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Lil Wayne Isn't Sold On Artificial Intelligence  — 'I Would Love To See That Thing Try To Duplicate This'

For Lil Wayne, talent speaks for itself, and he believes his craft cannot be duplicated by artificial intelligence (AI).

Aug 4, 2023

Lil Wayne Reflects On Living Out His Dreams Ever Since Inking A Record Deal At Age 11 — 'I've Never Had A Real Job'

Lil Wayne, 40, has had the rap game on lock for years. And quite frankly, entertaining the masses has been all he’s ever known.

Jul 21, 2023

Lil Wayne’s Estimated Net Worth Is $170M, Placing Him Among the Wealthiest Rappers of 2024

New Orleans, LA, is known for its rich history and culture. From Mardi Gras to the rich food scene, the city has no shame about making its mark and taking up space; this is particularly evident through its people. One prominent example is the Hip-Hop dynasty of Cash Money Records, namely the self-proclaimed best rapper alive – Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, Jr. Lil Wayne hit the scene as a member of the group Hot Boys and eventually went on to enjoy a lucrative and successful career as a solo artist. This era was specifically documented with his series of Carter LPs. Across that album sequence, Lil Wayne was able to produce hits such as “Go DJ,” “Mrs. Officer” and “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Amid so much success, the Louisiana rapper found himself in hot water with the IRS. A previous report from AfroTech outlined how he once had a $14,194,944 tax debt bill. However, his fellow rap colleague and Hip-Hop’s top billionaire Jay-Z pulled him out of that multimillion-dollar hole. “There’s people like...

Mar 31, 2023

Nicki Minaj On Signing To Young Money: 'One Thing I Made Sure I Didn’t Do Was Sign A 360 Deal'

Nicki Minaj once revealed that signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint was more about loyalty than money. However, that doesn’t mean she was quick to jump into just any deal.

Feb 15, 2023

Lil Wayne Once Recalled Jay-Z Offering Him $175K To Join Roc-A-Fella — 'We Laugh About That All The Time'

One of the most popular conversations across social media platforms involves what-if scenarios. Some of these hypothetical thought starters are rooted in truth, like Will Smith turning down a role in “The Matrix” to be in “Wild Wild West.” As crazy as it may be to ponder, this phenomenon is not uncommon in the entertainment industry. In fact, it occurs with musicians as well, and Lil Wayne is in that number. According to the Louisiana rapper, billionaire Jay Z offered him $175,000 to become a member of the Roc-A-Fella label.

Feb 6, 2023

Lil Wayne Once Had $14M In Tax Debt And Jay-Z Came Through — 'That Man Helped Me With My Taxes'

At one point in Hip-Hop history, fans were divided on who was the best rapper in the game. While many iconic MCs have come and are present, the mid-2000s served as a time when Lil Wayne made it clear that he believed he was the best rapper alive. The “best” status is relative to individual preferences, but it did not stop the Louisiana-born rapper from making a claim and even writing a song highlighting the sentiment. Lil Wayne officially hit the music scene in the mid-1990s as a member of the Hot Boys with fellow band members – Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. The four rappers produced hits like “I Need a Hot Girl” and “Rock Ice.” Wayne would launch a solo career in 1999 with his debut album, “The Block is Hot.” However, it wouldn’t be until 2004 that the then 22-year-old rapper would gain increased popularity with the release of “The Carter,” which turned into a series of albums, catapulting the rapper into Hip-Hop superstardom. In 2012, he would take the Billboard title as the male...

Jan 27, 2023

Drake Thanks Lil Wayne For Once Giving Him $30K — 'That's The Most Important Amount Of Money I've Ever Made'

Drake will forever pay homage to Lil Wayne, the man who played one of the most integral parts in his life.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi)

Nov 1, 2022

Lil Wayne Gave His First Paycheck Of $6,500 To His Mom, But She Gave It Back — So, The Multi-Millionaire Did This Instead

Owning your first car is a great feeling. From the sense of independence to the flexing you’re able to do on your friends, having reliable transportation can be both a privilege and a necessity. Many people have their first car experience in their teens, and Cash Money legend Lil Wayne was no different. At the start of his career, when he was figuring it all out and adapting to fame, Wayne allegedly took his first check and bought himself a car. But it wasn’t that simple. Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., the Louisiana rapper entered the game when he was only 14-years-old. During the initial phase of his rap career, Carter was a part of the popular rap group The Hot Boys. The group — comprised of himself, B.G, Juvenile, and Turk — was officially formed in 1997 and produced songs like “We On Fire” and “I Need A Hot Girl.” Wayne would go on to release his first solo album in 1999, “Tha Block Is Hot.” It would peek on the Billboard 200 at the No. 3 spot and become certified platinum. The...

