Lil' Wayne

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    September 26, 2014

    Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour: Battle, or Hip-Hop Bromance?

    When writing show reviews, I always struggle with the journalistic imperative to report "what happened?" because usually nothing really happened other than some brooding subculture people played some notes and maybe moved around in a vaguely distinct way. The kind of stuff that is so commonplace tha ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    This week kicks off a helluva run for Phoenix concerts. Thursday we have Drake, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry all performing, and Friday begins the Summer Ends Music Festival. What more could you want? ... Well, if you really need more options, check out the ones below, and browse our comprehensive c ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Lil Wayne - Celebrity Theatre - 9/3/2013

    Lil Wayne Celebrity Theatre September 3, 2013 (View the full slideshow.) Few critically acclaimed artists make critics reevaluate that acclaim as frequently as Lil Wayne. Not in the sense that some of his albums are better than others--in the sense that some of his choices are so strange that they ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Happy Labor Day! We like to spend our Labor Day checking out Lil Wayne charity shows. (Note: That's not a picture of Lil Wayne.) We don't know how you like to spend your Labor Day week, which is why we've included no fewer than five options for enjoying yourself. If that's not enough, check out ou ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Lil Wayne's Charity Concert in Phoenix Postponed... for One Day

    This week's Lil Wayne show started out weird--in a smaller venue than you'd expect Lil Wayne to play, with less than a month's notice, for the benefit of a charity--and it looks like it will finish weird, too: Monday night, with fans lined up outside Celebrity Theatre waiting for the doors to open, ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Lil Wayne Is Playing Phoenix in Less Than a Month (for Charity)

    Well, this is a surprise: Lil Wayne, just three years removed from a career-making feature in Weezer's "Can't Stop Partying," is playing Phoenix on September 2, just over two weeks from now. Tickets--$50 each, all proceeds benefiting the conveniently named Carter Fund--go on sale tomorrow morning at ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    June 22, 2012

    Jackie Morales, What Are You Listening To?

    Jackie Morales Morales is the mid-day DJ for 101.5-FM Jamz. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Of course, 101.5! What's the first album you bought? I honestly don't go out and buy very many albums, but when I heard Mariah Carey's Em ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. It's not very surprising that Lil Wayne and the Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the sales charts at Zia Record Exchange last we ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Lil Wayne: Rap's Most Dependable Weirdo Coming to US Airways Center

    ​Perma-stoned New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has been hip-hop's eccentric golden boy for five years now. On the heels of his magnificent breakthrough album Tha Carter II, Wayne went apeshit, releasing mixtape after groundbreaking mixtape. Some of them, like 2006's Dedication 2 and Lil Weezyana, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011
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    July 7, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    Lil Wayne Considering Retirement After Releasing 'Tha Carter IV'

    ​Lil Wayne is considering retiring after he releases his upcoming album Tha Carter IV, according to One Thirty BPM.Just when I was nearly convinced that Lil Wayne would release more Roman numeral-labeled Tha Carter albums until I die, Weezy decided he will possibly call it quits.Part of the reason ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Lil Wayne's "John" Video Premieres Today, Showcasing Spare Tires, Knife-Wielding Strippers, and Rick Ross in a Wheelchair

    Wikimedia Commons/RJ ShaughnessyLil Wayne​Lil Wayne's new video, "John," premieres today. Weezy's latest visual opus finds the rapper in an abandoned warehouse, outside on a dock, on top of a mountain of car tires, and surrounded by bats, while guest rapper Rick Ross rolls around in a wheelchair ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Lil Wayne at U.S. Airways Center Last Night

    Maria VassettLil Wayne performing at U.S. Airways Center last night.​Lil Wayne US Airways Center, Phoenix Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lil Wayne has entertained the idea of morphing from a rapper into a full-fledged rock star for a few years now. Why would one of the world's most successful rappers wa ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Lil Wayne, "6 Foot 7 Foot"

    ​Song: Lil Wayne, "6 Foot 7 Foot"Context: I'm seeing Weezy tonight. Can someone tell me what the fuck bananas have to do with the verses on this song? I've consulted Urban Dictionary on the matter and the only connection to slang I see is that the song is about a banana boat, which is apparently a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Gwyneth Paltrow May Be Signed to Atlantic Records For Country Album

    ​Renowned actress Gwyneth Paltrow is negotiating a record deal with Atlantic Records, according to Monsters and Critics.The label is in talks with Paltrow to make a country pop album. After all, she seems to be a hot reborn star in the performance market right now, having recently made appearances ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Lil Wayne Releases Green Bay Packers Anthem

    Lil Wayne's not shy about rooting for green and yellow in the Super Bowl this year.​Lil Wayne will be rooting for the Green Bay Packers in this year's Super Bowl, according to SPIN.Weezy's all about reppin' the green and yellow, stating in his newly released Wiz Khalifa rip-off "Green and Y ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Travis Barker's Upcoming Album Has More Guest Artists Than Kanye's Did

    ​Blink-182 drummer/plane crash survivor Travis Barker is set to release a solo album on March 15, according to Consequence of Sound.Turns out he won't exactly be doing the project by himself, though. After Travis made some announcements about the album via Twitter without the knowledge of Intersco ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Weezy: Free At Last!

