Everyone’s favourite hip-hop gremlin turns thirty years old today, so we thought we’d scour Tumblr for the finest moving Lil Wayne images the almighty Internet has to offer. It won’t be long before Weezy’s nickname becomes a troublesome reality, so enjoy thirty GIFs for thirty years before Wayne develops that raspy old man wheeze. Here’s to thirty more, Ol’ Wayne!
September 27, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
September 26, 2012 | Dave Hodgson and Aaron Zorgel
The gossip bosses at TMZ acquired some footage from a legal deposition where a lawyer grilled Lil Wayne on questions about his music career, his criminal history, and his image. In response, Weezy unleashed his inner brat, refusing to oblige. Read our favourite lines from the exchange, each demonstrating that Lil Wayne has approximately zero fucks to give.
September 10, 2012 | Dave Hodgson
Lil Wayne is headed back to court to, once again, file suit against the makers of a 2009 Lil Wayne documentary.
This week on Twitter: Tweets from the VMAs, featuring Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and more
September 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
September 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
In a sentence that didn’t start with “I’mma let you finish,” Kanye West once called Swizz Beats “the best rap producer of all time.” From one heavyweight producer to another, that alone should be enough to secure Swizz Beatz’ seat in the hip-hop canon. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
September 5, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The stars of popular music will certainly be out in full force tomorrow, as can be seen in the snapshots BuzzFeed took of the VMA celebrity seating charts. We’re veritable social butterflies here at Pop Hunter, so we decided to give these seating charts a gander, and provide some cordial icebreakers for any potentially awkward pairings.
September 4, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape finally arrived yesterday, and the verse getting the most attention isn’t even uttered by Weezy himself. A couplet from Wayne’s Young Money cohort Nicki Minaj (in a freestyle overtop of the beat from Kanye West’s “Mercy”) has shocked the hip-hop world, and injected some politics into Weezy’s mixtape.
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best of Hip-Hop Producer Mike WiLL Made It (Ludacris, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juicy J)
August 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
When Georgia-native Mike Will chose “Mike WiLL Made It” as his producer tag, he was only 17 years old; it was just so people could identify the newcomer’s productions. After impressing the likes of Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Ludacris over the next few years, it was clear that “Mike WiLL Made It” would take on another meaning. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
August 30, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
There’s still no word from either DJ Drama or Lil Wayne as to whether Dedication 4 will actually be released today, which has us thinking that it’s about to get pushed back yet again. We decided to help out Weezy with a bunch of ready-made excuses, so he can assuage the ire of his eager fans.
August 28, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
He doesn’t make beats. He doesn’t sing. He only raps occasionally. So what exactly does DJ Khaled do that has allowed him to sell over twelve million singles so far? We decided to pull together every time Khaled opens his mouth on Kiss The Ring, just to see how many of his first-week sales can be attributed to his own talent.