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Justin Bieber will collaborate with YMCMB on new music

Justin Bieber will collaborate with YMCMB on new music

April 2 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber will collaborate with the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires team on new music.
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Rick Ross releases long-awaited sixth album 'Mastermind'

Rick Ross releases long-awaited sixth album 'Mastermind'

MIAMI, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Rick Ross releases sixth album "Mastermind" for streaming; download available on March 3rd.
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Florida teacher suspended for assigning Lil Wayne lyrics for homework

Florida teacher suspended for assigning Lil Wayne lyrics for homework

BOYNTON BEACH , Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach suspended an English teacher for assigning Lil Wayne's "Six Foot Seven Foot" for homework.
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Madonna to guest star on Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged

Madonna to guest star on Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- One day ahead of Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged debut, sources claim that Madonna will be one of the guest stars joining Cyrus on stage.
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Miley Cyrus will have her own MTV Unplugged

Miley Cyrus will have her own MTV Unplugged

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- If you thought Miley Cyrus's twerking, dancing bears and marihuana smoking on stage were a thing of the past, think again.
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Drake recalls his bar mitzvah, imitates Lil Wayne on 'SNL'

Drake recalls his bar mitzvah, imitates Lil Wayne on 'SNL'

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Reviews for Drake's stint on {i:Saturday Night Live} over the weekend were overwhelmingly positive, with the Canadian-born rapper doing double duty as host and musical guest.
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Father of New Orleans rapper Turk killed in hit-and-run

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The 52-year-old father of Hot Boys rapper Turk was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Central City, La., officials confirmed.

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Lil Wayne tells Katie Couric he plans to retire in five years

Lil Wayne tells Katie Couric he plans to retire in five years

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Rapper Lil Wayne said on the chat show "Katie" in New York this week he plans to retire from performing in five years when he is 35.

Rapper Mack Maine allegedly groped woman, hit another in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Rapper Mack Maine has been accused of groping one woman's breast and hitting another woman on a tour bus after a concert in Oklahoma City, authorities say.
'Killing Lindsay Lohan' record released by Australian singer

'Killing Lindsay Lohan' record released by Australian singer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Australian-born recording artist Steph Sexton released her debut single "Killing Lindsay Lohan" and posted a video for it on YouTube Wednesday.
Police: Fla. mom left kids in parking lot while she attended concert

Police: Fla. mom left kids in parking lot while she attended concert

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- A South Florida woman has been charged with child neglect after deputies said she left her children in a parking lot while she attended a Lil Wayne concert.

Rapper Flow charged in attempted murder, robbery of Louisiana men

CHALMETTE, La., July 3 (UPI) -- New Orleans rapper Flow has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery, police in Louisiana said.
Lil Wayne says he didn't mean to stomp on U.S. flag

Lil Wayne says he didn't mean to stomp on U.S. flag

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Rapper Lil Wayne said via Twitter Tuesday he meant no disrespect when he stomped on an American flag during a recent music-video shoot in New Orleans.
Reports: Paris Hilton has record deal with Cash Money Records

Reports: Paris Hilton has record deal with Cash Money Records

CANNES, France, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrity Paris Hilton is recording her second album, Showbiz411.com reported Wednesday.
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Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better-known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. At the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.'z, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his Platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S.

Although his next two albums Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002) were not as successful (only reaching Gold status), Lil Wayne reached higher popularity in 2004 with Tha Carter, which included the single "Go D.J." Wayne also appeared on the Destiny's Child top ten single "Soldier" that year. In 2005, the sequel to Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, was released. In 2006 and 2007, Lil Wayne released several mixtapes and appeared on several popular rap and R&B singles.

His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008 and sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. its first week of release. It included the number-one single "Lollipop" and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Lil Wayne released his debut rock album, Rebirth, in 2010 to primarily negative reception from critics. The album eventually went gold. In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month prison sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. While in prison he released another album entitled I Am Not a Human Being in September 2010, featuring Young Money artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Twist. His ninth studio album and first since being released from prison, Tha Carter IV, was released on August 29, 2011. It sold 964,000 copies in the U.S. its first week out.

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