Top Tracks: February 22 - February 28
Other than some resurfacing beefs (between Young Thug and The Game, and Rick Ross and Birdman, respectively) and the beginning of what is sure to be another drawn-out, highly-publicized Kanye West album rollout, it was a relatively quiet week, especially as far as full-length releases went.
Quiz: Which Cash Money Member Are You?
Remember, as recently as a few months ago, when we all were all speculating on the inevitable decline of Cash Money? Then, Wayne and Birdman partied together on New Year's, and earlier today, Mannie Fresh put out a collab between himself, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and even Baby, and damn, that 9th ward sound is alive and hot as ever.
Top Tracks: February 15 - February 21
After the Kanye-inspired chaos of last week, the past seven days have been relatively tame in the rap world, with the twin titans of last weekend (TLOP and the substantially less interesting Grammy awards) still dominating the conversation. Spillover aside, we got solid new projects from French Montana, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph, TM88, and Gucci Mane/Honorable C-Note, but no Slime Season 3 just yet.
Mannie Fresh Has Been Dropping Hints About Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "ColleGrove" Project
It's no secret that Mannie Fresh is partially responsible for some of Lil Wayne's most classic material, and from the looks of it, we should be getting some more collabs from the Cash Money all-stars in the near future.Wayne and 2 Chainz are getting ready to drop their own collaborative project, ColleGrove in the very near future, and looking at Fresh's Instagram, he seems to be involved in the project in some way or another.
10 Rappers Who Sound Like Other Rappers
As soon as the "If Young Metro don't trust you, I'ma shoot you" drop appeared in the middle of Kanye's MSG performance last week, an audible "Damn..." came from the crowd seated in the theater with me. 'A Ye and Future song?!', we all asked ourselves, struggling to calculate just how many flame emojis we'd have to use when describing the track to those who missed the listening session. That little soundbite was indeed Nayvadius Wilburn's voice, but the verse that followed was not, though it might not have been until after the show concluded that you realized it.
Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz To Perform First Single Off "Collegrove" Next Week On Jimmy Fallon
A couple months ago, 2 Chainz gave fans something to get excited about when he announced that he’s working on a joint project with Lil Wayne called Collegrove, which obviously is a combination of both the rappers' hometowns of College Park, Atlanta & Hollygrove, New Orleans.
Curren$y Reveals "The Carrollton Heist" Tracklist
Curren$y and producer Alchemist are readying a Valentine's Day release, The Carrollton Heist. The joint effort was only announced a month ago, quickly followed by artwork and release date.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Hit With $900,000 Tax Lien
Back in 2014, it was reported that Lil Wayne owed over $12 million in back-taxes, and sources are now claiming that the rapper owes another $900,000 to the IRS.
Young Thug Elaborates On His Appreciation For Lil Wayne
Young Thug is quite interview-shy, as is music industry executive Lyor Cohen, so to get them both together for one interview is a feat. Ebro pulled it off for his Apple Beats 1 radio show, and a stream of their conversation has been made available. Thugger isn't the most loquacious either, but Lyor seems to encourage him to expand a bit on his answers, right off the bat. They start with Thugger's past, being signed to Gucci Mane before linking with 300. As Thug explains, he met GuWop through a friend and a fellow rapper, PeeWee Longway.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Mike Will Made-It Confirms Big Sean & Lil Wayne Are On "Ransom 2"
Mike Will's debut mixtape as boss of Ear Drummers Records, Ransom, released in late 2014, boasted a crazy range of features from the biggest names in the industry. Fans can expect Ransom 2, which is out this Friday, to be the same in that regard.
Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Drinking Lean Again
The seizures and subsequent hospitalization Lil Wayne experienced in 2013 caused the rapper to rethink his health choices, telling Katie Couric that he would refrain from drinking the codeine and promethazine-fuelled cocktail known as lean following the scare.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Still Wants His $51 Million From Cash Money
Lil Wayne and Birdman have recently been spotted together at Drake's NYE party, at Miami's Club LIV, and even in the studio.
Lil Wayne & Birdman Spotted In Studio With Yo Gotti
With Birdman and Lil Wayne putting their beef behind them, it was only a matter of time before they hit the studio together. There were rumblings that the two had made up after they celebrated New Year's Eve together, and later, they partied/announced their reconciliation at Club LIV.
Rick Ross Throws Shade At Birdman & Lil Wayne On Snapchat
Yesterday, news broke that the long-standing feud between father and son aka Birdman and Lil Wayne finally came to an agreeable ending.
Birdman On Lil Wayne: "This My Son, And I'mma Die For Him"
The Birdman v. Lil Wayne beef appears all but over. The duo appeared on stage last night at Club LIV in Miami, where Birdman attempted to pour his drink on Weezy less than six months ago. This time around, Birdman stood on stage and spoke to the crowd, brandishing a red solo cup with Wayne at his side.
Lil Wayne Throws Mic, Walks Off Stage After "10 Second" Performance In Milan
Lil Wayne's performance at Milan fashion week ended very abruptly Saturday night, as the rapper left the stage after performing only a few bars of his Carter 4 hit, "John". Footage from the event shows Weezy asking the crowd to put their hands up, before turning to side-stage and saying "“Is this what you want me to do? You serious?". After what Milan journalist Laura Rysman says was a mere 10 seconds, Wayne cut his first song, throwing his mic in the air and walking off in a huff.
Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Reportedly Working On Joint Album
We've recently caught a few posts on Instagram showing Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh in the studio, getting us excited for whatever it is they might be working on. As it turns out, that could very well be a joint project which includes another Cash Money OG: Juvenile.
Lil Wayne & Birdman Reportedly Attempting To Reconcile
On New Year's Eve, Lil Wayne and Birdman were spotted partying together (in the same photo no less) at Drake's NYE bash. The photo prompted rumors that the two sparring partners might be reconciling, rumors which persist today thanks to a report from TMZ.
Lil Wayne & Birdman Spotted Together At Drake’s NYE Party
Could Lil Wayne & Birdman be cool with each other again? According to a couple photos that surfaced online tonight it looks that way. On Thursday night, Weezy & Baby were spotted together at Drake’s NYE party at Miami’s E11even. Young Money’s President, Mack Maine, decided to take to IG and post a couple photos of the two, along with 2 Chainz, and Drake hanging out together in the club.