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Birdman Speaks On Lil Wayne Feud: “I Love My Son”

The fierce battle that has erupted between Lil Wayne and his former mentor Birdman becomes more fraught with each headline. Wayne has gone from calling himself a “prisoner” to filing multi-million dollar lawsuits and releasing an album on Tidal. And that was all before alleged assassination plots surfaced. Throughout all of this, Birdman has kept… More »

By: Caitlin White / 12:14 pm

Cash Money Records Suing Tidal, Jay Z For $50M Over The Free Weezy Album

Fans of Lil Wayne are going through some excruciating pain this year, as the battles over money, music, and life itself seem to keep getting pettier and darker every passing week. Last night the news broke that Wayne’s recent tour bus shooting might have been masterminded by Cash Money CEO and former Wayne mentor Birdma… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Indictment Alleges Young Thug And Birdman Conspired To Kill Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has been feuding with his former Cash Money Records label boss Birdman for a while now, and a couple of days ago, Birdman allegedly threw a drink at Wayne mid-performance. Things might be way more serious than beverage-throwing, though: Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot at back in April, and as HipHopDX reports,… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 15, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Birdman Allegedly Threw A Drink At Lil Wayne Mid-Performance Last Night

The feud between Lil Wayne and Birdman has apparently reached the throwing-shit-at-each-other stage. The two were once one of the great partnerships in rap, but Wayne has been on the outs with his former label boss since late last year, when he told the world that Cash Money Records had kept his album Tha CarterMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 10:45 am

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Young Thug – “Constantly Hating” (Feat. Birdman) Video

Yesterday, Young Thug released his deeply absorbing Barter 6 album, though he’s now saying that it’s really just a mixtape and that the real album, called Hy!£UN35, is coming in August. In any case, Thug just shared a video for the strange, bloopy, amazing Barter 6 opener “Constantly Hating,” which has a pretty incredible beat… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Lil Wayne Disses Young Thug’s Carter 6 Artwork

So far in the great Lil Wayne vs. Birdman feud regarding Cash Money’s decision not to release Tha Carter V (among other grievances), Wayne has left rising Atlanta prodigy Young Thug out of the fray. Not anymore. At a tour stop last night Wayne got on the mic and told his fans to “stop listening… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 10, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Lil Wayne And His Daughter Revived MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 Last Night

MTV stopped running new episodes of the endlessly hatewatchable reality series My Super Sweet 16 in 2008, but when Lil Wayne’s daughter wants to throw one of the show’s endlessly lavish birthday bashes, MTV is willing to resurrect it. The show was famous for the sight of spoiled rich kids melting down crying because their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 11:15 am

Lil Wayne Suing Birdman & Cash Money For $51M

Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Lil Wayne was considering suing Birdman for $8 million dollars for the delay of his next album, Tha Carter V. Well, the rumors are true, but he’s suing for a hell of a lot more — $51 million, to be precise. TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Lil Wayne Reportedly Suing Birdman For $8M

Lil Wayne shocked the rap world in December by calling himself a “prisoner” on longtime label home Cash Money and saying he wants nothing to do with longtime father figure Bryan “Birdman” Williams, the Cash Money co-founder who continues to delay the release of Wayne’s album The Carter V. Wayne took more shots at Cash… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Dej Loaf – “Blood” (Feat. Young Thug & Birdman) Video

Detroit rapper Dej Loaf has shared a video for her Young Thug and Birdman featuring track “Blood,” which shows up on her Sell Sole mixtape that we named one of the best rap releases of the year. The camera slides around constantly while it follows the three of them standing on top of a building,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Lil Wayne Calls Himself A “Prisoner” On Cash Money, Says Birdman Won’t Release The Carter V

Lil Wayne’s career has been inextricably linked to Cash Money Records and co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, a guy Wayne has always referred to as his “daddy.” Birdman — who used to rap under the name Baby — signed Wayne as a teenager and played a humongous role in making him a star. He’s routinely credited… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Watch Common, Vince Staples, & Jay Electronica Pay Tribute To Mike Brown At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

Last night, BET held its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, broadcasting from Atlanta with Snoop Dogg hosting. As usual, the big news items weren’t the actual awards — nobody really cares who won what — but the performances. In the night’s most dramatic moment, Common, Vince Staples, and Jay Electronica performed a remix of Common’s track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014 - 10:05 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Young Thug, Birdman & Rich Homie Quan Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1

Birdman isn’t the center of attention on the Rich Gang mixtape, but let’s take a moment for Birdman anyway. For someone who, at least according to conventional wisdom, cannot rap, Brian “Baby” Williams sure has verses on a lot of classic songs. “Big Ballin’,” “#1 Stunna,” “Bling Bling,” “Shine,” “Get Your Roll On,” “What Happened… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2014 - 11:56 am

Download Rich Gang Tha Tour Part 1 Mixtape

Rich Gang is weird sort of amorphous rap crew that Cash Money magnate Birdman has been running lately; it’s basically Birdman and whoever happens to be in the room with him at any given moment. Birdman’s about to head out on tour with rising Atlanta weirdos Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, and now they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Meek Mill – “I’m Leanin'” (Feat. Travi$ Scott, Diddy & Birdman) Video

Certain comments-section mainstays may disagree, but I maintain that Dreamchasers 3, the latest burst of frantic rap intensity from Meek Mill, is one of the year’s finest mixtapes. The tape opens with “I’m Leanin’,” on which Meek and recent-vintage Kanye West protege Travi$ Scott go in hard over a furious Cardo beat and both Diddy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Weeknd, Rick Ross Comment On Drake/Common Drama

A late entry to our 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011 list was the developing issue between Common and Drake, which may or may not have been based on general jealousy surrounding Serena Williams, of all people. Common started things out, huffing and puffing at Drake on his song “Sweet,” and each one had made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 9:43 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We didn’t do one of these last week, on account of the holiday and all, which leaves us a whole lot to choose from this week. There were so many good videos from so many different corners of the internet universe this week that every single selection here is pure gold. Also, there was oneMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Birdman – “Y.U. Mad” (Feat. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne) Video

Nicki tries on a Wayne impression — she announces “I am the female Weezy” in the first line of Birdman’s new single, and the attire matches the claim — as she leads off “Y.U. Mad.” Great beat on this one. Check out the video after the jump, featuring the requisite shots of Birdman flossing and… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2011 - 9:41 am