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Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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 »

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 »

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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…
Caitlin White | July 28, 2015 - 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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2015 - 10:45 am

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,…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
James Rettig | December 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2011 - 3:36 pm