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Everything You Need To Know About Lil Wayne’s “Velvet Sessions”

Everything You Need To Know About Lil Wayne Velvet Sessions

Last week, an unofficial Lil Wayne project leaked online titled Velvet Sessions, which I did not post on this website for obvious reasons! The project included 9 brand new Wayne songs, plus “Zero“. The majority of them were recorded for Velvet.

If you recall, Mack Maine announced in early 2017 that Weezy will be releasing an album called Velvet, while a Young Money affiliate also hinted at it dropping last year. However, when another Velvet leftover track leaked this summer titled “Deep Sleep“, we got news that the album had been scrapped and will no longer be released.

There is one beautiful song from the Rebirth era on the project that needs to be released officially somehow called “Little Girl’s Eyes“. It is a record from Mr. Carter about his daughter Reginae Carter that samples Lenny Kravitz’ track of the same title. We actually heard a snippet in September that at first we thought could of been “Famous” off Tha Carter V.

Also on the project is a CD quality version of Tunechi‘s freestyle from the Young Money cypher with Karen Civil TV that took place back in 2015. This song is named “HitMan” and it was recorded for Sorry 4 The Wait 2. The intro on Velvet Sessions, which is called “Where My Old Lady“, includes lyrics from Tune talking about “working hard on Tha Carter V”. Lastly, the outro track titled “Who” is a Dedication 6 leftover.

The songs “Weak” and “Tevin” sample SWV’s “Weak” and Tevin Campbell’s “I’m Ready“. For those of you that have managed to hear Lil Wayne‘s unofficial Velvet Sessions, what was your favorite track off the project?

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STREETRUNNER Talks Being Sued Over “Playing With Fire”, Leaked Lil Wayne Songs, “I Can’t Feel My Face” & More

STREETRUNNER Talks Being Sued Over Playing With Fire, Leaked Lil Wayne Songs, I Cant Feel My Face & More

Kyle Kramer from Noisey chopped it up with STREETRUNNER earlier this month to chat with him about releasing the remastered versions of leaked Lil Wayne songs from 2006-2007 and how he thinks they were leaked in the first place.

The producer also talked talked about getting sued for “Playing With Fire” that ended up in the track being removed from Tha Carter III, the first time he met Tunechi at The Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, if Tune has changed as a person over the years, and wanting to release a Greatest Hits album of all the leaked Wayne songs.

STREETRUNNER even discussed producing Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana‘s “1 Arm“, what he remembers about the I Can’t Feel My Face era, personally wanting to hear the project over Rebirth, his reaction to first hearing Weezy was going to record a rock album, and more!

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Cortez Bryant Explains Everything About Lil Wayne’s Problems With Cash Money & “Tha Carter V” Album

Cortez Bryant Explains Everything About Lil Wayne Problems With Cash Money & Tha Carter 5 Album

Lil Wayne‘s best friend and manager, Cortez Bryant, recently sat down with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for a brilliant interview on episode 79 of their “Rap Radar” podcast.

Tez Poe gave away plenty of unknown information about Weezy, what happened with the release of Tha Carter V, the situation with the Cash Money lawsuit, relationships with Birdman and Slim, and so much more.

You can listen to the full 85-minute conversation, watch excerpts of it, and see notes of what Cortez talks about all after the jump below. Enjoy!

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Lil Wayne’s “Drop The World” Single Featuring Eminem Goes Quadruple Platinum!

Lil Wayne Drop The World Single Featuring Eminem Goes Quadruple Platinum

According to the RIAA, Lil Wayne‘s “Drop The World” single featuring Eminem was certified quadruple Platinum last month on April 10th.

This means that the Rebirth cut has been purchased over 4 million times since being released just over four years ago at the very end of 2009.

Congratulations to both Weezy and Shady on this great accomplishment! Click here to read the lyrics for “Drop The World“!

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Jonathan Mannion Speaks On Shooting Lil Wayne’s Photo Shoots For His Albums

Jonathan Mannion Speaks On Shooting Photo Shoots For Lil Wayne Albums

Photographer Jonathan Mannion recently spoke to Complex about shooting the photo shoots for Lil Wayne‘s albums, which you can read after the jump below.

During the interview, Jonathan discussed building a relationship with Cash Money and a young Wayne at the time, shooting Tha Carter II shoot in Weezy‘s hometown New Orleans with a Phantom that he had just bought for himself, why Rebirth is one of his favorite album covers, and remembers the story of how Tha Carter III photo shoot went down.

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Lil Wayne Has Already Recorded 12 Songs For His Upcoming I Am Not A Human Being II Album

Last month, Mack Maine told us Lil Wayne is working on and plans to release a sequel to his rock album, Rebirth. Now, the Young Money President tells MTV that Tunechi is working on an I Am Not A Human Being album sequel and says Weezy is already 12 songs in.

“He’s, like, 12 songs in, and he went crazy. He went left. He’s in Martian land right now,” Mack said of I Am Not a Human Being 2.

According to the YM prez, each separate album franchise allows Wayne the chance to showcase different artistic sides. “He gets to show his rock side, he gets to show his gangsta side and talk to the women on one side,” Mack said of the Rebirth and Carter series, respectively. “On I Am Not a Human Being, he is definitely showing some weirdo, left-brain, I’m-not-from-here type side. He can say what he wants. There are no boundaries, there are no limits.”

However diverse he may be in the booth, when Wayne performs live, he is able to pool all his collective talents together — as well as their respective fans. “He captures all those different audiences, and then at a concert or a show, you bring all those different people together,” Mack explained. “You bring your Rebirth rock people, you bring your Carter people, and you bring your I Am Not a Human Being crowd, and you have a great show. That’s why we sell out arenas every night.”

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