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Lil Wayne Interview With Tim Westwood

Check out this Tim Westwood interview with Lil Wayne which they did last Wednesday while Weezy is in the UK touring. They talk about his new tattoo, baby mommas, retiring, his cup, Death of Autotune, MTV’s Hottest MC list, Omarion, Jay Sean, No Ceilings mixtape, Drake, Tha Carter IV, Young Money, Rebirth, and more. You can see part of the interview in the video above and listen to the full interview below (via TeamSupreme):

So Birdman was lying about Tha Carter IV dropping with Rebirth 🙁 😆 Also, what are y’all thoughts on Weezy wanting to retire between 30 and 35 ❓


Video: Usain Bolt Loves Lil Wayne

Even the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, slows down long enough to get hip to all the talk around our 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game list. The Jamaican track champ has been unstoppable the past few weeks, and when it comes to the mic, he gives a gold medal to the Carters.

“When I was in the Olympics,” he told us, “I didn’t really listen to music. During the Olympics, it was mainly reggae, a little hip-hop. But I like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, those guys. That’s who we listen to in Jamaica. A little bit of Ludacris. But as long as it’s hot, we got it.”

When asked for his #1, Bolt chose Weezy F. Baby.

“Right now, it’s Lil Wayne, #1,” he said. “He’s hot. He’s got everything. He sings the right tunes. I’m seriously listening to all his songs right now. Really sitting down, listening to his lyrics, and he’s got his lyrics down pat now. He’s got his lyrics. He’s coming up like Jay-Z. He’s smooth. He’s got a different flow from Jay-Z, but lyrics-wise, he’s got it. He’s a lyricist. Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, I don’t care who comes third. These guys have the whole place on edge, man. It’s hot.”

Bolt said he’s getting into the mixtape circuit as well, and on the reggae tip, Vybz Kartel and Beenie Man are the tops for him.

Via: MTV


Who Is The Hottest MC In The Game? (Lil Wayne)

Polling is open right now! Series begins on August 17.

The “Hottest MCs in the Game” is back! It’s highly regarded, extremely controversial and bolder than ever. We’re proud to announce that starting next Monday (August 17), we’ll begin to reveal our list of hip-hop’s top 10 kings of 2009 on MTVNews.com. This one is going to be a doozy!

As always, the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust has been keeping a close collective eye and ear to the game. We’ve been watching who’s been moving the needle on the culture, who has impacted the game with superior skill, unmatched style and uncannily superior execution with their art and business. It’s not just music — it’s about a movement. The Brain Trust sequestered ourselves and deliberated a ranking, and the results will begin to be revealed next week — with the unveiling of the top spot happening on Diddy’s “Making His Band” airing August 24 at 10 p.m.

For the MCs who think they belong on the list, ask yourselves the same questions the Brain Trust members ask themselves: Has your heat been sustaining? You can’t just be hot in your ‘hood or in your region. Does your reach go national — and international? Can you set the globe on fire?

Last year, thousands and thousands joined in on the conversation we first sparked in 2007. Last year was Kanye West’s time: He took the crown from the champ of two years ago, Lil Wayne. ‘Ye killed guest spots such as Young Jeezy’s “Put On,” and his Graduation was the opus of its time.

In 2009, we want you to put up and definitely not shut up. Let your frustrations or your props be heard. Each time we reveal another pick on our list, comment on it. Send e-mails, send video — we’re going to put lots of it out there. And today, blast off! We want you to start sending in your lists — but be sure you’re talking about the Hottest MC right now, not of all time (we already gave Jay-Z that trophy a couple of years back). There’s a poll below with names of certain selected MCs: All you have to pick the name you feel is the hottest right now. The results will be tabulated. So get to it!

I just got around to posting this, so everyone, let’s go and make Wayne number 1! It also looks like there has been a bit of cheating going on as Joe Budden seems to have a lot more votes than everyone else 😮 hmm…

Vote at MTV.