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Fat Joe Reveals The Advice He Received From Lil Wayne About Going To Jail [Video]

Fat Joe Reveals Advice He Received From Lil Wayne About Going To Jail

Fat Joe is the latest special guest on the “Red Table Talk” show where he sat down with the hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith for an interview.

In their conversation, Joe shared the advice he received from Lil Wayne about serving time in jail, as well as what it was like when he went to visit Wayne inside Rikers Island.

“Lil Wayne is my brother, man. One of the saddest things I ever did was go visit Lil Wayne in jail. And not only that, they had him, like, chained up. They had him, like you know, really chained up, like, Lil Wayne! This little, like, no, no, they had him in shackles and all that. They had him like he was the killer of all, right? So you know, I went to see him… He’s my brother, he lives across the street from me in Miami. I was like: ‘Yo, Wayne, what’s up?’ And he was like: ‘Nah, man, I’m just telling you right now, be humble.’ I said: ‘How do you do it?’ He said: ‘Just be humble, bro. Don’t go in there on somethin’. Just go in there humble. You know, if you be humble, they’ll respect you.'”

Joey Crack served a three-month sentence in prison after he plead guilty to tax evasion in 2013. You can watch a clip of the New York rapper speaking about Weezy and watch his full convo on “Red Table Talk” below!

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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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Tech N9ne Speaks On Having No Idea Lil Wayne Was A Fan Of His Music [Video]

Tech N9ne Speaks On Having No Idea Lil Wayne Was A Fan Of His Music

Tech N9ne recently participated in a virtual interview with Big Court for an episode of his Holdin Court podcast, which you can watch below.

At the 1 minute mark of their conversation, Tech revealed he had no idea Lil Wayne was listening to his “Questions” song off the Gang Related – The Soundtrack album before he first met Wayne.

Later on in the convo at the 3 minute mark, N9ne mentioned he felt “wonderful” when Tunechi first said he wanted to work with the Strange Music CEO in an interview with Funk Flex, which is what then made him go and pay a visit to Tune in Rikers Island.

Click here to listen to Tech N9ne and Weezy‘s latest collaboration – “Too Good“!

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Lil Wayne Talks Quarantining, Elvis Presley, Rikers Island, Kobe Bryant, The B.G.z & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Quarantining, Elvis Presley, Rikers Island, Kobe Bryant, The BGz & More

Lil Wayne recently chopped it up with DeSean Jackson for a virtual interview on episode 3 of his “Fade The Booth” series.

During their 1-hour conversation, Weezy spoke about quarantining, surpassing Elvis Presley, his mother being a chef, growing up in New Orleans, his little brother Semaj, fatherhood, his son’s wanting to pursue a rap career, signing to Birdman and Cash Money Records, and his group with B.G. called The B.G.z.

Also in their convo, Tunechi talked about how he was put in solitary confinement for having an iPod in Rikers Island, giving back to charity, learning to play the guitar better for his album Rebirth, Green Bay Packers, skateboarding, YG being a very underrated skater, knowing and remembering the late Kobe Bryant, and much more!

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Lil Wayne Says Drake Is The Only Artist Who Makes Him Want To Adjust His Verses

Lil Wayne Says Drake Is The Only Artist Who Makes Him Want To Adjust His Verses

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne hosted a Q&A session on his Twitter page where he answered questions from fans all about his C4 album.

In the question and answer session, Weezy revealed why “How To Love” was the hardest song for him to create, how Tech N9ne and Andre 3000 ended up featured on Tha Carter IV, and that both “President Carter” and “Nightmares Of The Bottom” were written while he was locked up inside Rikers Island.

Tunechi also hinted that he may be featured on Drake‘s upcoming Certified Lover Boy album with a “#CLB” hashtag when answering a question about if he has ever received a verse that was “so hot” it made him want to go back to the recording booth and adjust his own verse:

“The answer is the same person every time and that person is Drake. Everything Drake sent back, I always have to go back and [redo]. It’s always because he says something in there that make me be like: ‘ooh, I could make more of the song and capitalize more of the song off of something that he just said and that I didn’t say’… That’s always the person.”

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