Lil Wayne

Mar
13
Lil Wayne Wants $25 to $35 Million to Do Another Solo Album

Lil Wayne

Retirement is still in Lil Wayne’s future. The Young Money superstar has confirmed that Tha Carter V will be his final solo album.

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Mar
12
Lil Wayne Gets Wacky in ‘Senile’ Video

Lil Wayne

Welcome to the wacky world of Lil Wayne. The rapper went in front of the lens to shoot a crazy video for the Young Money single “Senile” with Nicki Minaj and Tyga in L.A. on Tuesday.

Young Money president Mack Maine shared a couple photos from the strange set. It’s hard to tell exactly what is happening, but the concept is sure to be wild.

Weezy appears to be on a family vacation, sporting a colorful star-print shirt as he poses against a mountain backdrop alongside his adopted family, all decked out in yellow. The mother of the group rests her head on his shoulder, while he puts bunny ears on the girl next to him.

The Young Money compilation, Rise of an Empire, is expected to sell 30-35,000 copies in its first week, according to HITS Daily Double.

Check out another pic of Wayne and his new family below.

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Mar
11
T-Pain on T-Wayne Album: ‘I Think It Will Happen’

Will T-Wayne live again? After forming their duo in 2008, T-Pain and Lil Wayne dropped several collaborations and announced plans for a full album. But following Wayne’s release from jail in 2010, the project was scrapped.

Four years later, T-Pain remains optimistic that T-Wayne will finally see the light of day.

“I’m getting back on my music shit, so I’m pretty sure Wayne will be like, ‘I’m glad you’re back. Let’s make this happen,’” T-Pain told Rap-Up TV. “I think it’ll happen again. I think it will.”

They have a vault full of unreleased songs that still sound current. “We got a lot of songs. I always listen to them. I got them on my iPod,” he added. “We got a lot of shit that we can still drop that’ll sound like it just happened today.”

He feels that now is the right time to release it. “Everything was ahead of its time anyways. It probably wasn’t meant to happen back then,” he explained. “It probably is meant to happen now ’cause the songs were so now. The kind of music that people are dropping now, we was making that so long ago. I guess it was ahead of its time. It wasn’t supposed to happen.”

While they don’t speak often due to their busy schedules, he’s hopeful that he and Weezy will reconnect. “I’m ready to do that again, so I’m pretty sure he’ll get back on track with it.”

Feb
24
New Music: Tyga, Nicki Minaj, & Lil Wayne – ‘Senile’

Senile

YMCMB all-stars Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne show their strength in numbers on “Senile,” the second single off the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire. The trio that brought us “Roger That” unleashes some crazy rhymes over the tinkering beat.

“Can you see now? / When you see a ni**a, don’t be actin’ senile,” raps Tyga.

The song, produced by David D.A. Doman, will appear on the follow-up to 2009′s We Are Young Money, due March 11.

Over the weekend, the tracklisting was revealed featuring appearances from Drake, Lil Twist, Birdman, Christina Milian, Shanell, Chanel West Coast, and more.

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Feb
21
Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Tracklisting Revealed?

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V is still months away, but a tracklisting has hit the net. Engineer Mike B. reportedly held a listening session for the highly-anticipated—and possibly final—album from the Young Money chief.

One of the attendees, a close friend of the engineer, snapped a photo of the purported tracklisting, which he sent to Rap-Up along with some details.

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Feb
21
Video: YG f/ Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill, & Nicki Minaj – ‘My Ni**a (Remix)’

YG and Nicki Minaj

From New York to Compton, YG rounds up some hip-hop heavyweights for the all-star remix video to his platinum hit “My N**a” aka “My Hitta.”

Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill, and Nicki Minaj all make appearances in the black-and-white clip, which was directed by Motion Family in L.A.

The Compton MC puts on for his hometown and Nicki reps for the bossy bitches as she raps alongside the boys.

YG’s debut My Krazy Life drops March 18 featuring Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

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Feb
15
Album Cover: Young Money – ‘Rise of an Empire’

Rise of an Empire

Young Money extends its reign with its second compilation Rise of an Empire. In advance of the March 11 release date, the cover art has hit the net. The ominous red artwork shows a moon and clouds with a castle in the distance.

The follow-up to 2009′s We Are Young Money features the single “We Alright” with Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Euro, as well as “Senile” with Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne.

Drake’s “Trophies” and Nicki Minaj’s “Lookin Ass Ni**a” are also expected to make the cut, along with contributions from Christina Milian, Lil Twist, and Shanell.

“There’s nothing like it when the whole family gets together in the studio,” said Wayne. “YMCMB is stronger than ever, and everybody was truly on fire. We’re all blessed to be a part of this incredible Empire as it continues to thrive. I can’t wait for what’s next. Keep watching.”

[HHNM via Amazon]