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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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Nicki Minaj Thanks Lil Wayne In Her Video Vanguard Award Acceptance Speech At The VMAs [Video]

Nicki Minaj Thanks Lil Wayne In Her Video Vanguard Award Acceptance Speech At The VMAs

Nicki Minaj was presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 28th).

During her acceptance speech, Nicki was sure to give a thank you to Lil Wayne as a key person who inspired her career and her flow.

“Thank you to all the key people who inspired me and my flow – Lil Wayne, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill, JAY-Z, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh.”

You can watch Minaj accept the Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs and thank Wayne in the video below. Congratz to the YM Barbie!

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Throwback Thursday: Kanye West Brings Lil Wayne Up On Stage During BET Awards Win In 2008 [Video]

Kanye West Brings Lil Wayne Up On Stage During BET Awards Win In 2008

As it is #ThrowbackThursday today, here is a video of Kanye West bringing Lil Wayne up on stage with him at the BET Awards back in 2008.

Kanye beat out Tunechi, Common, Jay Z, and Snoop Dogg to win the “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” and for his acceptance speech (see below), he made sure to bring Tune along with him.

During his speech, Yeezy said the following about Weezy: “My fiercest competition, you scare me man, every tune you spit. Congratulations on selling over 1 million records… they say hip-hop is dead”!

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A Recap Of Drake’s Private 39th Birthday Bash For Lil Wayne [Pictures & Videos]

Recap Of Drake Private 39th Birthday Bash For Lil Wayne

Drake booked and paid for the evening at Swan restaurant in Miami, Florida on September 29th to host a private birthday celebration party for Lil Wayne, who turned 39 a couple of days prior.

Guests at the event other than Weezy and Drizzy included: Capito aka N.O. Capo, Marley G, Preme, Cortez Bryant, Niko, Chubbs, Fee Banks, Mellow Rackz, Gudda Gudda, T@, Quavo, Ray J, and many more. There were also customized bandanas at the party that the 6 God had made for Wayne.

You can check out a recap from the birthday bash after the jump below, courtesy of Ivan Eremin, as well as Young Angel‘s full 2-minute toast to Young Lion with Ciroc vodka shots that included Drizzy Drake admitting he still gets “nervous” speaking about his “mentor” and “idol” Tunechi!

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Moneybagg Yo – Wockesha (Remix) (Feat Lil Wayne & Ashanti)

Moneybagg Yo Wockesha Remix Feat Lil Wayne & Ashanti

Moneybagg Yo has released the official remix for his “Wockesha” single featuring Lil Wayne and Ashanti.

As I’m sure you are all aware, the intro on this YC, RealRed and Javar Rockamore-co-produced song samples Weezy‘s classic “success potion” interview with Tim Westwood.

You can stream the “Wockesha” remix after the jump below. Click here to also watch the music video for the original version that stars Tunechi in it!

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