Beyonce, Jay Z, Prince to Headline Stacked TIDAL X Concert

September 30, 2015

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already stacked lineup scheduled to play the Tidal X: 1020 charity concert on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Among the other initial slate of...


New Young Money Signee Baby E on Dr. Luke and Lil Wayne

September 11, 2015

Sometimes the most impressive songs end up sounding the simplest, and Baby E's "Finessin" is an audacious example of plain construction. The track contains a few notes on a synthesizer, a slightly more active bass and a busily programmed but not overly...


Drake Cameo at Lil Wayne Fest Creates Apple, Tidal Friction

August 29, 2015

The cold war between music streaming services heated up Friday night as a surprise collaboration between Drake and Lil Wayne – two rappers scooped up during the artist exclusive arms race – caused friction between Tidal...


Birdman Denies Lil Wayne Shooting Involvement

July 29, 2015

Cash Money executive Birdman downplayed his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a lengthy interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, repeatedly calling the rapper his son and denying allegations that he was involved in an April shooting against...


Cash Money Sues Tidal Over Lil Wayne's 'FWA' Album

July 16, 2015

Bryan "Birdman" Williams' Cash Money Records is suing Jay Z's streaming venture Tidal for $50 million, claiming that the artist-owned service has no right to host Lil Wayne's Free Weezy Album, which arrived exclusively on the platform on July 4th, TMZ reports. According...


Lil Wayne Plots Hot Boys Reunion at New Orleans Fest

July 8, 2015

Lil Wayne will launch his own hometown music festival, Lil WeezyAna Fest, this August in New Orleans, and while the lineup hasn't been announced yet, one act has been revealed: The reunited Hot Boys, the Cash Money group that put Tha Carter III...


Lil Wayne Joins Tidal as Owner, Drops New Song

June 4, 2015

Lil Wayne has joined the likes of Jay Z, Jack White and Kanye West as a co-owner of Tidal, announcing his stake in the company by releasing a fierce, relentless new cut, "Glory," exclusively to the streaming service. The five-minute track —...


Multiple Gunshots Fired at Lil Wayne's Tour Buses in Atlanta

April 26, 2015

Multiple gunshots were fired at a pair of Lil Wayne's tour buses after the rapper performed at an Atlanta nightclub on early Sunday morning. While Lil Wayne and some Young Money associates were reportedly on board during the shooting, no one was injured...


Watch Lil Wayne Get Cagey in New 'CoCo Freestyle' Video

March 18, 2015

Lil Wayne's new clip for "CoCo (Freestyle)" takes his "prisoner" comments about his current label beef literally. The video, which premiered on Noisey, splices in clips from his past videos and films like Scarface between shots of the rapper dancing and...


Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million

January 28, 2015

Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money with the hopes of ending his contract with the label, according to TMZ. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams and the company have withheld a substantial amount of money that it owes him with regard to the...


Everything Index: Up All Night With Justin Bieber

January 21, 2015

It's time for another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our midweek ranking of pop culture's power players. In the wake of last night's State of the Union snapfest (a.k.a. Barack Obama: Raw), this week's list has a decidedly Democratic...


Birdman Breaks Silence on Lil Wayne Drama

July 28, 2015

Birdman expressed sadness over his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a preview for an upcoming tell-all interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez. The Cash Money honcho said Wayne's screed against him and the label "was shocking to everybody. I never...


Birdman, Young Thug Named in Lil Wayne Shooting Indictment

July 16, 2015

The State of Georgia has indicted an associate of Young Thug and Birdman's for shooting at Lil Wayne's tour buses this past April. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, who is known by the names Pee Wee and Roscoe and has worked as Young Thug's tour manager, raced...


Lil Wayne Drops 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal

July 4, 2015

While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced...


Lil Wayne Goes After Ref at Charity Basketball Game

June 1, 2015

Charity game or not, Lil Wayne does not take kindly to ticky-tack fouls. The rapper/litigant spent his Sunday at a charity basketball game in St. Louis, coaching his Young Money counterparts against a team helmed by event organizer Loose Cannon Slim....


Lil Wayne Not Dropping Lawsuit Against Cash Money

April 7, 2015

Contrary to media reports, Lil Wayne has not dropped his $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne's lawyer, Ron Sweeney, tells Rolling Stone that while the original suit was filed in New York, where both Cash Money and Universal Music...


Lil Wayne Breaks Silence on Cash Money Lawsuit

February 19, 2015

Last December, Lil Wayne hit send on a series of tweets that rocked the music world. "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity," he wrote, blaming Cash Money Records and its cofounder, Bryan "Birdman" Williams, for refusing to release his long-delayed...

Song Review

"Shit (Remix)"

January 23, 2015

Label trouble, album delays and a high-profile public feud couldn't keep Lil Wayne from rapping about the joys of freaky sex. He nods to his ongoing drama in the song's first few bars but quickly gets carnal: "You might need lube for this," he warns a...


Lil Wayne Hints at Creative Freedom in New Mixtape

January 21, 2015

Although Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V remains perpetually postponed, at least the rapper's mixtapes arrive on time: As promised, Wayne has released his Sorry 4 the Wait 2, his consolatory mixtape for fans still waiting for Tha Carter series' much-delayed...