Lil Wayne Showing Some Love
Tomorrow is going to be a pretty big day in hip hop. There is a lot happening. To make it easier for everyone I am going to break it down in list form and highlight what I think are the three biggest news items.
1. Documentary on Lil Wayne is released on DVD tomorrow.
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Lil Wayne and Baby Laughing it Up
Yes, more Lil Wayne news to share. It seems like this guy is everywhere. Totally unavoidable. Anyway, over the weekend Lil Wayne released his No Ceilings mixtape to the world. Although the album leaked a couple days early, Wayne insisted it wasn’t finished and the real version would be released on it’s intended date of Halloween.
I downloaded the leaked version and have also downloaded the real version. It seems to me that Wayne was buffing because the mixtapes are extremely similar. Just a few different tracks.
Lil Wayne and Kanye West at the Grammys
This past week and weekend two of hip hop’s biggest acts faced the law. Both Lil Wayne and Kanye West faced the long arm of law steaming altercations in the past couple of years.
Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to gun possession chargers in a Manhattan on Thursday October 22nd. As part of this peal deal Wayne will be headed to prison for one year, but could only be locked up for about eight to ten months assuming he behaves well.
Kanye West was also in court, but not on gun chargers. In 2008 Kanye put the beat down on a paparazzi and his camera while attempting to leave the airport.
Video of Kanye at LAX after the jump.
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Kanye! Watch Out For Stomach Demons!
There is no getting around it, this bit of cinema is strange. Awhile back Spike Jonze director of Where the Wild Things Are, announced he would direct a short film starring Kanye West. The film was to be coupled with West’s “See You In My Nightmares” track off of his 808s and Heartbreak album. The film was supposed to be released via iTunes on September 8th of this year, but never did.
Well today the video leaked online and it can be found here:
Jay-Z Preforms At Madison Square Garden
Jay-Z released his third installment of his Blueprint album series last week with The Blueprint 3. (I reviewed it for the latest issue of The Loyola Phoenix) Nielsen Soundscan is reporting Jay’s latest sold a some what weak 476,000 copies, but still launched Jay to the top of the charts.
With The Blueprint 3 premiering at the top spot, this marks Jay-Z’s 11th number 1 album, breaking his tie with Elvis Presley for the most number one albums of any solo artist ever, in the history of the universe.