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Saturday, October 31, 2015

TWUM Talks Lil Wayne

We are ready to deliver you some of their best "Lil Wayne" moments. Check out some of the post below to see how we like to portray the rapper. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z.

 Rumors has it that Lil Wayne and Christina Milian have called it quits. It apparently happened in late August, which meant TnT (Tina & Tunechi) lasted about a year...More (CLICK HERE)

 When the Cash Money Millionaires say they do it big, they really mean it. Join "The Wrap-Up Magazine" with MTV cribs as they take a walk with Birdman and Lil Wayne through there crib in New Orleans...MORE (CLICK HERE)

 Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa has been enlisted as Americas next top Dj's. Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa are going into a new business — DJing — and they’re charging a lot for rank amateurs...MORE (CLICK HERE)

 Karrine Steffans just released a new visual interview video on +Lil Wayne and why she will never stop sleeping with him. Karrine Steffans sat down with VladTV and spoke in-depth about her non-exclusive relationship with Lil Wayne, saying they met in 2007 and more. Watch the interview below...MORE (CLICK HERE)

 Lil Wayne has been one of Cash Money’s flagship stars since he signed with the label at age 12, and for years he saw Williams as a father figure, frequently dubbing himself “Birdman Jr.”..MORE (CLICK HERE)

 Turk sat down for an in-depth interview with VladTV where he shared his thoughts on Lil Wayne allegedly saying that he wanted away from YMCMB, and Birdman...MORE (CLICK HERE)

 Rumors are that +YMCMB YOLO member +Lil Tunechi also known as +Lil Wayne friend has been killed by police. Keith “Magik” Atkinson, close friend of YMCMB bosses Lil Wayne and Mack Maine, was killed last week by New Orleans police, and his family and friends say the circumstances surrounding his death are questionable...MORE (CLICK HERE)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lil Wayne Suing Universal Music Group

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Lil Wayne claims that he’s owed tens of millions of dollars for discovering and nurturing artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga. In the latest episode of his ongoing legal drama with the recording company, Lil Wayne, or Dwayne Carter Jr., claims that Universal Music Group is paying itself instead of paying the royalties it owes him, who filed a federal lawsuit. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Carter claims that Universal has diverted tens of millions of dollars of his profits to repay itself for the $100 million USD it advanced to Cash Money Records, Inc.

“With Universal’s knowledge of Lil Wayne’s rights to partial ownership and profits from those artists, Universal and Cash Money entered into a series of agreements which, among other things, diverted Lil Wayne’s substantial profits to repay debts of Cash Money. As a result, 100% of the profits that should have been paid to Lil Wayne as a result of his ownership of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga records have been seized by Universal to repay debts that were neither incurred by nor were the obligations of Lil Wayne.”

Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, a joint venture with Universal’s Cash Money, was designed to “manufacture, distribute, promote and exploit performances of new recording artists discovered by Carter and signed to the label.” A 2003 agreement states the profits “would be divided 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, and ownership of all the Young Money Label property, (e.g., master recordings, copyrights, intellectual property, good will) similarly would be owned 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, respectively.”

“Ignoring Lil Wayne’s documented ownership interest in the records of these artists, Universal confiscated Wayne’s profits to repay the large Cash Money Records debt for which neither Wayne nor his Young Money Entertainment company has any responsibility,” says a representative. “Universal further deprived Wayne of millions of dollars in SoundExchange royalties owing on account of his ownership of these records. Universal should be grateful and respectful to Lil Wayne for the millions of dollars in distribution fees and profits they have earned on the artists he brought to the company, instead of seizing all of his profits on those artists in a desperate attempt to recoup the tens of millions of dollars they are owed by Cash Money Records.”

Because the agreement between Young Money and Cash Money expired June of last year, it puts upcoming albums such as Drakes Views From The 6 in the middle of the battle. Lil Wayne is currently seeking $40 million USD in damages. However, a representative from Universal Music Group says all of Lil Wayne’s claims are without merit. “It should be no surprise that we learned of the lawyer’s complaint through the news media,” he writes. “We don’t intend to dignify this with further public comment except to say that we will vigorously contest it and that the merits of our case will carry the day.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Is Lil Wayne Retiring?

Lil Wayne's ongoing feud with Birdman and Cash Money Records for the last few years has almost stopped him from putting out music entirely. Lil Wayne's 'Carter V' album has been completed for some time, but has also been the source of his frustration with Cash Money who has yet to release the album. Along with that, Cash Money Records allegedly owes Wayne over $50 million. Lil Wayne has not held back on how he feels about the entire situation, taking to numerous outlets including concerts and clubs to yell out "F*ck Cash Money."

