Archive | October, 2009

Lil Wayne & Birdman Hit With Copyright Suit

Lil Wayne & Birdman Hit With Copyright Suit

It just keeps getting worse for Lil Wayne :( A man who did the skits on Birdman‘s and Weezy‘s “Like Father, Like Son” collaboration album has file a copyright infringement lawsuit against Baby and Weezy saying he was never paid and they used the tracks without his permission. Check out what Hollywood Reporter are saying below:

A Florida man wants rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman to show him respect — for using his voice on a song with that title.

Thomas Marasciullo filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday in a Manhattan federal court against the rappers, their record label and various music distribution outlets.

The lawsuit says Cash Money Records had him record some “Italian-styled” repartee in 2006. The suit says his work was used without pay or permission on “Respect” and other tracks from the rappers’ joint 2006 album “Like Father, Like Son” and Birdman‘s 2007 album “5 Star Stunna“.

A lawyer and representatives for the label didn’t immediately return messages.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for Marasciullo, who lives in Florida’s Hernando County.

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Video: Birdman Speaks On Lil Wayne’s Jail Sentence & Hot Boys Re-Union

In the video above, Birdman speaks about his appearance, Lil Wayne‘s jail sentence, and the Hot Boys re-union. He also says that the Hot Boys have done about 10 songs together which is not what Juve has been saying lately :o

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Lil Wayne Covers Billboard Magazine + Info On Rebirth

Lil Wayne Covers Billboard Magazine + Info On Rebirth

Given earlier leaks from the project, did you make many changes to the final version?
As of now Rebirth is coming out as a double disc with a [disc of songs] by Young Money. I had to add new cuts because a lot of things leaked, making people think they had an idea of what I was doing with Rebirth and what it would sound like. And I hated that because I never want anybody to think they know what I’m doing until I present it. So what I did was make it totally different I flipped it.

Does the album still lean toward rock?
Yes, the album is still rock. I play guitar on 80% of the songs and there’s a lot of rock influences and rock beats. I also have Travis Barker on the album. But I don’t want people to think I’m trying to do something I can’t do. Don’t think you’re going to put on the album and hear me screaming and singing . . . Don’t worry about that [laughs]. When people hear me say rock, they may get a little scared like, Oh, God. What is he going to do? When I said I was doing a rock album, it was about doing a freedom thing. This album isn’t hip-hop. When I do my Carter albums, I know I’ve got to rap, I know I’ve got to spit. I know the words I’ve got to say and the subjects I’ve got to talk about. I also know the things I shouldn’t say, the things I shouldn’t talk about. There’s none of those limits on this album. I say what I want, how I want. That’s what this album is: a freedom album. And rock is the avenue that gives you that freedom. I’m just having fun, that’s all. Trust me: People will like these songs. It’s my job to make them love them, but I know for a fact they’ll like them.

Shouts to Rap Radar via Billboard

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Drake Reacts To Lil Wayne’s Jail Sentence

Drake Reacts To Lil Waynes Jail Sentence

Weezy is not dwelling on his impending prison stint and is instead using his time to focus on what he does best, making music and money. “He’s dealing with it well. Wayne’s not usually gonna open up emotionally and tell you how he’s really feeling about anything,” Drizzy tells Rap-Up.com. “He’s kinda more concerned about getting as much music as he possibly can, so that when he’s in there, people are still satisfied musically with Lil Wayne product, and that’s just the mind of a true businessman.”

Drake, who’s set to release his debut album Thank Me Later early next year, will keep business booming in Weezy’s absence. “I’ll just do what I can to keep the whole Young Money/Cash Money team going, and I just want to play my part as a team member and keep the brand strong until the boss gets home.”

Despite the circumstances, Drizzy’s cohort remains in high spirits. “We spoke last night, but it wasn’t about that though. He was making jokes. He was in a good mood. He’s always in a good mood when he’s in the studiomaking music ,” shares the 23-year-old Canadian. “He’s like superhuman. I don’t think anything could really break his concentration or his zone when he’s in there.”

The rappers will link up next week when Young Money shoots the video for “Bed Rock.” “I get to see him next week, so hopefully I’ll be able to gauge where he’s at mentally, but I think he’s alright.”

The sentencing came as a surprise to Drake, but he believes the end result will be beneficial. “I definitely didn’t think this would be the outcome of it, but I hope it will add to him selling a million records again.” He has faith that Wayne can turn a negative into a positive. “It’s an unfortunate situation and I hope that he’ll be able to position it where his release is a day where everyone’s excited and they’re just excited about his new album. I hope he manages to market it the right way.”

Before he checks into prison, Lil Wayne will drop his long-awaited Rebirth album and the Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, on December 15. A leaked version of his mixtape No Ceilings is available now.

Props Rap-Up, and the full version of No Ceilings should be dropping later tonight on WeAreYoungMoney.com or YoungMoneyEnt.com :?: I’m not 100% sure, but one of them might be the official websites.

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Gucci Mane – Wasted (Remix) (Feat Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & Birdman)

Gucci Mane Wasted Remix Feat Lil Wayne Jadakiss & Birdman

We all heard Weezy‘s verse before, but Gucci Mane, Birdman, and Jadakiss all have new verses to make this the official remix to “Wasted“. Props to Rap Radar who also say this track will be on Gucci‘s album dropping December 8th. You can listen and download the record below:

Download: Gucci Mane – Wasted (Remix) (Feat Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & Birdman)

Also, Juvenile recently announced that if the Hot Boys do no make a reunion album, they will definitely be making a lot of songs together:

“I talk to Baby now and everything is okay,” Juve explained in an interview. “Everything is going really well. We plan on doing a Hot Boys album next year some time and if we don’t do it, I can definitely guarantee you that we’re definitely going to be making a lot of songs together.”

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