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Lil Wayne set to drop new album
Fans have been treated to a bunch of new music from Lil Wayne recently, as tracks like "Believe Me (featuring Drake)," "D'usse" and "Krazy" have all rolled out in the last couple of months. On Monday, July 21st, the man known as Weezy also (unintentionally?) gave us another sneak peek at new music.
The website X17 captured footage of Lil Wayne in the parking lot prior to Chris Brown's "Kick'n It For Charity" kickball game, and what sounded like another brand new song was blaring from the car speakers. What isn't known is whether or not the cut will end up on Lil Wayne's neck album, "Tha Carter V," and if it does, when will we her the full version?
"I think it (the album) drops either in September or August," Wayne recently told MTV News. Then he added, "It might drop before then, in July. Or August 25 or something like that."
Though it seems like all eyes and ears on are on the album's drop date, Lil Wayne isn't the only one in the family showcasing his musical talents. He just signed his eldest daughter, Reginae, to his record label. She's also debuted a new single called, "Mind Goin Crazy.'
Lil Wayne has also spent some time shooting down rumors that he was dating Christina Milian after the two were spotted holding hands at the ESPYs. He's also talked about his upcoming tour with Drake, where the Grammy Award-winning artists will stage a battle going 'back and forth' with their hits before finally performing together. Says Wayne, "It's a battle hype thing."
The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour kicks off August 8 in Buffalo, N.Y., and will stop in place like Miami, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.
Lil Wayne to retire? (Updated May 8, 2013)
Consider this: By January 2012, Lil Wayne was the seventh (and second male artist) all-time in digital tracks sales with 36,788,000. Nine months later, he passed Elvis Presley to become the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 109 songs. Then why, with all this success, is one of rap's most enigmatic personalities seemingly walking away from it all?
Or is he?
It was March 29, 2011, in an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that Lil Wayne announced that he would ultimately retire at age 35. And in November 2012, he said "Tha Carter V" would be his last album before he left music to pursue other interests. As it turns out, his health could be a reason why. On March 14, 2013, the singer suffered seizures he said were ultimately related to epilepsy, a well-known neurological condition. He'd go on to say, "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. I'd have a bunch of seizures. Ya'll just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row."
His health aside, Wayne has also said he wants to retire in order to spend more time with his four children, noting "I would feel selfish still going to the studio when it's such a vital point in their lives."
But for now that time is still nearly five years off, and before the health crisis, Lil Wayne announced he was working on sequels to "I Am Not a Human Being" and "Rebirth." After numerous delays, the former was released on March 26, 2013, debuting at No. 2 by selling some 217,000 copies. It contained the singles "My Homies Still," "Love Me" and "No Worries."
Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" tour kicks off July 9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Considered and called the 'best rapper alive' by critics, fans, and himself, Lil Wayne can make a good argument for the moniker with a momentous body of work, steady trajectory of maturity and refinement of his style, rhymes and sounds, and, not yet 30 years old, nearly two decades of experience in the hip hop industry. As Lil Wayne has grown up, from a barely teen phenom, Hip Hop has also grown to become a dominant genre in American and worldwide culture. Lil Wayne has been there for much of that growth.
Ahead of His Years
Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. in 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lil Wayne met rapper Bryan Williams, owner of Cash Money Records, at age 11, and impressed the mogul by leaving free-style raps on his answering machine. That was enough to earn mentorship with Williams and eventually join Cash Money as the youngest member of the duo The B.G.'z, with rapper B.G. By age 14, Carter was an honor student at New Orleans' McMain Magnet School, but dropped out to focus on music, and joined The Hot Boys in 1997, along with rappers Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. The group recorded their debut album Get It How U Live! in 1998, followed by their major-label debut, Guerilla Warfare, which climbed to Number 1 on Billboard R&B-Hip; Hop Albums chart. The group's singles 'We on Fire' and 'I Need a Hot Girl' both reached the charts.
