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Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

When you don’t have to listen to terrestrial radio, it can be hard to get excited about it, especially if you don’t live in a big city. Charlottesville, the small Southern college town where I’ve been living for about four years now, isn’t exactly a radio hotbed. There’s one freeform community radio station that canMore »

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is regrettable, as you already kno-ow. But occasionally the monolithic promotional machine gets it right, and we end up seeing Tori Kelly’s name and face all over the place. Victoria Lore… More »

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Apple Blocks Tidal From Streaming Drake’s Lil’ Weezyana Performance

Last night, on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne held his first annual Lil' Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. As MissInfo points out,…
Peter Helman | 11:38 am
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Curren$y – “Bottom Of The Bottle” (Feat. Lil Wayne & August Alsina)

Curren$y has already released one LP this year, Pilot Talk III, and now he's getting ready to drop another. The first single from the upcoming…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth – “Nothing But Trouble” Video

A couple of months ago, Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth shared "Nothing But Trouble," a song from the soundtrack to the drum machine documentary 808
Peter Helman | August 24, 2015 - 7:38 pm
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Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island’s Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justi…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am

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
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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
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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, Birdma…
Peter Helman | July 15, 2015 - 11:28 pm
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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
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Lil Wayne – “Street Chains”

Lil Wayne split with Cash Money Records a while ago, and he released his Free Weezy Album last week on the Fourth of July a…
Peter Helman | July 12, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Lil Wayne Announces Lil Weezyana Fest Featuring Hot Boys Reunion

Lil Wayne just announced his Lil Weezyana Fest, which will hit New Orleans’ Champions Square on 8/28. And, as the Times-Picayune reports, the first confirmed…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2015 - 9:06 pm
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Stream Lil Wayne FWA (Free Weezy Album)

As promised, Lil Wayne has released FWA, formerly known as The Free Weezy Album, on the 4th of July. Leading off with previously released single…
Peter Helman | July 4, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth – “Nothing But Trouble”

Lil Wayne is apparently planning to unleash his Free Weezy Album upon the world over the holiday weekend, but his latest song doesn't appear to…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 1:03 pm
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Stream Tyga The King Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga has decided to go the surprise-album route for The King Album: 18th Dynasty. He has also decided to go the Donda route, enlisting Kanye…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm
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Lil Wayne Nixes Minneapolis Show When Entourage Refuses Pat-Down

Lil Wayne’s recent club tour has been an eventful one. His tour bus was shot at, his security knocked a fan out, and he snapped
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2015 - 9:09 am
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Lil Wayne Promises Free Weezy Album On Independence Day

Lil Wayne recently fell out with Cash Money Records, his longtime label, and it seems increasingly unlikely that his apparently-finished album Tha Carter V will…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2015 - 8:50 am
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Lil Wayne – “Glory”

Lil Wayne sounds like his old stream-of-consciousness savant self on "Glory," the new single he released today as a Tidal exclusive. Are the rhymes here…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2015 - 2:04 pm
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Watch Lil Wayne Try To Fight The Referee At Charity Basketball Game

Lil Wayne's name has been attached to a fair number of headlines lately, for better or worse. Weezy and Young Thug have been enmeshed i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2015 - 5:08 pm
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Young Thug’s Tour Manager Arrested For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

2015’s strangest and most high-profile rap feud just got scary. Lately, Young Thug and Lil Wayne have been beefing with each other over Cash Money…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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