Now, Lil Wayne has taken to Twitter to get some thoughts off of his chest, with the main one hinting at a possible retirement from the rapper. Wayne went on to say "I am now defenseless and mentally defeated & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun." Wayne also went on to note that he's not "looking for sympathy, just serenity." It sounds like Wayne is looking to make peace with the whole situation. Rick Ross chimed in with a tweet of his own, responding to a fan by saying "get Birdman on the phone," in reference to Wayne leaving Cash Money. Lil Wayne later went on to assure fans that he is ok, tweeting "I'm good y'all don't trip."

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Lavish lifestyle of Lil Wayne


Lil Wayne has completed many obstacles during his music career. Lil Wayne made his album debut in 1999, with Tha Block Is Hot, which was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Lil Wayne became one of the top-selling artists in hip-hop in the early 21st century. Despite his success in the music industry, Lil Wayne's childhood experiences, like many other rap and hip hop singers, were far from perfect.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Name Your Favorite Lil Wayne Track

In our book, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has done more in the music industry than anyone his age. For many years, Lil Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, before ending his long-tenured deal with the company in June 2018.

Can you agree with us that Lil Wayne should be considered a G.O.A.T? Name Your Favorite Lil Wayne Track! The Wrap-Up Magazine would like to hear your thoughts.

Many of Lil Wayne's fans say his best album is "Tha Carter V,"  but us at the Wrap-Up Magazine has chosen "Lollipop" as our best Wayne song liked the most. Name your favorite Wayne track below!

"Lollipop" is the first single from American rapper Lil Wayne's sixth studio album, Tha Carter III. See more Wayne articles below!

What's Your Favorite Lil Wayne Album?

Lil Wayne Tops All Mixtapes For 2018

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What's Your Favorite Lil Wayne Album?

Lil Wayne has been America's favorite rapper for many years. Well now The Wrap-Up Magazine wants to know what's your favorite Lil Wayne album? American rapper Lil Wayne has released twelve studio albums, one collaborative album, three compilation albums, two extended plays, and twenty mix-tapes.

That is a hard number of albums to choose from. Lil Wayne has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the United States.

We want to know what your favorite Lil Wayne album of all time. Our pick will be Wayne's debut album "Tha Block Is Hot" is nominated as our hottest Lil Wayne album.

Need help finding all Lil Wayne albums? See Lil Wayne whole Album Discography

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How Lil Wayne Became Lil Wayne


Lil Wayne has been rapping since he was a child and has worked his way to the top of the charts. Lil Wayne's career began in 1991 at the age of nine, when he was discovered by Bryan "Baby" Williams and joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label.

Most of Lil Wayne's wealth is from his music and touring. The rapper earns more than $600,000 per show and performs as many as 50 shows each year, according to Forbes. From 2008 to 2009, Wayne's “Tha Carter III” tour earned roughly $42 million.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Birdman Gets Ordered To Court

Lil Wayne is doing all he can legally to find out what Birdman did with the money he claims he owes him. A judge has ordered the Cash Money Records founder to share the accounting records aka the receipts.

Wayne had previously asked to see Birdman’s financial records to find out how he burned through $70 mil they were supposed to split from a $100 million advance from Universal.
As we reported … Birdman’s lawyers say they’ve already forked over more than 20,000 pages of docs to Wayne’s legal team. But Wayne’s attorneys claim those are useless, and they want a full-on money trail.

Here’s the problem for Birdman — his peeps over at Cash Money weren’t keeping very good track of those records … for 2 whole years. Birdman’s lawyer shrugged it off this way … “It is what it is.”
That excuse didn’t fly with the judge … who gave Birdman 30 days to find those records, or get the right person who knows where they are and get ’em to Wayne.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Drake Sends Lil Wayne A Message

Lil Wayne celebrated his 34th birthday on Tuesday [September 27], and as might be expected for one of the most celebrated artists in music, he received a lot of birthday love, with everyone from his ex-wife, Toya Wright, to estranged mentor Birdman honoring him on social media. He also received a deep shout out from Young Money titan Drake, who gave the legendary New Orleans rapper credit for helping spawn his career.

“Everything I got is because of God and you,” Drake wrote via Instagram. “Happy birthday to my brother. Thanks for believing in all of us when you didn’t have to. YM we still alive Free C5.”

