Lil Wayne signs $150 million record deal?
May 2nd, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Lil Wayne signs $150 million record deal?

Lil Wayne might have 150 million new reasons to celebrate.

It's been speculated that the rap star just signed a $150 million, 4-album deal to re-up with Cash Money Records.

While his label boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams wouldn't confirm the official sum, he did tell MTV Monday that “it's probably the biggest deal ever in urban music.”

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Limp Bizkit signs to Cash Money
February 24th, 2012
07:32 PM ET

Limp Bizkit signs to Cash Money

Just when you thought to ask where are Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit, Lil’ Wayne came through with an answer.

In a recent interview with New York’s 98.7 KissFM’s DJ Lenny Green, the multi-platinum-selling rapper and Young Money president was asked about all of Young Money and Cash Money’s recent signings, admitting he can’t keep up himself.

“Every other day I hear about somebody new just signed to Cash Money,” Wayne said before announcing the latest member of the Young Money/Cash Money roster.

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Lil Wayne to publish memoir on prison time
January 13th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

Lil Wayne to publish memoir on prison time

Lil Wayne will soon speak through the pages of a book instead of the songs of an album, as the rapper has lined up a memoir about his time in prison.

The Young Money star served an eight month stint at Rikers Island in 2010 for a gun charge, and was released in November of that year. While imprisoned, he kept a series of journals, and those writings will be compiled for a book entitled "Gone Till November," Billboard reports.

Set to be released on November 28, "Gone Till November" will reveal the rapper's thoughts about his family, his past, the people he's encountered and his future plans.

Says Ben Greenberg, executive editor of Grand Central Publishing, "We are thrilled to be publishing Wayne's prison memoir. He kept detailed journals of his inner and outer life while he was on Rikers Island, and they certainly tell a story."


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Drake making a mix tape with Rick Ross
November 8th, 2011
07:43 PM ET

Drake making a mix tape with Rick Ross

Amidst the leak of Drake’s new album “Take Care” comes news that the hip-hop star is making a mix tape with rap icon Rick Ross.

The singer spoke to XXL on Friday about his upcoming project, as well as his rumored Lil Wayne collaboration.

First things first: The Lil Wayne project, if it comes to fruition, won't happen any time soon.

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Birthday twins: Gwyneth Paltrow and Lil Wayne
September 27th, 2011
04:28 PM ET

Birthday twins: Gwyneth Paltrow and Lil Wayne

Gwyneth Paltrow and Lil Wayne share a birthday today, which made us wonder what else these two stars have in common.

A decade apart - Paltrow blows out 39 candles today, while Weezy celebrates 29 years - this is a musically talented pair. Weezy's made a successful career in the industry, and Paltrow sings - and occasionally raps - whenever possible.

Both know how to throw a party (dinner, or otherwise) and we'd imagine that if they ever combined their fetes, it's basically a given Beyonce - Paltrow's bestie, who Wayne's also worked with - and maybe even Madonna would be in attendance. (Wayne is featured on Madonna’s 2009 song, “Revolver," and Gwyn and Madge pal around, though they may have had a falling out. "Through thick and thin she's a constant in my life," Paltrow told V Magazine of Madonna in 2008.)

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Lil Wayne nabs 18 BET Hip Hop Awards nods
September 8th, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Lil Wayne nabs 18 BET Hip Hop Awards nods

After topping the charts with "Tha Carter IV" - which sold 964,000 units, helping Lil Wayne to secure the biggest sales week for a hip-hop album or record from a male artist since 2008's "Tha Carter III" - Weezy is racking up more accolades.

The 28-year-old rapper has scored a record-breaking 18 nominations for 2011's BET Hip Hop Awards, spanning a variety of categories including lyricist of the year; best live performer; best hip hop style (referred to as the "made you look" award); hustler of the year and best club banger (which highlights his track "6 Foot 7 Foot" as well as his collaboration with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross, "I'm On One").

Trailing behind Lil Wayne are Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, with nine nominations each, followed by Rick Ross, who snagged 8 nods.

The BET Hip Hop Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will air on October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


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