They will be performing Drake’s collaborated track titled, “Forever.”
On the recorded version of the track, Kanye West also contributes his vocal talent. However, he will not be performing (perhaps keeping him away from award ceremonies is a good thing for a little while – especially when Taylor Swift is around).
Even though Lil Wayne’s latest album Rebirth was delayed yet again, songs continue to leak off the rap-rock disc. On Dec. 15, perhaps the most anticipated track from the LP was leaked: “Drop the World,” Weezy’s collaboration with Eminem, reports rollingstone.com. Rebirth is currently set to be released on Feb. 1.
Wayne and Eminem previously appeared in song together on the all-star hit “Forever.”
“Drop the World” is the third song in three weeks to supposedly leak off of Rebirth, an album that has had a rocky road with numerous singles and leaks drop on and off that it is unclear what state the album is currently in. Two songs that appeared on the Amazon.co.uk track list for the album, “Da Da Da” and “On Fire,” were both released as digital singles, while previous leaks like “Fix My Hat” and “Hot Revolver” have all but evaporated. The one mainstay song throughout the Rebirth ordeal is “Prom Queen,” which first appeared back on Jan. 27.
Lil’ Wayne has had a tough year. As if gun possession charges weren’t enough for the dreadlocked rap artist, his forthcoming album Rebirth has been delayed once again due to multiple setbacks.
Fans have already been subjected to a delay from its original release date, and this time it has been pushed back to a release date of February 1, 2010. According to perezihilton.com, this date is also very near to his sentencing date for his criminal charges.
Amid questions regarding the legitimacy of Lil’ Wayne’s album, Young Money’s Shanell had this to say:
Eminem has recently spoken to complex.com on a variety of topics, ranging from addiction to Lil Wayne, as rollingstone.com reports.
Despite the release of Relapse: Refill later this month, the rapper still plans to release Relapse 2, the follow-up to his comeback CD, Relapse.
“When I finished Relapse, I had a whole album of material that didn’t make it that I wasn’t ready to throw away, so that was going to be Relapse 2,” he told Complex. “But then I got with Dre in Hawaii and started recording more, and now the new material has knocked out all the old songs.”
“Making Relapse, I was still working the drugs out of my system, so there was a lot of…just jokey shit,” he continued. “It was a lot of punchline-y, funny, shock value – kind of going back to The Slim Shady LP. And that was cool, but I’ve kind of flipped the page. Now I’m going for songs instead of one-liners.”
Jason Derulo gets giddy with excitement when discussing his feeling as artist with a hit debut single like Whatcha Say.
Not because of the fame that tags along with it’s no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, or 750,000 sold copies, or invitation to join Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, but the anticipation, knowing that he hasn’t even tapped into his potential as an artist yet.
“I’m just beginning man,” Derulo tells andPOP from Los Angeles. “It’s definitely an interesting feeling. It’s almost as if I feel like people have no idea of what I can offer as an artist, the impact that I can have.”
Universal has announced that Lil Wayne’s long overdue rock album, Rebirth, will be released on December 15th.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after the release of his new mixtape, No Ceilings, and a week after the release of Weezer’s Raditude album, on which he makes an appearance on the song Can’t Stop Partying. He told Billboard.com that he plans to maintain the consistent rock vibe that he intended.
“I play guitar on 80 percent of the songs, and there’s a lot of rock influences and rock beats. I also have Travis Barker on the album.”
While working with two rock giants like Travis Barker and Rivers Cuomo should give Wayne the right idea, there is still no certainty about the outcome of this album. Based on the mild response generated by Prom Queen and Can’t Stop Partying, the anticipation will be filled with more curiousity than excitement.
Rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman are being sued by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims they used his voice on several tracks without permission, reports CBC.
Marasciullo recorded some spoken word recordings for Birdman’s label Cash Money Records in 2006. He claims they were used without his knowledge on four tracks on the pair’s joint album Like Father, Like Son and five tracks on Birdman’s 5 (Star) Stunna. He claims when he asked for compensation, he was fired as a recording engineer at the record company.
The music video for Chris Brown’s new track “I Can Transform Ya” was released on MTV this morning. The song features two versus form Lil Wayne and chorus and beat contributions from Swizz Beatz. The track will appear on Brown’s new upcoming album ‘Graffiti’.
The original yet still catchy song is a great debut to launch the singer’s comeback after serving community service time for assaulting Rihanna earlier this year.
The video is filled with Brown’s characteristically cool modern dance sequences on a classic white background, and quick, colourful transforming graphics.
