This new video for Lil Wayne‘s Dedication 4 single “No Worries” returns the YMCMB boss to Vegas, but not for the same sugar fueled and neon lit adventure that “Lollipop” was. Rather, it finds Wayne gone gonzo as journalist Hunter S. Thompson in a tribute to his counterculture classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The loopy Colin Tilley-directed clip features a worry-free Wayne flying down the strip in a convertible, hallucinating a bat attack and wobbling through a casino. This act might have been more convincing back in Wayne’s weed and syrup addled Da Drought 3 heydays, but having traded his skate board and slime boots for aviator glasses and bucket hat, he looks plenty enough the part to assure that this video is a real trip — even if you aren’t on drugs yourself!
Lil Wayne won’t work with just anybody — try asking Justin Bieber, who’s still gotten nothing for all his texting — but for some reason he was willing to do this. Last night TMZ posted a brand new Paris Hilton song called “Last Night,” and lo and behold, it’s got Wayne spitting bars for and about the hotel heiress turned pop star. The song is produced by Paris’ ex-boyfriend, Afrojack, and it finds the two recalling a rowdy evening prior. “I want to say, ‘Oh my god, that was so much fun’!” Paris sings, typically dulcet and ever enthusiastic. Wayne chimes in to agree that “last night was awesome, super f*cking awesome,” and then kicks the raunch up another notch with a reference to Paris’ infamous sexcapade: “Last night I had fun with her/ I got 99 problems, not one with her/ And excuse my French, but f**k the cameras / I wanna spend a night in Paris.”
Despite being her earliest champion and mentor, a prison stint kept Lil Wayne from chipping in on Nicki Minaj‘s 2010 debut Pink Friday. He made up for that absence by contributing two verses to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, “Sex In The Lounge” and the album’s title track, and now he’s lent her another for The Re-Up. “High School” hit the internet last night, and while it’s not as hard-hitting as, say, “I Get Crazy,” their collaboration from her 2009 Beam Me Up, Scotty mixtape, it’s got a catchy horn and drum driven beat that does well enough to get these two flexing. After their recent bout of four wheeled and fragrance-d distractions, it’s refreshing.
A switch of the hips is all it takes for Kelly Rowland to get things hot enough to melt ice. The new video for “Ice,” the first single off of Rowland’s Year of the Woman, which is due out next year, is a visual indeed. The warm-toned clip features the former Destiny’s Child girl grown and in but a sliver of an outfit (that may or may not have been leftover from the “Survivor” video), gyrating in pool of water and in an ice cooler. Her collaborator, Lil Wayne, shows up eventually, but only as a pair of blue bejeweled lips. And then of course there is an ice cube, but it’s not for long in the sweltering heat Rowland’s worked up.
The Game‘s Jesus piece has a Jesus piece. Seriously, folks. Not everyone is happy with the cover art for his upcoming fifth studio album Jesus Piece, but his peers seem incredibly comfortable with the project judging by the gaggle of rappers, singers and comedians he has courted for guest appearances. Well, no one can accuse Game of fear of being out shined on his own album. When Game (entourage in tow) stopped by the VH1 offices, we thought it’d be fun to find out if he could rattle off all the features off the top of his head. Get comfortable because this may take a minute. Read more…
Last night was a good night for Obama supporters, and a great night for music lovers. The president re-elect’s victory seems to have inspired, and the ‘net is bouncing along to a new crop of celebratory tunes this morning. Here’s what we’ve heard so far.
Looks like Lil Wayne‘s brilliant depositionperformance was not enough to win Weezy the case. As you’ll remember, earlier this year, Lil Wayne took Quincy Jones’s son to court, alleging that his use of Lil Wayne’s music in the 2009 documentary The Carter was copyright infringement. Yesterday a Los Angeles jury dismissed that case. Turns out there was also a countersuit in the mix, this one raised by Jones and claiming that Lil Wayne “wrongfully limited the film’s profit potential;” Wayne lost that one, too. According to TMZ’s report, when Lil Wayne missed his day in court after suffering a mid-flight health scare, his lawyer was forced to the aforementioned deposition tapes for a less than amused judge and jury. Unfortunately for Wayne, they were were less than amused and have ordered him to cough up a hefty $2.2 million. Ouch!
Can’t knock the hustle. Yes, this girl’s hustle speaks for itself. When Nicki Minaj announced on MTV News the release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up there were a few major side-eyes. PFRR wasn’t exactly well received by critics. But the Barbz were excited for the re-release with eight new songs including her two recent singles “The Boys” featuring Cassie and “Va Va Voom.” With a little over two weeks until the November 19th release Nicki gave the Barbz a special treat by releasing the tracklist for the forthcoming project. And there’s no verse from Drake. Bummer. Read more…
We’re no doctors, but we’d suggest Weezy go easy on the aerocraft for the next 72 hours. Just one day after TMZ reported that Lil Wayne suffered “seizure-like symptoms” aboard his private jet, forcing an emergency landing in Texas, the site now claims the rapper was hospitalized again for another seizure. Apparently Wayne was attempting to fly from Texas to Los Angeles when the second seizure struck, and the pilot was forced to land in Louisiana. Young Money crew, maybe it’s time to call Amtrak and see what they can do for Weezy? Or Enterprise? Or just prevent him from flying for a few days?
Lil Wayne is “doing better” after suffering from a mid-flight health scare yesterday, TMZ reports this morning. The private jet made an emergency landing somewhere in Texas, and the Young Money honcho was rushed to the nearest hospital with “seizure-like symptoms.” He’s since checked out. A nerve wracking scenario to be sure, Wayne’s Young Money underlings all seem to havegone about their yesterday’s as normal, and so we have to assume that the “source close to Weezy” meant it when he or she assured TMZ that everything is okay.
As you might remember, Rick Ross suffered a very similar in-flight scare last year around this time and lived to write a song called “Diced Pineapples” about it. We wish for Wayne a similarly quick recovery. And so until we know more, we’ll leave you with this: Read more…