    ​Weezy is finally a free man, according to Pitchfork.Lil Wayne, whose real name is Wayne Carter, was imprisoned at New York City's Riker's Island for having a loaded gun on his tour bus in Manhattan in 2009. He pleaded guilty when he was charged.He was only required to serve eight months of his ye ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Chandler

    ​Tennessee pop rockers Kings of Leon were what people wanted most this week at Zia Records Chandler.Indie hipsters Steel Train's self-titled album from earlier this year was a hot item. The album Lil Wayne wrote from prison was in pretty high demand as well. The latest release from the hardcore sc ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Nas & Damian Marley - "My Generation" (feat. Joss Stone & Lil Wayne)

    ​Song: Nas & Damian Marley, "My Generation" (feat. Joss Stone & Lil Wayne) Context: With Nas and Damian Marley bringing their "Distant Relatives" project to Tempe next week I thought I'd check it out. This is exactly what I expected: Nas throws everything and anything at the wall and nothi ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Lil Wayne's First Interview from the Big House

    Lil Wayne doesn't really care for music that he didn't make.​Rolling Stone gives a nice little recap of the first interview Lil Wayne's done since he's been in prison.Weezy called in to Funkmaster Flex's radio show from the New York penitentiary, and is apparently already planning post-release col ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Lil Wayne Apparently A Lot Funnier Now That He's in Jail and Off that "Purple Drank"

    "Weezy"​Legally challenged hip-hopster Lil Wayne, currently serving a year-long jail sentence in New York, is apparently a pretty funny dude now that he's not in a "purple-drank"-and-weed-induced haze."Purple drank," for those not hip to the rap scene, is a mixture of prescription-strength cough s ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Lil Wayne Recipient of Lil Wrist-Slap; Gets Probation in Yuma Gun and Drug Case

    "Weezy"​Weezy can breathe a sigh of relief today -- the legally challenged hip-hopster narrowly avoided even more jail time when a Yuma County judge sentenced him to probation this morning in the rapper's 2008 gun and drug case.  Lil Wayne, a.k.a. Dwayne Carter, a.k.a. "Weezy," appeared in a ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Lil' Wayne Pleads Guilty in Yuma Drug Case

    "Weezy"​Legally-challenged rapper Lil' Wayne, while serving a one-year prison sentence in New York for drug and gun convictions, pled guilty Friday to similar charges in Arizona.Wayne, a.k.a. Dwayne Carter, a.k.a. "Weezy," appeared in a Yuma County Court via-live video feed from New York City's Ri ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Lil Wayne Wanted in Yuma After Missing Court Date; Apparently Being in Jail's No Excuse

    Weezy​ Weezy just can't catch a break. A Yuma County judge issued a bench warrant for legally challenged rapper Lil Wayne yesterday, after he missed a pre-trial hearing in his drug and weapons case, court officials tell New Times. If the judge wants to find Weezy, he won't have to look too h ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Lil Wayne's Going to Jail -- Finally

    Weezie​It's a sad day for the somewhat-literate Lil Wayne fans, who often comment on our blogs: Weezie is finally going to jail to begin a year-long jail sentence for gun charges in New York.Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was initially supposed to turn himself into authorities on Februar ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Designer Condom Line

    ​So make sure your little mosters are in them.Okay. I stole the joke. But it was so obvious I couldn't resist. Evidently making music, performing sold out concerts, winning Grammys, finding the most outrageous fashions that she can, and working for Polaroid is not enough for the Lady. Now she has ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Lil Wayne Bids Fans Adieu in Online Video; Next Stop: The Slammer (After Some Light Dental Work, Of Course)

    www.fluxuryb.comWeezy​Legally challenged rapper Lil Wayne was expected to turn himself in to authorities tomorrow to begin a year-long jail sentence for gun charges in New York. Weezy's sentencing has been delayed, however, so the rapper can undergo dental surgery.Prior to learning that his senten ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Lil Wayne Holds Farewell Show in New Orleans; Next Stop: Prison