At age 17, Carter, who had gone by several names up to that point, committed to the name Lil Wayne and recorded his debut solo album Tha Block Is Hot in 1999, which debuted at Number 3 on Billboard, and earned him a nomination as Best New Artist from The Source magazine. With his popularity building, Lil Wayne began appearing as a guest on others' albums, including B.G., Juvenile and Big Tymers. Lil Wayne's next two albums failed to generate the success of his debut, but his 2004 effort, Tha Carter marked a critical maturity in his rapping skills and lyrical themes, and scored a top single with 'Go DJ.' The follow-up, Tha Carter II debuted at Number 2 on Billboard and went on to sell 2 million copies worldwide. Lil Wayne continued to increase his guest appearances on others' albums, such as those by Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, and Destiny's Child. Finally in 2008, he came out with The Carter III and it sold more than a million copies in the first week. Tha Carter IV is expected to be released in 2011, continuing Lil Wayne's amazing and still rising career. Lil Wayne tickets are a chance to get in on a performance of one of hip hop's most storied figures.
Lil Wayne Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Ima Boss (remix)||2012|
|The Carter IV||2011|
|Look at Me Now||2011|
|Sorry 4 the Wait||2011|
|John (feat. Rick Ross)||2011|
|Tha Carter IV||2011|
|How to Love||2011|
|She Will (feat. Drake)||2011|
|Right Above It||2010|
|I Am Not a Human Being||2010|
|I'm On It||2010|
|6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz)||2010|
|F**k Today (Rebirth mix)||2010|
|Drop the World (feat. Eminem)||2010|
|Young Money All Stars, Part 2||2009|
|Da Da Da||2009|
|The Weezy Effects 2||2009|
|I Can Transform Ya||2009|
|The Stand Down Order to Joe Rodge||2009|
|I'm So Paid||2008|
|The Carter III (mixtape)||2008|
|The Drought Is Over, Volume 5||2008|
|Tha Carter III||2008|
|The Drought Is Over, Part 4: Return to The Carter 3 Sessions||2007|
|The Weezy Effect: Bottom of the Map, Volume 2||2007|
|The Best Rapper Alive, Volume 3||2007|
|The Drought Is Over||2007|
|The Best Rapper Alive, Volume 4||2007|
|Lock U Down||2007|
|Da Drought 3||2007|
|Lock U Down||2007|
|The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions||2007|
|The Carter Files||2007|
|The Greatest Rapper Alive||2007|
|Like Father, Like Son||2006|
|Dedication #1 (Gangsta Grillz)||2006|
|The W. Carter Collection 2||2006|
|From 9/11 to Katrina||2006|
|The Carter 2, Part 2: Like Father Like Son||2006|
|The W. Carter Collection||2006|
|Tha Carter II: Chopped & Screwed||2006|
|Lil Weezyana Mixtape, Volume I||2006|
|The Suffix: Remastered||2005|
|Da Drought 2||2004|
|Tha Block Is Hot||1999|
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Lil Wayne 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' Club Tour Announced
Earlier this year, Lil Wayne dropped Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a new mixtape in which he expresses his frustration with record label Cash Money, and also pays homage to OT Genasis' massive hit, "CoCo." Although the collection of songs--which can be found here--has already been devoured by the 32-year-old's fans, that doesn't mean it's…Read more
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Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/02/2015 Las Vegas NV Foxtail Pool Club 04/16/2015 Columbus OH The Xclusive Venue 04/05/2015 New Orleans LA Hyatt Regency New Orleans 04/02/2015 Jacksonville FL Aqua Nightclub And Lounge 03/21/2015 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 03/20/2015 Tallahassee FL Coliseum Tallahassee 03/19/2015 Ybor City FL Club Skye 03/13/2015 Kansas City MO BLVD Nights 02/28/2015 Charlotte NC Phoenix 02/15/2015 New York NY Stage 48
Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/31/2014 Miami Beach FL Cameo 09/27/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/25/2014 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 09/22/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/20/2014 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/19/2014 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 09/16/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/14/2014 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 09/13/2014 Ridgefield WA Amphitheater Northwest 09/11/2014 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 09/10/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/07/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/06/2014 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 09/04/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 09/03/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/31/2014 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 08/30/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/29/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/27/2014 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/26/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/25/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/21/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/19/2014 Forest Hills NY Forest Hills Stadium At West Side Tennis Club 08/19/2014 Queens NY Forest Hills Stadium 08/17/2014 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/16/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/15/2014 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/13/2014 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 08/12/2014 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/10/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/09/2014 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/08/2014 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 06/01/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/29/2013 Hamburg HH Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 10/28/2013 Frankfurt HE Festhalle Frankfurt 10/26/2013 Copenhagen 147 Tap 1 10/24/2013 Stockholm AB Ericsson Globe 10/21/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 10/19/2013 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 10/17/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National 10/16/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 10/14/2013 Amneville Lor Galaxie Amneville 10/13/2013 Marseille Pro Le Dome 10/12/2013 Toulouse ?? Zenith 10/09/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/02/2013 Phoenix AZ Celebrity Theatre 09/01/2013 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 08/31/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/30/2013 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 08/28/2013 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 08/27/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/25/2013 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 08/24/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/23/2013 