Lil' Wayne

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    September 11, 2014

    The Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Show Is Spectacular

    First of all, whoever decided to present Drake and Lil Wayne in a staged performance competition was fucking brilliant. Taking two radio hip hop stars and giving them equal stage time by weaving their sets together meant the energy during a two-hour set last night at Red Rocks never dissipated; it w ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Denver this Week

    Kind of a quiet week, as week's in Denver's live music scene go. There are a few good shows before the weekend, though, including Drake and Lil Wayne's co-headlining tour and Midge Ure at Soiled Dove. Rest up: The weekend's a doozy, with big shows from Rubedo, Miss America and more. See also: Ten ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The ten best mixtape rappers of all time

    Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 8/19/13 Few bands of the past two decades have had as profound an influence on as wide a spectrum of artists as My Bloody Valentine. Not only did the landmark 1991 album Loveless have a massive impact on the group's peers at the time, but it has since influ ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Ten rappers and the artistic movements they exemplify

    Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II: A track-by-track breakdown of every simile used

    In the heady pre-Tha Carter III days, Lil Wayne understood language so intuitively that he could skip through convention and construction and arrive at an expression that made him seem like the only dude speaking in colors, while everyone else was stuck in black and white. That's why he was the grea ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten greatest southern rappers of all time

    It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The 50 best rap lyrics of all time: Complete list

    Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 best rap lyrics of all time: 50-26

    Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Culling through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining the fifty best ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics: The complete list

    We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics of all time: 20-11

    We've almost reached the end of our countdown of rap's most dreadful lyrics. Think you can stomach ten more? Good. Purely by coincidence, today's selections feature some of hip-hop's most memorable scientific and mathematical gaffes. And we're not talking anything complicated, here; we mean basic ma ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics of all time: 30-21

    This week, we've presented the first two editions of our worst lyrics in hip-hop. Today, the parade of awfulness continues. These next ones are even worse than before, and we're only halfway done. Be prepared for lines from Lil' Wayne (again, again), Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull. Keep reading ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics of all time: 40-31

    Okay, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, and it does. Yesterday, I ran down some of the lamest lines, the worst rap lyrics from 50-41, and today we inch ever closer to the top of the bottom. Spoiler alert: Lil' Wayne makes the cut (again), as does Jay-Z (twice), as well as Eminem, Atmo ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    The fifty worst rap lyrics (50-41)

    Listen, before I breakdown rap's worst lyrics, you should know, I don't hate Lil' Wayne. No, really. I like him just fine. But even good rappers get caught slipping, as evidenced by the fact that Lil' Wayne makes several appearances on this list. And while picking low-hanging fruit is the nature of ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    The 54th Grammys: who will win (Adele) and who won't (Lady Gaga)

    From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Lil Wayne drops in on the skate bowls at Copper's Woodward

    Lil Wayne dropped by Copper Mountain last week and dropped in at the skate bowls inside the Woodward Barn, home of several extreme sports training camps. Weezy loves the experience and may have left a little blood behind. To hear about it, check out the video below.

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    October 4, 2011

    Professor concludes that sex sells. Who knew? The 10 best "reproductive messages" in songs

    State University of New York professor Dawn R. Hobbs recently concluded that 92 percent of the songs that made it to the Billboard Top 10 in 2009 contained some form of "reproductive messages." The conclusion is unsurprising: Sex sells. What is mildly surprising, however, is the statistical degree t ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

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    September 3, 2011

    Labor Day: Let's recap the ten best concerts of the summer

    Summer's about sweating after dark.​From Lil Wayne's on-stage clowning and Katy Perry's cooing, to a perspiration-and-PBR soaked reunion of Planes Mistaken for Stars, and even those teenage, Danish punks Iceage melting the audience Rhinoceropolis, the summer of 2011 was as good as any for live ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Lil Wayne gets Unplugged, and we've got suggestions for his set list

    ​Hip-hop lyrics often get lost amongst the bass, snare and 808-drenched beats and production of a song. That's why, when a rap artist -- like Jay-Z, for example -- decides to take on MTV's famous Unplugged series, the outcome can be amazing, as was the case with Jigga, and hopefully will be th ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Lil Wayne coming to Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on August 30

    ​Lil Wayne: Love him or hate him, it's almost impossible to ignore the Young Money Mastermind. If you haven't heard yet, Weezy F Baby is bringing his I Am Still Music tour to Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 30, with the Boss Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. B ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Top five music videos based on movies

    ​Lil Wayne's delayed "6 Foot 7 Foot" video leaked and subsequently premiered yesterday. If you haven't seen it yet, let's just say director Hype Williams has outdone himself. He uses Inception as a jumping-off point, and in doing so, "6 Foot 7 Foot" joins a long list of music videos inspired b ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Lil Wayne is not for the children

    ​Didn't somebody wise once say: "Lil Wayne is not for the children?" Oh, wait, come to think of it, that was ODB. Nevermind. And it was "Wu-Tang is for the children!" We digress. Nonetheless, the point remains. It doesn't take much to deduce that a guy that talks about the things Wayne talks a ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Young Money crew as Winnie-the-Pooh Characters: Young Poolah, Baby!

    ​Drake said recently that he's drawing inspiration from Winnie the Pooh for his next album. But Drake would never be Pooh Bear -- that has to be Lil Wayne. Which Hundred Acre Wood inhabitant would Drake actually be? What about the rest of the gang? Below, a character-by-character breakdown. Ex ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Lil Wayne's Twitter account compromised. Hacker fails to get the Internet riled.

