Lil Wayne released his Free Weezy Album exclusively through Tidal on July 4th, and now the rapper has dropped a new song “Street Chains” on the music streaming service too. It seems those who are not Tidal subscribers have been left in the dark again, but the streaming service is now allowing non-subscribers to listen to previews of Wayne’s new project (including “Strret Chains”). Some of the tracks on the Free Weezy Album include “Glory,” “My Heart Races On,” “Psycho,” and “Thinking Bout You.” The project features guest appearances by Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, Junior Reid, Cory Gunz, and more.
Last week, Wayne announced he is hosting a music festival in New Orleans (LA) called the Lil Weezyana Fest. The event will be held on August 28th at the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square. Although the details regarding Lil Weezyana have been scarce, some media outlets are reporting the Hot Boys will take part in the festival. The Hot Boys consisted of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk, and B.G. The rap group dropped three studio albums including Get It How U Live! (1997), Guerrilla Warfare (1999), and Let ‘Em Burn (2003). Guerrilla Warfare was the group’s second studio album, and it featured the hit singles “We On Fire” and “I Need a Hot Girl.” The project went to Number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Number 5 on the Billboard 200. “I Need a Hot Girl” sold over two million single copies, and it peaked at Number 23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Guerrilla Warfare also reached platinum certification, after selling over one million copies.
In 2003, the Hot Boys disbanded after Juvenile, Turk, and B.G. left Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne furthered his solo rap career with Cash Money, and he released Tha Carter in 2004. The album featured the songs “Bring It Back,” “Earthquake,” and its biggest hit “Go DJ.” “Go DJ” impacted three US singles charts including the Hot Rap Tracks (Number 3), Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Number 4), and the Billboard Hot 100 (Number 14). Wayne has dropped twelve studio albums to date, and he is aiming to have his contract with Cash Money Records terminated. Even though the album is complete, Tha Carter V has yet to be released.