It seemed Lil Wayne's big legal problems were over when he got out of the clink late last year, but the federal government still has beef with President Carter. The rapper owes about $5.6 million to the Internal Revenue Service, and a lien in that amount was filed against his Miami mansion in Mia ... More >>
Part-time Miami resident Lil Wayne didn't exactly get the warmest homecoming when he flew into Opa-Locka Airport earlier this week. According to MTV, the rapper was detained by Drug Enforcement Agency agents as his plane was searched.
Lil' Wayne may be the rap world's biggest bandwagon fan (how is a guy who grew up in New Orleans and spends his downtime in Miami Beach such a Packers fan anyway?), but apparently he's now back on good terms with the Heat. All it took was a nod from King James himself.
Photo by DJ Scoob Doo via weezythanxyou.comLil Wayne's hitting the highways with Nicky Minaj and Rick Ross.Ever since he made the break from Rikers back in November, we've been so hyped about Lil Wayne's inevitable trip across these United States that we could barely sleep. Or shit. Our goggles ... More >>
It wasn't that long ago when you could spot Lil Wayne sitting front row at AAA rooting on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (one instance of which was immortalized in cake format), but apparently Wayne is a Heat fan no more. No, he's not pissed about "The Decision" like everyone else, he's just irke ... More >>
The 305 in 2010 was so awesome that our heads totally exploded!The swamps and warehouse squats, Carol City and Coco's Nightclub, South Beach and the megaclubs -- our city's music scene is the product of so many split-up, spliced, and remixed sources that any attempted overview of its output will ... More >>
Men looking to keep warm over the holidays with some quality tail they picked up on South Beach know their car game better be on point. Ho, ho, hoes only ride in those luxury import sleds. Women, well their trunk can be junky as long as they have junk in the preferred trunk. Take Lil Wayne's most ... More >>
Lil WayneI Am Not a Human Being (Young Money/Cash Money)Lil Wayne will never stop repping his hometown of New Orleans -- just count the references to area code 504 or neighborhood Holly Grove in any given handful of tracks. But he seems proud to call Miami his second home. After all, it was here t ... More >>
It's not like you needed an announcement. But still ... Weezy F. Baby is free! After his eight-month stint on the big island, Mr. Dwayne Carter is now on another island -- a better, much prettier island called Miami Beach, where he claims residence and rules over the entire Cash Money Young Mo ... More >>
via weezythanxyou.comBehind every good chart-topping song is a good producer, usually -- but behind all that, and often sticking longer-term with the artist him- or herself, is a good engineer. In honor of today, the Biggest Day In Hip-Hop History of 2010, the day Lil Wayne finally goes free, C ... More >>
Still shaken by the brutality and disappointment of election day, America now looks forward to only one thing ... Lil Wayne's release from Riker's Island! The time has come, Young Moneyians. Within hours, Weezy (AKA Dwayne Michael Carter) will be a free man, escaping the chains of the state prison ... More >>
¡Mayday! has been gearing up for the release of its latest album Stuck On An Island for the past year or so. According to the group, the album is an ode to making music in Miami and feeling separated from the rest of the music scene. Originally slated for a fitting May 2010 release, Stuck On A ... More >>
With only a little more than a month until Lil Wayne gets released from Rikers Island, the Weezy buzz continues to build. Of course, it helps that while incarcerated, the reigning rap king has released more music than many of his free-man counterparts. The latest entry in the Wayne canon is I am ... More >>
Jonathan Mannion / Cash Money RecordsLil Wayne celebrated his 28th birthday yesterday at New York City's Rikers Island. And even though he's currently locked up (due back in a month or so), he and his Cash Money Records crew also used his birthday to release the digital version of Weezy's new alb ... More >>
Tod Seelie via bigfreedia.comAside from being an unfunny overplayed joke, the term "no homo," as used by Lil Wayne, is hip-hop's admission of homophobia. When Lil Wayne says Tevin Campbell, No Homo, Black Rambo in "Feel Me," he really needs us to know he is not gay. He mans it up a little more by ... More >>
With Lil Wayne's street date -- November 5, bitches! -- only 41 days away, the world better start preparing for a monsoon deluge of strange and skeezy spitting over spacey creep beats. Now, we've already been warned about Mr. Carter's plans to make it rain with I Am Not a Human Being, Tha Carter ... More >>
photo via Fox FuseBefore Lil Wayne went away, as they say, he was the omnipresent rapper. Lil Wayne was on everything, to the point that when our sister paper the OC Weekly ran this (what seemed obviously) satirical story saying he would collaborate on a High School Musical soundtrack, peopl ... More >>
