Lil Wayne News

 
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Signs New Group, W3 The Future, To Young Money
     Lil Wayne and Mack Maine continue to build their Young Money Empire by adding new artists to what seems to be every couple weeks. Well, the newest members to be added to the always-growing YMCMB label is international boy band W3 The Future.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Reveals Possible Big Tymers Album With Drake [Update: Mannie Fresh Excluded From Big Tymers]
    Many veteran rappers have threatened retirement over the span of their careers, although few really follow through on that threat. Lil Wayne put himself in this camp, when he said during I Am Not A Human Being II promo that he would not be releasing another album after The Carter V.
  • Cover of PepsiCo To Meet With Emmett Till's Family To Discuss Lil Wayne Controversy [Update: Statement Released Following Meeting]
    The whole debacle between Lil Wayne, Emmett Till's family, and Mountain Dew may turn out to be a teaching moment for the rest of America, at least, that's what Al Sharpton hopes for. A sit-down is being planned for PepsiCo and the Emmett Till family, Sharpton revealed.
  • Cover of Trick Daddy Takes A Shot At Lil Wayne While Discussing Possible Sit-Down
    Lil Wayne first offended Florida native Trick Daddy when he went on his hateful rant against Miami. Following this, when the two happened to be at King Of Diamonds strip club at the same time, Weezy F became angry when a member from Trick Daddy's crew apparently flicked a cigarette at the rapper's dreads.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne On Jason Collins Coming Out: "Be You"
    Recently Lil Wayne has come under heat for his Emmett Till lyrics, and this has lead to the loss of some sponsorships, but the YMCMB artist as always continues to push on and while promoting his latest sneaker with SPECTRE, talked to MTV about a bunch of non-rap topics.  
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Launches SPECTRE Footwear In Miami
    Lil Wayne may have just been dropped by Mountain Dew, but the rapper still has plenty of endorsements under his belt. His latest venture is in line with his clothing line Trukfit, as well as his new favorite passtime of skateboarding. 
  • Cover of Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Line [Update: Till Family Reacts To Drop]
    It seems as though Lil Wayne's recent apology for his crude reference to Emmett Till on "Karate Chop (remix)" was not good enough for his sponsors. Lil Wayne and PepsiCo have officially parted ways.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Rich Gang's "Tap Out," With Birdman, Lil Wayne, Future & More
    Birdman recently gathered the troops for his video shoot for "Tap Out."  "Tap Out" is the first single off the upcoming Rich Gang compilation album,and features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine and Future.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Issues Apology To Emmett Till Family Over Lyric [Update: Till Family Does Not Accept It]
    Lil Wayne received a lot of criticism within the hip-hop community and outside of it for his reference to Emmett Till in Future's "Karate Chop (Remix)." Although it seemed like we'd never get an official apology from Weezy (but his record label did issue one), that's now changed.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Claims He's Engaged In MTV Clip
    Lil Wayne is having a big day, on top of apologizing for his Emmett Till line, and being treated for another seizure, the rapper apparently may also be engaged to his girlfriend, Dhea Sodano.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Reportedly Suffers Another Seizure, Was Treated & Released From Hospital
    Lil Wayne has suffered from a slew of seizures this past year, which have been well-documented by the media. Following what seemed to be a very severe seizure this past March, Wayne revealed to fans that he suffers from epilepsy.
  • Cover of Emmett Till's Family To Go After Lil Wayne's Sponsors
    The family of Emmett Till were very upset when Lil Wayne referenced Till very tastelessly on the "Karate Chop (Remix)". The family continue to voice their disapproval of the lyric, as well as Wayne's lack of apology, and are now planning to go after his sponsors in an attempt to be heard.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 21
    This week we see Tyga make an entry onto the charts, while Tyler, the Creator, whose album dropped last week, fell quite a bit from his impressive #3 debut.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Reportedly Dismissing Claims That He Will Lose Car & Mansion In Quincy Jones Lawsuit
    Back in 2009, a documentary on Lil Wayne called "The Carter" was released. There was much controversy around the doc, as it mainly chronicled the serious struggle with Codeine addiction Wayne was facing at the time.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 14
    This week we see a new entry in Chart's Dont Lie, with Tyler, the Creator's WOLF having dropped on April 2nd. The rapper is definitely expanding his fanbase, with this album impressively debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200.
  • Cover of Top Beefs In Hip Hop: Part 2 Video And Official Poll
    Music is a form of entertainment and along with the rap game, comes Beef. Whether online or in-person, HNHH looked at some of the biggest beefs in recent years in the 2st part of our Beefs article. Vote in our very first Beef survey to let us know who you think should top the beef poll. (function(doc) {
  • Cover of Rappers Who Have Threatened to Retire (Video & Poll)
    Rappers have a tendency to announce their retirement a little prematurely. Our list profiles a couple of the rappers who either got cold feet, or weren't all that serious about calling it quits in the first place. Then there's Lil Wayne, who we can't categorize just yet. Do you think he'll go through with it?
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 7th
    This week we saw Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience break another record, after first topping Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV in first week sales, it became the first record in 2013 to crack one million sales, going platinum just two weeks after it dropped.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne's "Love Me" Goes Platinum
    As reported by Complex, Future has confirmed via Twitter that he, Lil' Wayne and Drake's huge "Love Me" single has been certified platinum, having sold more than a million individual units to date. The same can't be said of Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being 2, though.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Clarifies Statements On Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, Asks Why Eminem & Biggie Are Not Questioned Similarly
    Talib Kweli has been a vocal presence in the controversies around Rick Ross and Lil Wayne's lyrics. The rapper has said that he is dissatisfied with the lack of a proper apology given by Ross for his date-rape referencing lyrics on "U.O.E.N.O." , and Wayne for his distasteful Emmett Till line.
  • Cover of French Montana Added To Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" Tour
    Lil Wayne is making his "America'st Most Wanted" tour even bigger, with the addition of French Montana to a line-up which already included Atlanta's T.I.
  • Cover of The Top Ten Most Searched Artists On HNHH: January to March
    We've gone through our stats for the top 100 most popular searches on Hot New Hip Hop, and narrowed it down to ten artists. Songs, album titles, and creative spellings of rappers names were all taken into consideration when compiling the final results.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says Lil Wayne Should Apologize For Emmett Till Line
    Talib Kweli recently gave his opinion on Rick Ross' "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics, saying that Ross' apology for the date rape lyrics was unacceptable. Now the socially conscious rapper has once again called out a mainstream rapper for questionable lyrics.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II"
    Lil Wayne's newest album, I Am Not A Human Being II , has now been out in the world for a week, and the sales are in.The LP was projected to move 190-210k, and it did just slightly above that. IANAH2 pushed 217k copies off the shelves and into YMCMB fans' hands.
  • Cover of Pusha T Says First Single From "My Name Is My Name" Set To Feature Kanye West
    Pusha T recently did an interview with the Q Deezy Show, and gave an update on his anticipated album, My Name Is My Name, as well, discussed if he'd ever collaborated with Lil Wayne, and gave his own top MCs list.Pusha first spoke on his upcoming solo album, and said he's prepping the first single.
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