Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne, “Free Weezy Album” review

Lil Wayne is a complex soul and “Free Weezy Album” is his therapy project. We don’t know if “Tha Carter V” will ever materialize, but if it does we should expect it to be devoid of the gripes he covers on “FWA.” On this album, which he suddenly dropped as a Tidal exclusive on July 4, Wayne talks about a rough patch he's hit in his life: There's his time on Rikers Island, his nasty beef with Cash Money Records and a slew of past breakups.

Lil Wayne, “Sorry 4 the Wait 2″ review: A bitter road to “Tha Carter V”

Lil Wayne is fed up. And his latest mixtape, “Sorry 4 the Wait 2,” opens up like a family fight on Thanksgiving. Over the “Coco” beat he’s going hard at Cash Money Records, spewing all the family drama, exalting his position and calling Birdman an “ugly duckling.” It’s at once a hilarious display of an artist who is at his wit’s end and excellent rap calisthenics in prep for what we hope is the release of “Tha Carter V.” Read More»

PHOTOS: Drake and Lil Wayne Red Rocks Amphitheatre (review)

Lil Wayne and Drake are the rap game’s equivalent to President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden. There’s the obvious competition, respect for each other’s talent and dubious public joshing -- not to mention the fact that while they’re on the same team, audiences love each equally but for totally different reasons.