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Did Young Thug & Birdman Actually Plot to Kill Lil Wayne?

Legal documents are boring. That is just about the only reason I can think of for why more people aren't talking about the latest developments in the ongoing saga of Young Thug/Birdman v. Lil Wayne. In case you... Read More
Posted one week ago

EXCLUSIVE: Read Full Indictment Alleging Birdman & Young Thug Involved in Lil Wayne Shooting

Last evening, WSB-TV in Atlanta was the first outlet to break the news that an indictment resulting from the April 26 shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus alleges that Young Thug (Jeffery Lamar Williams)... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Best & Worst Rap Lines From Lil Wayne’s “Free Weezy”

You can debate Lil Wayne’s place in rap history, you can argue over his influence and power and you can use each release as evidence for your argument for or against him. Go ahead, write that think piece. Me?... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago

Weezy’s Free & Less Important Than Ever

[Art via Fernando Travis] Dedicated To: Grandma Lucas, whose introduction to Lil Wayne was his Katie Couric interview in 2009. Since then, in her best Wayne impression, she will say, “I’m A Gangster, Miss... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago

I Feel Like Dying: Lil Wayne & The Art of Self-Destruction

He called himself a Martian and I believed him. His appearance wasn’t what the movies prophesied, his complexion wasn’t slimy green but an African black covered completely in tattoos. Instead of an... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

A Very Serious Lyrical Analysis of Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait 2”

There is no doubt in my mind that Lil Wayne belongs in the American literary canon, tucked in tight between (don't forget the) F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Mr. Carter is nowhere near the best lyricist, but he... Read More
Posted 6 months ago

One Song to Prove Lil Wayne is a Dope Rapper

About two weeks ago, thanks to a reader suggestion, we did a piece called, One Song To Prove Kanye Can Rap and it blew the fuck up. Partly because Kanye is the King of the Pageviews and partly because the task at... Read More
Posted 10 months ago

Once Lost, a Lil Wayne Fan Finds His Faith in “Carter V”

Lil Wayne can keep his Carter V. That was my immediate reaction when Wayne's final album was announced. Somewhere between making a clothing brand for Macy’s clearance rack and skateboarding with... Read More
Posted 10 months ago

Drake vs. Lil Wayne, an Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Drake and Lil Wayne are currently on their aptly-named Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, and while the general hip-hop populace might not view the tour as a historical moment (because, you know, this and this and this and... Read More
Posted 11 months ago

How Do You Feel Lil Wayne & Drake’s (Pretty Weak Sauce) “Grindin”?

Man, thanks a lot, Weezy. Why do you have to drop a new single on a Friday afternoon and give me more work to do right now? It's like that teacher who gives you a pop quiz right before the weekend; just let me... Read More
Posted 11 months ago

Is Lil Wayne’s “Krazy” Dope, or Am I on Crazy Pills?

With some exceptions, most notably on "No Ceilings", it's been a steady decline for Lil Wayne since the "Carter III" days. There was a time when "is Wayne the best rapper alive?" was a serious question, but his name... Read More
Posted one year ago

That One Time Chance The Rapper Made A Love Song For Weezy

It’s been a hell of a summer for Chance The Rapper; A breakout tape, a spot at Lollapolooza, and now, a song with Lil Wayne. Regardless of how you feel about Weezy, being a feature on one of his songs is a sign you have... Read More
Posted one year ago

Rap Lines That Make No Fu**king Sense: The Lil Wayne “Dedication 5” Edition

At this point I'm convinced that Lil Wayne is only releasing mixtapes to give me "Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense" material. Well, in that case, thank you Weezy, I hear "Dedication 5" loud and clear. I'm on it.... Read More
Posted one year ago

Weezy’s “John” Debuts Atop our Rap Lineup

New York, N.Y. -- Lil Wayne's latest single selection, the Rick Ross-assisted "John," makes a big impression this week, unseating former front-runner Game in first. "Red Nation" hangs on at #2. New features debut from Snoop,... Read More
Posted 4 years ago

The Mad Violinist & Matt Barrett Drop “Steady Mobbin” Acoustic Freestyle [Exclusive Video]

Atlanta, Ga. -- In a brand new, Booth-exclusive video, Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd and guitarist Matt Barrett team up for an improvised acoustic freestyle to the tune of Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane's "Steady Mobbin," a... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

The Grammys are Coming! A Preview of the 2010 Awards

This Sunday night the music industry's annual self-indulgent orgy, the Grammy Wards, will flood the televisions and minds of music lovers worldwide. In preparation for music's biggest night of the year, and... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Young Money’s “America’s Most Wanted” Tour Rocks Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheater [Exclusive]

Milwaukee, WI -- Though Sept. 1 marked the beginning of the school year for most Milwaukee natives, the season's last hurrah occurred a day later—on the evening of Wednesday, the 2nd, locals looking to end the summer on a... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Busta Rhymes Unveils Star-Studded Trailer For New Music Video ‘Respect My Conglomerate’

New York, NY -- Busta Rhymes has unveiled the trailer for his latest music video, "Respect My Conglomerate." Directed by Chris Robinson, the video will feature performances by the single version's featured artists, Jadakiss... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Playaz Circle Talk “Planes, Chains & Lil Wayne” with DJ Smallz [Video]

Atlanta, GA -- In a new interview, Tity Boi of Playaz Circle sits down with Southern Smoke TV's DJ Smallz to discuss his signature chains, his work with Lil Wayne on "Duffel Bag Boy," and his group's forthcoming album.... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Lil Wayne Releases Video For “Prom Queen” Single

