Apple Blocked Tidal From Streaming Drake's Performance At Lil Weezyana Fest
Rumor had it that Apple had threatened Tidal with a $20 million lawsuit if Drake's performance at Lil Weezyana Fest was broadcasted yesterday, and when the rapper's appearance was cut from the stream, the threat seemed to be confirmed. As soon as Drizzy came through to perform "Back To Back," among other songs, the screen went black and the following message appeared: Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience. We'll be back after the performance.
Stream Lil Wayne's "Lil Weezyana Fest" On Tidal
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne has decided to throw a party for his hometown of New Orleans with the very first ever Lil Weezyna Fest, similar to what Drizzy’s OVO fest is to Toronto. Going down tonight at the Champions Square stage in New Orleans, Weezy is scheduled to take the stage and run through a set of his all-time greatest hits. With some surprise guests almost certain to come through, rumors are circulating that The Hoy Boyz are scheduled to reunite on stage after Juvie and Mannie were spotted at the sound check last night.
Top 5 Lil Wayne Verses On Hot Boys' Songs
There was a time when Cash Money was in fact the strongest label in hip-hop. We're talking before unpaid producers and disgruntled artists, before feuds and lawsuits, basically before any of the negatives that cripple the label today. Cash Money used to be a label that every rapper would dream of joining, as it usually meant instant super-stardom. One hip-hop group that reached that pinnacle was The Hot Boys.
The Best Food-Related Rap Lyrics Of All Time
Rap has an long-running obsession with food. Even "Rapper's Delight' couldn't resist speaking about grub, and when Wonder Mike dropped these words on the eighth verse of the pinnacle track, it opened up a lane that hasn't shut down since... "I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood" While this plate doesn't sound entirely appetizing, sometimes rappers describe five-star culinary experiences. Like when Biggie introduced us to his favorite breakfast: "a t-bone steak, cheese, eggs, and Welch's grape."
Lil Wayne's "Lil Weezyana Fest" Will Stream Exclusively On Tidal
As soon as Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana fest was announced, it was speculated that the event would be streamed exclusively through Tidal, who premiered the rapper's FWA album. This hunch was called into question when Birdman filed a lawsuit against the streaming service, claiming they didn't have the rights to host the rapper's music. While the status of that suit is still unclear, it seems the legal battles haven't soured Wayne's relationship with Tidal, as they are going ahead with the stream of his upcoming Hot Boys reunion.
A Brief History Of Birdman Ripping People Off
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
Karrine Steffans Says Drake Has Helped Lil Wayne Write Rhymes
After Meek Mill pointed out a co-writer Drake had been working with on If You're Reading This It's Too Late, collaborative writing in rap has been something of a hot topic. The more we talk about it, the more it seems the practice is, and always has been, commonplace in the genre, often among some of the biggest stars in the game. According to author Karrine Steffans, Drake and Lil Wayne have also shared a few bars. Steffans, who has dated Weezy on and off, told VladTV of Wayne's admission that Drizzy had helped him pen a song, though it remained nameless.
Young Money Sued Over $120K In Unpaid Lil Wayne Sports Tickets
Lil Wayne is a well-known sports fanatic, regularly tweeting about the Green Bay Packers and Skylar Diggins, and frequently attending such high-profile sporting events as Mayweather vs. Pacquiao & the Super Bowl. But apparently he hasn't been paying a dime for his tickets, because Tickets of America is suing Young Money, claiming that they owe $119,400 in unpaid tickets "purchased" between February 2013 and June 2015. Young Money and Wayne's agent Cortez Bryant, but not Wayne himself, are named in the lawsuit, which cites the following events:
Tour Bus Shooting Suspect Allegedly Told Lil Wayne He'd "Spray His Bus"
Although we still have no idea when Jimmy Winfrey, the man accused of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus earlier this year, will be going to trial, new details continue to emerge in the case. The latest development involves the prosecution adding a charge of domestic terrorism to Winfrey's indictment, thanks to some new evidence of threat he made to Wayne before the shooting.
Birdman Debuts "CMRG" Logo, Seemingly Replacing "YMCMB"
Over the last few months, Lil Wayne has been desperately trying to get out of his deal with Cash Money, taking his own Young Money imprint with him. Whether he's succeeded or not, it looks like Birdman is ready to let go of the iconic YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires) logo, now switching it out for CMRG (Cash Money Rich Gang). Baby debuted the new acronym on his Instagram today, modelling a brand new sweatshirt/sweatpants combo.
Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Says Birdman "Should Be Held Liable"
Jimmy Winfrey, Young Thug's former tour manager and the man arrested for shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus in April, believes that Birdman "should be held liable as a party to the crime," reports TMZ.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
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.
iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More
iHeart Radio's Music Festival is taking place in Las Vegas this year, at the MGM Grand Arena on September 18th and 19th. They've tapped a variety of artists for the line-up, covering all their bases from pop to rap to r'n'b to rock. This year's headliner will be Kanye West, and this will serve as Ye's first time performing in the festival. Alongside Kanye, you can expect performances from The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, Janet Jackson, Disclosure and more. Check out the full line-up for iHeart Radio Music Festival below.
The 5 Most Confusing Things Birdman Said In His Angie Martinez Interview
The majority of the information we've gotten from the Lil Wayne / Birdman beef that began last December has come from Weezy's camp. He was the one who started things by tweeting that Cash Money was refusing to release Tha Carter V, and since then, lawsuits, diss tracks and onstage insults have followed, all of which have gone unanswered by Stunna. Yesterday, though, the Cash Money CEO sat down with Angie Martinez for an interview that was supposed to set the record straight.
David Banner Sues Young Money Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties
Cash Money doesn't exactly have the best reputation with paying its artists, and generally, producers get an even stiffer deal. From Mannie Fresh to Bangladesh, we've seen many beatmakers express frustration with collecting what they're owed from the label, and today, David Banner has joined the club.
Fetty Wap The First Male Rapper To Have Two Top 10 Singles Since Lil Wayne
Fetty Wap clocked on the Billboard charts this week with "Trap Queen"at No. 6 and "My Way" feat. Monty at No. 7, making him the first male rapper to hold down two concurrent Top 10 singles since Lil Wayne accomplished the feat in 2011 with "She Will" & "How To Love." "Trap Queen" is now in its 27th week in the Top 100, while "My Way" skyrocketed from No. 87 to the No. 7 spot this week.
Birdman Denies Involvement In Lil Wayne Murder Plot
The ongoing Birdman vs. Lil Wayne beef took an ugly turn a few weeks ago, when police documents linked Stunna and Young Thug to a shooting of Wayne's tour bus that occurred on April 26th.
Lil Wayne Kicked Off Private Jet For Smoking Weed
Getting blazed at 30,000 feet sounds like a pretty amazing time, and for Lil Wayne, the temptation of doing so was enough for him to ignore the warnings of a pilot whose plane he had chartered. Him and his crew lit up shortly after takeoff from Ft. Lauderdale, and the pilot promptly turned the plane around and landed it back in Florida.
A Complete Timeline Of Lil Wayne & Birdman's Beef
Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef. The two Cash Money titans had a bond that seemed more powerful than your run-of-the-mill rapper/CEO relationship, with their father/son dynamic even birthing an album of its own earlier in the 2000s, and a sense of loyalty that seemed out-of-character for Birdman, at least when you considered his relationships with other Cash Money artists.