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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

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 as a Tidal exclusive. Now he’s shared another bonus track to the album via Tidal, and you can stream that below. More »

By: 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 artist on the lineup is Weezy’s late ’90s supergroup the Hot Boys, also featuring Juvenile, Turk, and Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh filling in for fourth member B.G., who wa… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 7, 2015 - 9:06 pm

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 “Glory,” the record also features Jeezy, Cory Gunz, Euro, and Wiz Khalifa, and a whole bunch of people contribute production. After falling out with Cash Money Records, Weezy is releasing… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 11:40 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 10:01 am

Lil Wayne – “Nothing But Trouble” (Feat. Charlie Puth)

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 have anything to do with that. Instead, “Nothing But Trouble” will appear on the soundtrack of 808, the new documentary about the iconic 808 drum machine. The song would count… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 1:03 pm

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 and Mike Dean as his executive producers. The artwork is done by Donda creatives, and while it’s no Pinkprint masterpiece, you can see the clear link to something like the… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

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 on his DJ. And now Fox reports that he refused to go onstage at a Minneapolis show on Sunday night because people in his entourage didn’t want to be searched. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 9:09 am

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 ever see release. Instead, Wayne has spent the past few months touring clubs and working on a new LP called The Free Weezy Album. Wayne’s whole record-label situation remains unclear,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2015 - 8:50 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Classic Rap Radio Is The Best Shit Ever

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 2:02 pm

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 Da Drought 3 quality? No, but the flow will transport you back to those days and make you optimistic about the future of the former Best Rapper Alive. Listen at… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2015 - 2:04 pm

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 in what Tom calls this year’s “strangest and most high-profile rap feud,” and just last week that somewhat-muted hostility got a lot more attention than it ever should have, after Young… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 5:08 pm

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 affiliations and over Thug’s decision to name his album Carter 6. But now it looks as though things could’ve turned violent. Last month, Wayne’s tour bus was shot at i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Young Thug Says His Next Mixtape Will Be Called Carter V

Lately, Young Thug and Lil Wayne have been at odds over album titles. Late last year, Wayne went public with the claim that he was a “prisoner” on Cash Money Records and that his longtime label was refusing to release his album Tha Carter V. So Wayne was pissed off when Young Thug, his stylistic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm

The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we learned of its release. But a tracklist just hit the internet, and it’s pretty fascinating. We’ve heard a few of the tracks that’ll be on it: “Lord Pretty Flacko JodyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Lil Wayne – “Selsun Blue” Video

“Selsun Blue” was released on Lil Wayne’s latest mixtape, Sorry For The Wait 2, which dropped way back in January and features a grand total of 17 tracks. Last night, Wayne debuted a video that perfectly mirrors all of the skate allusions to be found on “Selsun Blue.” As it turns out, Wayne is actually… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 6, 2015 - 9:58 am
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