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Lil Wayne Chats To Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid, Bubba Wallace & Ashley Robinson For Episode 11 Of “Young Money Radio” [Videos]

Lil Wayne Chats To Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid, Bubba Wallace & Ashley Robinson For Episode 11 Of Young Money Radio

Episode 11 took place on Friday night (July 10th) of Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show, which included special guests Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid, Bubba Wallace, and Ashley Robinson. You can check out videos of all of these conversations below!

During the show, Wayne chatted to Rich about his top 3 skaters before making a promise to attend his wedding with his wife, talked to Ashley about how it feels to be the first African American President of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA), and spoke with Gucci about music, sending a new song over, his new book, sports and how he was supposed to go on a tour until COVID-19 happened.

Weezy also chopped it up with Bubba about how it was being half black and half white while growing up in Alabama, depression, and finding a noose in his garage. He also conversed with Cudi about how his new Eminem collaboration came about (started from Wayne and Em‘s previous interview), a new animated TV show with Kanye West, mental health, a new podcast, earning his first No. 1 on the “Hot 100”, how much of an influence Mr. Carter has been on him, and the Cleveland artist confirmed he would send Tunechi a new song to jump on which made Tune reply with: “Eminem effect when I send it back, just know.”

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Lil Wayne Talks Googling His Own Lyrics, Wheezy’s Producer Tag, Nicki Minaj Memories & Teases “Tha Carter VI”

Lil Wayne Talks Googling His Own Lyrics, Wheezy Producer Tag, Nicki Minaj Memories & Teases Tha Carter 6

Lil Wayne recently chopped it up with Variety to talk all about his “Young Money Radio” show, the aim for it, and if he enjoys being a radio host.

During their interview, Weezy also spoke about how he is adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a platform to speak out on racism, Googling his own lyrics, thinking Wheezy‘s producer tag was Future shouting him out, Betty Wright‘s influence on him, rolling his own weed, one of his favorite memories with Nicki Minaj being from the “High School” video shoot, and much more.

You can read the full conversation between Tunechi and Variety after the jump below. He even teased a Tha Carter VI album by replying with “the next one” when asked what his “favorite Carter” project is!

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Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” Show With Apple Music’s Larry Jackson

Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne Young Money Radio Show With Apple Music Larry Jackson

Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show, which airs every Friday afternoon at 4PM PST, is now eight episodes in and it’s getting stronger and stronger.

According to Apple Music’s global creative director, Larry Jackson, this radio show with Tunechi was always going to happen even before COVID-19 became a thing. “Young Money Radio” was originally going to be taped weekly at Culver City studios in Los Angeles, but due to the coronavirus, Larry set Tune up to broadcast from his private studio in Miami.

“We’re No. 1 in hip-hop. Artists like Wayne, Drake, Travis, Future, Post Malone, Kanye all do really well on the service. To be sure: Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ holds the biggest first-week streams tally of any album on Apple Music. In second place: Wayne’s ‘Carter V.’ It was a natural if I could work it out to get Wayne to deliver the show.”

To date, Weezy has chopped it up with guests such as Dr. Dre, Drake, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart, LaToya Cantrell, Mike Tyson, Muriel Bowser, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and plenty more on “Young Money Radio”. Jackson reveals to Variety that his dream guest was Dr. Anthony Fauci and his pitch to get the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the radio show went something like:

“I know you don’t know me, I know you haven’t even heard of this show, but it’s become a real roaring success for us on Apple Music. We’re the No. 1 streaming service in Black music, and our community needs to hear what you have to say. They’re not on CNN; they’re not on ‘Good Morning America’; they’re not on the ‘Today Show,’ but they are on Young Money Radio. I promise you if you come on the show, it’ll have true resonance with the community.”

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Yaj From Vice Versa Discusses Looking Up To Lil Wayne, New Orleans, Signing To Young Money & More [Video]

Yaj From Vice Versa Discusses Looking Up To Lil Wayne, New Orleans, Signing To Young Money & More

DJ Demi Lobo from Dash Radio has interviewed nearly the whole roster of Young Money Entertainment recently, and now here is their interview with Yaj from Vice Versa.

During their 20-minute conversation, Yaj talked about quarantining in New York, COVID-19, his “Yaj” name coming from “Jay” backwards, which part of New Orleans he is from, looking up to Lil Wayne, and what he thinks Wayne saw in him.

The Vice Versa rapper also shared stories about how he, Poppy H and HoodyBaby were all on a plane while someone was coughing terribly behind them, as well as how he left his Walmart job once he signed to Young Mula. Check out the full interview below!

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Lil Wayne Chats To Dr. Fauci, Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine For Episode 6 Of “Young Money Radio” [Videos]

Lil Wayne Chats To Dr Fauci, Dr Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine For Episode 6 Of Young Money Radio

Episode 6 of Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show took place on May 29th on Apple Music and for this week’s guests, he had Dr. Anthony Fauci (Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Tory Lanez, and Griselda’s Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine.

At the start of this week’s radio show, Tunechi paid tribute to George Floyd, who was murdered by cops in Minneapolis, and sent condolences to his family. Tune also revealed he will be releasing music videos for the deluxe edition of his Funeral album soon and as it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, he shared a story of how he shot himself as a kid just so he could be heard as no one ever listened to him.

For interviews with his special guests, Weezy chatted to Dr. Fauci all about COVID-19, Larry Kramer, aids and more. He chopped it up with Dr. Dre about why he named his album 2001 when it was released in 1999, both being big fans of Anderson .Paak, how he balances his personal life and work, Kobe Bryant, and shares his thoughts on the horrible situation of George Floyd, which nearly made him not appear on “YM Radio” as he says it didn’t feel right.

Lil Wayne then spoke with Kevin Hart about the recent situation in Minneapolis, his new book “The Decision”, how he is doing after his car accident, and more. Before the episode came to an end, Wayne talked with a few of the features on his new Funeral deluxe album – Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. You can check out videos of all of this after the jump below!

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