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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 “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

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
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