Oct 5, 2022

These 10 Celebrities Had IRS Issues — Here's How It Worked Out For Them

IRS issues are actually a lot more common than you think. According to Jackson Hewitt, statistics show that people are more likely than not to run afoul of the taxman. Each year, nearly 30 million taxpayers will receive some sort of penalty from the IRS for failing to file their taxes correctly. As of 2019, more than 20 million people owe taxes to the IRS but cannot pay them. And millions of people, each year, either under-report their taxes or make a math error on their taxes — which, of course, results in more penalties and fees. If there’s one thing the IRS is going to do, it’s get the money that you owe them! In this regard, too, celebrities are just like us when it comes to IRS issues. We’ve all heard at least one story of one celebrity who has been slapped with a gobsmackingly large tax bill. And while many of these issues can be resolved with a good attorney and a reasonable proposal to the omnipresent government agency, it can still be distressing when a tax lien comes to...

Which Of The Hot Boys Has The Highest Net Worth?

25 years after the Hot Boys first hit the scene, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Turk, and B.G. are still making waves in the industry. As Lil Wayne explained in his “Behind the Music” episode back in 2009, the Hot Boys were first formed in the summer of 1997, and their debut album, “Get It How U Live!” sold 400,00 copies on the success of such singles as “Block Burner.” Subsequently, the Hot Boys would appear in each of the member’s solo projects, and they can notably be seen in Lil Wayne’s video “Tha Block is Hot” and B.G.’s “Bling Bling.” Even though the group is no longer together, they’re still finding ways to work together against all odds. The first time the Hot Boys worked together after they disbanded was in 2009, when Lil Wayne — arguably, the biggest breakout star of the group — brought out Juvenile and B.G. during a tour stop in New Orleans. At the time, both Wayne and B.G. confirmed to Baller Alert that a Hot Boys reunion was in the works. “We was Hot Boys then, now we Hot Men,”...

Universal Hip Hop Museum Auctions Off Hip Hop Heads NFT Series To Honor 47 Years Of The Culture

Hip-Hop is diving headfirst into the non-fungible token (NFT) space with its very own collection to honor 47 years of the culture. On June 19, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx — in partnership with blockchain platform NEAR Protocol and celebrated illustrator André LeRoy Davis — debuted a special collection of NFTs in which Hip-Hop fans are now able to own a piece of the genre’s history, a press release states. The goal of the new collection is to both honor years of Hip-Hop’s rich music culture that has given artists a space to be creative and also champion ownership of their intellectual property through cutting-edge decentralized blockchain and NFT technologies. “NFTs bring a unique opportunity to honor Hip Hop icons as well as offer artists more control of their creations” Peter DePaulo — head of NEAR’s product lab, Satori — said in a statement. “Our goal is to offer a familiar, smooth onboarding and purchasing experience unlike what’s required at NFT marketplaces built...

Jun 21, 2021

Birdman Reveals Cash Money Records Rakes In Over $20M Annually Off Artists' Masters Alone

Cash Money continues to take over for the 2000s! Born Bryan Christopher Williams, Birdman is the co-owner and co-founder of Cash Money Records, a label that features a roster of some of this generation’s hottest names in rap like Nicki Minaj, Drake , and Lil Wayne. The label first gained notoriety through former artists like Juvenile, Cory Gunz, and Hot Boys and set the tone for current labels and hip hop acts whose music is evident of Cash Money’s influence on the culture as a whole. Birdman — formerly known as “Baby” — recently explained how putting out the hottest artists has provided a big return to this day, explaining how the label continues to capitalize off of its artists and even how clearing their samples is paying off big time. According to Complex, the hip hop heavyweight recently shed light on the cash flow for the record label during an exclusive with Wallo of “Where’s Wallo.” “If it has a value. That’s a value. If you don’t have a value, you sitting on some sh*t...

May 5, 2021

JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne and More to Perform 'At Home with Tidal'

In lieu of recent changes to normal life, artists have found creative ways to entertain the masses. This week, Tidal joins the fun. The global streaming service is launching “ At Home with Tidal, ” a series of free, daily live streams for music fans. Essentially, Tidal is digging through its digital crates to give exclusive live performances of the hottest artists in music, including Tidal owner JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, and J. Cole. Starting today (March 25), viewers can enjoy 12-hour live streams of uninterrupted sets. And honestly, the lineup is exceptional. It spans R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Pop, and Electronic genres. The full schedule is as follows: Wednesday (3/25) – Latin Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, CNCO, Romeo Santos, and more Thurs (3/26) – Pop Featuring Lizzo, Rosalia, The Chainsmokers, Bazzi, Dermot Kennedy, and more Friday (3/27) – Electronic Featuring deadmau5, Daft Punk, Kaskade, Marshmello, Cashmere Cat, and more Saturday (3/28) – Hip Hop Featuring JAY-Z,  J....

Mar 25, 2020