Lil Wayne Bought His Daughter 2 Cars For Her 16th Birthday
Lil Wayne likes to spoil his oldest child, Reginae Carter, and of course her sweet 16 was no exception. Not only did Reginae's party feature a performance by Young Money's first lady Nicki Minaj, she scored two brand new cars (and not cheap ones at that). Wayne's daughter earned herself a BMW SUV as well as a Ferrari GTO. No word on whether she can actually drive these things. Reginae's mother, Toya Wright and her husband Memphitz were also in attendance. It's not clear whether or not they contributed to the luxurious gifts.
Q-Tip Announces Lil Wayne's Induction To The Zulu Nation
The Universal Zulu Nation is an organization created by proto-hip hop icon Afrika Bambaaataa, aiming to use the genre to spread awareness of social and political issues. Many rappers have adopted the cause since its inception in the 70s, with Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul identifying as members.
Lil B Talks Working With Lil Wayne, YouTube Partnership At MIT Lecture [Update: Watch The Full Talk]
Lil B delivered his first lecture in 2012 at NYU, which generated a lot of attention, and inspired some very thoughtful pieces. Most of all, Lil B's words were sincere and uplifting, which is why the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which happens to be ranked as the number one university in the world) asked him to speak to students this week.
Watch Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea & More Perform At The 2014 AMAs
The AMAs had a pretty stacked cast of performers this year, with a pretty wide range of pop, R&B, and rap performances. Lil Wayne debuted a brand new song from the Carter V, which featured the newly Cash Money-signed singer (and Weezy's rumored girlfriend for a time) Christina Millian. Elsewhere, Nicki Minaj delivered the first full televised performance of "Bed Of Lies", which she teased during her hosting gig at the AMAs, while Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea did their best to reel in their "Booty" performance for the primetime crowd.
2014 American Music Awards Recap
After a long night of performances, single debuts, and a fair amount controversy, the 2014 American Music Awards is finally over. We'll be making some show footage available once ABC gets their official videos uploaded.
Lil Wayne Debuts "Start A Fire" At American Music Awards
As previously announced, Weezy F. Baby took the stage at tonight's American Music Awards to debut his brand new Carter V single "Start A Fire." Featuring a chorus from Christina Milian, the track centers on a relationship between the former member of the Hot Boyz and a "hot girl" that catches his attention. The preview was just over two-minutes in length, so we can assume that a third verse either from Wayne or Christina will make its way onto the studio version.
Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne To Perform At The 2014 American Music Awards
To promote her upcoming album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj is taking the stage at Sunday night’s American Music Awards and performing her newly released single “Bed Of Lies” featuring Skylar Gray.
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Kanye West has been juggling a lot as of late. He’s been raising his fashion-forward and absolutely adorable daughter, tearing down numerous Fashion Week shows, designing his capsule collection for adidas and putting the finishing touches on his as-of-yet untitled seventh solo album. Aside from all of that, Ye has also reportedly been busy executive producing forthcoming albums from Tyga and French Montana. If history is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we should have a lot of good music (no pun intended) to look forward to within the next few months.
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Rap Industry Recap: October
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.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 31)
This week, it dropped:
Lil Wayne Announces New "Carter V" Release Date, Says The Album Will Have Two Parts
Weezy may not release material quite as often as he did back in the late 2000s, but don't get to thinking he isn't in the studio every day. Releasing a new "PSA" for disappointed fans who were eagerly anticipating the October 28th release of Tha Carter V, the Young Money head honcho claimed that so much material has been recorded for the new project that it won't fit on a single album. Rather than package everything as a double-disc, the project will instead be released in two parts.
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" Pushed Back
Although most of us were expecting this, the time has come to formally announce that Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V will not be dropping on October 28th as originally expected.
Nicki Minaj Announces "Only" Single With Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
After "Pills & Potions" failed to make a serious impact on the charts, Nicki dialed things up with "Anaconda", which became her highest charting single to date, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The rapper seems to poised to outdo that with the announcement of her upcoming Pinkprint release, "Only" which will hit iTunes Tuesday, and boasts a stacked cast of features, to say the least.
Lil Wayne Hosting A "Tha Carter V" Pre-Release Party In New Orleans
While the promo tour for Tha Carter V has been a bit light as of late, it appears that Weezy F and YMCMB are indeed intending to drop the album next Tuesday, October 28th. According to reports, Lil Wayne will be hosting a party this Sunday at the Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 10:00PM to 4:00AM to commemorate the occasion.
DJ Quik Calls Chris Brown And Lil Wayne's Alleged Gang Ties "Laughable"
DJ Quik was on Sway In The Morning today to talk about his upcoming album The Midnight Life, and during his lengthy interview on the show, the veteran L.A. artist spoke his mind about Lil Wayne and Chris Brown's alleged ties with members of the Piru Bloods. This comes shortly after Brown denied his gang ties, but said he's "cordial" with gang members.
Lil Wayne Producer Sues Young Money Over 2011 Single "Mirrors"
Seems like Young Money/Cash Money get lawsuits thrown at them every other day. Earlier this summer YM faced a lawsuit over their domain name. The latest one is targeting Lil Wayne and his 2011 record "Mirrors", which appeared on his Carter IV album.
Drake And Lil Wayne Hint At Second Joint Tour
Last night, the "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour concluded in Houston, with the pair of star rappers ending their summer-long, Street Fighter-inspired battle in a tie. After announcing that he and his YMCMB mentor had come up even at the end of the several-months-long tour, Drizzy gave fans who missed out on these dates a little bit of hope in the form of hinting at a "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" round two.
Perfect Posse Cuts
Today, a "posse cut" is more or less a marketing scheme. For a record label, what easier way is there to sell a single than by getting all of the biggest artists of the time and putting them on one song? It's like The Avengers for rap fans! For this list, we attempt to illustrate the evolution of hip-hop's sound over time. Beginning in the late 1980s and carry through to today, the posse cuts found here are presented in chronological order for direct comparison to songs of rap music's past.
Is Kendrick Lamar On Lil Wayne's "Carter V"?
Kendrick Lamar has been busy promoting his new single "i" ever since it was released on Tuesday morning. Making his way over to Power 106 this week, K. Dot decided to not only bless the LA Leakers with a quick freestyle that came out tonight, but he may have also spilled some news regarding Lil Wayne's next album.