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/21/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 08/20/2013 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 08/18/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/17/2013 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 08/16/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/13/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/11/2013 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/10/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/09/2013 Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 08/07/2013 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 08/06/2013 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/04/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/03/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/02/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 07/31/2013 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 07/30/2013 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/28/2013 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/27/2013 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/26/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/24/2013 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/23/2013 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 07/21/2013 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 07/21/2013 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 07/20/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/19/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/17/2013 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 07/16/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/14/2013 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 07/13/2013 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 07/12/2013 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/10/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/09/2013 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 05/19/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 03/27/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/26/2013 Frankfurt HE Festhalle Frankfurt 03/25/2013 Brussels Bru Vorst Nationaal NV 03/22/2013 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 03/21/2013 Paris Ile Paris Bercy 03/18/2013 Hamburg HH Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 03/17/2013 Amneville Lor Galaxie Amneville 03/15/2013 Johanneshov Sto Ericsson Globe Arena 03/14/2013 Oslo 03 Oslo Spektrum 03/13/2013 Copenhagen Tappehallerne 03/11/2013 Marseille Pro Le Dome 03/10/2013 Toulouse ?? Zenith 03/08/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 02/17/2013 Houston TX Stereo Live
Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/21/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 04/20/2012 Charenton LA Cypress Bayou Casino
Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/29/2011 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 09/24/2011 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 09/11/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/10/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/10/2011 Charenton LA Cypress Bayou Casino 09/09/2011 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 09/07/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 09/04/2011 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 09/02/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/31/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/26/2011 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 08/25/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/24/2011 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 08/22/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/21/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/20/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/19/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/16/2011 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 08/12/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/06/2011 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 08/05/2011 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 07/29/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/27/2011 Hershey PA Giant Center 07/26/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/23/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/22/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/17/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/16/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/15/2011 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 06/09/2011 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 04/29/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 04/29/2011 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 04/24/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 04/23/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 04/22/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 04/21/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 04/19/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 04/15/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 04/14/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 04/12/2011 Bloomington IN Assembly Hall 04/10/2011 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 04/09/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 04/08/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 04/06/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 04/05/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 04/03/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 04/02/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 04/01/2011 Chicago IL United Center 03/30/2011 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 03/28/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 03/27/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 03/26/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 03/24/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 03/23/2011 Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum 03/20/2011 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 03/19/2011 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 03/18/2011 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 03/16/2011 Providence RI Dunkin' Donuts Center 02/18/2011 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium
Lil Wayne Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/31/2010 Harvey IL Adrianna'S 12/17/2010 Pompano Beach FL Club Cinema 12/02/2010 Rio Rancho NM Santa Ana Star Center 01/10/2010 Southaven MO Desoto County Civic Center 01/09/2010 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 01/08/2010 Lafayette LA Cajundome 01/07/2010 Allen TX Allen Event Center 01/06/2010 Austin TX Travis County Expo Center 01/05/2010 Beaumont TX Ford Park