Lil' Wayne

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Funniest Tweets From the American Music Awards 2014

    Pitbull took the reins with hosting duties for the 2014 American Music Awards and not to be rude (Haha, J/K), he did a better job with his performance with Ne-Yo. There were however plenty of acts to watch this year thankfully. Well, kinda. There was Iggy Azalea giving possibly one of the worst appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    8 Scariest Musical Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is that awesome time of year where you can be completely creepy and simultaneously showcase your musical obsessions with costumes that turn you into your favorite singers and band members. So forget the sexy nurse and boring pirate costumes. Why not make yourself into one of the guys from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    For Rapper Hopsin, Winning Fans Is Easy. Everything Else Is Hard

    By Rebecca Haithcoat Hopsin ran away in January. Deeply depressed, he was on tour in Fort Collins, Colorado, when he decided he couldn't perform that night. Other rappers might booze it up, pop a Xanax or bed groupies to cope. But Hopsin doesn't drink, do drugs or cheat on his girlfriend. His only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Five Things We Learned From the 1999 Source Awards

    This month marks 15 years since The 1999 Source Awards were broadcast nationwide on UPN. While at first glance it may seem inconsequential to note the anniversary of yet another award show, these particular Source Awards were a landmark event for many reasons. Recorded at Los Angeles' Pantages Theat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014


    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Top Five EDM Halloween Parties

    For any dance music enthusiast, this week begins a pivotal time for choosing their Halloween party plans. Insomniac's Third Annual Escape From Wonderland lineup was officially released last week, which has us excited to experience another venture down the rabbit hole on Saturday October 26th. The li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, August 26th G-Eazy The Observatory Oakland rapper G-Eazy is coming down south to his home state with a show at the Observatory after a long string of high-profile gigs, including opening for Lil' Wayne and T.I. Rocking his greaser haircut and signature doo-wop flow, G-Eazy is opening up his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 24 LA Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel Segerstrom Concert Hall Classical music isn't exactly "hot" right now as most of the original artists are long-dead. But with the talent of the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic Orchestra and the leadership of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the works of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The Funniest Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    With Tracy Morgan hosting the Billboard Music Awards this year, we were all anticipating a few shenanigans to go down courtesy of his sharp comedic tongue. Truth be told, we think he played it rather safe. Broadcasting "live" (yet somehow the East Coast once again saw it before us on the West which ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Finally, a Treat: 'Fun Size'

    Josh Schwartz's teen comedy isn't bad for you.

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2012

    2 Chainz

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Top 10 Black Artists Who Should Go Country

    [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]  By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Underrated Performances

    See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances

    See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012

    Action Bronson

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Asher Roth on Partying at Coachella

    Creator of the infamous college party song, "I Love College", Asher Roth made an appearance at the Details Magazine Coachella after party presented by Hennessy last Friday night. He took the stage with his new single with Meek Mill "Party Girl" and "I Love College". Though there were no beer pong t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Lil Wayne's New Shoe Line: Will it Suffer the Same Fate as These Companies?

    ​Today, Lil Wayne announced his latest foray into the fashion business with the announcement of his yet-to-be named shoe company. Weezy has had success with his Trukfit brand streetwear brand and getting into sneakers seems to be the logical progression for the New Orleans-bred rapper. Just to rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Wale at Yost Theater Last Night

    ​For most hip-hop acts, there is a threshold that must be crossed before entering the realm of  Jay-Z-esque fame, that awkward cliff hanger that most artists find themselves lining up for, only to spend forever peering over onto success, rather than toppling into it. Wale, with two critically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

    ​Fifteen rockers are up to bat for the five available slots at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October. The nominee list (posted after the jump, along with our Top Five picks) has garnered mixed responses from the public--with some expressing outrage over the inclusion (and excl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Far East Movement Has a New Ride (Plus, Meet FM TODAY in Long Beach!)

    ​Far East Movement is on the move. Still riding high on the success of Free Wired, its debut album that brought the airwave-flooding hits "Like A G6" and "Rocketeer," the Los Angeles electro-hop quartet is wasting no time cranking out its follow-up--and this time they're doing LA-style dirty bass. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Top 10 Singles of 2011--So Far

    ​We just gave you the top 10 best albums of the year so far--now revel in the best singles!Obviously, Adele is in there, but guess who else gets a mention? Plus, do you agree with our choices? Put your own picks in the comments!

