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  1. Lil Wayne 'Recovering' From Serious Seizure: Rep

    March 15, 2013 10:10 PM EDT Lil Wayne is in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital after suffering a seizure on Friday afternoon, according to multiple reports. An anonymous source close to the MC confirmed to the Associated Press that Wayne, 30, had a seizure; a rep for ...

  2. Young Money Inks Deal With Lil Wayne's Daughter Reginae Carter

    February 15, 2013 11:37 AM EST Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter is following her father down the Young Money path, with label president Mack Maine confirming the signing at Cash Money's pre-Grammy party last week. Backbeat: Annual Cash Money Party Brings Big Name ...

  3. 40 Under 40: Cortez Bryant, Gee Roberson

    August 02, 2012 2:39 PM EDT Cortez Bryant, Gee Roberson Co-CEOs, The Blueprint Group Website: Bryant-Management.com Twitter: @CortezBryant Partners In Rhyme After years of building their management companies separately, Gee Roberson, 38, and Cortez Bryant, 33, knew it was ti ...

  4. Drake's Original Manager Sues Over Withheld Money, Breach of Agreement

    July 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT James "Jas" Prince, the man who is credited with discovering Drake by introducing him to Lil Wayne, claims in a new lawsuit that he's owed money for his efforts. Prince says that the managers that surround Drake have attempted to &q ...

  5. Guest Opinion: Proposed Universal Acquisition Is a Positive Development for EMI and for Music

    July 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division by Universal Music Group continues to inspire debate. This is a guest post from Vernon Brown is Chairman and CEO of V. Brown & Company, Inc. and a Professor of Entertainment Law at ...

  6. Birdman Says 'This Is A Business of Patience, Dedication, Sacrifice' in Exclusive Billboard Video Interview

    July 02, 2012 2:41 PM EDT Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and his brother Ronald 'Slim' Williams sat down with Billboard for an exclusive interview where the soft-spoken leaders of Cash Money Records talked about how they work records, building their brands, a ...

  7. Lil Wayne's Crew Accused of Assaulting Photographer, Beating Bicycle With Skateboard

    April 09, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Lil Wayne's ever-present skateboard seems to double as his favorite tool of destruction. A few days after Drake's "HYFR" video featuring Weezy depicted the Young Money CEO trashing a table with his skateboard, a police report f ...

  8. How Mountain Dew Booked Lil Wayne for SXSW, DeWeezy Campaign

    March 15, 2012 9:58 PM EDT On a crowded Thursday night of exclusive showcases in Austin -- T.I., B.o.B. and Wale at the Warner Sound, Bruce Springsteen at ACL Live, Fiona Apple at Pitchfork and Snoop Dogg opening the Doritos stage -- Lil Wayne's headlining gig at Cash ...

  9. Christina Milian Signs to Young Money

    February 14, 2012 7:00 AM EST (Getty Images) Christina Milian is joining Lil Wayne's Young Money crew. The R&B singer (and "The Voice" social media correspondent) announced the news on Twitter on Sunday."The answer is....Yes. Let's Get To Work! I H ...

  10. Urban Power List: Cortez Bryant & Gee Roberson

    January 14, 2012 2:47 PM EST Cortez Bryant & Gee Roberson Co-CEOs, The Blueprint Group Website: Bryant-Management.com Twitter: @CortezBryant Global Theorists In early 2012, Cortez Bryant's Bryant Management and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua and Gee Roberson' ...

  11. The Year In Hip-Hop: Cash Money Records Senior VP Mel Smith On Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj & The Label's Big Year

    December 08, 2011 8:55 AM EST This year finds rap music in its strongest space-artistically, at retail and on the road-since the economic and creative boom of the late '90s. Many MCs triumphed in 2011, but none more so than Lil Wayne. Rostrum/Atlantic Records' Wiz Kh ...

  12. Drake Leaves ICM But Stays With Hip Hop Since 1978, Contrary to Reports

    December 01, 2011 2:29 PM EST Drake has parted ways with ICM but is still represented by Hip Hop Since 1978, despite a report claiming the contrary that appeared in the New York Post early today, a rep for William Morris Endeavor confirmed to Billboard.biz this afternoon. The ...

  13. Lil Wayne Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    August 09, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Weeks after the streamlining of Universal Motown and Universal Republic into a single entity now known solely as Universal Republic, the rechristened label becomes the first record company to lock down the top four spots on Billboard's Mainst ...

  14. Lil Wayne's Post-Prison 'I Am Still Music' Tour Is His Biggest In Gross, Attendance

    April 01, 2011 10:19 AM EDT When Lil Wayne was released from prison, his fans were waiting on him - in a big way. Wayne's I Am Still Music tour, which began March 16 in Providence, R.I., basically picked up where Wayne left off as one of hip-hop's elite touring art ...

  15. Drake Signing Sparks Skirmish At Universal

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a glitch in the Universal matrix and it involves Drake. Earlier this summer, Billboard.biz reported that while sources predicted the Toronto-raised rapper was likely to sign with Universal Motown, 22-year-old Drake inked a deal direct ...

  16. Drake Signs To Young Money, Distribution Through Universal Republic

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Looks like Universal was the victor in the bidding war for Drake afterall. While sources close to the deal predicted Universal Motown was the closest to snagging him , the Toronto-born rapper officially signed to Young Money with distribution thro ...

  17. Lil Wayne Re-Ups With Cash Money

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne has re-signed his contract with Cash Money Records for an undisclosed number of albums. The rapper has recorded for the Universal-distributed label since he was a teenager. In addition to being its biggest recording artist, Wayne also se ...

  18. Lil Wayne Announces Official 'Carter III' Release Date

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" album will at last be released on May 13 via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The album's first single, "Lollipop," produced by Jim Jonsin and featuring Static Major, i ...

  19. Lil Wayne Renews Cash Money Deal

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper bows Young Money imprint. Rapper Lil Wayne has renewed his recording contract with Cash Money Records, a joint venture with Universal/Motown Records. "Tha Carter II" is due this year. The album is the follow-up to "Tha Carter ...