Lil Wayne celebrated his 28th birthday last night from Rikers Island jail. Lil Wayne released his eighth album, “I Am Not a Human Being” online on Monday.
He has had a tough life growing up and has really had to fight hard to be where he is at right now in the rap game. Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records at the age of nine and was the youngest member of the label. In 1997, the group Hot Boys were made with rappers Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. In 1999, that is when Lil Wayne released his album Tha Block Is Hot which eventually went Platinum and sold over 1 million copies in the US. Read more
The brains behind one of rock’s most important albums chose Toronto as the starting point for his latest tour. Pink Floyd’s The Wall isn’t just some compilation of tracks stuffed in a sleeve. It is a masterpiece of storytelling through music and, when performed live, through theater. Read more
A good friend of U Be the Critic recently traveled to Detroit to see Eminem’s first show of his new “Recovery” tour. The show took place at Comerica Park a couple of weekends ago. For Eminem, a Detroit show is a homecoming for the rapper who grew up close to Comerica in Detroit’s “8 Mile”. It was a highly anticipated event. People paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a chance to see Eminem live. He performed many of the hits from his new album, Recovery. He also performed some of his older hits. For many lifelong fans, it was their first glimpse of Eminem live in action. He didn’t dissappoint! He brought a stellar supporting cast with him for the show. Check out the pictures here! Read more
Papa Roach is back with their seventh album, Time For Annihilation which was released on August 31st, 2010. For all you people who don’t know who Papa Roach is, they are an American rock band out of Vacaville, California. Their first major label album “Infest in the year (2000)” went triple platinum. Their album Lovehatetragedy in (2000) went gold, there other albums in 2004, 2006 and 2009 all went platinum. Papa Roach has had great success in the music industry. They have sold more then 10 million copies in their career. Papa Roach is known for their hits like Last Resort, Scars, Forever, Lifeline and others. Read more
With the second season of Jersey Shore upon us, Universal has released a soundtrack full of various artists’ club beats labeled the Jersey Shore Soundtrack. I haven’t seen much of the show, but from what I hear its all about GTL. Gym, tanning, laundry. If you are all about GTL, then this is the album for you! Read more
Sony is set to launch a new music and video download service linking a range of its devices. It is doing so to challenge to Apple’s dominance in the market. I have heard rumors that the announcement is set to be made soon at the IFA technology show in Berlin on Wednesday. Not coincidentally, the announcement is being made on the same day as Apple is set to have their own media event in the USA. Read more
Back in June of this year, everyone was excited and ready for the much anticipated Drake album “Thank Me Later”. I was one of those people that went out and supported an artist I liked and bought the album. Here is the tracklisting for the album below. Read more
Southern rapper Birdman who is the CEO of Cash Money Records just recently bought a $2.5 million dollar red Buggati. He made sure everyone was gonna see it as he made a video and put it on the net showing off his new ride. This european car is one the most most expensive cars in the world and the fastest.
The annual maintenance on the Buggati that Birdman will have to pay is $300,000! Thats crazy, that’s more than the cost of an average home. The Bugatti Veyron has an average speed of 267 miles per hour, that’s faster then a formula one car. Read more