David Banner Reportedly Wins Lawsuit Against Lil Wayne's Label
We last heard from David Banner when he was getting arrested for throwing cash at a club bouncer in DC. This time, he has made the news for slightly more auspicious reasons.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Angry Tyga Was Let Out Of His Young Money Contract
Tyga recently signed to GOOD Music, and Lil Wayne isn't too happy about it. According to TMZ, Wayne, who owns 49% of Young Money, an imprint under Cash Money and Tyga's previous label, did not sign off on the Cali rapper being released from his contract.A source close to the rapper says that Wayne feels his signature would have been necessary to let the artist out of his deal with the label, and if it were up to him, Tyga would still be signed to the label.
Lil Wayne Wants To Know What Birdman Did With $70 Million Of Young Money's Advance
Lil Wayne is currently in the process of suing his business partner and father figure, Birdman, for $51 million, and today, we've learned further details of the suit. According to new documents obtained by TMZ, Wayne is wondering where $70 million of the $100 million he and Birdman were granted as an advance on Young Money (an imprint under Cash Money) was spent.
Artists React To Possibility Of Lil Wayne's Retirement
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Has A New Reality Show Coming To VH1
It’s not Love & Hip-Hop, but it looks like Lil Wayne is taking to his talents to VH1. According to Young Money’s Stephanie Acevedo, the New Orleans legend is getting his own reality TV show.
Skepta Confirms Drake Is Actually Signed To BBK
Back in February, we reported on the somewhat confounding news that Drake had signed to Skepta's BBK (Boy Better Know) imprint. The news was announced by Drake himself, via an Instagram post, where he referred to himself as the first Canadian to sign to BBK. The details surrounding his deal were unclear, and how/if it would effect his current situation with Young Money. Some speculated that he didn't actually sign to BBK.
#TBT: Nicki Minaj
Ever since Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday in 2010, she has been one of the most unstoppable forces in the game. She's had 13 platinum singles as the lead artist and another 12 platinum singles as featured artist. She's pretty much in a league of her own.
Lil Wayne Writes Introduction For Nicki Minaj's TIME Magazine Cover
This morning TIME Magazine rolled out their annual 100 Most Influential People magazine covers. They've got several different black and white covers with different public figures on each-- Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg, Priyanka Chopra and Nicki Minaj among them.
Lil Wayne Sues Universal Music Group For Unpaid Royalties On Drake, Nicki Minaj & Tyga
Lil Wayne has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits over the past couple years, but this time around the tables are being turned. Reports are surfacing all over the web tonight that Lil Wayne is suing Universal Music Group for royalties he’s apparently owed for profits gained by Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga.
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.