Who says rapper's don't do good things? Hip-hop icon, Lil Wayne, has launched an Indiegogo campaign in partnership with The Motivational Edge, a non-profit that works to expand cultural arts after-school programs in the inner-city. Looking to inspire the youth, Wayne has personally donated $30k to the crowdfunding effort, which has a target of $200,000, and he encourages people to follow his lead. As an incentive for donating to the effort, Wayne has curated a list of perks for each donor, ranging from having a track featured on Wayne's YoungMoney.com, to a signed lithograph from the superstar. For more details about Wayne's Indiegogo campaign, click here, and see below for the full list of perks for supporting the campaign.
We’ve all heard the rant, and now that the dust has settled, we should think about what Kanye West was trying to say about Pusha T at his album release party for My Name Is My Name, out October 8th. Hip-hop is arguably the most fickle genre in music. Many artists have to fight to even get an album out, and Pusha T is no different. The difference between Pusha and other artists is that he has played an integral role in how hip-hop culture has evolved to its present form, he has earned this album.
The weekend starts now, and we have put together an awesome agenda, giving you just a tiny taste of what Chicago has to offer. From booze-infused comedy and an epic Miller Lite bash, to dancing in Grant Park and watching T-Swift take on Lil Wayne, this weekend is piled high with fun festivities!
Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play
What better way to spend a night on the town than playing drinking games while watching a hilarious booze-infused comedy act? If you want to get a true authentic taste of the “heart of Chicago,” come to the Public House Theatre this Friday evening to see Bye Bye Liver. With hilarious sketches filled with uproarious personality, it is an awesome way to spend your fun Friday night. Drink specials include a $15 domestic bucket and $4.50 for house cocktails. The show takes place every Friday and Saturday evening with 8pm and 10pm showings. To learn more about this comedy act, and to book your tickets, click here. 3914 N. Clark Street.
Twenty-one year old singer Jojo kick slamed the "h-e-double hockey sticks" of all doubts that she could not make a comeback or shed her bubbly pop image seamlessly, with her new sexually charged single "Demonstrate."
The singer makes musical sex purring - "...Baby there's a lot of freaky sh*t, running through my mind that I can't say. But I know I can demonstrate & I can let my body explain" - against a heavy R&B beat.
Jojo teamed up with producer Noah '40' Shebib to create this comeback masterpiece. Shebib is known most famously for pairing up with musical powerhouses like Drake, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and most recently Nas.
According to a police report filed in Miami last week, Lil Wayne’s entourage spat in a photog’s face, pushed him to the ground in the rain, then destroyed his bicycle!
The report, obtained by TMZ, alledges the Paparazzi spotted Wayne and his entourage skateboarding outside a church right beside a “no skateboarding” sign so he decided to take pictures.
When it began to rain, Wayne and his friends decided to pack it up and leave and the accuser decided to follow them. Fed up, Lil Wayne instructed his team to take the man's camera and told him to delete the photos.
Arriving late Thursday night to a long line outside of Lavo, hand picking attendees to join in on the festivities. Making my way inside to the dance floor was a feat in itself, as the club was packed to the rims with the hottest hipsters New York City has to offer. One more trendier than the next, I slithered through the already toasty crowd, all donning a mixed drink in hand. All dressed to impress, party goers were dancing so wild there was barely an inch to move anywhere in the club.
Almost as if it were a cult following, all eyes turned to the DJ booth around 1am when the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship winner, A-Trak opened his set. Never disappointing, the turn-table genius gave the crowd an energetic and diverse tracklist that kept Lavo's walls pulsating until the wee hours of Friday morning. Playing remixes of songs by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Kid Cudi, along with a nod to mega DJ Avicii playing his 2011 club anthem Levels layering vocals by hip hop artists Rick Ross and Lil' Wayne kept the crowd guessing all night long. It didn't matter which track A-Trak decided to throw into the mix, the crowd jumped and sang along to every one.
The release date of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has been postponed so many times that fans were beginning to question the albums very existence, let alone when it was going to drop. The current release date for the album is August 29, and it has been confirmed with 100% credibility that the LP is scheduled to arrive exactly on that date. And by exactly, that means right when the clock strikes midnight.
Weezy, confident that his VMAs performance will be as dope and swag-inspiring as ever, will be digitally dropping Tha Carter IV immediately following the VMAs this weekend on iTunes, Amazon, and other retailers at midnight on Sunday night, and physically on the following Tuesday. This release strategy is intended to capitalize on Weezy’s concert.
Listen to Tha Carter IV's three hit singles: "How to Love," "6 Foot 7 Foot," and "John." Welcome to Wayne's world.
So there's electro. There's house. And there's hip hop. And what happens when you throw all three together? Well yes, cacophony, and also, Sidney Samson.
It seems the Dutch aren't just joining Americans in the crusade against prostitution and marijuana. Just last week, Amsterdam native Sidney Samson was reported leaving the studio last week with Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am, Lil' Wayne, and Lil' Jon. The first single from their sessions together, "Mutate" will feature Lil' John and will be released on Sidney's label "Rock the Houze" in a few weeks. “It’s amazing to get the opportunity to work with such great artists” Sidney says; “To my surprise, Will had already recorded vocals by Lil Wayne to one of the Hip Hop productions I had sent him."
At this point it's comical how long we've been waiting for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV to drop. However, Weezy decided it would nice to cool our heat heads and make amends with anxiously waiting fans by dropping a brand new mixtape, appropriately called Sorry For the Wait, and is scheduled to hit the net on July 13. This week he leaked a track of the tape called "Tunechi's Back," which samples the popular Meek Mill and Rick Ross song "Tupac's Back."
The beat is suitably Rick-Ross-eque, seething with synth-heavy beats, a thunderous cadence, and tripped out electro background noises. The track is nothing special, so we can only hope he's saving his dopest numbers for the official LP.
Weezy's full-length Tha Carter IV album is expected to drop on August 29, a day after the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards air live on August 28.
Max B, who is currently doing 75 years in prison on robbery and murder charges, may be getting bail courtesy of G-unit.
The Harlem Rapper was a co-writer on J.Cole's popular song 'We Fly High,' and has also had affiliation with The Diplomats including rappers, Jim Jones and Cam'Ron. Before the release of Max's debut album, Vigilante Season, he was sentenced in Bergen County Jail for related charges, including 9 of the 11 counts in the ongoing trial. He was granted an appeal with a new trial and a new lawyer on March 19, 2010. There hasn't been word about the case or the rapper until yesterday, when a very close source to the artist revealed his possible break from the pen.