    "Weezie"​One of the more, um, legally challenged faces of the rap game said so long to fans last night at a farewell concert in New Orleans. Lil Wayne, legally named Duane Carter, took the stage last night for what is to be one of his final performances before headi ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Rapper Lil Wayne Busted With Weed -- Again

    ​Grammy winning rapper Lil Wayne, despite awaiting a probable one-year jail sentence for gun charges in New York, a trial for drug and gun charges in Arizona, and coming off the heals of a small brawl in a Phoenix parking lot, was detained by police yet again Friday in Texas. Border patrol ag ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Do Lil Wayne Fans Know How to Spell? For the Ones Who Read Valley Fever, All Signs Point to No

    Lil Wayne performing in front of his adoring Phoenix fans on August 12 at the Cricket Wireless Pavillion.​On October 2, Valley Fever featured a post about rapper Lil Wayne's latest brush with the law. In the comment section of the post, fans and critics voiced their opinions on the matter, a ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Surprise Plea In Lil' Wayne Gun Case

    Lil Wayne​Rapper Lil' Wayne has for months been denying charges that he was in possession of an illegal gun back in 2007 in New York City. Well, with the threat of a January trial, "Lil" has changed his tune. Wayne copped a surprise plea deal yesterday that could keep him off ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Lil Wayne Trial Date Set in Yuma

    Lil Wayne​Nearly two years after he was arrested on drug and weapons charges, rapper Lil Wayne is set to stand trial in Yuma County. Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was busted at a checkpoint near Yuma in January, 2008, when police found a quarter-pound of marijuana, an ounce of co ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Violence Breaks Out After Lil' Wayne Concert in Phoenix; Who Woulda Thought? Lil Wayne​Rapper Lil Wayne brought more than beats and bling to the Valley when he performed here last week; police say the hip-hop hood also brought along a little drama.After a concert at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion last Wednesday, police say Lil Wayne and ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Lil Wayne at Cricket Wireless Pavilion In Photos

    Luke HolwerdaLil Wayne on stage at Cricket Wireless Pavilion​Lil Wayne and his entourage fired up Cricket Wireless Pavilion with pyrotechnics, giant screens and all the hot dance moves they could Flash for the "America's Most Wanted Tour" on Wednesday. Check out shots from the show in our Lil ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Hot Links: County Suits, Lil Wayne, and the Asparagus Tribe

    An analysis released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget shows that legal disputes between Maricopa county officials cost taxpayers about $1.1. million in fees. In the past year, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, County Treasurer Charles Hoskins, and the Board ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Lil Wayne Very Late, Very Predictable at US Airways Center

    Things I witnessed while waiting nearly two hours for Lil Wayne to perform at US Airways Center on Wednesday night: An impromptu routine by all of opener T-Pain's assortment of dancers, including two midgets, a fire-eating contortionist, two dudes with their faces painted like Juggalos and two of (w ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    In ESPN Super Bowl Blog, Lil Wayne Sides With State That's Prosecuting Him

    Arizona may be prosecuting Lil Wayne on felony weapons and drug charges, but the popular rap artist has no qualms with picking Arizona to win the upcoming Super Bowl.In his ESPN blog today, Lil Wayne writes that the Cards are going to take the Steelers "by 14 to 17 points. A lot of people will think ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 30, 2008

    The Worst Lyrics of 2008: NCAA-Style Showdown

    And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I p ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Lil Wayne Alive and Present at Yuma Court Hearing Today

    A Yuma deputy prosecutor and Lil Wayne's co-counsel confirmed for New Times today that the rap star was present for a court hearing in his drug possession case, despite Internet rumors that he had died.

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    October 9, 2008


    Paper Trail

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    September 2, 2008

    What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    By Benjamin Leatherman Hip-hop and R&B are king at Circles Records & Tapes, 800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, as evidenced by the store's top 10 best sellers for the week of August 25-31. Here's what's poppin: 1. The Game, L.A.X. (Geffen) 2. Immortal Technique, The 3rd World (Viper) 3. Ice Cu ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    What's Selling: Zia Records in Phoenix

    By Benjamin Leatherman This week’s version of “What’s Selling” focuses on the central Phoenix location of Zia Record Exchange, 1940 West Indian School Road. The store’s list of top 10 best-sellers for the week of August 11 to 17 is a pretty eclectic mix, ranging from from hard rock and in ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    By Benjamin Leatherman Here’s a list of what’s been selling at Circles Records & Tapes (800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix). 1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Cash Money) 2. Suga Free, Sunday School (Siccness) 3. The-Dream, Love Hate (Def Jam) 4. Roca Dolla, Roca Is a Classic (5Fith Coas ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Lil Wayne

    Tha Carter, Vol. II
    (Cash Money)

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