Lil Wayne Previews "Murda" Video, Off "FWA"
Many fans enjoyed Lil Wayne's latest album, FWA, more than the two mixtapes he released this year. The album, however, only included one single, "Glory," and it was released exclusively on TIDAL, which likely significantly lessened its overall exposure. Weezy fans, and those still fighting for the rapper's freedom, though, will be happy to know that Wayne is planning to drop the video to "Murda," the FWA cut that features Capo, Cory Gunz, and reggae legend Junior Reid.
Classic Rotation: Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter II"
OutKast's "Best New Rap Group" acceptance speech at the 1995 Source Awards has been cited again and again as the turning point for Southern Rap, the moment when it became viewed as more than a novelty and began its gradual game of catch-up to the East and West Coasts. The South, as André 3000 famously announced, did "have something to say," but without one nationally-recognized lyrical genius, it struggled to achieve widespread respect.
Review: Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2"
After announcing his retirement via a poem the other night, Kobe Bryant took the court to face the Indiana Pacers for the second-to-last time in his career. He alternated between flashes of brilliance and moments that made his decision seem logical, ending up with a 13-point performance that was far cry from his glory days, but respectable for your run-of-the-mill NBA starter.
Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2" Tracklist Revealed
After hitting us with a trailer to increase the anticipation and excitement for No Ceilings 2 last night, Weezy F returns this afternoon with a tracklist, so we know it's real. The highly anticipated mixtape will serve as a follow-up to the much-beloved first No Ceilings, and thus it's got quite a reputation to live up too. The tracklist is stacked though, so let's hope Weezy didn't spare quality for quantity.
Tyga Says Drake Should Be In Billboard's Top 10 List
The Game just expressed his dissatisfaction with Billboard's recent "10 Greatest Rappers of All Time" list for not including West Coast emcees like 2Pac, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. Another L.A.
5 Beats Lil Wayne Needs On "No Ceilings 2"
It's Weezy season, y'all. Late last night, Wayne announced that his fans shall have to much to be grateful about on this coming Thanksgiving, as he plans to serve up No Ceilings 2, the sequel to his beloved mixtape from 2009, on a platinum platter.
Lil Wayne Sets "No Ceilings 2" Release Date
The rumors are true. Lil Wayne is going ahead with a sequel to his beloved 2009 mixtape, No Ceilings. Lil Tunechi took to Twitter tonight to announce that he'll be giving fans something to feast on this Thanksgiving, aka November 26. Hallelujah! Check out the cover art below. Let's do it...Thxgiving...lets eat! pic.twitter.com/jEsXwIyczd
Mack Maine & Birdman Sued For Erroneous "Ethan Couch" Cover Art
Last year, Young Money President Mack Maine released a track called "Ethan Couch," named after the Texas teen who, in summer 2013, killed 4 people and injured 2 others while drunk driving. Couch did not go to prison following the incident; instead, he was sentenced to 10 years probation as well as rehabilitation therapy because he suffered from "affluenza," or the inability to understand the consequences of one's actions due to one's financial privilege.
Jas Prince Settles With Cash Money Over Drake Royalties
Earlier this month, it was reported that Jas Prince, the son of Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince, and the man who introduced Drake to Lil Wayne, was demanding that Cash Money Records pay him $11 million in royalties earned off the "Hotline Bling" star.
Birdman Wishes Drake Happy Birthday
Yesterday (Oct. 24) was Drake's birthday, and he was spotted partying in Vegas with Big Sean and rising Chicago rapper 600Breezy. He also happened to receive a birthday wish from one of his early career mentors, Birdman, with whom his relationship has perhaps since soured.
10 Times Labelmates Beefed With Each Other
What's worse than beef with a longtime rival? Beef with someone who's much closer to you-- say, on the same label. As record labels are founded and organized, above all, to make money, any illusions of camaraderie or a "family" are erased as soon as it becomes clear that not every signee sees eye-to-eye, which (let's face it) happens quite a bit.
Def Jam Is The Most Successful Hip Hop Label Ever
The employees of Def Jam should be popping champagne right now, because Def Jam is the most successful hip hop label of all time, according to a recent study conducted by Matt Daniels of Polygraph.
Jas Prince Requests $11 Million In Drake Royalties From Cash Money
You may remember that Jas Prince, a.k.a. the man who discovered Drake, filed legal documents against Cash Money earlier this year, demanding that they open their books and reveal the dollar amount they made off of Champagne Papi.
Lil Wayne Blames Birdman/Cash Money For Ripping Off Young Money Artists
More details have arrived concerning the legal battle between former father-son duo, Lil Wayne and Birdman. Last night legal documents revealed how Birdman prevented Weezy from actually signing Chanel West Coast, despite the general public's assumption that she was signed to Young Money.
New Docs Say Birdman Stopped Lil Wayne From Signing Chanel West Coast
Certain legal documents from the increasingly convoluted lawsuit between Lil Wayne and Birdman continue to surface. TMZ claims to have received documents from Weezy's side that accuse Birdman of preventing Wayne from signing Chanel West Coast, who first came to fame as the receptionist on "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasty Factory."
Young Money Rapper, Flow, Indicted In Double Murder Case
Lil Wayne protégé Widner "Flow" DeGruy was arrested Friday after he was indicted in the murder of brothers Kendrick “Muddy Cup” Bishop, 22, and Kendred Bishop, 18, in New Orleans on May 25.
Birdman Wishes Lil Wayne Happy Birthday
Today, (Sept. 27) Lil Wayne turned 33, and as a good father should, Birdman wished his son a happy birthday. We expect that he wasn't able to do so in person, though, as the two are still in the middle of a $51 million lawsuit that Wayne first brought against Stunna in January. Though Birdman is content to continue calling Wayne his son, maintaining that nothing can bring them apart, Wayne is yet to say anything that would imply his feelings have changed since he first called himself a "prisoner" of Cash Money.
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.
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:
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.