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Hear Little Wings Cover Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen, & More For Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard's awesome Lagniappe Sessions feature gives artists the chance to record original, off-kilter covers. The latest batch is from Kyle Field, the man behind Little Wings. He tackles some huge names: Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, and Billy Idol. The diverse assortment of artists Field chose should be enough to draw you in,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Shot At In Atlanta

TMZ reports that one of Lil Wayne's two tour buses was shot at around 3:30AM on Sunday morning after leaving a performance in Atlanta. Wayne and Young Money associates Lil Twist and Hood were reportedly on the buses, but it's unclear if they were on the one that was fired upon. Police say that no… More »

By: James Rettig / April 26, 2015 - 10:10 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols

Well, it happened. Tha Carter VI came out before Tha Carter V. Young Thug's take on Lil Wayne's legacy is on iTunes and Spotify right now, while Lil Wayne's take on Lil Wayne's legacy will probably be welded shut in the Cash Money vault for the rest of eternity. There are crucial caveats, of course. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2015 - 10:40 am

Lil Wayne – “Hollyweezy” Video

After hopping on a remix of Dej Loaf's "Me U & Hennessey," Lil Wayne also decided to drop the video for "Hollyweezy" today. Wayne's rapping fierce and fast in the video, contrasting his hometown Hollygrove, Louisiana with the glamour and sleaze of Hollywood. Watch the clip below. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Dej Loaf – “Me U & Hennessy (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

The Detroit sing-rapper Dej Loaf blew up last year on the strength of the murder-threat anthem "Try Me," so it was a bit of a surprise to hear her come with the heartfelt sex ballad "Me U & Hennessy" on last year's great Sell Sole mixtape. Last week, she came out with a video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 9:59 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it's been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Kendrick Lamar Promises Tour, Praises Earl Sweatshirt & Lil Wayne In Twitter Q&A

Kendrick Lamar took to his rarely used Twitter account for an impromptu short Q&A earlier this evening. He didn't answer that many questions, but he did promise that he's arranging a tour, named his favorite artist, paid his respects to Lil Wayne, and a bit more. Read all of his responses below. More »

By: James Rettig / April 15, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Young Thug Wants To Fight Lil Wayne Over His Mixtape Title

This story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Former Birdman protege Lil Wayne is right now embroiled in a bitter dispute with Cash Money Records, and his album Tha Carter V remains stuck on the shelf as a result. Meanwhile, current Birdman protege Young Thug, an artist with a deep and obvious Lil Wayne influence, ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2015 - 12:55 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 Has His Security Knock Out A Disgruntled Fan

Lil Wayne's been on tour lately to promote his upcoming mixtape The Free Weezy Album, and it's been... eventful. We already posted footage of him freaking out on his DJ one night. Now he's apparently freaking out on the crowd, too. On Saturday night, Wayne played a show at the Fort Lauderdale venue Revolution Live. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015 - 9:15 am

Lil Wayne – “CoCo” Video

Our last-ever Mixtape Of The Week column, before we switched over to the Week In Rap, was dedicated to Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2. Given that Wayne had a huge hand in making the mixtape landscape what it is, that's appropriate. The tape opened with Wayne's version of O.T. Genasis' pounding street hit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Young Thug Is Calling His Next Project Carter 6

Right now, Lil Wayne is locked in a bitter legal struggle with Cash Money Records, his label, over the fate of his shelved album Tha Carter V. He's already made and released four Tha Carter albums for Cash Money, and they've all been enormous successes, so you can see where he'd be pissed. Meanwhile, recent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch Lil Wayne Throw His Mic, Confront DJ For Playing The Wrong Version Of “CoCo”

Look, when you're a DJ for a hip-hop legend like Lil Wayne, you literally have one job. Your job is to play the right backing tracks for Wayne to deliver his raps over. That's it. Sure, there's a certain amount of artistry in keeping your shit organized and rolling with the punches if Wayne switche… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Police Respond To Call About Shooting Outside Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach Home

CBS reports that Miami police responded to a call about a shooting outside Lil Wayne's mansion on Miami Beach's La Gorce Island. Someone called the police and reported that four people had been shot outside the home. According to police, they've found no evidence of a shooting outside the home, though they haven't yet bee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Lil Wayne Preps The Free Weezy Album, Learns What “On Fleek” Means

Last Friday, not long after Drake released his sudden surprise "mixtape" If You're Reading This It's Too Late, rumors circulated that Drake's mentor Lil Wayne would release his own new surprise album The Free Weezy Album by the end of the day. That never happened, but Wayne now says that the album is on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 10:29 am

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

Drake Drops Surprise Mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake has released a surprise mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. It contains 17 tracks and has features from Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Earlier today, Drake shared a short film called Jungle. Missinfo points out that this is probably the mixtape that Toronto Raptors player DeMar DeRozan accidentally mentioned last year. More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm

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

Mixtape Of The Week: Lil Wayne Sorry 4 The Wait 2

We have to talk about historical perspective when we're talking about mixtapes, and we have Lil Wayne to thank and to blame for that. Lil Wayne wasn't the only one releasing great mixtapes during his mid-'00s monster run, and he wasn't even the only one who was releasing mixtapes that were arguably better than hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Lil Wayne & Migos – “Amazing Amy”

Just because Tha Carter V is stuck in limbo doesn't mean that Lil Wayne can't release some side tracks on his own. He just put out his apology mixtape Sorry 4 The Wait 2, and here's some more new Weezy: a collaboration with Atlanta trio Migos. It's called "Amazing Amy" -- a Gone Girl reference! More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 9:11 am
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