1. Rick Ross: Petition Demands Reebok Drop Rapper Over Rape Lyrics

    March 29, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Rick Ross’ date-rape-referencing lyrics on rapper Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” have already sparked online outrage among women’s groups . Now a second wave of petitions is calling for Ross’ endorsement deal with Reebok to be discontinued, in part because “Reebok devotes a lot of time, energy…

  2. Lil Wayne's Top 5 Most Absurd 'I Am Not A Human Being II' Lyrics

    March 26, 2013 3:54 PM EDT Lil Wayne’s tenth studio album, "I Am Not A Human Being II," out Tuesday (March 26) on Cash Money Records, is laced with everything you’d expect from the rapper. Similar to his latest efforts, "I Am Not A Human Being II" is filled with whit, lewdness and downright…

  3. Lil Wayne Reveals America's Most Wanted Tour Dates

    March 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT After being hospitalized for seizures earlier this month, Lil Wayne is recovering and ready to embark on tour alongside Atlanta's own, T.I. and Future. The rapper has revealed details for their America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. The two-month U.S. tour kicks off at Birmingham’s Oak…

  4. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  5. Lil Wayne's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    March 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become an unstoppable force in hip-hop since stepping onto the scene in the early 90s alongside the Hot Boys. Close to two decades later, the rapper has become one to go to for chart-climbers, all for his snarling rhymes filled with canny wordplay. Weezy even made chart…

  6. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  7. Lil Wayne: 'I'm Feeling A Lot Better'

    March 19, 2013 4:44 PM EDT A day after being released from Cedars-Sinai hospital, Lil Wayne takes to Twitter to let his fans know that he's doing "a lot better."   I'm feeling a lot better and again thk u all for ur love and prayers. It was truly felt...pause — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi)…

  8. Lil Wayne Leaves Hospital, Mack Maine Says

    March 18, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Lil Wayne is out of the hospital, according to his Young Money associate Mack Maine. Mack Maine told his Twitter followers on Monday night that the multiplatinum rapper had left Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, where he had been hospitalized since last week. Mack Maine tweeted his…

  9. Lil Wayne's Seizure Had 'Nothing to Do With Drugs,' Says Birdman

    March 18, 2013 6:50 PM EDT "He'll be home soon," the Cash Money CEO tells Hot 97's Angie Martinez Lil Wayne had a single seizure caused by stress, not drugs, and will soon be leaving an L.A. hospital where he's been for nearly a week, Birdman said on Monday in a radio interview aimed directly…

  10. The Seed: Pitbull, Big K.R.I.T., Kid Cudi and More

    March 02, 2013 10:41 PM EST Welcome to the second installment of the Seed, the Juice’s weekly R&B /Hip-Hop round-up.   Making news this week was Pitbull with his “Welcome to Dade County” remix to Baauer’s Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Harlem Shake.” The Cuban party rapper takes aim at Lil Wayne on the track as retribution…

  11. Lil Wayne Offends Family of Emmett Till With Vulgar Lyric

    February 14, 2013 7:17 AM EST Epic chief L.A. Reid apologizes to family of murdered teen; label says they'll pull down the song, a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric…

  12. Chart Juice: Charlie Wilson Nets Second No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 07, 2013 3:25 PM EST It’s been a big week for former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson who celebrated his 60th birthday on January 29 with the release of “Love, Charlie,” his sixth solo album. The set debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 44,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  13. Mystikal to Release 'Original' Album in June

    February 07, 2013 1:06 PM EST Twelve years after releasing his sixth studio album, "Tarantula" (2001), Mystikal is back in the studio recording. The rapper is currently working on his forthcoming album, "Original," expected to debut in June. "The sound that’s prominent on the radio, and on hit…

  14. Lil Wayne's Manager Cortez Bryant & Mike WiLL Made It Talk 'Love Me' Single

    February 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Radio also predicts success for 'Love Me': 'It will be a No. 1 record for [R&B/hip-hop] radio.' Lil Wayne didn't intend for his new single "Love Me" to grow so quickly after its release in late December. The Mike WiLL Made It-produced track, which…

  15. Lil Wayne Returns Home, Rocks Madden Super Bowl Party With Big Boi

    February 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Much of pregame festivities at the Super Bowl are centered around music, and considering the sponsorships and dollars thrown to host these affairs, the stakes are high. The name of the game is to get the most media impressions and ultimately, have folks talking about your event well after…

  16. Jeremih, Lil Wayne 'All the Time': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2013 10:56 AM EST Download Jeremih's first single off his upcoming mixtape 'Thumpy Johnson.' Five months after releasing his sensual 2012 mixtape,"Late Nights with Jeremih," Jeremih returns with a new rendition of "Fuck You All the Time." The singer-songwriter recruits Lil…

  17. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Not A Human Being II' Due March; Album Artwork Revealed

    January 30, 2013 4:21 PM EST Lil Wayne has unveiled the artwork for his forthcoming album, "I Am Not A Human Being II." The album cover, which features a red butterfly against a black background, was created by Kanye West's creative content company, DONDA. DONDA also worked on the artwork for Weezy'…

  18. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  19. Chart Juice: Alicia Keys' 'Girl On Fire' Returns to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    January 11, 2013 10:35 AM EST Despite decreased album sales across the board this week, two albums managed to rise in sales and position in the entire top 40 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.   Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" returns to No. 1 for a second week with 44,000 copies sold, up 6% according to…

  20. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will live up to it's hype and for Keith…

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