Was Lil’ Wayne really pwned by mixtape DJs?

Man, those mixtape DJs fucking showed Lil’ Wayne who’s boss. Or did they?

This weekend, the Internets went all nucking futs with word that Lil’ Wayne’s highly anticipated Tha Carter III had just taken a leak. Supposedly, some mixtape DJs had gotten pissed off about some shit Wayne had said about mixtape DJs, during an interview with a mixtape magazine (seriously?) called Foundation, and decided to leak his shit.

I believe Lil’ Wayne’s exact words were, “Fuck you if you a mixtape DJ. I’m doing Lil’ Wayne. I’m against [mixtapes], anti-mixtape dude. I don’t know no mixtape DJs. Bitch, I’m flowing from the survival scrolls!”

[Note: I inserted that last bit for my own personal amusement.]

I missed most of this, because I was drunker than a motherfucker. I posted that shit about Fiddy Cent’s baby’s mother the other day, then I went to work for a few hours, then I went to work on the great American lager.

Work at the day job was especially traumatic at work last week, for whatever reason. I don’t know if it was the weather or what. And I’m not gonna lie: I was a little bit broken up about Noz and Maurice Garland having to be let go last week. I’m gonna miss both of them, not so much because I appreciated the work that they did, but because I tend to be emotional like that. I grow attached to shit. Nullus.

So I woke up Saturday morning, and Fiddy Cent’s house being burned down was old news. All over the hip-hop Internets, there was shit about Lil’ Wayne: people talking about how Lil’ Wayne got pwned for having the sheer balls to fuck with mixtape DJs; everyone posting that song he did with Jay-Z, as if it was really all that interesting; mofos congratulating themselves because because they had the album a day before everyone else. It was insane!

Fortunately, a guy who occasionally does album reviews for my own site busted out a review, which I went ahead and posted this weekend; and some other people made sure I got a copy of my own. I downloaded it, but I’ve yet to actually give it a listen. If I get especially hard up for shit to write about later in the week, maybe I’ll complain and make all kinds of sideways comments about people who actually have shit to write about give it a listen and let you know what I think.

For now, there’s the matter of what could have been one of this year’s best-selling rap albums having been purposely leaked, in retaliation. Supposedly. Frankly, I’m not sure if that’s really what happened, or if that’s just what a few random-ass mixtape DJs no one ever heard of would like us to think.

This weekend, before I even stopped to consider that this all might be a bunch of BS, it occurred to me that this was so close to the album’s release date that it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference anyway. Albums get leaked way further than 10 days in advance of their release dates all the time these days, and even albums that are considered a success as far as avoiding being leaked still show up on the Internets the week before they hit stores.

Then, in the next couple of days, a few other things happened, which really caused my bullshit meter to go off. First, there’s some guy on MySpace trying to claim sole credit for the leak. But he really could use more people. I don’t doubt that the guy had access to the album before, say, I did; but I’m wondering who this guy is that he would even have access to the album before everyone else. Do the labels actually send him shit in advance of release dates because they revere his status as a tastemaker (on MySpace) or did he come across Tha Carter III the same way most album leaks happen? I’m guessing the latter.

In the email blast he sent out with leaks to the album for download, he presents it as if it’s some sort of united front amongst mixtape DJs. But again, this guy could use more people. I checked the sites of the few mixtape DJs I could think of (who I look like?), and I didn’t see any links to the new Lil’ Wayne album, along with angry screeds about how this ought to show him to respect mixtape DJs. If this was really a matter of mixtape DJs, collectively, getting together to teach Lil’ Wayne a lesson, you’d think there’d be someone we know of who’s in on this.

As if mixtape DJs are really such renegades that they’d have the balls to leak such a big major label release. You know these guys are in the pockets of the major labels – DJ Drama’s accidentally getting arrested that time notwithstanding. Speaking of which, Lil’ Wayne’s handlers had him call into DJ Drama’s satellite radio program to clarify what actually went down this weekend, and his official position re: mixtape DJs. According to Lil’ Wayne, even though he said fuck you if you a mixtape DJ, what he really meant to say is that he didn’t like this guy DJ Empire putting out compilations of shit he originally recorded with other mixtape DJs, like Drama.

