Weezy Has Been A Bad Bad Boy

Lil Wayne

Damn Weezy you got schooled by the legend Stevie Wonder. I love Weezy’s sex talk (PAUSE!) but I agree this one was a bridge too far. Damn homie!

Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne’s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black U.S. teen whose murder in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman changed the national conversation on race and civil rights.

The R&B legend says the rapper’s disturbing verse should not have made it beyond the recording studio for the world to hear.

“You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that – even if they are the same age or older – is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’“

Wonder, who says he is a fan and friend of Lil Wayne, made the comments when asked what he thought of the controversial lyrics in an interview Thursday.

On a remix to Future’s song “Karate Chop,” Lil Wayne compared a rough sex act to the tortuous death of 14-year-old Till in Mississippi. Following a crude reference to rough sex, Lil Wayne indicates that he wanted to do as much damage as had been done to Till.

Till’s family has asked the rapper for an apology, and Epic Records, Future’s label, said the official song will not feature the vulgar words and is employing “great efforts” to pull it down.

Wonder, 62, hopes the 30-year-old Grammy winner understands the perspective of the Till family and chooses his words wisely in the future.

“Sometimes people have to put themselves in the place of people who they are talking about,” Wonder said. “Imagine if that happened to your mother, brother, daughter or your son. How would you feel? Have some discernment before we say certain things. That goes for me or any other (song)writer.”

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Duss Smitto Goes IN Vol. 2

I always want to start off by saying salute to all my true Hip hop heads.As I read through some of my favorite magazines and other websites, I see that this game is getting more sour and sour by the minute. The truth about the culture and what it was built on is lost forever in my opinion until these new artists learn their history and what the business is about. Otherwise we’ll always be behind in our own creation.

Look at Lil B. This nigga is a clown. He stands for nothing in the game, He is nothing but a target for a real niggas’ pockets. (laughing) This is why it’s so hard for real artist to get signed now because artists like wack ass Future are just holding up space. Let’s see how many new rappers make it past their first album. It’s so bad that New York ain’t even supporting their own artists at all, but they can play Young Money all day. Lil Wayne’s time is up. He needs to put the mic down and skateboard his life away (laughing).

Busta Rhymes is another one. Who the fuck cares to hear a album from him? These old rappers ain’t no better.

Well until next time. I’m going to review Nas’ new album because I think it’s trash. (laughing)

Holla world it’s SmittNation.

D.Smittoooo

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Questionable Career Choices: Lil Wayne Edition

 

Apparently his broken clavicle and numerous stitches haven’t put a damper on iconic rapper Lil Wayne’s enthusiasm for skateboarding. Although the rapper’s latest mixture, “Dedication 4,” drops on Aug. 15, last week in an interview with Atlanta, Ga. radio station HOT107.9, Wayne confessed that he’s going to be taking a hiatus from his music career to focus his full attention of skateboarding.

“I picked up the skateboard and I thought it’d be a hobby and what happened is it’s a lifestyle. In order to be fully committed you have to live that lifestyle. With these young kids now, you have to be about that life. It’s kind of putting rap on the back burner. Rap is taking a backseat to skating. I believe my fans deserve some peace from me. I’ll be on my skateboard in the meantime.”

In his latest interview Wayne went on to describe a flat-bar and a quarter pipe he has installed in his recording booth, “so as soon as I get off the mike, I just drop the board down and skate.” The prolific rapper, who’s released nine albums, 17 mix tapes and appeared as a guest on hundreds of tracks, has been performing since he was eight years old, when most kids would be asking their parents for their first skateboard.

With his long history behind a microphone, and in front of an audience of millions, perhaps it’s not surprising that he’s stepping back.

“I’m always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff,” he said.

In the past year, rumors of Wayne’s skateboarding have heated up, as footage of him skating parks began to circulate on the Internet. The multi-platinum, Grammy winner debuted his line of skate apparel, TRUKFIT, during the Agenda Tradeshow this past January, and is currently developing a line of Lil Wayne skate footwear to be manufactured by Supra.

Also, last week it was announced that through a partnership with Mountain Dew, the non-profit youth mentoring program STOKED and the building expertise of California Skateparks, Lil Wayne will be bringing a skatepark to New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. A New Orleans native and its’ proudest export, besides The Saints and gumbo, the skatepark will celebrate the community’s revitalization after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina almost seven years ago.

 

Via ESPN

As Ed O.G. Said, Be A Father To Your Child

Here is a dope piece on parenting in this day and age of hip hop as popular culture. It is sad commercially successful rap is very rarely of positive social value because as all of us lovers of the culture know, that side of it is as potent and powerful as ever.