New York, NY -- In late January, hip-hop megastar Lil Wayne dropped "Prom Queen," the lead single off his forthcoming rock album, Rebirth. Now, the cut has received a video accompaniment, co-directed by Dave Meyers and Weezy... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

o8o of T!Katz Rhymes over Weezy’s “Yes” [Free Download]

Atlanta, GA -- Lil Wayne's recently-released "Yes," which won acclaim from DJBooth regulars on the strength of Pharrell WIlliams' grimy production, has received the freestyle treatment courtesy of T!Katz emcee o8o. The... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Lil Wayne Says “I Am Music,” Then Backs Up Claim on Concert Tour [Exclusive Coverage]

This election season, Barack Obama was anointed as the candidate who could bring our country together; starting in January of the new year, we’ll all get a chance to see if in fact he is capable of achieving the lofty goals... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Lil Wayne Searching For Next Miss Carter and Next Single

New York, NY -- Lil' Wayne is looking to his listeners to decide which Carter III cut to release as his next single. Using the widget above, fans can listen to "Comfortable," and "Mrs. Officer," and take their pick. Ladies... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Lil Wayne & Bobby V “Mrs. Officer” Video Shoot - Exclusive Photos

Miami, FL-- Lil Wayne and Bobby V teamed up in Miami to shoot the video for their smash single, "Mrs. Officer," directed by Gil Green. The video was shot at the Miami Sea Aquarium on Biscayne Bay with a police officer theme.... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Cash Money Reveals First Look at Kevin Rudolf, New Video “Let It Rock”

New York, NY -- Guitarist Kevin Rudolf, signed to Cash Money Records has debuted his first video, "Let It Rock," available here. The song, currently at #45 on the Hot 100, features none other than label mate, Lil' Wayne.... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Lil’ Wayne Sells Over “A Milli-ion” Copies of “Tha Carter III”

New York, NY -- Cash Money/Universal Motown Records multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne expands his dynasty with Tha Carter III. The new CD is the biggest release by far for 2008, selling over 1 Million copies its first... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Weezy Chops It Up on “Carter III” Promo Tour [Exclusive Coverage]

By Brian “Z” Zisook Chicago -- In health classes across America teachers are hard at work warning their students about the dangers of drugs. With stern looks they tell their young pupils all about the effects of... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Lil’ Wayne’s “Carter III” Track Listing Released

New York, NY -- Lil' Wayne will release his highly-anticipated "Carter III" on June 10. Below is a tracklisting: 01. 3 Peat (Produced By Masetro) 02. Mr. Carter (Featuring Jay-Z) (Produced By Infamous) 03. A Milli (Produced... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop” Makes Radio History

New York, NY -- Cash Money/Universal Motown Records multi-platinum artist Lil Wayne is once again taking control of the airwaves and breaking records in both with “Lollipop,” the first single from his highly anticipated... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Cash Money Superstar Lil’ Wayne Serving up Something New for the Taste Buds

New York, NY -- Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Lil Wayne is gearing up to release his highly anticipated album Tha Carter III, the final in the trilogy, on May 13th. Tha Carter III is Lil Wayne's... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Jae Millz Newest Member of Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment

Newark, NJ -- It seems that Lil' Wayne is ready to expand his Young Money Entertainment roster nationwide, from New Orleans to New York City. At a packed-house concert at the Newark Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 24,... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Hot Boys to Reunite in New Orleans During NBA All-Star Weekend

New Orleans, LA -- Before the NBA's finest hit the New Orleans Arena hardwood at this year's annual All-Star Game, another breed of New Orleans' all-stars are reuniting for the first time in over seven years. On the wee... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Nelly Furtado, Lil’ Wayne, Common, T-Pain and others Added to VMA Performers

New York, NY -- The party just got bigger and louder at the “2007 MTV Music Video Awards” as Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Daniel Merriweather and Lil’ Wayne joined the already explosive... Read More
Posted about 8 years ago

Lil’ Wayne Signs Lucrative “Branded Liquor” Deal

Cash Money Records superstar Lil' Wayne, a.k.a. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. signed the speculated multi-million dollar deal with Straight Up Brands, Inc. Straight Up is one of the many "luxury line" companies to which Lil'... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Lil’ Wayne Garners 3 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

NEW YORK, NY -- Cash Money superstar Lil Wayne pulled down three nominations for the First Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, to be taped in Atlanta, GA on November 12, and air on November 15. The first ever hip-hop awards presented... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Juelz Santana & Lil’ Wayne Material Leaks, Official Mixtape Coming Soon

Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne are a little upset that songs from their mixtape "I Can't Feel My Face" leaked but Santana said they are still going to put the official mixtape out in less than two weeks. "There's a couple of... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Lil’ Wayne Still Rolling as Visionary Force behind “Shooter”

NEW YORK, NY -- Never let it be said that Cash Money hip hop superstar Lil Wayne doesn't know how to keep it coming. Still basking in the platinum-plus success of his '05 masterpiece Tha Carter II, and fresh off a 2006 VMA... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Busy Lil’ Wayne Says ‘I Am The Kobe Bryant Of Hip-Hop’

MTV NEWS --- Lil' Wayne says it's official: He, too, has signed on for a summer tour with Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Dem Franchize Boyz and Juelz Santana. Gutter hip-hop meets R&B and snap music. "August 3rd, I think, it starts,"... Read More
Posted 9 years ago