    ​Yesterday, while Lil Wayne was presumably not diligently monitoring his Twitter account, it was compromised by an unknown Tweeter. Surely the Internet break-in sucked for Weezy once he was alerted, but the bigger problem lay in followers' laps: The faux LilTunechi was a blathering idiot, subj ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Taylor Swift: True Lil Wayne Heir

    Young Moolah, Baby​Lil Wayne sold a million copies of Tha Carter III in one week back in June of 2008. It's a nearly impossible benchmark in an era of dwindling album sales. And the day Lil Wayne was released from prison, Taylor Swift matched his feat. Actually, she surpassed it. Tha Carter ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Air Dubai, Lil Wayne and DJ Krush fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    If President Obama has a thing for hip-hop, here are five artists to add to his iPod

    ​In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, our president revealed that his music palette has expanded slightly in recent years with a little help from his personal aide, Reggie Love. New additions to his usual standbys of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones include Nas and Lil' Wayne. It's a lit ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Lil Wayne recording from behind bars

    ​ Used to be time when a stint in the big house would put a stop to an artist's recording career. Well, today we have evidence that time has passed. Jailed rapper Lil Wayne guests on the new Drake track "Light Up (Rikers RMX)" alongside Jay Z. Only, we assume Jay Z didn't phone his verse in ov ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010


    Monday, May 17, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    February 23, 2010

    Poptimystic: We Are The World cannot unseat Ke$ha

    Appearing in an episode of The Simple Life and then singing uncredited back-up vocals on the worst single of last year would not appear to be the path to pop enshrinement. But here is Ke$ha, who did exactly that and is now parked on top of the Hot 100. Above is the video for her next single, "Bl ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Lil Wayne can't go to prison today because his diamond-encrusted teeth hurt.

    Lil Wayne was supposed to be sentenced and head to prison today for a 2007 gun-possesion arrest. But the man needs surgery to repair a cracked tooth, which we suppose is a common problem among people with a mouth full of diamonds. We're sure this a completely legitimate delay, and there is no way t ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Q&A with Mack Maine, president of Young Money Entertainment

    ​Mack Maine, is always moving. When I first meet him standing amid the ruins of the Young Money stage set he will not be still; he's too busy and that's a good thing -- too busy crafting clever rhymes, to "build his brand." Maine's Doofus cum Cyrano de Bergerac verse at the end of this summer's st ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Lil Wayne

    Thursday, August 20, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.

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    March 9, 2009

    U2 grabs top spot at Independent Records

    U2's brand-new album No Line on the Horizon also claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week, bumping Lamb of God's latest down to the number-two slot for the week ending March 8. Elsewhere, Independent's top ten this week is filled out by the likes of T.I., Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Project ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Lamb of God grabs top spot at Independent Records

    The deluxe and regular versions of Lamb of God's new album, Wrath, grabbed the top two spots on Independent Records' bestseller list for the week ending March 1. Project Pat, K'Naan, Bobby Valentino and Souljah Boy Tell 'Em also showed strong. The full breakdown is after the jump.

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    February 23, 2009

    T.I. grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Rapper T.I.'s Grammy-nominated album Paper Trail knocked Bobby Valentino off the number one spot on Independent Records top seller list for the week ending February 22. The Fray moved up to the number two spot from number four, while Lil Wayne and Ludacris still remain in the top ten. See the full b ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans tops Independent Records' top sellers

    (hed) p.e.'s concets in Denver and Colorado Springs last week must've fueled sales of the band's latest album, New World Orphans, which was released January 13, on Suburban Noize Records. Kanye West and Ludacris also made strong showings, as did the Notorious soundtrack, which features cuts by Jay-Z ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    October 24, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: On Point, Lil Wayne, Scarface, Common

    Common's new album drops in December -- and he's already talking about the next one. LOCALS ONLY Hip-hop group On Point, which now consists of Flawless and Fo-Chief, formed back in 2004, but it really didn’t get noticed locally until when they released their album, D-Town Extravaganza, last yea ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    A Carmelo Anthony sighting in fan-made T.I. video

    Carmelo gets name-checked by Lil' Wayne. One of the many great things about YouTube is the ease with which fans can create their own music videos. A prime example is the clip below for "Swagga Like Us," from the massive new T.I. album Paper Trail, which comes complete with a de facto Carmelo Antho ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008



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    September 19, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DJ Vajra, Lil Wayne, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent vs. Kanye: Pt. 2?

    Photo: Resonating Art Meet DJ Vajra, your favorite DJ's favorite DJ LOCALS ONLY DJ Vajra isn't just one of the best turntablists in Colorado -- he's one of the best in the nation. Vajra was recently tapped to do a showcase at this year’s DMC World Finals at London's indigO2 on Saturday, Septemb ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The BoomBox, Lil Wayne, Young Buck, 50 Cent and Queen Latifah

    LOCALS ONLY Being a hip-hop artist in Denver is one of the toughest gigs in town. Not only is it difficult to find a venue that will allow hip-hop shows, let alone take home a piece of the bar and door, but it’s really hard to find an audience who isn’t brainwashed by the mind-numbing playlis ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Lil Wayne

    Tha Carter III
    Young Money/Cash Money/Universal

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    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

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