Lil Wayne Announces New Album Dropping Next Week

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It’s Weezy F. Baby and, the F is for funeral???

No Lil Wayne is not dying. The artist recently took to Twitter to announce that he will be dropping the follow-up to the Carter V, titled ‘Funeral.’

Related: Lil Wayne: I Only Listen to Myself

Wayne tweeted, “Welcome to the funeral, closed casket as usual.”

The announcement came with a teaser featuring the record’s logo and a snippet of a new song.

 

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According to the 37-year-old rapper, the album is expected to drop next Friday, January 31st, and is currently available for pre-order on vinyl, cassette, CD, and digital.

While the tracklist for the record has not yet been released, word on the street is that you can expect features from artists like Lil Baby and Big Sean.

The rapper also dropped a slew of merch for the album that can be purchased on his site.

‘Funeral’ comes nearly 2 years after the drop of the Carter V in 2018.

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Lil Wayne Cancels Show Out of Nowhere

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Lil Wayne shocked and angered fans by abruptly canceling his Life Is Beautiful set.

Saturday night, Weezy was scheduled to hit the stage in Vegas, but 10 minutes before he was supposed to hit the stage, the announcement was made that Weezy wasn’t performing.

Naturally, fans weren’t happy about the cancellation and some wanted their money back.

Lil Wayne Teases ‘Funeral’ Album Release

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Lil Wayne took to his Instagram story to tease his “Funeral” album, Wayne teased the “Funeral” during a 2016 podcast and again with a Facebook post back in 2017.

Fan address fans during “The Nine Podcast” saying, “Make sure they know that Funeral is coming soon, If you’re a Wayne fan, I know we’ve been going through a lot of tough times right now, but if you are a Wayne fan, we about to hold our heads high soon.”

Lil Wayne Pays His $14 Million Tax Bill

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Over the years the IRS has had a beef with Lil Wayne, but now all is well after he paid his gigantic $14 million tax bill.

Wayne has been hit with tax liens since 2011 and he even broke down on stage in regards to his financial woes just a few months back.

During the moment, Weezy thanked Jay-Z for helping him out financially and now Wayne has finished making the payments.

Let’s just hope he doesn’t fall back into the cycle again.

Lil Wayne’s Daughter Disses Kodak Black for Dissing Her Dad

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If you thought that Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter was just going to sit quietly while Kodak Black dissed her dad you’re wrong.

She took to Instagram to fire back at the rapper after he basically wished death on Lil Wayne Sunday night at Club Liv in Miami.

“My father don’t bother nobody. He won’t even react to what was said,” Reginae said on Instagram. “This man be in his own world so leave him tf alone. You pick the night he didn’t go to LIV to say that. You bold. LOL”

Kodak responded to Reginae first by calling her “bald-headed daughter” and then explained that he didn’t mean to take a shot Wayne and that he was told Wayne was coming to the club to show him love, but the club was about to shut down. He then added that he wouldn’t fight Weezy because Weezy is getting old.

Lil Wayne Will Perform on SNL on November 10

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Saturday Night Live announced the host and musical guest for their November 10th show. The musical guest will be Lil Wayne and the host will be “Ray Donovan” Liev Schreiber.

In 2008 Lil Wayne performed as a solo artist on SNL and in 2010 he performed as a guest of Eminem’s.

The performance follows the successful release of Lil Wayne’s The Carter V.

The Beef Is Over! Birdman Apologizes to Lil Wayne at Lil Weezyana Fest

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Saturday night was Lil Wayne’s 4th annual Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. The event was one day and celebrated the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter III album.

Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj and Birdman all took the stage to perform. After performing on stage Birdman spoke to the crowd and said, it felt amazing to be home and how much he loves Lil Wayne.

Birdman said he wanted to apologize to Lil Wayne worldwide (the event was streamed on Tidal). He concluded by saying “its YMCMB to death!”

Lil Wayne Calls ‘Queen’ One Of The Best Albums

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Nicki Minaj released her highly anticipated new album ‘Queen’, her mentor Lil Wayne came out to congratulate her.

Weezy wants you to know that, in his humble opinion, not only is this one of Nicki’s best albums yet, it’s one of the best albums out there, period.

You can watch the full video on Lil Wayne’s Twitter.

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Black Music Month: Under The Influence Of Lil Wayne

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Over the past 10 years, it’s hard to find another rapper that has influenced hip-hop (for better or worse depending who you ask) than Lil Wayne.

We’ve seen hip-hop split into so many diffrent genres in the past few years with the next generation, with some artists delivering a fierce pen game, some have adopted the pop melodies and punk energy, and others are famous just because their charisma, and don’t worry much about skill aspect.

The one common trait among all these new rappers – the influence that Lil Wayne has had on them. The 35-year-old artist has adopted various trends, flows, styles throughout his 20+ year career, and many of these sounds today can be traced back to Wayne.

“I put Wayne in Jay-Z and Kanye’s bracket, in terms of success. Wayne is still fun. Are we forgetting that Wayne made everybody switch their flow up and start using the E’s and R’s, and ‘I’m ir-regul-ar, seg-ular’? Like, c’mon, are we forgetting that Wayne changed hip-hop, too? ASAP ROCKY

“Wayne is a reason that a lot of these people even probably rap or have fans or whatever it is. When he came in—you know he came in young, but when he grew up, you were able to watch him grow up, and you know all the things he did that we see people do today.” 2 Chainz

Today at age 35, Wayne continues to garner respect, but legal issues with his label and Birdman have prevented him from releasing the Carter V. Despite the label issues, Wayne has established a loyal fan base that ranges over two decades, so whenever the fifth installment of ‘The Carter’ does arrive, we are sure that there will be plenty of fans waiting to see what Wayne still has left up his sleeve. This is why we’re highlighting him for Black Music Month 2018.

