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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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Yo Gotti Pays Homage To Lil Wayne & Jay-Z On His “CM10: Free Game” Album Artworks

Yo Gotti Pays Homage To Lil Wayne & Jay Z On His CM10 Album Artworks

This Friday (February 4th), Yo Gotti will be releasing what he says will be his final album as a music artist, CM10: Free Game (Side A and Side B).

With the official covers now released for the CM10 project, Gotti has paid homage to both Lil Wayne and his Tha Carter II artwork, as well as Jay-Z and his Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life artwork.

Gotti is signed to Jay‘s Roc Nation management agency and in the past, he has called Wayne the “biggest realest rapper” he knows plus the “best rapper alive“, so it is only right that the Memphis rapper decided to pay tribute to them for the tenth chapter of his Cocaine Muzik series!

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Lil Wayne Pays Tribute To The Late DMX During “Triller Fest”, Watch His Full Set [Video]

Lil Wayne Pays Tribute To The Late DMX During Triller Fest, Watch His Full Set

Over the weekend on May 1st, Lil Wayne headlined this year’s Triller Fest at the Miami Marine Stadium in Miami, Florida.

During his 1-hour set, Wayne performed the hits and features that he usually performs live. However, there was one new song that Weezy added to his setlist and that was Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin’” remix, which he also mentioned he had been learning the words for it all day.

Tunechi also brought out Gudda Gudda and 2 Chainz during his set, as well as paid tribute to the late DMX, who sadly passed away from a heart attack last month, by recalling their first meet over 20 years ago while on the Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tour. Click here to view pictures from the show and hit the jump to check out Tune‘s full live performance at the 2021 Triller Fest!

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Producer Infamous Confirms The New Version Of Lil Wayne’s “Kobe Bryant” Song Will Be Released To Streaming Platforms

Producer Infamous Confirms The New Version Of Lil Wayne Kobe Bryant Song Will Be Released To Streaming Platforms

We all saw Lil Wayne‘s dope live performance of his “Kobe Bryant” song at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday evening, and now it looks like the 2009 track will be re-released on streaming services.

According to the producer of the record, Infamous, we can be expecting the new version of “Kobe Bryant” on streaming platforms soon after he replied with “It’s coming” to the following question on Twitter:

“We need both versions [of ‘Kobe Bryant’] out on all platforms… am sure there is no sample issues, don’t know why it not on streaming platforms as yet”

Are you looking forward to hearing the CDQ version of the new verse Wayne added to “Kobe Bryant“? R.I.P. to the Black Mamba!

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Lil Wayne Performs “Kobe Bryant” With A New Verse Live At The 2020 BET Awards [Video]

Lil Wayne Performs Kobe Bryant With A New Verse Live At The 2020 BET Awards

What a performance this was! Last night, Lil Wayne paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a live performance at the 2020 BET Awards.

Wayne performed his “Kobe Bryant” song that was released back in 2009 live, but with a dope new verse.

You can check out the performance below. What did you think about the new verse? R.I.P. Mamba!

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