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Lil Wayne's Deep Thoughts on Jail, Bible ... Uno

In jail, Uno takes on new levels of ferocity

(Newser) - Lil Wayne gives his first post-prison interview to Rolling Stone , which offers a hilarious preview of the piece. The best quotes:
  • On his favorite prison activity, Uno: "I'd bust a n***a's ass at Uno. We gamble for phone time. I'd take n***a's commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get
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Lil Wayne to Record ... on Plane Ride Home From Jail

Rapper leaves prison Thursday

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is not wasting any time: As soon as he leaves prison Thursday, he’s going to start recording … on the plane flying him home. “We're gonna deal with that microphone, no trip,” says a member of his team, which is currently trying to locate a... More »

Officer Chills With Lil Wayne, Gets Suspended

What do you suppose they were doing in there for 45 minutes?

(Newser) - Lil Wayne's time in jail has been nothing if not eventful, and now, as his sentence winds down, a second corrections officer is in trouble for visiting him. Captain Raphael Collazzo, a 20-year veteran, was spotted on security video spending 45 minutes in the rapper's isolation cell , the New York ... More »

Lil Wayne Sent to Solitary Confinement

Music-related contraband gets him sent to isolation

(Newser) - Lil Wayne has one month left of his jail sentence, and he'll spend it alone. The rapper was banished to an isolation cell yesterday after being caught with headphones and a charger for an MP3 player in May, the New York Daily News reports. He'll stay in the cell for... More »

7 Things LiLo Can Learn From Lil Wayne

How to survive in prison by following rapper's plan

(Newser) - As Lindsay Lohan’s prison date approaches, she might want to take a look at Lil Wayne—currently serving a year for gun possession—for some tips on how to survive the slammer. Jason Newman offers seven Wayne-inspired ideas on PopEater :
  • Visit with friends: Celebrity friends, that is—just like
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Jailed Lil Wayne Busted for 'Music Contraband'

Rapper caught with unauthorized headphones, MP3 charger

(Newser) - Rapper Lil Wayne is going to have a hard time keeping up with the hip-hop scene during his year in jail. The star was caught with "music contraband" yesterday by authorities at New York City's Riker's Island, a source tells the New York Daily News . Officers acting on a... More »

Paula Deen: Lil Wayne's Last Meal Should Clean Out His...

Deen explains why the rapper should eat some collard greens

(Newser) - Barring yet another tooth-related emergency or fire , Lil Wayne heads to jail today. But what should he eat for his last meal as a free man? Celebrity chef Paula Deen has a suggestion, delivered to a charming TMZ paparazzo in her signature Southern drawl: “Collard greens, honey,” she... More »

Inside Lil Wayne's Prison Routine

Wake-up calls at 4am, and a cell with a view—of a wall

(Newser) - Lil Wayne debuted his new teeth— TMZ reports they’re still blinged out, but not worth quite as much as they once were—and is ready to begin his one-year prison stint tomorrow. A guard talks to MTV about the rapper’s new life inside New York’s Rikers Island:... More »

Lil Wayne's Teeth: Too Much Bling for Prison?

Rapper will probably be allowed to keep jewel-encrusted teeth

(Newser) - Lil Wayne’s teeth, already famous for being encrusted with gold and diamonds, are now also famous for holding up the start of his prison sentence. Was his dental operation, which reportedly involved eight root canals and other work on his $150,000 mouth, actually a removal of the jewels... More »

Lil Wayne Pleads to Gun Charge

Rapper could serve a year over 2007 incident

(Newser) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession today and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. He previously had pleaded not guilty to illegal gun possession charges that carried at least 3 1/2 years in prison upon conviction. Police said a gun was found on his tour... More »

Recession Finds Place in Rap's Latest Hits

Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne among those referencing sour economy

(Newser) - The ugly economy is making more than a cameo in today’s hottest rap music, with Young Jeezy taking the cake by naming his latest album The Recession. Rap’s often been a barometer of such huge swings, Sara Libby writes, noting the impact last year of Barack Obama’s... More »

10 Best Albums of 2008

Infernal visions, playful funk, unflinching examinations top Rolling Stone list

(Newser) - Dear Science tops Rolling Stone's year-end best list with an album “that sounded the most like America in 2008." The top 10:
  1. TV on the Radio, Dear Science: "Infernal visions of war and economic desperation," but "amid the fear and loathing" is "defiance."
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2008's Top 10 Singles

Beyoncé heads Rolling Stone list of the year's best tunes

(Newser) - When it comes to belting out the single of the year, Beyoncé ran (wedding) rings around the competition, says Rolling Stone, which lists its top 10:
  1. Beyoncé, Single Ladies: "Irresistible and exuberant."
  2. Santogold, LES Artistes: "New Wave guitar hook of the year."
  3. MGMT, Time to Pretend:
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Lil Wayne Grabs 8 Grammy Nominations

Coldplay comes in second with 7, including one for album of the year

(Newser) - Lil Wayne led the field at the Grammy nominations last night, AP reports. The rapper's eight nominations included one for album of the year for Tha Carter III—the first album to go platinum in its debut week since 2005. Coldplay came in second with seven nominations, which also included... More »

Lil Wayne Busts 1M Barrier

Rapper's release first in 3 years to hit milestone in a single week

(Newser) - Lil Wayne has become the first artist to sell more than a million albums in a week since 50 Cent in 2005, Billboard reports. Tha Carter III, the rapper's sixth album, exploded out of record stores last week, selling close to half a million its first day. The milestone sales... More »

Lil Wayne Gives Milk for Free, Still Sells Cow

The rapper turned to the Internet to change the game

(Newser) - It made record execs cringe, but Lil Wayne's three-year mixtape giveaway sealed his megastar status, reports Rolling Stone. After his last album underperformed, Wayne built an underground following with four free double-albums released on the Internet. The risky move launched Wayne's new single "Lollipop" to Number One on Billboard's... More »

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