Fans might note that Drake closed his message by calling for the release of Tha Carter V. The world might not have to wait too much longer before Cash Money Records puts the long awaited album out, as a recent court ruling got the ball rolling in the direction of resolving Wayne and Birdman's bitter legal dispute. The Cash Money mogul was given a month to hand over a full record detailing how the $70 million Wayne was promised a share of was spent after a judge determined that the 22,000 pages of documents previously released were insufficient. While the judgement proved to be a set-back for Birdman, it didn't keep him from wishing Wayne a happy birthday, as he went about flooding his Instagram page with blessings for the man he's long referred to as his son.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lil Wayne Talks Birdman, Drake, Tyga, And Nicki Minaj

Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga say they got screwed by Birdman just like Lil Wayne did, as least that’s what Lil Wayne claims in new legal docs. Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and Tyga’s people claiming they got stiffed out of a fortune. And Nicki’s people say in a separate letter her producers also got shortchanged by Young Money, and Wayne says it’s Cash Money’s responsibility to pay producers.

As you know, Lil Wayne runs Young Money, whose stable of artists include Drake, Nicki and Tyga. Cash Money is the parent company of Young Money, and Birdman is the big boss. The allegations of Cash Money’s financial shenanigans are massive. Young Money clams it was supposed to get a big chunk of a $100 million advance from Universal, an advance that went directly to Cash Money, and they’re still waiting.

But Cash Money says Wayne and company are full of it. They gave him a $20 million advance for Young Money in 2012, another $12 million for Wayne’s solo album and another $70 million in advances, royalties, marketing and recording costs for various Young Money artists.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lil Wayne Sends Message To Young Rappers

"It's so easy to make a song these days, for these people man. Anybody could just become somebody. And you know, what the thing is, what I hate to shatter their world with is that, you're actually not somebody," said Wayne. "Don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean you're nobody. But you're not actually doing what we doing, or what people like I have done. You're not. You're not, and you're not, and you're not and you're not, and you're not."

Before elaborating on his point, Wayne relieved newbie rappers of responsibility for the delusion he inferred they might have in identifying themselves as "rappers" in the same vein as he and his contemporaries. According to Wayne, because of how easy social media and access to video and music streaming has become for the general public, blowing up off of a viral song and parlaying such popularity into a rap career is no longer some extraordinary feat.

No names were mentioned during the interview, but such rappers as Lil Yachty [who was blasted by Ebro Darden for his rejection of old school rap], Rich Homie Quan [who forgot the lyrics to "Get Money" during a Biggie tribute], and ILOVEMAKKONEN [whose lackadaisical freestyle while a guest on Tim Westwood's show, was blasted by Royce 5'9], have come under scrutiny from rap veterans.

It has been 20 years since Lil Wayne entered the rap game as a fresh-faced 14-year-old tagging alongside Hot Boys B.G., Turk, and Juvenile. And although he would venture off into his solo career only three years later, it wasn't until the legendary wordsmith introduced the world to The Carter series in 2004 that "Lil Wayne" was a name critics began to mention. In a recent interview with Hip Hop Crown Nation, Wayne reflected on his beginnings in an era in which "musically you had to be somebody to be a rapper," and drew contrasts to a portion of today's crop of young rappers, who are coming up in what he deems a less demanding industry.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Jay-Z or Lil Wayne?


Two of hip-hop biggest superstars are being compared together. This time Celebrity Match-Ups would like to know who is your favorite rapper out of Jay-Z and Lil Wayne?

Leading the way among all rappers when it comes to top 10s is Drake, who has accrued an incredible 35 smashes throughout his career. Behind the Canadian powerhouse comes Lil Wayne with 24 top 10s, then Eminem and Jay-Z with 21 apiece.

Lil Wayne has always enjoyed a competitive friendship with Jay-Z when it came to rap. Depending on the age or region, the “best rapper alive” title can arguably go to Jay-Z or Lil Wayne.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Lil Wayne Talks Which Jay-Z Album Was Most Influential


Wayne has apparently been a fan of Jay-Z’s for a long time and even credits the rapper for influencing his career. In a recent conversation with Lil Baby, Wayne reveals which Jay-Z album influenced his music the most.

Wayne sat down for a chat with Lil Baby as part of Rolling Stone‘s Musicians On Musicians interview series. Throughout the conversation, Wayne opens up about some of his musical influences and named Hov’s fourth studio album as his biggest inspiration:

Jay-Z, Life And Times Of Shawn Carter, plain and simple. It was the first album where I actually [bought] the car that the rapper was talking about. That was my album. […] Also, Jay talked so crazy. He went bananas on that album. I got lyrics from the album tattooed on me and sh*t. I have songs that are remakes of spinoffs of songs from that album.”