Voila, the magic of editing! Just as Weezy was going away to prison, Gucci Mane was preparing to be set free. Yet somehow the rappers with overlapping sentences have managed to (finally) release a new video for their collabo track "Steady Mobbin." Yes, the song's already dominated the summer airw ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via volliem on FlickrFree Weezy!What, you thought a little thing like jail would slow down Lil Wayne? Weezy's now pretty much the Most Famous Nonviolent Criminal in Rikers Island, and a little time in the pen can't keep seemingly everyone's favorite rapper down. Voila, his latest relea ... More >>
LIL WAYNE ROCKIN OUT WITH MAYDAY 2 from DERICK G on Vimeo.As we mentioned this past Friday in our weekly 305 Live local hip-hop news column, Lil Wayne may be physically behind bars, but still, he's everywhere. This past Memorial Day Weekend may as well have been Weezy Weekend, as a barrage of new vi ... More >>
Now you did it again, Lil Wayne. We're sitting here reading an incarcerated rapper's blog and getting all misty eyed with his message to the mothers of the world -- several of whom happen to be the mothers of Weezy's own children.On Friday, he posted "Letter #02: A Mother's Worth" to WeezyThanxYo ... More >>
For the most part, the now-incarcerated Lil Wayne is a rapper by trade. But now that he's behind bars, as we recently pointed out, he now has become a blogger using a computer terminal that probably would not allow him to stream "Lollipop."The latest item up for perusal over at WeezyThanxYou.com, ... More >>
Music news didn't entirely dry up when Lil Wayne went to prison, and by the way, we have this great beat that we've been messing with in Garage Band that sounds a lot like crickets chirping. Fortunately, Weezy has enough people on the outside working for him that WeezyThanxYou.com could become a ... More >>
As America's gamblers scramble to piece together their NCAA brackets this week, we're realizing another tragic aspect of Lil Wayne's unfortunate incarceration: In his absence, there are no super celebrities to pick amazingly accurate tournament brackets.In this video from last year, Lil Wayne lays o ... More >>
This man has as many Lil Wayne MP3s as your 14-year-old cousinWednesday is like the pre-Dr. Virgil Mongalo teeth day of the week over here at Crossfade (the sad news of Corey Haim's death is not helping). So, special thanks to sister blog Sound of the City for pointing our cranky mouse hand to De ... More >>
Dr. Virgil and Mr. CarterLast week, I asked New Times Miami Music Editor Arielle Castillo if we should track down the dentist who gave Lil Wayne his eight root canals for the jaw-dropping sum of reportedly $150,000. Her response was rational: "doctor-patient confidentiality, right?"Fortunately fo ... More >>
Life is a fucked up game. You're winning Grammys, performing at sold -out arenas around the world, smoking blunts all day, wearing a million-dollar watch, and living on your own planet one minute. Next thing you know, you're arrested, then sentenced, and floating down shit's creek without a paddle. ... More >>
Miami New Times Best Hip-Hop Artist ¡Mayday! recently got down with Lil Wayne for a video shoot and some well deserved national attention. Check out the video below. Thanks to the305.com for the heads up.
Here we have a cake made to look like the head of popular rap artist and Miami resident Lil' Wayne, apparently made for the daughter of Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin, complete with licorice dreads and chocolate sunglasses.We're not sure if Ireland is a Miami Heat fan, but the Dwyane Wade s ... More >>
via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>
Here's exclusive behind the scenes footage from the Birdman & Lil Wayne feat. Mack Maine video shoot for their song "Always Strapped." The song is forthcoming on Birdman's new album, Priceless. Footage shot by the "how is he everywhere at once" hip-hop photographer Derick G. Enjoy
This one deserves to be debated for awhile. In a somewhat shocking proclamation, Spin Magazine, recently named current Miami resident Lil Wayne as Rock Star of the Year. It's a nice gesture but you've got to wonder if he's really earned it?Before everyone jumps and curses Spin for trying to stir up ... More >>
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I ... More >>
She's landed four Grammy nominations, seven number-one singles, and two platinum-selling albums, all in only three years. Thus, it's safe to say Keyshia Cole deserves a place in that illustrious echelon of female artists known as Divas, though she may not realize it yet. But not the "get me my Evi ... More >>
Many of today's hip-hop personalities and R&B royalty would have fans believe they've got the genuine Midas touch, but few in recent years can truly back that claim up. The Tallahassee-born T-Pain, however, is one of these chosen few. It's no wonder Akon snatched him up for his own imprint, Ko ... More >>
Q-Tip re-emerges with his first solo record in nine years.
Tha Carter III (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal)
Believe it or not, Lil Wayne is cool, calm, and calculating.