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.
Tech N9ne Breaks Down "Special Effects" Features, Including Eminem's 24-Bar Verse
While staying independent, Tech N9ne has managed to acquire a large, loyal, and varied fanbase. Like his following, Tech's choice in collaborators has grown increasingly eclectic over the years, and his upcoming studio album, Special Effects, sports the widest range yet
Lil Wayne Fan Who Was Sucker-Punched By Security Could Potentially Sue
Last week, we saw footage of Lil Wayne calling a "white boy" out for throwing a beer at him (based on the assumption that only white dudes drink the stuff, as well as some subsequent footage of a fan being sucker punched by a security guard.While the initial report linked the two incidents, there was no clear connection between them based on the footage. Now, a new story confirms that the man being attacked is not the same guy who threw the can, but he was heckling Wayne in one way or another.
Lil Wayne Selling His House In Miami For $18 Million
You may have caught some footage of Lil Wayne's Miami home a couple weeks back, when police surrounded the premises after reports of a shooting.
#TBT: Mixtape Weezy
While Lil Wayne deals with label trouble, his fans have to bare the brunt of it. In January he gave us Sorry 4 The Wait 2, but everyone is still anticipating Tha Carter V. Waiting for new Lil Wayne music is a great time to reflect on old Lil Wayne music, and lord knows he's given us enough of it. As one of the most prolific rappers of the past 20 years, there is no shortage of features, albums, and mixtapes. Today we'll be focusing on the latter of those.
Rap Industry Recap: March
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Lil Wayne To Release "Free Weezy Album" In April?
On Saturday, Lil Wayne performed at a low-key pool party in Miami, and though not initially reported, it seems as if he dropped some hints about the Free Weezy Album's release date.
Lil Wayne Performs In Miami, Hands Out "Free Weezy Album" T-Shirts
We wish we had been in South Beach last night. Young Money's showcase at the Red Bull Guest House weekend was capped off by a headlining performance from Lil Wayne. Weezy was the last to hit the stage at an all-day pool party that featured DJ sets by Questlove, Hudson Mohawke, and Mannie Fresh. Mannie also got up on stage during Wayne's set, so we hope that's a signal of a future collab from the two (former) Cash Money brethren.
Lil Wayne Joins Instagram
He maybe a little later than most, but Lil Wayne has finally joined Instagram. Taking to twitter to the other day, Weezy announced that he would be joining the popular social media outlet, and tonight he follows that up with his first official post. With a caption dubbed “Wooooop”, Tune can be seen posted up with a Red Bull in hand and dyed dreads alongside a couple homies. Since his announcement, Weezy has gained 1.6 million followers, which isn’t so bad for someone without a picture/post until a few hours ago.
Are Christina Milian & Lil Wayne Making It Official?
The relationship between Christina Milian and Lil Wayne remains mysterious. Is it strictly business, with Weezy F helping give Milian a much-needed publicity and/or career boost, or is it a matter of two Young Money artists in lurve?
*T-Pain Voice*: 5 Rappers Who Pushed Auto-Tune Forward
Auto-tune was something of a taboo in rap, for some it may always be, but for the most part, it's been accepted as a common songwriting tool. As prevalent as it may be today, there was only on figure who can really be attributed with popularizing the effect, and that's T-Pain (sorry, Cher).
Big Sean Says Lil Wayne Told Him He'll Be "One Of The Greats"
One of the highlights on Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise was "Deep", a DJ Mustard-produced collaboration with Lil Wayne. On the song, Wayne raps, "I feel like Sean, don't get enough shine / Is it because he ain't got the tattoos? He ain't throwing up signs? / Well, let me throw up mine".
Lil Wayne Calls "White Boy" Out For Throwing A Beer At Him During Show
Lil Wayne has just set out on a set of "release party" dates, where he'll be performing a few fan favorites from his recently released tape, Sorry 4 The Wait. Unfortunately, Sunday's gig in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida got off to a shaky start, as a beer can was tossed at Wayne before he began performing, narrowly missing his head.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Reveals That Drake Hooked Up With His Girlfriend In Proposed Tell-All Book
Lil Wayne may only be in his early 30s, but he's been through more than most people will in a lifetime. Apparently, Wayne feels its time he documented some of those experiences, as TMZ reports the rapper has been shopping a new tell-all book to publishers.
Lil Wayne's Daughter Calls Young Thug Out For "Carter 6" Title
Today, Young Thug confirmed that he would in fact be releasing a project called Carter 6, and people aren't happy about it, particularly Lil Wayne's daughter, Reginae Carter, who tweeted about the title earlier.
Lil Wayne Announces "Sorry 4 The Wait 2" Release Party Tour
Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 was an important mixtape, if only that it was the first time Wayne expressed his frustration with Cash Money on record. Apparently, Wayne has decided that it's important enough to throw a string of release parties for, even if they happen to take place a good two months after the release.
Young Thug Confirms His Next Project Is Called "Carter 6," Previews Remix Of Lil Wayne's "Grindin'"
Who knew Carter 6 would come out before Carter 5? Better yet, who knew Carter 6 would be performed by anyone other than Lil Wayne himself. Last year, Young Thug hinted that his first proper studio album would bear the title, as he planned to follow in Wayne's footsteps following his proposed retirement.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 13)
This week, we learned that you should not appropriate rap lyrics if you're a breakfast food chain — lest you want Nicki Minaj to call you out. It was an educational week in rap, actually.
The 10 Greatest Pen & Pixel Album Covers
In the late 90s, a design firm in Houston, TX called Pen & Pixel defined the aesthetic of Dirty South hip-hop as the genre catapulted its way into the mainstream. The early versions of Photoshop allowed P&P to grab all sorts of images that wouldn't normally--or possibly--be able to fit into the same shot. Pen & Pixel also allowed rappers to resize themselves into the mis-en-scène, allowing them to become the larger-than-life personalities they rapped about in their music.