Lil Wayne went on record earlier this year saying he was becoming bored with rap. In fact, Wayne said after Tha Carter V he would retire from rap for good. Now, in a new interview with MTV, Wayne reveals he has plenty more music on the way (or at least in the works).
Chatting with RapFix live, Lil Wayne and Birdman confirmed that they are indeed working together on a new Big Tymers release. Surprisingly, Mannie Fresh will not be part of the release, but YMCMB heartthrob Drake will. No explanation was offered for Mannie’s departure, but the duo did say that they have yet to record any verses for the release. Click here to view the interview.
OS Member Fat Trel has become the first emcee brave enough to release a freestyle over Lil Wayne‘s “Wowzers” beat.
You may recall “Wowzers” from Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being Part II, but what you didn’t know is that someone could ride it as well as Fat Trel has with this release. Wayne might have offered up a solid track with the original, but Trel goes in deep on these bars and really showcases hispotential for true greatness. He has found plenty of success reaching fans here on OurStage, so we’re not surprised to see him shine now. Click here to stream (and download) “Wowzers.”
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Young Money mastermind Lil Wayne found again himself in the hospital yesterday with reports of yet another seizure.
TMZ broke the news – and for the record they are the same publication that not long ago reported that Lil Wayne was on his death bed – that the rapper was taken to L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital late Tuesday night after suffering a single seizure. Doctors examined Wayne, but ultimately released him early Wednesday morning. The rapper later tweeted, “I’m fine. Thank u.”
Wayne suffered a series of seizures in mid-March, but has since been presumed to be in better health. It has long been believed that Wayne’s addiction to codeine syrup is one of the causes of his seizures, but whether or not that was a factor in this situation cannot be confirmed.
In the years since she first graced the charts, Nicki Minaj has transformed from a streetwise lyricist into an all-out pop diva (who only sings part of the time). Her latest single and video, “High School,” looks to help maintain her reign on the charts, and something tells us it will probably work.
You never really know what to expect when a new Nicki Minaj arrives. Her singles catalog ranges from heartfelt ballads to bombastic rap anthems flooded with her multiple rapping personalities and glitchy studio effects, “High School” falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a soft track, intended to convey feelings of forlorn love, but the verses keep prove Nicki and guest vocalist Lil Wayne have kept their rhyme game tight since the last we heard from them. This middle of the road approach should help Nicki appeal to all side of her fan base, which in turn could propel “High School” toward the top of Billboard. Listen and decide for yourself, after the jump. Continue reading ‘Nicki Minaj Recruits Lil Wayne For Her “High School” Music Video’
Consider the first day of Spring was just around a week ago, it should come as no surprise that Summer tour announcements are already becoming a huge topic of discussion. Lil Wayne revealed his plans to take I Am Not A Human Being Part 2 on the road this Summer earlier today, and we have all the details you need.
Kicking off July 9 in Alabama, Lil Wayne’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tour will find the Young Money CEO criss-crossing the United States with support from T.I. and Future. The run last until September first and will feature 40 stops along the way. You can view the full routing below.
Atlanta king T.I. took his energetic live performance to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and this morning OurStage has footage for those of you too busy (or tired) to catch the show.
Hitting Jimmy’s new Sony-sponsored stage last night, T.I. performed his Trouble Man single “Hello,” as well as the energetic cut “Ball.” Both performances were as energetic and exciting as televised sets from people not playing instruments can be, and T.I. never missed a line. You can view videos of both songs below. Continue reading ‘T.I. Performs “Hello” & “Ball” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’’
Just days after TMZ sent fear into the hearts of fans around the world with talk of his potentially impending death, Rolling Stone is reporting rapper Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital.
To recap for those unaware, Lil Wayne initially suffered multiple seizures on the set of a music video last Tuesday and was hospitalized until the following morning. Soon after his release, he was found collapsed on the floor soon after and was quickly rushed to the ER. No cause for the occurrences has been revealed, but it is rumored the incidents may have resulted from Wayne’s ongoing addiction to codeine cough syrup. Continue reading ‘Lil Wayne Released From Hospital’
Young Money CEO Lil Wayne has been straying further and further from the world of music in recent years, and now the New Orleans born rapper is taking his vocal talents to the world of animation with not one, but two upcoming roles in major motion pictures.
Miss Info is reporting that Weezy has officially joined the cast of an upcoming Pixar film entitled, The Good Dinosaur, which is being helmed by Up directors Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn. The feature follows a boy and his pet brontosaurus and is currently scheduled for a May 30, 2014 release. You can view the first image from the film below:
In other Lil Wayne film news, IMDB has revealed that he will also be lending his voice to the upcoming 2013 film, Smurfs 2. You can view the trailer for that feature below:
If you’re under thirty and a fan of hip hop it’s probably hard to remember a time when Lil Wayne was not present in the music industry. Diehard followers will recall the rapper’s rise from a child with a dream, to a teen on MTV, to a young man no one could stop, and news from a new interview seems to say we’ll soon see that man hang up his crown atop the rap game.
Speaking with MTV recently, Wayne sent shivers through his fanbase worldwide with the following quote:
“I know y’all want me around for a little bit, and Carter V is my last album. Man, I’ve been rapping since I was 8 years old. I’m 30 now, man. That’s a long time, man.”
While the idea of Wayne’s departure will likely hit many as a shock, it’s been clear from a critical standpoint that his artistic desires have journeyed away from the game in recent years. September’s Dedication 4 was hailed as a return-to-form for Wayne, but I dare you to find anyone still blasting it on the regular two months later. The fire has begun to fade and Wayne recognizes this. He even hinted at this in the same interview, stating:
“I signed my contract at 11, I went platinum at 14. I’m 30 now. Thank God I haven’t put out an album that hasn’t went platinum. To just keep it going like that, I think not only am I being greedy, I’m fooling myself to think that it will continue to be that great.”
As it stands, Wayne is set to release I Am Not A Human Being Part 2 on February 18. Carter V does not currently have a release date, but it wouldn’t surprise us if the record hit shelves before this time next year. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see if Wayne sticks to his retirement plans. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.
YMCMB mastermind Lil Wayne has been relatively quiet on the news front since the release of his Dedication 4 mixtape. From what we’ve gathered, Wayne has been working in the studio and fighting off court cases in his free time, but this morning he’s back to the grind with the premiere of his official video for, “No Worries.” This single serves as the lead promotional push for Wayne’s forthcoming 2013 album, I Am Not A Human Being Part 2, and the visuals offer a fun throwback to the film Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. You can view the “No Worries” video below: