Lil Wayne cannot recall a goddamn thing. From his time behind bars on Rikers Island to selling the most records of any musician in 2008, the YMCMB mastermind has plum forgotten his whole life. At least, that seems to be his go-to response in recently released deposition videos, recorded during hi ... More >>
Weezy is bored. Ever since Lil Wayne got outta the clink after serving eight months on Rikers Island for "attempted criminal possession of a weapon," he's been dropping clues about retiring to a life of chillin' with his kids, writing memoirs, watching 18 hours of ESPN per day, managing his $100-mi ... More >>
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Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
Granted ... Lil Wayne ain't no Nelson Mandela. He only spent 11 months in prison (not, you know, 27 years) after getting busted on his tour bus for "attempted possession of a weapon" (not, you know, attempting to free the people of South Africa from the horrors of Apartheid), but why not cash in ... More >>
Just 144 days after Lil Wayne wrapped up his eight-month stay on Rikers Island, bounced out the clink, and fled back to his Miami Beach mansion, the taxman came calling with an enormous bill from Uncle Sam. As reported by Riptide (via Detroit News) in April, the Young Money Maniac slipped up on ... More >>
Prior to serving 11 months on Riker's Island, the world knew (and loved) Lil Wayne for being a delightfully schizoid celeb, hypercompetitive workaholic, and the Best Rapper Alive. He dictated the game, ate candy by the pound, sold a gazillion albums, guzzled promethazine-and-codeine cocktails li ... 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.
The famous Free Weezy cupcakesLast week, we re-introduced you to Hialeah's only bespoke, hip-hop-loving cupcake company, 2 Girls and a Cupcake. The two namesake girls, 27-year-old Evelyn Dieppa and 26-year-old Lorena Castro, appear tonight on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars.To celebrate, they're ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Miami-based photographer and videographer Derick G has been quite busy over the last year since Crossfade last caught up with him. He's been touring the world and the U.S. with all of your favorite hip-hop artists, while at the same time getting his brand name (and his unforgettable DG signature) ... 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 >>
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 >>
Coral Springs native and hip-hop producer Jim Jonsin is suing Lil Wayne's Miami rap collective for $500,000 in allegedly unpaid royalties for the smash hit "Lollipop". According to the suit, filed this week in New York federal court, Young Money Entertainment "failed to provide any accountings or ... More >>
photo courtesy of Mischa RichterGil Scott-HeronWhile we update Crossfade a bunch of times a day, the Miami New Times still features a fresh crop of music news weekly, including features that go into more depth than the usual blog post.This week, Steve Almond talks with legendary poet / spoken-wor ... More >>
"You like to eat girls out who just peed...wtf?" It seems like just yesterday that I was at Uncle Luke's house talking about Rick Ross being a former C.O. Man, time flies. And to think that Mr. Campbell now has a weekly column on this very website. Last week he said, "I am usually at clubs like LIV ... 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 >>
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