Lil' Wayne Biography
Last updated: 04/30/2014 08:38:48 PM
There's no question about it. The Bayou is the birthplace of the new hip-hop. Rap for the next millennium. And now Blaxuede (pronounced Black Suede) comes out of New Orleans spitting lyrics so hard they'll verbally slay any contender, a flow so smooth it lulls a baby to sleep, and beats so tight they make an Expedition hop. Blaxuede's self-titled debut album IN STORES DECEMBER 14TH, on Avatar Records, showcases a style that will make even rap veterans sweat.
"Bring Da Pain" is the first single of the LP's 17 cuts to hit the streets. Featuring Lil' Wayne and Young Turk of the hit-making Hot Boys, "Bring Da Pain" puts all fake MCs on alert. Blaxuede rhymes: "Now I Done Warned You/ Not to Battle Me/I Leave More Casualties Than the Dolla Bills in Your Salary...Ain't No Stoppin' The Black."
Produced by Infamous and executive produced by Ray Vincent, Blaxuede, will appeal to hip-hop fans beyond the South. "I have songs for the East, West, Midwest, North and South. I want my album to reach everyone," says Blaxuede. Track after track, Blaxuede, spans regional tastes. B.G., also of the Hot Boys, hooks up with Blaxuede on the defiant "Don't F**K Wit Us." "I liked what I had heard from the Hot Boys and thought it would be great to work together," says Blaxuede.
Blaxuede slows down the pace with "Da Sheetz." Utilizing the Isley Brothers' classic, Blaxuede romances his girl on the track. The cut's more about love than lust, a novel sentiment in contemporary rap. "I don't go around calling women bitches and hoes," says Blaxuede. "I don't talk like that in real life, why should I on records? That's not how I was raised." Of course, Blaxuede had to include a shout out to his hometown. "N.O. Be Da City" flows with full Southern flavor while "Dreaming" takes you on a jazzy, surreal journey. "Dey Don't Kno" warns fans and critics to sleep no longer on the "504" a.k.a. New Orleans.
Blaxuede's favorite track, however, is "The Only Lady." Following 2Pac's lead, "The Only Lady" is an ode to Blaxuede's mother. "She means the world to me," he says. While Blaxuede admires the success and style of Louisiana's other hip-hop movers-and-shakers, the No Limit and Cash Money clicks, he wants to make a distinction between his music and theirs. "I rap about different subjects. I can rhyme fast. I can rhyme slow. I can flow with anybody," he says.
Growing up, Blaxuede's household was filled with music. "Everyone in my family listened to the radio. We rarely watched TV," recalls Blaxuede, who counts Public Enemy as a major influence. "One day I was bored and I just started writing and fell in love with it." So the sixth grader started penning rhymes. By high school he began rapping and entering local talent shows. "I never lost one," says Blaxuede. Although Blaxuede was into sports, having played basketball and football in high school, rap was his main interest. He performed with several crews before going solo. Along the way, he picked up the tag Blaxuede, "because of my smooth delivery," says the tall, dark and handsome 21-year-old master of word-play.
His big break came while working at the Winn-Dixie grocery store where, between bagging, he'd battle his friend Ray Vincent. The two had goals of making it in the rap world. Vincent, now CEO of 504 Entertainment, executive produced the album and hooked Blaxuede up with Avatar Records. Their dreams would soon became a reality.
Now Blaxuede, whose friends call him "Suede" for short, is out to change the course of hip hop. "No one has stepped up to the plate to take rap to the next level. I'm going to be the one."
Lil Wayne is allegedly getting preferential treatment in Rikers Island.
Sources tell the Village Voice that Weezy’s getting everything from take-out food to advanced notice as to when his cell is going to be searched.
We’re told that when guests visit Lil Wayne — whose real name is Dwayne Carter — they bypass the general visiting room where other inmates’ visitors wait. Wayne’s visitors are picked up by an official in a separate car, who drives them to the Eric M. Taylor Center, where he is serving an eight-month jail term in New York after admitting in October 2009 to having a loaded, .40-caliber semiautomatic weapon on his tour bus. Lil Wayne’s guests are driven back after the visit is up — which is usually longer than the one hour allowed for other inmates’ visitors.
Jail staffers also bring Lil Wayne food from the nearby Jackson Hole restaurant and local pizzeria, says our source. They are also said to tip him off so he knows when he is going to be searched.
Lil Wayne was a pretty popular prisoner at Rikers during his 8 month stay. Captain Raphael Collazzo of Riker’s Island faced a 10-day suspension, without pay, for making an unauthorized visit to Weezy while he was in solitary confinement. Prior to this a female guard, Amelia Negron, was dismissed from her position after being accused of wandering into the unit where the rapper was being held, without proper authorization.
ezy, who was already in a private cell, was sent to solitary confinement after guards discovered he was hiding a pair of headphones and a charger for an MP3 player in his cell. The actual MP3 player was hidden in another inmate’s cell.
Weezy’s will now be spending up to 23 hours of the day in his cell, and will only be allowed out for visits, religious services, and one hour of recreational time. His phone privileges have been reduced to only one personal call per week.
Lil’ Wayne is expected to be released from prison on November 5th.
Lil Wayne’s Released From Rikers Island at 8:35 a.m. A spokesperson at Rikers confirmed that Wayne had been discharged.
Weezy will celebrate his homecoming with a party Sunday at a Miami strip club. The famed rapper was arrested and sentenced to serve a year in prison when New York City authorities found drugs and a gun, registered in Wayne’s manager’s name, on his tour bus.
Lil Wayne wasted no time getting his drank on and celebrating with label mates after his release from Rikers Island on Thursday (November 4). Over the weekend he attended several parties in Miami for his welcome home.
Wayne first hit up the “Welcome Home Tunechi” party and then went to King of Diamonds strip club afterward.
Wayne had a cigar in hand and ladies on his arm the whole night
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