Lil Wayne just released the new single, “Ya Dig,” which comes from Tha Carter III sessions. The single was originally supposed to drop in September, but was held off to not interfere with the album release.
Lil Wayne recently turned 39.
One of hip-hop's biggest giants celebrated not only his birthday, but a career that stands on top of the hip-hop mountain.
One of the most influential hip hop artists of all time, began his career in 1995, at the age of 12! He was signed by Birdman, and joined Cash Money Records. In 95, Wayne was put in a duo with B.G. and recorded, True Story.
Wayne and B.G. joined the Hot Boys, with Juvenile and Turk in 97; and released Get It How U Live, and gaining popularity following the release of Guerrilla Warfare in 99 with the song "Bling Bling".
Lil Wayne's solo debut Tha Block Is Hot was his breakthrough, which he surpassed with his fourth album Tha Carter and fifth album Tha Carter II. He would revolutionize the mixtape industry with collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. Tha Carter III, would dominate with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US. and win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album with singles "A Milli", "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), and "Lollipop" (featuring Static Major) which was his first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records, including more than 20 million albums and 70 million digital tracks, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has five Grammys, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two VMA's and eight NAACP Image Awards. He became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs, and serves as the CEO of Young Money Entertainment.
Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid joined forces to release "Trust Fund Babies."
The two took to social media to announce the news.
“Me & @liltunechi album Trust Fund Babies dropping Oct 1st” Rich The Kid wrote.
The cover art for this project goes with the theme, as cartoon animations of Lil Wayne and RTK as babies stand in front of loads of money.
The joint project will release on October 1st.
It looks like Lil Wayne is back!
Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne put on a Young Money reunion!
For the first time in years the three joined together on "Seeing Green," a new track off the Beam Me Up Scotty re-release, which crashed streaming services.
"Seeing Green" already has universal acclaim across social media including the Barbz.
Lil Wayne declares himself to be a "badonkadonk in bikini fiend," Nicki brings back her "these bitches is my sons," and Drake equates a one-night-stand to leftover pizza, there's plenty of gems to unpack throughout "Seeing Green."
Recently Nicki's “Anaconda” surpassed one billion YouTube views!
Nicki is the first female rapper to have a solo song accomplish this, as she joins Katy Perry and Rihanna as the only other female artist to have six music videos with more than a billion views.
“Anaconda” premiered with 19.6 million views in less than 24 hours.
“I wanted to reinstate something,” she said. “Because of the shift in pop culture, even Hip Hop men are really glorifying the less curvy body. I wanted to say, ‘Hey ladies, you’re beautiful. Hopefully, this changes things and maybe it won’t change things, but I love it.”
“Anaconda” was the second single from Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint, and heavily sampled “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot who cosigned the video.
“OK after watching @NICKIMINAJ Anaconda 37 times I only have one word to sum up my feelings,” he tweeted. “DAMNNNNN!!!!!”
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