December 18, 2012 |
Meek Mill, the 25-year-old North Philadelphia rapper swaggering along the cusp of fame and fortune, has been grounded for a month. No tours. No traveling. No performing, except for charity. Less than two months after the release of his first CD, Dreams and Nightmares, a scheduled trip to Africa has been cancelled, and other appearances in St. Thomas and across the United States have also been nixed. And it's all the fault of Meek's alter ego, Robert Williams, convicted in 2008 on a criminal cornucopia of charges including selling drugs to an undercover police officer, possessing illegal guns and hiding wads of tainted cash in his dresser drawers.
October 3, 2010
Pop Le Noise (Reprise . 1/2) Daniel Lanois productions don't work so well when he bathes the music in so much atmosphere that it sounds as if it's wrapped in gauze. But when the U2 and Emmylou Harris knob-twiddler collaborates with a strong personality - say, Bob Dylan, who reached latter-day high-water marks on Oh Mercy and Time Out Of Mind - Lanois has often succeeded in enabling long-established artists to recast their vision in arresting ways. Such is the case with Le Noise - get the pun?
August 24, 2014 |
Master and student. Mentor and pupil. Young Money founder and MC Lil Wayne, 31, and Canadian actor/singer/rapper Drake, 27, have long had such a relationship. But Drake has had a hot time on the charts since 2010, so he's certainly caught up, maybe even surpassed Weezy. That's the set-up, anyway. And, to play along, their Street Fighter video-game-themed Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, which sold out Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on Thursday, was meant to settle the score for world supremacy - at least for that night.
January 6, 2012 |
FOR SOME, watching naked women slide down a poll is an erotic thrill. For others, it can become tedious. Take Lil Wayne. According to TMZ.com, Wayne has seen so many strippers strip so many times that watching them shed their minimalist clothing no longer provides him the same joie de vivre. So, on Monday he put up $1,000 (winner-take-all) to watch two strippers beat each other up. The event did not take place at the Roman Colosseum with gladiators and lions, but at the King of Diamonds, in Miami.
March 28, 2011
76ers Notes Lou Williams wasn't alone in having a subpar game Sunday. He shot just 1 for 12, although the one basket was a three-pointer at the end of regulation that sent the game into overtime. Williams was at a loss for an answer as to why the team didn't play well, although he did mention attending a concert on Saturday night. "It was a combination of things, and it doesn't seem we came out ready to play," he said. "We took a chance last night by going to the Lil Wayne concert.
October 23, 2007 |
ACCORDING to TMZ.com, rapper Lil' Wayne was the headliner Sunday night at a "Stop the Violence" event in gunshot-plagued Wilmington, N.C. But when only 1,000 concertgoers showed up (tickets were $30-$40 and 3,000 were expected), Wayne, who had been paid only a portion of his fee up front, waited backstage for three hours hoping to see the rest of his cash walk through the gates. Eventually, about 80 sheriffs and police officers in attendance said they'd put up the remainder of Wayne's money themselves, if he could wait until yesterday, to get the rapper to perform.
June 15, 2016 |
LIL WAYNE had a rough day in the air yesterday. Yes, Weezy made his flight crew queasy. According to TMZ.com, Wayne, who reportedly has epilepsy, was en route from Milwaukee to California when he had a seizure and blacked out, forcing his pilot to land in Omaha, Neb. Paramedics came to the tarmac, Wayne woke up, refused to go to the hospital and his private plane took off for the west. Minutes later, he had another seizure and was back in Omaha. TMZ says Lil Wayne suffered a near-fatal seizure in 2013 and two 2012 seizures forced his plane down on successive days.
December 5, 2008 |
Anytime the Grammys get anything right, it's cause for a minor celebration. And at least three good reasons to start a party were revealed when the Recording Academy released its 110-category nomination list Wednesday night, after a first-ever one-hour telecast on CBS called Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! The first commendable headline is that the most nominated artist, with eight, is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III, the new album from the New Orleans rapper born Dwayne Carter Jr., is the biggest seller of the year, but the deranged and dreadlocked MC's abundant talents are of more of a, shall we say, rambunctious variety than the Grammys are in the habit of rewarding.
March 19, 2013 |
WHYY has awarded Terry Gross of Fresh Air with its 12th annual Lifelong Earning Award. At the May 2 gala at WHYY, NPR's Scott Simon will chat with Terry. Oz the Great and Powerful led weekend box office again, earning $42.2 mil, outdistancing Halle Berry's The Call, at $17.1 mils. Lil Wayne remains in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. after multiple seizures last week. More tax liens for O.J. Simpson. State and local, his bill's now at $580,000.
April 29, 2011
TOP SONGS 1. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 2. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 3. "Just Can't Get Enough," the Black Eyed Peas. Interscope. 4. "S&M," Rihanna. 5. "Down On Me," Jeremih with 50 Cent. 6. "The Lazy Song," Bruno Mars. 7. "On the Floor," Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull. 8. "Look At Me Now," Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes. 9. "Blow," Ke$ha. 10. " . . . You (Forget You)," Cee Lo Green. TOP ALBUMS 1. "21," Adele.