping out to the convenience store, only to be fatally shot five minutes later.
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