November 5, 2010 |
RAPPER Lil Wayne was released from prison yesterday after serving eight months of a yearlong sentence for weapons possession. CBS News reports that his buddies are planning an "elegant, extravagant evening of celebration and strippers to welcome him home. " An elegant evening with strippers? Is there any other kind? And wouldn't you know it, Lil has already tweeted (it took him only 6 hours, 40 minutes, post-release, according to TMZ). One of the greatest wordsmiths of the modern hip-hop era wrote, "aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk.
October 23, 2009 |
LIL WAYNE (aka Dwayne Carter), who owned last year's best-selling album and is No. 1 on the pop charts - and seemed like such a nice boy when he appeared on "The View" - pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession yesterday, and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. His trial had been set for Jan. 20. Wayne previously had pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing an illegal gun, which carried at least 3 1/2 years in jail upon conviction. He's free on bail while awaiting his February sentencing.
August 26, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Lil Wayne is hoping his performance on the MTV Video Music Awards will be so good, fans will rush out and get his new album: He's making it digitally available at midnight after Sunday's show. The rapper said he's the first artist to release an album this way after an awards show. Lil Wayne is up for two VMA awards. "Tha Carter IV" will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital outlets. The physical album will hit stores Aug. 29.
February 7, 2012 |
Along this strip of Germantown Avenue where business is cheap and quick, prayer is its own commodity. Places of worship have staked their claim amid the take-out food stores, discount shops, abandoned buildings, and blue lights from a police surveillance camera on the corner, near Silver Street. Inside the storefront Philly Open Air Church this mild Wednesday night, the youth-study Bible lesson is on the power of forgiveness, out of the book of Matthew. The circle of nine - mostly teenage boys and young men - sit on worn couches in a conversation that turns to violence.
July 17, 2015 |
B IRDMAN is putting his Cash Money where his mouth is. He and his label, coincidentally called Cash Money, are suing Jay Z , TMZ.com reported yesterday, claiming that Jay's streaming service, Tidal, is a dud and it's illegally using Lil Wayne's music to save it. (Lil Wayne, a/k/a Dwayne Michael Carter, records for Cash Money.) TMZ says that Birdman (a/k/a Bryan Williams ) is suing for $50 million (a/k/a serious cash money). The claim is that the label has exclusive rights to Wayne's music and Tidal is streaming it without permission.
March 29, 2011
76ers Notes CHICAGO - The only mistake Lou Williams admits making is even mentioning the Lil Wayne concert at all. After Sunday afternoon's overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings, Williams dropped a helpful little tidbit about the team's Saturday night entertainment and said it absolutely did not affect performance. But on Sunday, a lot of folks begged to differ: a concert the night before an early game? "It was a combination of things, and it doesn't seem we came out ready to play," Williams told the media in Sunday's postgame locker room.
June 10, 2008 |
'Y ezzir!" Lil Wayne exults at the start of Tha Carter III, the most anticipated - and most often delayed - hip-hop album of 2008. "They can't stop me. Even if they stopped me. " The 25-year-old New Orleans rapper, whose mother named him Dwayne Carter Jr., has gone from being just another late-1990s Hot Boy in the Cash Money Millionaires posse to being an omnipresent auteur, second only to Jay-Z as a most desired guest on every marquee hip-hop and...
September 5, 2016 |
They came for the dancing, for Lil Wayne, and for the deep-fried Oreos. They came because they wanted to see Philadelphia, to see if it could top other music festivals, or, simply, because they had nothing else to do. But above all, the tens of thousands of fans who spilled onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Budweiser's Made in America music festival Saturday came to see Rihanna, the highly anticipated Barbadian singer who, just last...
September 5, 2016 |
The Budweiser Made In America festival turned five Saturday with Jay Z's perennial Philadelphia music festival drawing a crowd of more than 46,000 to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for an all-day, multigenre (but hip-hop-heavy) event at which all concertgoers could agree on one thing: Rihanna. Every Made In America has been headlined by an R&B or hip-hop bright light in Jay Z's inner circle: Beyoncé, Kanye West, or Hova himself. This year it was the 28-year-old Barbadian superstar.
March 31, 2008 |
For someone just 25, there's so much to know about Dwayne Carter Jr. By 2007, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne had already retired as president of Cash Money Records and had been named named Hottest MC in the Game, courtesy of MTV. Not that he hadn't declared himself such on Tha Carter when he said "I'm the best rapper alive/since the best rapper retired," a reference to gold-watch retiree Jay Z. That's no mere boast. Not only because Lil Wayne has recorded hundreds of guest appearances (Destiny's Child, Chris Brown)