An otherwise ordinary weekend went awry when my daughter parroted a Lil Wayne song. Her 7-year-old arms doubled over, cutting the air as she swayed back and forth imitating hip-hop swagger in music videos.

Then she repeated the chorus aloud: wife beater. The two-word phrase shot through her little mouth and burned the insides of my ears.

I’d heard the song maybe a dozen times but didn’t find it objectionable until I heard my daughter sing it. Am I a hypocrite? It’s complicated: I grew up at a time when hip-hop exploded into a global phenomenon.

I’d be dishonest if I said I didn’t feel a special allegiance to the music that articulates not all, but some, of what it means to be young and black in America. But, with hesi­ta­tion, being a parent trumps whatever loyalties I have to the hip-hop mafia that might revoke my membership.

In a significant way, hip-hop provides an uncensored conversation that rarely happens among black men except maybe in a barbershop. MCs relate autobiographical stories over hypnotizing beats about navigating life in a way that’s often honest and profane. In other contexts, these conversations are filtered so as not to offend.

For example, in his song “Hold You Down,”Childish Gambino critiques the limits society places on his blackness.

The black experience is serious
my experience is no one’s hearing us
white kids get to wear whatever hat they want
when it comes to black kids one size fits all
As an adult, I have the facility to find a deep moment in an otherwise profane song. And I realize that many songs lack “deep moments” such as Lil Wayne’s “Wife Beater” song. However, for the impressionable young people who listen to hip-hop the “deep moments” are probably lost on them.

This small episode underscored how unbalanced and menacing pop culture has become for young people (and parents). Not only does it have undue influence on our language and how young people process imagery like a white tank top popularized by television, it threw a boomerang into my weekend with my daughter.

The fact that my daughter didn’t make a connection between calling a T-shirt a “wife beater” and violence points to a larger problem. By popularizing misogynist terms like “wife beater,” we’ve divorced the term from the ugly reality that millions of women are victims of domestic violence each year.

This incident forced me to imagine my daughter at 17, transitioning to young womanhood. How will this episode be remembered? Did I prepare her to negotiate a world of male chauvinism? Is it a contradiction to embrace hip-hop and be critical of its (sometimes) misogynist lyrics?

A moving blog post on “Siditty Black Girl” offered an appropriate response to the use of wife beater. “Popularizing Misogyny, Policing Masculinity in Two Words” was written in protest to a college campus using “wife beater” in a campus-wide memo.

Kimberly, the political-minded blogger, wrote that “using a sexist, misogynistic slang term like “‘wife beater’ in a school-wide email not only shows disregard for students who may be victims of domestic abuse, but normalizes domestic abuse as a culture.”

It’s the latter point that troubles me the most. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Continuing to conflate undershirts as
“wife beaters” reflects societal jadedness.

As much as I’d like to distance myself from the term and the songs that contain them, sexism is entrenched in our language. Looking the other way is a cop out. Progress is made through confrontation.

Whenever questionable hip-hop songs come across the airwaves, on the spot, I initiate a conversation deconstructing the lyrics for their content and hidden politics. By having the conversations, I hope to encourage a nascent political consciousness in my 7-year-old.

As a card-carrying member of the hip-hop generation who supports rap music, I think the task for parents like me isn’t to hide hip-hop’s sexism but instead call it out to our children.One of the most radical stances might be admitting to our children that we have complex and often conflicted relationship with pop culture. We love its fearless ability to be honest and critique society yet we detest its blind eye to sexism, homophobia and hedonistic consumerism.

In this instance, talk isn’t cheap. Having a conversation about chart-topping songs may have more resonance than leaving it to your child’s peers to figure out what these songs mean.

Engaging your children even in something seemingly trivial like staging their own music video is important. Who says hip-hop can’t be educational?

Via The Washington Post.

Can’t Knock The Hustle- Lil Wayne Edition

Can’t knock Weezy’s hustle in trying to pass this off as a good deal despite evidence to the contrary.

Money is a significant part of rapper Lil Wayne’s life. Not only does he talk about it incessantly in songs like “Got Money,” “I Got Some Money on Me,” “Money on My Mind,” “I’m so Paid,” and “Money to Blow,” but he also makes a lot of it, ranking 4th on Forbes’ 2011 list of hip-hop’s Cash Kings.

Now, Lil Wayne has his own prepaid card, The Young Money Prepaid Card, which launched on November 10 under the brand name of his record label, Young Money Entertainment.

Lil Wayne (i.e. Dwayne Carter) is obviously banking on this new product – offered in conjunction with Discover and ACCENT InterMedia–following more in the footsteps of Russell Simmons’ Rush Card, rather than the quickly-discontinued Kardashian Kard. But has Lil Wayne’s interest in money put him in the position to offer a truly beneficial financial product, or is the so-called Lil Wayne Prepaid Card simply a money pit?

