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Lil Wayne Discusses A Bathing Ape Fashion Brand & Calls Lil Baby His Favorite Artist [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks About A Bathing Ape Fashion Brand & Calls Lil Baby His Favorite Artist

Yesterday, we saw Lil Wayne appear on the Season 10 finale episode of “Sneaker Shopping” with Joe La Puma at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour, Florida.

An excerpt from this interview that didn’t make the final episode has now been released (watch below), which includes Weezy talking all about his classic Vibe magazine cover from back in 2006 where he was wearing the cotton candy A Bathing Ape zip-up hoodie.

After Joe told Tunechi how that cover inspired Damian Dillard‘s latest BAPE collaboration with Adidas and how that magazine issue is currently on eBay for $1,000.00, Tune revealed what exactly he loves about the iconic clothing brand, as well as also named Lil Baby his favorite artist at this moment in time!

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Trina, Kevin Rudolf, FatBoyMixx, Tammy Torres & Bigg D Share Stories About Lil Wayne On Mike Sherman’s “Before The Fame” [Video]

Trina, Kevin Rudolf, FatBoyMixx, Tammy Torres & Bigg D Share Stories About Lil Wayne On Mike Sherman Before The Fame

Lil Wayne was the featured guest on the latest episode of Mike Sherman‘s “Before The Fame” series.

The show included old interviews with Wayne, as well as new interviews from Trina, Kevin Rudolf, engineer FatBoyMixx, Tammy Torres, producer Bigg D, and a music trivia with random people on the street.

During Trina‘s interview, she spoke on dating Tunechi, why he is one of the greatest, and confirms he will be featured on her new album The One. Tammy also talked about dating Tune, being in love with him, and how he is not the same person as he was 10 years ago.

For Kevin‘s interview, he discussed how he got signed to Cash Money, what it is like working with Weezy, their chemistry together, and reconnecting on “I Will Not Break“. Stephen McDowell aka FatBoyMixx, who did work on Tha Carter V, chatted about Lil Wayne‘s work ethic, witnessing Wayne record a whole song from scratch in 15 minutes, and called him “the no. 1 rapper”.

Music producer Bigg D spoke about producing JAY Z and Mr. Carter‘s “Hello Brooklyn” collaboration, revealed Weezy is his “favorite artist” that he was worked with, called him “a legend” in the industry, and says all the new generation rappers “pretty much got it from Wayne“. You can check out Tune‘s segment on “Before The Fame” in the video after the jump below. Enjoy!

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Travis Barker Rates Lil Wayne’s Face Tattoos, Says He Has Been Inspired By Wayne His Whole Life [Video]

Travis Barker Rates Lil Wayne Face Tattoos, Says He Has Been Inspired By Wayne His Whole Life

Travis Barker recently sat down with Big Boy on his TV show in Los Angeles, California for an interview.

During their conversation, Travis played a game of rating rapper’s face tattoos with either a “fire” sign or a “poop” sign, which you can watch below.

At the 3:45 mark, Travis Barker gave Lil Wayne‘s face ink a “fire” sign and mentioned that he has to give Wayne (and Birdman) credit for being one of first rappers ever to make tatts on their face look cool.

The Blink-182 drummer also revealed that Tunechi once told him he was the reason why Tune continued to tattoo his body all over. Barker even added that he has been inspired by Weezy his whole life. Don’t forget that these two have a new collaboration on the way!

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Andre 3000 Mentions Lil Wayne & Young Thug While Talking About Influence At Phife Dawg’s Funeral [Video]

Andre 3000 Mentions Lil Wayne & Young Thug While Talking About Influence At Phife Dawg Funeral

Andre 3000 was one of music artists that paid tribute to Phife Dawg at his memorial service, which took place at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Tuesday (April 5th) for 4 hours.

While at the funeral, Andre spoke on how Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest influenced him and Big Boi to rap and create Outkast. He also went on to say how artists like Lil Wayne was then inspired by Outkast and then artists like Young Thug are being inspired by Wayne.

3 Stacks doesn’t want to see older music artists hating on the younger artists and says influence will always keep them all connected. You can read exactly what Dre said about Weezy in his tribute speech at the memorial service after the jump below, as well as watch a video of it too!

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Cash Money Records Merging With Warner Music Group? + Fabolous Inspired By No Ceilings

Cash Money Records Merging With Warner Music Group + Fabolous Inspired By No Ceilings

If worked right, this merge could be HUGE! Last week while Baby and Wayne paid a visit to a Manhattan courthouse for Wayne’s gun case (he’ll be sentenced Feb. 9th), they also paid visit to Warner Music Group’s HQ’s.

Details are extremely sketchy at this point, but an EXTREMELY reliable source confirmed with me that a “secret secret hush hush* meeting occurred with several major big wigs from both parties (Oh hai Lyor Cohen & Brian Williams).

While nothing’s been solidified in regards to logistics to this ground breaking venture, possibilities of future collaborations and ish of that nature are hatching as we speak. A merger of the sort could combine the forces of every conglomerate under the respective umbrellas of WMG and Cash Money Records.

This includes Atlantic Records Group (Lupe’s 1st & 15th Entertainment, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, Maino’s Hustle Hard imprint) Warner Brothers Records Inc (Asylum Records- Gucci Mane lives here, Warner Bros. Records, Blacksmith Records) and a bevy of other imprints.

And then you have to think of all the subsidiary labels under those major labels. Get my drift?

A quick note before I get out of here: Gee Roberson (the founder of the management empire, Hip Hop Since 1978) co-manages Lil Wayne and Drake- two actives players under the Cash Money/Young Money umbrella.

Gee also still serves as the president under Atlantic Records’ Urban Division. Put the pieces together, enjoy some egg nog and let’s merge some theories of what this could turn into for 2010. Cool?

Shouts to BET, and this would be BIIIGGG if it turns out to be true! Hit the jump to see some more updates including 40 Cock and Fabolous:

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