“I Can Transorm Ya” coincidentally debuts less than a week after the release of Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” premiere.
Graffiti is set to release on December 15.
What is this prison place, and why is it stealing all of our rap artists?
This time, the culprit is Lil’ Wayne, the beloved Grammy winner, and unfortunately, the second major rapper (the first being T.I.), in the span of a year to be faced with weapon charges. According to perezhilton.com, the rapper pleaded guilty to attempted weapon position and is expected to be sentenced to a year in jail. Wayne admitted to having a .40 caliber semi-automatic loaded gun onboard his tour bus back in 2007.
Last night MTV’s expert panel capped off their top ten “Hottest MC’s” with long-time heavyweight Jay-Z coming out on top. The controversial list was compiled by Hip Hop critics and enthusiasts, and for the first time included the opinion of fans across North America. The criteria: lyrics, flow, impact, buzz, sales and intangibles.
The final list: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Lil Wayne, 3. Drake, 4. Kanye West, 5. Rick Ross, 6. Gucci Mane, 7. Young Jeezy, 8. Fabolous, 9. 50 cent, 10. Raekwon
A few names are mysteriously absent from the list, most notably, Eminem. The rapper should not only have appeared on the list, he should have been in the top five. His recent album wasn’t his best of all time but its popularity continues to grow, and his verse on Drake’s new ‘Forever’ remix was the best on the track.
Kid Cudi’s name has spread like wildfire in the music industry, and TI continues to maintain his popularity; yet neither of them appear on the list.
Weezer will include a track featuring hip-hop star Lil Wayne on their new album, MTV News reports.
Raditude, scheduled to debut on November 3rd, is the seventh studio album by the rock group, and front man Rivers Cuomo said it was a chance, “to do something totally different.”
If you’re familiar with Weezer’s edgy, upbeat rock sound, urban music is far from characteristic of their style. Cuomo told MTV News that he wrote the song, titled “Can’t Stop Partying,” with music industry dynamo Jermaine Dupri. “It was a real challenge for me, taking his ideas, which are very slick, R&B party [ideas], and giving it some kind of edge, some darkness, making it work with rock, making it work with Weezer,” said Cuomo.
But Lil Wayne is no stranger to Rock. He appeared on Fallout Boy’s last album, and is continuing to pursue his own solo rock-inspired project named Rebirth. Experience, though, doesn’t necessarily imply success. His rock endeavours have been praised for their daring ingenuity, but not necessarily their sound. Ingenuity is one thing that the music pair share though, so it will be interesting to hear the final product of their collaboration.
This Week On Entourage:
Having relationship woes with jealous girlfriends, Eric and Turtle discuss with Vince how to solve it.
The boys meet up with a stressed out Drama who is afraid he’ll get cut from Five Towns. Although when he runs into a Melrose producer who offers him a part in the new show, Drama strongly considers dropping out of his current show.
He discusses the possibility with the boys about somehow getting out of his contract, and the boys advise him to call his agent.
Lloyd, feeling nervous after leaving Ari, tries to convince Drama to stay with him as his client at the new agency. Drama says if he gets out of the contract, then he’ll consider signing with Lloyd.
Meanwhile, Turtle gives Eric a lift to Ashley’s house, to settle some relationship trust issues. She’s suspicious about the identity of “Rupert Pupkin” (the name she saw on his cell phone), which happened to be Vince’s alias name. Ashley suggests that she have access to all his e-mails- this has Eric a bit sketched out.
In life (and in the hip-hop industry especially), there’s an unwritten code: as you approach the veteran years of your career, you’re expected to lose a step in your game.
Twista did not get that memo.
In fact, with 18 years of experience in the business so far, the Chicago hip-hop legend doesn’t see a career decline anytime soon. Nope, on the contrary. He says that some of his best work is yet to come.
Think about that for a moment.
This is coming from the guy who’s had two of his past six studio albums go platinum and crack the top ten list on the U.S. Billboard top 200, collaborations with some of the music industry’s finest talent including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, T.I, and Akon, and not to mention, this is also the former Guinness World Record holder for the fastest rapper in the world.
Fans of Lil Wayne will have to wait a little longer for the rapper’s rock-influenced album, “Rebirth.”
The record, which was originally slated for release in early April before being moved to May and then to June, has now been pushed back to July 21.
The latest delay is reportedly to give Universal Records more time to get permission for the samples used on the album, Lil Wayne’s seventh solo effort. Confirmed guest stars on “Rebirth” include Avril Lavigne, Aubrey “Drake” Graham, Fall Out Boy and Lenny Kravitz.
