Top Tracks: June 29 - July 5
Not surprisingly, the Top 10 for the week of July 4th was largely music that would sound good out of an outdoor sound system. Not a sad song in the bunch. Let’s get to it. 10) French Montana ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross - Lose It (Gucci Mane)
Lil Wayne’s Best Pop Culture References In "FWA"
Lil Wayne fans are familiar with his associative, stream of consciousness, lean-induced lyrical style, which lends itself to lots of punchlines and pop culture references. It has been well-documented that he records lyrics on his portable microphone and never writes them down. FWA is no different, as Weezy utilizes his encyclopedia knowledge of sports, politics, films, and TV shows as means to express his thoughts about money, drugs, and women. It is when he uses these sorts of comparisons that he is often at his funniest and most insightful.
Stream Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album" On Tidal
To kick off our Independence Day right, Lil Wayne stays true to his word and releases his highly anticipated Free Weezy Album on Tidal.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album"
After several setbacks and delays, Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated Free Weezy Album will finally be available for the public at midnight EST tonight! While info on the album has been pretty much non-existent thus far, fans can now get a glimpse at what’s to come as the album’s artwork and tracklist just surfaced online via LilWayneHQ.
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
The 10 Craziest Tour Riders In Hip-Hop
What are the necessary ingredients to a great hip hop show? Well, there's a crowd, a good sound system, a capable DJ, a charismatic performer and lights, but then there are the factors that go largely unseen by attendees. These luxuries demanded by performers are listed on pieces of paper commonly called riders, and every so often, one will get leaked out to the public, usually resulting in shock and scoffing.
Top Tracks: June 22 - June 28
Very few tracks were able to hang on to their Top 10 spots this week. Fetty Wap was one of few artists to prove he has staying power, if his BET Awards performance didn’t do it for you. Let’s get to it. 10) Chris Brown – Liqour
Lil Wayne Cancels Show After Entourage Refuses To Get Searched
Lil Wayne's concert at The Venue in Minneapolis Sunday night was over before it started, as he cancelled the performance when his entourage refused to get searched by security. A pat down and walk through the metal detector is standard procedure at The Venue. Weezy is currently in the middle of his "Sorry 4 The Wait Tour," and concertgoers were understandably disappointed when they learned he wasn't coming on. The Venue released a statement regarding the matter. Read it in full and watch the local news report below:
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.
Young Thug To Release "Slime Season" The Same Day As Lil Wayne's "FWA"
Yesterday Young Thug took to Instagram to unveil cover art for a new mixtape he has on the way, with production entirely from London On Da Track. The two often cook up fire together, so a full project of collaborations is welcome.
Top Tracks: June 15 - June 21
In these tumultuous and confusing times, it’s good to know we have Lil Wayne. Weezy was just about the only constant in this week’s Top 10, with nearly all other tracks getting washed out in a wave of new music. Let’s get started. 10) Tyga ft. Boosie Badazz – Pleazer
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.
Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Lil B & Lil Wayne For Being Influential Artists
Kendrick Lamar is not the type of dude to be chilling on Twitter shooting the shit -- he's tweeted 11 times in the last seven weeks -- so it's a bit of a surprise whenever he actually say something. Today he took the time to give a shoutout to the two artists he deems the most influential: Lil B and Lil Wayne. "Thank you BasedGod," he wrote. "Teaching us all how to swagg in videos. You and Wayne most influential. Thank you BasedGod."
5 Things We Want From Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album"
With Tha Carter V still firmly within the clutches of Birdman's grubby fingers, Lil Wayne made the wise decision to begin working on another album earlier this year.
Lil Wayne Announces Release Date For “Free Weezy Album”
For the past couple months, Lil Wayne has been touring nightclubs all across the country in support of his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape. Rolling into Anaheim, California on Tuesday night (June 16), Weezy took the stage to perform at the Heat Ultra Lounge OC where he made a very special announcement in the process.
Top Tracks: June 8- June 14
Good news, y’all. We no longer have to write about Weeknd tracks that have been pulled. This past week was a tumultuous one at the top of our Top 100 charts, with dead tracks and other hangers-on being flushed out in a wave of new Weezy music. Let’s get to it. 10) Turk ft. Lil Wayne – You Mad Yet? (Remix)
Lil Wayne's Manager Clarifies Jay Z Signing Announcement
When Lil Wayne announced that he had "signed a deal" with Jay Z last night, it was assumed that the rapper had found some sort of alternative to his current record deal-- whether it be through Roc Nation or Tidal.
Lil Wayne Says He Signed A Deal With Jay Z
During his performance at KMEL Summer Jam in the Bay Area, Lil Wayne decided to make a very special announcement to the crowd. "I just signed a deal with my motherfucking idol, Jay Z," Wayne declared to cheering fans. We've been watching Weezy's frustration with his Cash Money situation all year, and while we've heard nothing of a resolution between himself and mentor, Birdman, this is certainly good news, but raises more questions than answers.
Photos: On The Set Of Juicy J, Lil Wayne, & August Alsina’s “Miss Mary Mack” Video
Before Juicy J drops off his new album Tha Hustle Continues later this year, the Taylor Gang member will release a new single off it first called “Miss Mary Mack” featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina. Prepping its release, the trio decided to link up and shoot the official video for it this week, which we have some pictures from.
Lil Wayne Partners With Royalty Collections Company
A complaint many rappers have had about Cash Money is that they don't see many of their royalty checks. We know Lil Wayne isn't exactly thrilled with the label these days, and while he's yet to work out his issues with Birdman, he's taking things into his own hands when it comes to getting what's owed him.