This is a question any interested consumer must ask, as there is no sense in paying more for a card simply because it is tied to a popular entertainer. So, let’s take a look at the costs of doing business with this new prepaid card:

Activation: $6.95

Reload: $4.95

Monthly: $3.95

ATM Withdrawals: $2.00 per transaction

Paper Statements: $2.50 per billing period

Replacement Card: $5.95

Direct deposit, online bill pay, and customer service are all free with the Young Money Prepaid Card, as is a medical savings card, which provides discounts on certain prescriptions and tests. A percentage of Young Money Card sales will also be donated to child charities like Lil Wayne’s 1 Family Foundation.

Ultimately though, the Young Money Prepaid Card’s high fee structure makes exploring other prepaid card options advisable.

One such option should be Green Dot’s Prepaid Visa, which was identified by a Card Hub study as a viable checking account alternative for consumers unhappy with recent bank fee increases. This card is free to use, provided cardholders deposit at least $1,000 per month (think direct deposit of your paycheck) and only use in-network ATMs for withdrawals (Green Dot has 18,000 ATMs nationwide). Under these conditions, it would save you more than $100 each year relative to the Young Money Card.

While Lil Wayne will likely continue “getting money like I got a money printer,” as he bragged in the song “Sure Thing” off the Sorry 4 the Wait mixtape, by avoiding the Young Money Prepaid Card, you at least won’t be contributing to the cause.

Via Business Insider

Mixtape Download: DJ P-Cutta Presents- Lil Wayne: Street Money 9

Need more Lil Wayne in your life? That’s not for me to decide. Anyway, here’s the tracklist and download link.

DJ Pcutta Intro
How To Love
DJ Khaled – I’m On One
Lil Wayne – She Bad
John Rmx Ft Wiz Khalifa Ace Hood Rick Ross
Rick Ross, Tip, Young Buck – Hustlaz Grind
Young Jeezy – Ballin’
Word Of Advice Ft Drama Mack Maine
Lil Wayne – Show Em What You Got
Kelly Rowland – Motivation
By Your Side Ft Brisco Jade
Game – Red Nation
Thats Not Love Ft Fabolous
Young Money Ft Gudda Gudda
Im Getting Money Ft Birdman T-Pain
Lil Wayne – That’s What They Call
Veterans Day Ft Rick Ross Birdman
Crime Spree Ft Rah Diggs Kash Five
Tech N9ne – F**k Food
Game – Su Woo
Rock N Roll Looks Like
Dirty Dancer
Jennifer Lopez – I’m Into You

DJ P-CUTTA & COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPES PRESENT:
LIL WAYNE – STREET MONEY 9

L.A. Times Calls Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj Cartoon Rap

Hahaha, cartoon-rap is a great description and shouts to the L.A. Times for putting me on to it.

Live Review: Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj at the Staples Center

Weezy Is Clean As A Whistle

Haters at the DEA are trying to catch Weezy riding/flying dirty. Them fools got nothing on Weezy!

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DEA’s Weezy Search Comes Up Empty

Weezy Cops The Maybach of Wheelchairs For Fan’s Mom

The title of this post is taken directly from the article. That’s too good a description to not give some shine!

Rapper Lil Wayne buys $11,000 wheelchair for fan’s disabled mother

JPizzle Tries to Hate But Finds Himself Unable To

Yeah I know, I’m late to the party. Honestly, I wanted to hate to buck the trend but I can’t its undeniably ill. The beat is bonkers Wayne’s rhymes are ludicrously dope and Cory Gunz’ flow is amazing. Consider me humbled.

Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz- 6’7″

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Ja Rule Not Important Enough To Get Full Coverage In Own Story

Rapper Ja Rule may be near trial in NYC gun case

Damn, you know you’ve fallen off when a news story about your crimes only take up half the space while the other half is filled by Lil Wayne.

Stop, Drop, and Roll!

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Wow, this shit is bonkers. Containing an 80′s style sample and autotune, this joint is pretty much a mind fuck. Couple that with Weezy being Weezy i.e. switching up his style throughout (all of which make him sound insane) and you’ve definitely got an example of why Lil Wayne is if nothing else, original.

Lil Wayne- On Fire

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Girls Will Shake Their Asses

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Asses shaking is the only redeeming thing about this.

Ester Dean feat. Lil Wayne- Drop It Low Remix

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History’s Greatest Lovers Drop New Collabo

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I have no idea what “no ceilings” means but Lil Wayne and Birdman drop a new generic club track. Booooooring.

Lil Wayne feat. Birdman- No Ceilings

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