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Top Five Rappers in Movies

    ​Making it big on the big screen is rough. Judging by the forgettable attempts by the cast of Friends--sans Jennifer Aniston, whose most memorable roles involve playing some semi-neurotic version of herself in intellectually-gutted rom coms--transitioning to movies isn't made any easier through su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Watch Bonnaroo from Home

    Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011

    Lil Wayne

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Travis Barker Does Mall Signing in Orange to Promote his Solo Debut

    ​Who remembers that Blink-182's tattooed drummer Travis Barker is a real musician? After the Meet the Barkers fiasco and his near-death experience with DJ AM, he's coming to The Block at Orange to sign copies of his debut solo album, Give the Drummer Some. Preview the sneery rap stylings of the ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 24, 2011

    Jeremy Scott's x Adidas Originals Marks the Sneaker

    [Trendzilla] Get the latest buzzed-about Adidas shoe at South Coast Plaza

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    5 Songs So Stupid, Natasha Leggero Can't Believe It's Considered Music

    ​Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Beyonce and Lady Gaga Get Freaky, Metallica Causes Riot, Robyn Rocks, Poor Lil Wayne

    Beyonce and Lady Gaga get freaky--as in NSFW--in "Telephone" video. As my pal Sean Daly says, "Please don't get fired watching this."Metallica still causing riots after all these years.Highly talented (and sexy) Swedish singer Robyn to release three "mini-albums" this year.Is it a "Today in Music N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Pavement Launch Reunion Tour, Gorillaz Chased by Bruce Willis in New Video, Lil Wayne, Dave Grohl

    Pavement fans: the reunion that hits Coachella has begun (in New Zealand). Stereogum has the set list. Coachella co-headliners Gorillaz debut video for "Stylo"--first single off Plastic Beach album out March 9--starring everybody's favorite action hero Bruce Willis in bad guy role. Click to watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Travis Barker Battles Paparazzi, Pete Wentz Named UNICEF Spokesperson, Lil Wayne on Twitter, New Coldplay Album

    Travis Barker battles paparazzi and--you guessed it--TMZ shares special moment with the world.Pete Wentz lands UNICEF gig. No, really."Aint it funny how love finds you in your darkest place...?" muses Lil Wayne on his new Twitter page.Chris Martin chats with Spin about new Coldplay album. Is their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Lil Wayne Eludes Jail with Toothache, Bonnaroo, Crossroads Guitar Festival, Bright Eyes

    Lil Wayne eludes jail--for now--with toothache. Or something like that. Hilarious. Jay-Z, the Dead Weather and Phoenix are among the Coachella acts performing at Bonnaroo, which also has Dave Matthews Band (yawn), Weezer, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips, Regina Spektor, Kid Kudi, Miranda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Today in Music News: Patrick Stump Says He's Done with Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne

    "I'm not in Fall Out Boy right now," singer Patrick Stump tells Good for him. Would you want to share a stage with that prick Pete Wentz? I would have rather spent the evening watching Roseanne reruns but, y'know, that's just me, I guess. The Grammys kicked ass in the trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Release the Sounds: 50 Cent, 'Before I Self-Destruct'

    ​The cover of this album kinda says it all. 50 Cent's empire is crumbling. Some would say it's been a long process beginning around about 2007. You can almost time it with the public's growing disinterest in the record industry's profits.  Since the less-than-stellar release of his last album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Top Five Little Known Facts About Soulja Boy

    ​I interviewed Soulja Boy (who I'll just go ahead and call by his real name DeAndre Way) recently, and it was pretty wild. The Atlanta-based, teen millionaire rapper wore his colossal, eponymous pendant--which he says contains a hundred Gs of diamonds--and bragged about how all the big names in hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    TONIGHT: Jamie Foxx at the Grove of Anaheim

    Jamie Foxx, leave something for the rest of us. He can act, he can tell jokes, he can sing the hooks of smash-hit Kanye West tunes, and now he's got his own solo career going, too. His third studio album, Intuition (not to be confused with the Jewel song of the same name, not that anyone would), cam ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Sunday Morning Coming Down

    I'm in the Motel 6, a.k.a. the COMMAND CENTER, but my WiFi expired (24 hours) so I'm iPhoning it in. Pay another $2.99? Heck no! Let's talk about Saturday for a bit, no?- TV on the Radio were real good. I saw them a few years ago and was kind of "eh" on it, though I always dug their recorded materi ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    InDELible: An Interview with Del the Funky Homosapien

    Del, in his more bizarre days. [We didn’t have space in the paper to run this feature by Ben Westhoff, but we think it’s worth posting on Heard Mentality in advance of West Coast underground-rap luminary Del’s appearance Wed. Feb. 20 at the Vault 350.] Richmond, California emcee Del The Fun ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 27, 2007


    A year to remember

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Has It Been a Year Already?

    2007: A year to remember

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    More "Efron Scandal” Fallout

    "Yo, Wayne, I need a dope rhyme for 'fellatio.' Help a brotha out." The satirical story about prolific Southern rapper Lil Wayne collaborating with High School Musical star Zac Efron has inspired one sensitive soul to pen this heartfelt piece of fanfiction on his blog. All that's left now is for ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    CD Review

    Kanye West, Graduation (Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Fo' Sizzle!

    Summer concerts/festivals to heat the beat

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