Rikers Island

  • Movies

    November 2, 2011

    Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

    Movie doesn't amount to much but steals a lot of laughs

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Lil Wayne at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/10/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Lil WayneAugust 10, 2011Xcel Center, St. PaulLil Wayne is in a hurry to make up for lost time. Coming off a career-interrupting prison stint, the self-proclaimed best rapper alive picked up where he left off, resuming the rigorous road schedule that made him one of the top gros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    6 Foot 7 Foot by Lil Wayne: Weezy's back!

    Weezy's back!​Recently released from confinement in prison, Lil Wayne this week stunned the hip hop world with the release of  "6 Foot 7 Foot," the first single off the much-anticipated "Carter IV."Anyone who thought Weezy was dropping off needs to check themselves--this is vintage Lil Wayne, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Lil Wayne to record whenever "logistically possible" upon release from prison

    ​Yesterday, Rolling Stone reported that upon his release from Rikers Prison this Thursday, Lil Wayne will record on the private plane flying him home. After that story hit the wires, undisclosed sources filled Gimme Noise in on some of the other transient locations - all of which are presentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Lil Wayne's letter from solitary confinement

    Weezy speaks from punitive segregation.​In a surprising development, Lil Wayne has just posted a letter to his fans written from solitary confinement.Just last week, Weezy told fans that he was going to be on silence mode for the next several weeks while serving out a sentence to punitive segregat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Lil Wayne on Twitter: What's Weezy Trying to Tell Us?

    ​Live from Rikers, It's Weezy!​Lil Wayne has always been known as a prolific writer, so Twitter's 140-character bursts would seem to be a perfect medium for him, especially in this time of seemingly endless contemplation.We've put together the best Twitter wisdom of Weezy, doing our best to repr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    "I Am Not A Human Being": Lil Wayne's Rikers prison album

    I Am Not A Human Being by Lil Wayne​On his Facebook page, Lil Wayne just posted the tracklist for "I Am Not A Human Being," the album  that he announced from his incarceration on Rikers Island.We can see from the tracklist that Drake is getting a big push (or perhaps supporting Weezy, conside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Lil Wayne blackface skit roils Bethel University

    ​Here's a great bad idea for a campus AIDS program fundraiser: Have a student in blackface impersonate Lil Wayne, complete with dreadlocks, gold teeth and baggy pants. Seriously? Evidently that's what happened recently at Bethel University. The students in the skit have apologized, but their ... More >>

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    Sweet Sixteen

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    February 16, 2005

    Mama's Got a Brand New Bag--Wait, an Old Bag

    Give it up for funk classicists Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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    April 5, 2000

    Mad Lib

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