Lil Wayne News

  • *T-Pain Voice*: 5 Rappers Who Pushed Auto-Tune Forward
    *T-Pain Voice*: 5 Rappers Who Pushed Auto-Tune Forward
    Mar 24, 2015 at 04:48pm
    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"
    Big Sean Says Lil Wayne Told Him He'll Be "One Of The Greats"
    Mar 24, 2015 at 04:40pm
    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 Calls "White Boy" Out For Throwing A Beer At Him During Show
    Mar 23, 2015 at 04:52pm
    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 Reportedly Reveals That Drake Hooked Up With His Girlfriend In Proposed Tell-All Book
    Mar 20, 2015 at 11:05am
    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
    Lil Wayne's Daughter Calls Young Thug Out For "Carter 6" Title
    Mar 17, 2015 at 06:00pm
    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 Announces "Sorry 4 The Wait 2" Release Party Tour
    Mar 17, 2015 at 05:13pm
    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'"
    Young Thug Confirms His Next Project Is Called "Carter 6," Previews Remix Of Lil Wayne's "Grindin'"
    Mar 17, 2015 at 02:25pm
    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)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 13)
    Mar 13, 2015 at 05:43pm
    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
    The 10 Greatest Pen & Pixel Album Covers
    Mar 13, 2015 at 02:24pm
    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. 
  • #TBT: Drake Mixtape Cuts
    #TBT: Drake Mixtape Cuts
    Mar 12, 2015 at 05:53pm
    Before Drake hit the big time, he was another rapper putting out mixtapes trying to get his music out there to the world. (Well, and a Canadian TV star, but that's kind of another story.) Drake released three mixtapes before getting mainstream recognition: Room for Improvement, Comeback Season and So Far Gone. The latter of which launched him in to the eyes of the world with the "Best I Ever Had" single. We all remember that one taking over airwaves and party playlists, right?
  • Cops Rush To Lil Wayne's Miami Mansion After 911 Caller Claims Four People Shot [Update: Wayne Confirms It Was  Prank Call]
    Cops Rush To Lil Wayne's Miami Mansion After 911 Caller Claims Four People Shot [Update: Wayne Confirms It Was Prank Call]
    Mar 11, 2015 at 01:59pm
    A call from Lil Wayne's Miami home has sent police rushing to the rapper's house today. While reports indicate that Wayne was not at his house at the time of the report, the caller suggested that four people had been shot at the mansion. Apparently the cops have already set up a perimeter around the home. We're still waiting on updates on what is actually happening on the scene. 
  • Curren$y Speaks On Collaborating With Riff Raff & Wanting To Sign Joey Fatts To Jet Life
    Curren$y Speaks On Collaborating With Riff Raff & Wanting To Sign Joey Fatts To Jet Life
    Mar 9, 2015 at 05:16pm
    Curren$y sat down with our boy Baker for an interview after a show the other week, and spoke on what to expect from the upcoming Pilot Talk instalment, Pilot Talk 3.
  • See Footage From The Set Of Lil Wayne's "HollyWeezy" Video
    See Footage From The Set Of Lil Wayne's "HollyWeezy" Video
    Mar 8, 2015 at 08:41pm
    We've been feasting our eyes on fan-shot footage of Yeezy's "All Day" video, and now, we've got a clip of an upcoming Weezy video. It looks like Lil Wayne is busy shooting the video to "HollyWeezy", which was one of the few original productions off Wayne's recent mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2. 
  • 10 Essential Diplo Productions
    10 Essential Diplo Productions
    Mar 7, 2015 at 05:31pm
    Diplo is a great collaborator. He's collaborated with Switch on Major Lazer before that turned in to a project with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. He's collaborated with Skrillex most recently on the Jack Ü project. He's collaborated with tons of artists in the hip hop world, along with pop and rock worlds too. He's done work with Justin Bieber, Die Antwoord, Beyonce and Iggy Azealia, and that just shows off his ranger. His best work has been with the likes of M.I.A., 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, among others.
  • Nicki Minaj Felt Disrespected By Tyga Over "Truffle Butter" Leak, Is Banking On Lil Wayne & Birdman Working Things Out
    Nicki Minaj Felt Disrespected By Tyga Over "Truffle Butter" Leak, Is Banking On Lil Wayne & Birdman Working Things Out
    Mar 5, 2015 at 03:00pm
    There's a whole lot of drama going on at Cash Money these days, but for the most part, there's only a couple of major figures we've heard from directly. Lil Wayne and Tyga have made their feelings clear, but artists like Nicki Minaj and Drake have been less clear about taking sides (though conspiracy theories suggest Drizzy's whole new tape could be read as a middle finger to Birdman). In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Xtra's Charlie Sloth today, Nicki spoke a bit about the situation, and it seems like she'll be letting things play out for the meantime.
  • Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
    Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
    Feb 21, 2015 at 07:03pm
    As a former member of Hot Boys, Turk's fortunes didn't exactly pan out like Lil Wayne's after the group fell apart. It looks like him and Weezy still have a few things in common though, because they're both looking to sue Cash Money. With Wayne currently asking Birdman's label for some $51 million in damages related to a delayed Carter V release date, Turk's suit pales in comparison, but is still pretty substantial.
  • 50 Cent On Lil Wayne & Birdman Beef: "It’ll Work Itself Out”
    50 Cent On Lil Wayne & Birdman Beef: "It’ll Work Itself Out”
    Feb 19, 2015 at 08:04pm
    50 Cent has an opinion on just about everything, and usually it's as controversial and troll-like as humanly possible, however, his thoughts on Lil Wayne and Birdman's current issues were uncharacteristically level-headed for Fif. The rapper explained to MTV News that due to their relationship, the conflict is much like a familial one, and he feels that it will eventually end in forgiveness.
  • Lil Wayne's "The Free Weezy Album" Due Out In March
    Lil Wayne's "The Free Weezy Album" Due Out In March
    Feb 19, 2015 at 10:28am
    Lil Wayne hasn't revealed much on the going-ons between him and Birdman, save for a few tweets and the legal documents that surfaced after he filed his $51 million-lawsuit against Cash Money. Recently Weezy got on the phone with Rolling Stone, and opened up a bit about his current situation, including The Free Weezy Album.
  • A History Of YMCMB Label Drama
    A History Of YMCMB Label Drama
    Feb 17, 2015 at 06:18pm
    Cash Money is an indisputable empire, and at the helm, sits Birdman--and, behind the scenes, his brother Slim. In its nearly 25 years of existence, Cash Money has become one of the most successful hip-hop labels of all-time, though many of its living legends look back on their Cash Money days with disdain. When Cash Money and Young Money joined forces, the empire looked to be unstoppable. Now, it looks as though they'll split apart or crumble together. The recent grievances aired by YMCMB's biggest star aren't the first.
  • Young Money Cypher & Interview Coming Soon?
    Young Money Cypher & Interview Coming Soon?
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:28pm
    Yesterday photos surfaced online of Lil Wayne and his fellow YMCMB crew on the set of some sort of video shoot alongside frequent business partner Karen Civil.
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