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Lil Wayne Releasing 'Tha Carter V' Would Be a Step Backwards

Now that the rap icon is allegedly free from Cash Money, seeing him start a new chapter would be more fulfilling than revisiting an outdated series.
Lawrence Burney
6.7.18
Noisey News

Gucci Mane Offers $1 Million for a Rich Homie Quan / Young Thug Reunion

Thugger refused. I, however, will lend Guwop my fake Gucci cigarette case for a day if he PayPals me $400.
Alex Robert Ross
3.27.18
Noisey News

T-Pain Allegedly Never Got Paid for Some of His Classic Lil Wayne Features

He's suing Cash Money Records for more than $500,000 in unpaid royalties for his production.
Phil Witmer
11.2.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

"Bling Bling" Was Just the Best Thing Ever

The song isn't just Lil Wayne's breakout moment; it's also a foundational part of rap itself.
Kyle Kramer
9.17.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Let This Lil Wayne Attitude Direct Your Saturday

Today's song is "Young Playa" off 'Tha Block Is Hot.'
Kyle Kramer
7.29.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Eight Years Ago, Lil Wayne Predicted a Future with Drake on Every Hook

In the wake of Drake's Lil Wayne tattoo, let's take a moment to look at an earlier passing of the torch.
Kyle Kramer
7.25.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Let's Pop Bottles with 2007 Radio Lil Wayne

Plus, let's talk about Jadakiss's cameo as the coach of Lil Wayne’s championship-winning basketball team.
Kyle Kramer
7.10.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

This Is Why You Should Be Flipping Out Over Lil Wayne's "Magnolia" Freestyle

Incredible rapping? Shots at Birdman? A moment of glory for Pierre Bourne? Here's a brief history of the 'Nolia.
Kyle Kramer
7.5.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Celebration of Lil Wayne's "Way of Life" and His Way of Life

It was the era of peak Nelly and post-Juvenile Cash Money, but Lil Wayne was reeling less than you might think.
Kyle Kramer
6.8.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne Ad Lib

This right here is music, baby. This is music. Mannie Fresh at his best. Please believe it. Believe it, please.
Kyle Kramer
6.7.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

It's the Perfect Sunday Night to Listen to Big Tymers' "Sunday Night"

The problem with rap now is that there's not enough bragging about all the stuff in the back seats of rappers' cars.
Kyle Kramer
6.4.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Here's a Perfect Lil Wayne Song to Play at Your Barbecues

What says "I'm about to grill for 8 hours with my shirt off" better than the duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh synths on "Shine"?
Kyle Kramer
5.29.17
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