Soulja Boy’s sophomore and latest album “iSouljaBoyTellem” was a test.
Would this second year Hip-Hop artist’s career be solely defined by his 2007 debut album’s hit party single “Crank That”- which propelled the Chicago native to instant fame?
Or would the 18-year-old be able to prove his consistency as an artist in the music industry , and once again punch out another club rocker.
Well initially, the second album released in September, didn’t get the love Soulja thought it deserved. But as time progressed, it’s sixth single “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” caught fire, taking the no. 3 spot on the Billboard US top 100 and luring over one million downloads in ring tone sales. It’s a buzz which Soulja believes is the beginning of a massive turn-around.
“I think my plan for my second album wasn’t perfect,” Soulja Boy tells andPOP. “It wasn’t 100% thought through. For the first album, I was the new artist- and everything just fell into place- but for the second album, the plan wasn’t really what I wanted it to be, but now it’s starting to turn around. ‘Kiss Me Thru The Phone’ is killing the billboard charts right now, and ‘Turn my Swag On’ is taking the streets.”
Justin Timberlake isn’t the only one who plans to shift his musical style and take a shot at alternative rock. Lil’ Wayne, who once set out to be the best rapper alive, is now transitioning away from the hip hop genre and into the spotlight of rock and roll.
“Honestly? I don’t want to be the best rapper in the world,” Wayne told Rolling Stone in an upcoming cover story arriving on newsstands Friday. “If I have a rap album I’m dropping, then I want it to be the best rap album. But I want to be the best. Period.”
Lil’ Wayne explains that this extreme shift is taking place because the music that he needs to create in order to express himself and his lifestyle simply can’t be channeled through rap music any longer.
Both Coldplay and Lil Wayne scored top nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards.
This year the nominees were announced in a slightly different way – through a televised concert featuring Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, John Mayer and other artists.
Chris Martin and the rest of the guys from Coldplay garnered an Album of the Year nod for “Viva la Vida,” as did Lil Wayne for “Tha Carter III ,“ Neo for “Year of the Gentleman,” and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant for “Raising Sand.” Lastly, Radiohead also received a nomination in the category for the album “In Rainbows.”
Brothers Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas received a Best New Artist nomination. They’re up against Duffy, Adele, R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan and Lady Antebellum .
Record of the Year nominations went to Adele for “Chasing Pavements,” Leona Lewis for “Bleeding Love,” M.I.A. For “Paper Planes,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss for “Please Read The Letter,” and Coldplay for “Viva La Vida”.
For more Grammy nominees check out www.grammy.com
Next week, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z will perform together at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse concert in New York. It’s expected that the two will perform “Mr. Carter” together for the first time.
It’s a busy time for Lil Wayne right now – he just had a son, Dwayne Carter III, will rap with Jay-Z, and is gearing up for his tour. One change for his tour plans, though, is that M.I.A. will no longer be on board for the road, since she’s pregnant. Lil Wayne does plan to include a well-rounded roster of artists throughout the tour, saying that he wants it to be more of an event than a musical genre-focused concert.
The BET Hip Hop Awards ended up being a bit more special than usual, as Weezy F. Baby, also known as elite rapper Lil Wayne, announced Saturday night, that he’s going to be having his first son soon.
According to MTV news, he was up on stage, accepting the Lyricist of the Year Award, when he then broke the news to the crowd at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center of the miraculous news.
The rapper also received the MVP of the Year award, beating out Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, T.I. and Kanye West. He dedicated the award to his daughter.
His final words when accepting the award were, “I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me.”
Wayne also lit up the crowd with another performance, being when he combined his skills with T-Pain and Ludacris during “Can’t Believe It” and “Chopped & Screwed”.
Lil Wayne has been slapped with felony drug and weapons charges after boarder police found drugs and handguns on his tour bus.
The 25-year-old rapper was present in the Yuma, Arizona courtroom as he was charged with counts of felony possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, MTV News reports.
Lil Wayne is still expected to appear at his sold-out show in Richmond, Virginia as the judge ruled to allow the troubled rapper to leave the state.
The rapper’s manager, Cortez Bryant, said that Wayne would “definitely” be performing.
Wayne is no stranger to legal woes. This arrest follows many other problems with the law that the MC has faced in the past year. The rapper was arrested on gun-possession charges In July and in October he missed a concert after being arrested in Idaho, on a felony fugitive charge.