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Watch Lil Wayne’s Love Letter To His Hometown New Orleans

Lil Wayne Love Letter To His Hometown New Orleans

In this post, you can watch a new video presented by The FADER and Beats By Dre called “Lil Wayne’s Love Letter To New Orleans“.

During the video, we can see some new and old footage of Tunechi and the city of New Orleans along with Tune doing a voice-over.

Weezy talks about his love for NOLA and reveals he can’t go 2 months without visiting his hometown. He also mentions that he had to work very hard to be a part of N.O. history and all music from the city inspires him!

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Dow Hokoana Talks Tattooing Lil Wayne’s Genital Area & Bum

Dow Hokoana Talks Tattooing Lil Wayne Genital Area & Bum

Dow Hokoana, who is responsible for inking over 300 of Lil Wayne‘s tattoos, recently chopped it up with The FADER for an interview about being his former full-time tattoo artist, which you can read below.

In the conversation, Dow spoke on how Weezy found her, why he wanted her to be his on-call tattoo artist, what an average ink session was like, the cloud and lightening bolt on Tunechi‘s cheek, what she had learned about Tune, her favorite tattoo she did on his body, and how working with him changed her life.

Hokoana also talked about tattooing Lil Wayne‘s penis (pause), the process of tattooing a male’s genitals, tattooing a colored checkers board across Wayne‘s bum to see how color would look on his skin tone, receiving a phone call at 3:30AM to ink Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans logo on his body, and more! She wouldn’t reveal what Mr. Carter has tattooed on his penis, but she did say it’s an image from tip to tail, so could it be a sign that reads “bad bitches only”?

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Mannie Fresh Recalls Seeing Lil Wayne Drinking, Recording “Fuck Tha World”, His Parents & More

Mannie Fresh Recalls Seeing Lil Wayne Drinking, Recording Fuck Tha World, His Parents & More

Mannie Fresh recently took part in an interview with The FADER to share a lot of cool stories about Lil Wayne in the early days of his music career, which you can read in full below.

In the conversation, Mannie spoke on what it was like first meeting Wayne before he signed to Cash Money Records, the first time hearing him rap, his parents Cita and Rabbit, and the B.G.’z group consisting of Weezy and B.G.

Fresh also discussed witnessing Tunechi recording his “Fuck Tha World” track, recalled seeing him drinking, having no childhood, the Hot Boys studio sessions, Tune always trying to out-rap anyone on a song, and plenty more!

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Wale Has A Song Featuring Lil Wayne On His “SHINE” Album & They Plan To Shoot A Music Video For It

Wale Has A Collaboration With Lil Wayne On His SHINE Album & They Plan To Shoot A Music Video For It

At the end of June, Wale and Lil Wayne had a studio session to record a track for the Maybach Music Group rapper’s forthcoming SHINE (Still Here, Ignoring Negative Energy) album, due to be released later this year.

The studio session took place at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles, California on June 27th and The FADER were invited into it. The magazine confirmed that Wale and Weezy recorded a collaboration that night.

Also in the story, which you can read in full here, The FADER mentioned that Wale and Tunechi brainstormed some concepts for a music video, so I think they are planning to make the song a single! Who is looking forward to hearing it?

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DJ Drama & Rob Petrozzo Remember Helping To Create Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2” Mixtape

DJ Drama & Rob Petrozzo Remember Helping Create Lil Wayne Dedication 2 Mixtape

If you didn’t already know, Lil Wayne‘s Dedication 2 mixtape turned 10-years-old last week on May 22nd.

For its anniversary, The FADER spoke with the host of the tape DJ Drama and the graphics artist behind the artwork Rob Petrozzo to see what they remembered about the classic project.

Rob recalled creating the cover for Dedication 2 and Drama explained how D2 came about, coming up with the name, “Georgia Bush“, and plenty more. You can read what they said below!

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