Lil Wayne has been surprising fans with a long list of new music releases over 2016, and this now includes Birdman — a person he has a $51 million lawsuit against.
Of course, if Lil Wayne and Birdman are making music together, does this mean that fans will see Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V in the near future?
Since Lil Wayne seems to be reconciling with people he has had a beef with, like Birdman, Young Thug wants to know why he is not on tour with Lil Wayne.
All Hip Hop reports that Young Thug posted on Instagram on February 19, a retweet of Lil Wayne’s post about the Dedication Tour and captioned it with “WTF I’m not on the Dedication Tour? SMH, Still the [Doe Doe] Doe.”
On the outside, it looks like Lil Wayne and Birdman being together again with their new song called “Hate” means that they will soon be friends again, and the lawsuit may be over.
However, looks can be deceiving because TMZ reported that “We [were] told they were NOT in studio together for the recording — Wayne laid down his part more than a year ago, and Birdman did his a few days ago.”
About their ongoing feud and the way Lil Wayne and Birdman went about “collaborating” on “Hate,” Mannie Fresh was quoted as saying the following, according to Rolling Stone.
“I’ve always been the liaison between these guys. They took my word and put their trust in me in bringing everyone together for this hot track. You definitely can expect more from this project.”
How should fans take this blossoming development between Lil Wayne and Birdman? When it came to this question, MTV suggested fans take the emotional middle ground: “Given this latest development, I suggest you do the same thing I am, which is: Listen to ‘Hate’ a few times, ponder the state of Tha Carter V, throw on some old Cash Money joints.”
Naturally, there are a lot of eyes on Lil Wayne since he teamed up with Zayn Malik for a remix of “Pillowtalk,” and fans on Lil Wayne’s Facebook page had nothing but compliments when he posted the song.
There is also another new track of Lil Wayne music, but its not exactly new. In fact, its 10 years old. Producer Streetrunner recently released a previously unleaked track called “Cry Out (Amen),” and now has released a track with Lil Wayne from 2006 called “Trouble,” according to Hot New Hip Hop.
While reviewing the song, High Snobiety writes, “The smooth, piano-driven track finds the veteran rapper reflecting on a troubled past. So if you’re one of the many that have been aching for some vintage Lil Wayne, enjoy ‘Trouble.'”
Lil Wayne is obviously everywhere in music at the moment, but The Root recently claimed that Lil Wayne is an “unappreciated rap legend,” despite being “the Michael Jackson of hip-hop.”
As it appears, the proof is in the pudding and, regarding his Dedication Tour performance, Morning Call wrote the following about Lil Wayne’s February 23 show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
“In a two-set performance backed by a three-man band and a DJ, Lil’ Wayne covered an astonishing 48 songs – some merely snippets, and only two of which lasted more than two minutes – in a total of 85 minutes.”
Nevertheless, Lil Wayne is always getting tied into silliness somehow. In a recent instance, Selena Gomez allegedly considered quitting Instagram after posting a video of her lip-synching to a Lil Wayne song.
US Magazine wrote the following about the incident,”The drama began after Gomez, 23, allegedly posted a video of herself rapping to Lil Wayne’s breakup tune ‘Single,’ which she has since deleted.”
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