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Wam Bam Recalls How He Nearly Signed To Lil Wayne & Young Money In 2005 [Video]

Wam Bam Recalls How He Nearly Signed To Lil Wayne & Young Money In 2005

Last month, Wam Bam sat down with Nolazine TV for an interview that you can check out below.

At the 6:15 mark of their conversation, the New Orleans rapper told the story of how he came close to signing with Lil Wayne and Young Money when he was 17-years-old back in August, 2005.

After sharing the story which ended in him missing the flight Wayne had booked for him to meet up in Miami, Wam Bam says he tried to call Weezy to which he got angry and cussed him out:

“Stop calling my phone bro, you done missed your sh*t. You keep on calling me, I’m thinking a female calling this… you on the phone. What is you? A b*tch or a n*gga?”

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Throwback Thursday: Lil Wayne Talks Apple And Eagle Street, Accidentally Shooting Himself, Hurricane Katrina & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Apple And Eagle Street, Accidentally Shooting Himself, Hurricane Katrina & More

For #ThrowbackThursday today, here is an interview Lil Wayne participated in with BLOW! magazine back in early 2006 to promote his Tha Carter II album.

Weezy spoke on his youth days of hanging around on Apple and Eagle Street in Hollygrove, accidentally shooting himself while playing with a gun and getting punished for it, how he first met Birdman and Slim, staying loyal to them, how Hurricane Katrina affected him, and more.

Also in the conversation, Tunechi showed off the first tattoos that he got inked on his body. You can check it all out in the #TBT video below, enjoy!

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Gudda Gudda Talks Different Eras Of Young Money, First Meeting Lil Wayne, Sqad Up, Wayne vs. Birdman’s Public Feud & More [Video]

Gudda Gudda Talks Different Eras Of Young Money, First Meeting Lil Wayne, Sqad Up, Wayne vs Birdman Public Feud & More

Gudda Gudda recently chopped it up with Lalaa Shepard in a virtual interview for a new edition of The Progress Report’s “Conversations With Lalaa”.

During their conversation, Gudda spoke on taking a hiatus from music, being influenced by the Hot Boys, how COVID-19 has affected him, New Orleans, if B.G. is free from prison, Cash Money Records, the different eras of Young Money, if he feels he is underrated, surviving Hurricane Katrina, what the word “progress” means to him, and fatherhood.

Double G also recalled his first time meeting Lil Wayne, why they decided to call their rap group “Sqad Up” (it involved Wayne wanting something to tattoo on his knuckles as he liked how Mobb Deep did that), Sqad Up being a clothing line at first, and supporting Weezy through his public feud with Birdman and Cash Money. You can watch the full 30-minute convo after the jump below!

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Throwback Thursday: Scans Of Lil Wayne’s Cover Story For Ozone Magazine’s February 2006 Issue

Scans Of Lil Wayne Cover Story For Ozone Magazine February 2006 Issue

For #ThrowbackThursday today, I have decided to share scans from Lil Wayne‘s cover story for the February 2006 issue of Ozone magazine, which took place a few months after his Tha Carter II album had been released in stores.

In an interview with Julia Beverly for the mag, Weezy discussed everything from Hurricane Katrina (even though he was tired of talking about it), why he was not trying to be Jay-Z on his C2 album cover, wanting everyone to stop categorizing him, going to the University of Houston for Psychology classes, and deciding it was time to be a CEO.

What’s going on between you and B.G.? He put out a song dissing you, and I heard you were shouting “Fuck B.G.” at a recent show.
My album is in stores now, Tha Carter II, It’s my fifth solo album. It’s number two on the charts.

I’m sure everyone’s been asking you about your relationship with Trina. Are you open to talking about that?
No.

You’re trying to keep your relationship away from the public eye?
I ain’t tryin’. I am.

You can check out scans from Tunechi‘s cover story below that also includes him talking about touring with Jeezy and T.I., creating songs for different cities and sending them to DJs, his daughter Reginae Carter and why he would not let her be a rapper because he doesn’t think it is a good game for females, and much more!

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Fat Joe Recalls Embracing Lil Wayne When He Moved To Miami After Hurricane Katrina

Fat Joe Recalls Embracing Lil Wayne When He Moved To Miami After Hurricane Katrina

Earlier this year, Fat Joe phoned into The Morning Hustle radio show to chat about a variety of topics including the importance of relationships in the music industry.

Joey Crack recalled embracing Lil Wayne when he first moved to Miami after Hurricane Katrina, as well as learning so much about making music and work ethic from Wayne from being in the studio every night together.

You can check out everything Joe had to say about his “brother” Tunechi and more in a clip after the jump below!

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