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Chris Brown raps alongside Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes in 'Look At Me Now' video: Watch it here

Chris Brown is a singer and dancer first. However, he does little of the former and plenty of the latter in the video for his latest single from his forthcoming F.A.M.E., “Look At Me Now.” The R&B star, 21, takes a shot at rapping in the clip. And if not for the song’s guests, I’d say he does well. But it’s tough shining as a rhymer when hip-hop titans Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne are sharing the light. Busta’s rapid fire flow and Weezy’s frenetic verse pretty much blow Chris’ off the track.

Luckily, what he lacks lyrically he more than makes up for with his dance skills. Watch Chris pop off with Wayne, Busta, and a cameo from Back to the Future‘s DeLorean DMC-12 after the jump.


Lil Wayne loses his brain, head, and sleep in '6'7' video: Watch here

I don’t even know where to start with this video. It’s all over the place, beginning with an Inception reference as Lil Wayne is forced awake by being dunked into a tub filled with water. From the start, you’re led to believe that this clip, Weezy’s “6’7′” visual, will be a huge brain-racking adventure — as Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster adventure was. Then it gets literal, very fast. When he raps about how he’s lost his mind, he’s actually jumping after it. And when he spits, “Mind’s so sharp I’ll f— around and cut my head off,” rest assured the his skull’s going to hit the floor.

Watch the video after the jump.


Mike Posner and Lil Wayne set the mood for the ladies in 'Bow Chicka Wow Wow' video: Watch here

Mike-PosnerNeed help breaking the ice with a lady friend? Based on his latest single, Mike Posner‘s apparently got the trick.

In the video for his “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” remix featuring Lil Wayne, the two are shown repeatedly getting iced by their dates until Mike throws on his tune. Then, like magic, the heat rises and they melt. Posner makes trippy hippie love to a girl in his apartment, gets another to pounce on him at the dinner table in a restaurant, and lends his roommate Wayne a hand with his date.

Check out the video after the jump and let us know what you think.


Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys and more confirmed to rock Bonnaroo's 2011 festival

Nashville, Tennessee is the country capital  as far as music’s concerned. But this June some of hip-hop’s elite, as well as talents from other genres, will bring their skills just south to a 700 acre farm in Manchester. The Bonnaroo festival, celebrating its tenth birthday, announced its lineup today. Though they didn’t reveal the entire slate, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, and Neil Young all are confirmed acts.


Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa square off in 'Black and Yellow' NFL Super Bowl remix: Which 'Yellow' is better?

Black-and-YellowThe football field isn’t the only place the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are squaring off. Along with the upcoming Super Bowl comes a remix of “Black and Yellow,” Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Burgh-loving anthem, from rap titan Lil Wayne. His “Green and Yellow,” named after the Wisconsin team’s uniform colors, basically declares Green Bay will be raising the Lombardi trophy come Sunday. “Terrible towels?/ That s—‘s boring/ We got the ball/ You know we’re scoring” Wayne raps over the Stargate production.


Lil Wayne announces 'I Am Music II' tour

Lil-WayneImage Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesLil Wayne has announced his first major tour since leaving prison last November. His “I Am Music II” tour will hit arenas in 25 North American cities between March 18 and April 29.

Weezy’s opening acts will include his Young Money protégée Nicki Minaj, Miami star Rick Ross, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and Beastie Boys DJ Mixmaster Mike.

A press release announcing the tour confirms that Wayne’s Tha Carter IV is expected to drop some time this spring.

Check out Lil Wayne’s full tour itinerary after the jump. Will you be buying tickets to any of these dates? READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'Firework' bursts on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for third consecutive week

katy-perryKaty Perry’s “Firework” sure continues to shine. The single finished atop Billboard‘s Hot 100 for the third week in a row, besting Bruno Mars and his accelerating “Grenade” — which moved up a slot from last week — and Rihanna, who continues to boast two songs on the Hot 100’s top 10. Check out this week’s top 10 below.

Dec. 23, 2010′s Billboard Hot 100 singles top 10:

No. 1: Katy Perry, “Firework”

No. 2: Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

No. 3: Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name?”

No. 4: Pink, “Raise Your Glass”

No. 5: Ke$ha, “We R Who We R”

No. 6: Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

No. 7: Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”

No. 8: The Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”

No. 9: Lil Wayne, “6 Foot 7 Foot”

No. 10: Nelly, “Just a Dream”

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Lil Wayne's first single from Tha Carter IV leaks online

Lil-WayneImage Credit: RD/Erik Kabik/Retna DigitalWhen Lil Wayne got out of Rikers Island last month, many expected the prolific rhymer to hit the studio and release a single as soon as humanly possible. He didn’t. Though he did get back to work, it wasn’t until just minutes ago that “6’7,” the lead single to his forthcoming Tha Carter IV album hit the Intenet. It’s a frenetic, bass-heavy banger made by the same producer who set the tone for Weezy’s last Carter, Bangladesh. He’s the beatsmith behind 2008’s surprise monster “A Milli.” And this one aims to trump its success. Meeting the challenge on the hookless song, Wayne’s rhymes are as slick as ever.

Addressing his competition, he raps “I do it like a king do./ If these n—– animals, I’mma have a mink soon.” And referring to his recent jail stint, Wayne says the hard time wasn’t that rough at all. “I got through that sentence like a subject and a predicate,” he spits. His skills haven’t diminished a bit.

Have you heard “6’7″ yet? What do you think of it? Sound off in the comments section.

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Lil Wayne is home! What music does he need to hear ASAP?

lil-wayneImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comLil Wayne came home from Rikers Island prison today. At the moment, he is no doubt celebrating with his closest friends and family, maybe starting to think about hitting the studio later. Sometime soon, though, he’s going to have to start catching up on all the new tunes he missed out on during his eight months behind bars.

Weezy is known as a voracious music fan. This is the guy who got put in solitary confinement for keeping MP3 equipment in his cell. Leaving out whatever he might have heard before that gear was confiscated last month, he has an entire spring, summer, and fall of new music to get through.

EW’s Brad Wete and I were in a helpful mood, so we came up with 10 suggestions to start with. Check out our list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Lil Wayne promises to be 'the same Martian I was when I left, just better' in last letter from jail

Lil-WayneImage Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesThis morning Lil Wayne released the most upbeat goodbye letter ever. Notes of the sort are usually a bit more sullen. But his happiness is understandable when you know where he’s prepping to exit: Rikers Island. After paying his debt to society and serving his eight-month stint in the bing for a weapons charge, Weezy gets out this Thursday. Throughout his stay at Rikers, Wayne’s been getting out letters to his fans on his WeezyThanxYou blog. And for its tenth and final letter, he thanked them one last time for their support.

“The very first day that I received mail,” he starts. “It was about 300 pieces or more! I smiled like a child [on] Christmas. But when I began to read them, my heart smiled. I laughed with some of you, reasoned with some of you, and even cried with some of you.” He also promised that he’ll be an improved version of himself, but still the spacey talent we remember him as. “I vow to continue to be me! For you have assured time that I don’t have to change for no one but God. I will be the same Martian I was when I left, just better,” Wayne says.

Wayne’s been gone for a while, although it doesn’t feel like he’s really left. Since being incarcerated he’s had a No. 1 album, released several singles, and even appeared on Eminem’s new hit “No Love.” Have you felt his absence? As we’ve reported, Wayne will likely go straight to the studio to make more music upon release. Are you happy he’s getting out in less than two days? Let us know.

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