We choose 5 songs that helped create the mania of Lil Wayne in the 2004-2014 era! Let us know YOUR favorite Lil Wayne song or project of all time in the comment section!

Da Drought 3 – “Dough Is What I Got”

Mixtape Weezy….As Wayne grew in popularity nationwide in the mid-00’s, it felt like a feud could be brewing between Jay-Z and Wayne (even though this was squashed quickly with collaborations like “Hello Brooklyn” and “Mr. Carter” from the Carter III. Lil Wayne has always had great respect for HOV, so this was less a “beef” and more of a friendly competition among two hip-hop elites.

“And when it comes down to this recording, I must be LeBron James if you Jordan”

Carter II – “Fireman”

He had some national success with solo and group tracks, but from 2005-2008 is when Wayne changed the hip-hop landscape and released more music then some labels in that time frame.

Plenty of songs stand out in that window, but the swagger that Wayne carries throughout this entire track is something that can be seen it many of your favorite rappers today.

“I Feel Like Dying”

In 2017, Noisey posted an article titled “Lil Wayne’s “I Feel Like Dying” Changed Rap’s Relationship with Drugs Forever, and “in that moment, the dealer became the user, and rap became that much more accessible.”

Now again, this can be viewed in many diffrent ways. Wayne is one of the best rappers alive, but when he’s not concerned with the women, money, or luxury raps, he’ll blindside you with admissions like:

“jumping off a mountain into a sea of codeine, I’m at the top of the top, but still I climb.”

Carter IV – “6 Foot 7 Foot”

This track compiles almost everything that made Lil Wayne. The rapid fire flows, the punchlines and metaphors, and the continuation of stretching the English language like A$AP Rocky mentioned above. This song is full of quotables – but Wayne fans all know that most iconic line from this song:

“real G’s move in silence like lasagna.”

Carter III – “A Milli”

Another staple moment in Wayne’s career and a song that sums up Wayne’s reign on top of the rap game. A vicious beat from Bangladesh, Wayne, per usual, goes off topic from his money, and for 4 minutes straight Wayne does what he does best, and even mentions – Orville Redenbacher, pushing flowers, sharing showers, Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu – all within the same bar, and this is exactly what defined Weezy.

It’s extra special because shortly after Wayne was sentenced for an eight-month prison bid, and “A Milli” and the Carter III put a bow on his historic run.

– Justin Thomas (@JustInMyView)

Sources: Pigeons and Planes, RollingStone, RedBull

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Reginae Carter and Boyfriend YFN Lucci Arrested in Tennessee

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Instagram live footage of their arrest was posted by The Shade Room with the caption, “More footage of the alleged arrest of #YFNLucci and #Reginae – We can’t confirm they went to jail but many eye witnesses are claiming they got handcuffed after an after hours in #Tennessee #knoxville.” The man who filmed the footage says that he’s unable to say what Lucci actually did, but that he’s “guilty until proven innocent”.

Reginae isn’t spotted in any of the videos, but several eye-witnesses reported her being arrested as well. She later posted on her instagram story, “I’m ok guys. I’m not in jail btw.”

Lil Wayne Is NOT The Father Of 16 Year Old Boy

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Lil Wayne is NOT the father of a woman who said Wayne fathered her 16 year old son Dwayne Brown.

According to the docs, there’s a 0.00% chance that Wayne is the father of Keiotia’s boy — despite the fact she claimed they had a sexual relationship in 2001. Even if that’s true, zero percent is pretty convincing to us.

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Birdman and Lil Wayne Officially End Beef

 

Birdman and Lil Wayne were spotted together at LIV on Sunday again for the second weekend in a row. Weezy actually chilled in Birdman’s section for 40 minutes.

Birdman posted a pic with the caption “Me and my SON.”

TMZ is reporting that they have instructed their lawyers to hash out a plan that ends the legal feud, and releasing “Tha Carter V” would be part of that agreement.

Lil Wayne and Birdman Trying To Squash Beef

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Lil Wayne and Birdman ran into each other at Liv Nightclub this past Sunday and hugged it out.

According to TMZ, sources claim  the $51 million lawsuit between them is still very much on, but they’ve managed to separate that from their personal relationship. As our source put it, “They’re family and that’s bigger than money.”

Birdman’s son, Bryan Jr., came down and said “hello” to Weezy first, before Wayne stopped by Birdman’s table.

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Birdman Confirms Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Will Drop This Year

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The cash money boss Birdman has largely been held responsible for the album delay, Recently in an interview with Rap-Up, Birdman says “It’s gonna’ be well worth the wait.” He also said it would be the biggest album of the year.

It’s been almost three years since Weezy hit Cash Money Records with a $51 million lawsuit in which he accused the label of withholding his album, and a multi-million dollar paycheck.

As far as release dates go, Birdman says, “that’s up to Tunechi.”

Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication 6’ Finally Has a Release Date

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Lil Wayne’s sixth installment of his Dedication series is dropping on Christmas Day.

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Lil Wayne Out Of The Hospital, Takes Two Weeks Off To Recover

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Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital after suffering from seizures.

According to TMZ, the seizures that forced him into the hospital Sunday were due to a super busy schedule mixed with the fact he was getting NO sleep.The seizures were reportedly not drug related (Lean).

TMZ reports that Wayne was going out after shows,then straight to the studio, and the lack of rest triggered the emergency.

Wayne will be taking 2 weeks off and will be back September 23 for his next show.

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