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rocko Ft Lil Wayne - Good

Rapper Rocko releases new music titled "Good" featuring +Lil Tunechi. Rocko unleashes his brand new single called Good featuring Lil Wayne produced by TM88 of 808 Mafia. Rocko upcoming  mixtape Real Spill hosted by DJ Drama is dropping sometime soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Young Thug Changes Album Title

I still lost all respect for +Young Thugga only due to the fact of whats going on with +Birdman and +Lil Wayne. Young Thug has renamed his upcoming album to the Barter 6. In addition to switching the title, Thugga took to Instagram to announce that his first show, following the album’s release, will be in Hollygrove, Louisiana.

Young Thug is referring to the same Hollygrove neighborhood in New Orleans, Lil Wayne and Mack Maine grew up in. “YSL Carter 6 coming out Friday. First show, New Orleans, Hollygrove fuck nigga, meet me there, better yet beat me there,” Thug says in a new Instagram video, as two men stand behind him waving firearms. Just a few days later, Thug uploaded a video to Instagram that features various clips of him performing while a woman narrates what seems to be shots at Wayne and his imprint.

The “New Atlanta” rapper has been using his Instagram account to fuel his feud with Lil Wayne.After Wayne urged fans to “stop listening to songs of niggas who pose naked on their motherfucking album covers,” Thug responded by saying, “I understand that Lil Wayne is frustrated about his career and I feel him on that, but this is my idol. I would never in my life swap words with him or beef with him about nothing. This is a person that I look up to. Ha Ha.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

Lil Wayne Wins Legal Battle Against Birdman

After what feels like an eternity, Lil Wayne and Birdman's financial dispute appears to have run its course as Weezy has reportedly won big with a settlement worth over $10 million. With Juelz Santana confirming recently that his long-awaited collaborative project I Can't Feel My Face with Wayne has been completed, the last few days have been full of promising news for fans of Wayne's music.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Did Lil Wayne Betray His Young Money Crew?


It was recently reported that Lil Wayne sold his masters to Universal Music Group for $100 million back in June of this year. After documents of the deal were revealed, the sale reportedly included the master of Young Money artists as well. The three prominent artists on that list are Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. Given all of the work and culture shifts that the four artists have created, $100 million seems pretty cheap for ownership of their sound recorded copyrights.

This news led fans to speculate which albums were sold within the deal. According to the documents, the masters include every Drake album aside from his 2020 releases. Every 2020 release from the OVO CEO is under his OVO imprint in conjunction with Republic Records. Republic is also a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Every project from 2009’s So Far Gone to 2018’s Scorpion is reportedly included in Wayne’s Universal deal. On the other hand, all of Nicki Minaj’s albums have fallen under the Young Money/Cash Money imprint since her debut release, Pink Friday.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Will Tha Carter V Drop This Year

The release date for Lil Wayne‘s twelfth studio album Tha Carter V has been a decision held in hostage for nearly six years. The Cash Money chief and musical father to Wayne, Birdman has recently expressed a high level of assurance that the lengthily postponed album will drop this year, 2018.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shot Up

What is going on with Lil Wayne and his music status. We’re told Weezy and a few other Young Money execs and artists — including Lil Twist and Hood – were on board at least one of the buses at the time of the shooting. It appears no one was injured, and it’s still unclear if Wayne was on board the bus that was hit.

Wayne performed at Compound nightclub on Saturday night … and sources tell us the shooting went down shortly after 3:30 AM — minutes after Wayne’s 2 tour buses pulled away from the club. The shooting the bus was driven to a nearby hotel, and that’s when someone in Wayne’s entourage called cops.

We’re told witnesses on the buses didn’t see much — their only description of the suspects is that they were in 2 white vehicles … a sports car (possibly a Corvette) and an SUV.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

#Throwback Kelly Rowland Ft Lil Wayne - Motivation

"Motivation" is a song performed by American recording artist Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne for her third studio album Here I Am. The song was written by Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Daniel Morris and Lil Wayne, with Jonsin producing the song and Lil Wayne having featured vocals.

"Motivation" received favorable reviews from critics generally praising the sexiness of the song. Official remixes were produced for the song, including a dubstep-inspired electronic mix by Diplo and a rap remix by Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz and Fabolous.