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Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

For his 40th birthday on September 27th, Lil Wayne was honored by the National Museum of African American Music with his own exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Students could attend the NMAAM event, which had live music and virtual voice notes playing from Tunechi, and record themselves singing and rapping along to Tune‘s lyrics in the Rap Booth.

Wayne provided the exhibit with a few of his personal items, such as his “I Am Hip-Hop” award that he received from the BET Awards, a handwritten letter he wrote while in Rikers Island, his “Rap Album Of The Year” award from the GRAMMYs, one of his original Tha Block Is Hot physical albums, and more.

In a statement to VIBE, you can see what both Weezy and H. Beecher Hicks III, who is the President and CEO of NMAAM, had to say about this event below:

Lil Wayne: “I’m very grateful to work with NMAAM and show students how Hip-Hop has been so influential on the culture. Shout out to NMAAM for all the birthday love.”

H. Beecher Hicks III: “We are thrilled to honor and feature Lil Wayne and start our relationship with such a generous donation. On the heels of Mr. Carter expressing his interest in partnering with us, we found out that ten years ago, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. What better way to celebrate his 40th than by commemorating his accomplished career with an exhibit to honor over 25 years of impacting the music we listen to and the multiple genres he has shaped, along with the story we tell here at NMAAM.”

You can check out a personal video from Lil Wayne and some photos from this exhibit, courtesy of a longtime visitor of this website, Zak Robertson, after the jump below. Mr. Carter is also the first hip-hop artist to support the museum and donate his personal items for educational use!

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Lil Wayne Claims Cash Money Records Screwed Over His Young Money Artists In Lawsuit

Lil Wayne Claims Cash Money Records Screwed Over His Young Money Artists In Lawsuit

The latest update in Lil Wayne‘s $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records is Wayne claiming that the record label didn’t just pay him, they also didn’t pay his Young Money artists for their work either.

According to TMZ, who got their hands on new legal documents in the case, Weezy says that he has received letters from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga‘s camp claiming that they all got cheated out of money from Cash Money too.

Nicki even sent a separate letter claiming that her producers that she worked with also never got paid by the record label and Tunechi says that it’s Cash Money Records‘ responsibility to pay all producers.

More details in these new legal documents claim that Tune was supposed to get a big chunk of the $100 million advance for his Young Money label, which Universal Music Group gave to Cash Money, but he never got it.

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Video: Lil Wayne Gives The Gift Of Freedom x Photo: Tune & Eminem SNL Rehearsal Pic

While serving time behind bars at Rikers Island this year, Lil Wayne gave an electric wheelchair to the mother of one of his fans. This shows just how much of a nice guy Weezy really is, and I’ll tell you now that not many artists would of done something like this. You can get more information about this story by watching the video above, and you can read what Tunechi said on WTY below:

When you hear the Southwest Airlines tagline “You’re now free to move about the country” the one time that you could really appreciate it, is if you were to loose that freedom.

Stricken with failed knees, and an ill-fitted wheelchair that set her up for a horrible fall from a church ramp, Evelyn Austin, had become a prisoner in her Williamstown, Nj home, confined to her bed for almost 2 years.

I came to know about Evelyn through a series of letters that her Daughter Ronda Austin had written me while I was incarcerated.

This is their story. God Bless Austin Family


Hit the jump to view a photo of Wayne and Eminem rehearsing “No Love” on the Saturday Night Live stage earlier today. The full performance will air on TV this Saturday, and Tune is supposedly going to perform “Six Foot, Seven Foot” too. This is going to be a must watch!

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