Hmm…

So it sounds like what really might be going on here is a sort of class war between mixtape DJs. On the one hand, you’ve got corporate-approved guys like DJ Drama, who basically function as a promotional arm for the recording industry (regardless of what they’d have you think), and therefore get to have access to guys like Lil’ Wayne. Nullus? And then on the other hand, you’ve got guys like DJ Empire, who’s basically a pirate. He gathers together exclusive songs and freestyles meant for guys like DJ Drama and puts them out under his own banner, for his own personal enrichment.

My guess is that this guy from MySpace falls into the latter category, and he took Wayne comments in Foundation as an affront to other bums such as himself, who live in their moms’ basements and assemble their own mixtapes from bits and pieces of other peoples’ work – not so much guys like DJ Drama. If that’s the case, it’d be hard for me to actually cosign some shit like that. But I can’t claim I’m too upset to watch Lil’ Wayne take an L on this one, regardless.

What do you fruits think? Does this guy from MySpace have a legitimate beef against guys like Lil’ Wayne and DJ Drama, or vice versa? Or do all of these assholes form one huge collective stain on hip-hop? Speak on it.

  • Yo!

    Wow. You didn’t digress in this blog. Congrats.

  • the r

    fuck lil wayne carter 3 is bullshit for retards.

    • http://eazy-duz-it.blogspot.com/ Eazy E

      for real. Lil Wayne steps foot near Crenshaw and he’s liable to get smoked. Unfortunately, his fruity pebbles ass is most likely to think “getting smoked” is a good thing.

      “I ain’t dead yet, muthafuckas. I’m bloggin now.”
      Eazy

  • http://fuckilooklike.blogspot.com Chris

    Yeah, somewhere around Saturday this all started to reek of bullshit. We already live in this oddly meta and retro faux-80′s era of excess and apathy and self-absorbption but then we’ve amped up the level of sadness with every white,black and Hispanic kid thinking they’re hot shit and trying to forge these bullshit music and movie careers despite having no talent or more importantly, memorable faces.

    In lockstep with the self-promotion is this very human urge to be seen and known that everyone goes through in varying level. Therefore these bum ass niggas pretend they actual achieved something and want some shine by claiming to be some bullshit PLO front, mixtape wise.

    Fail, all of it.

    More importantly, Tha Carter III is just decent, as to be expected. But he’ll still go platinum, since Tha Carter II did.

  • Supertramp

    its all a game. are there many real legit beefs?

    rap is like a bad episode of days of our lives

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    my give a shit level is at an all-time low.

  • that chick

    um, where the hell have you been? the person you refer to as “some guy from Myspace” is a well-known and respected mixtape DJ. maybe you should either do better research, or stop hating, or both.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Informal poll:

    Has anyone on this site ever heard of a mixtape DJ named Chuck T?

    [...]

    See, no one knows who the fuck this guy is. He isn’t even mentioned in any of this site’s news items on the incident.

    • JSY

      bol your an idiot. that song with jay-z and lil wayne is bangin’

    • ty from linden blvd

      bol u can’t be serious….chuck T is well respected across the board.do your research homie.

  • mike dougie

    Yeah dj chuck t leaked it on a site called rapgodfathers.com…he has an article and everthing explainin the leake…he’s the one who apologizes to cash money records.

  • henry

    chuck t….never heard of him, maybe hes related to chuck d dunno

  • Ghost

    Poll: No

  • render

    it prolly takes more skill to design those photoshopped mixtape covers than to actual put them things together. Half these niggas aint seen a turntable in their life and they have the balls to call themselves dj’s? smh

    the majority of these mixtape dj’s are leeches on a hiphop culture that can’t afford to lose anymore blood

    and the carter 3 is aiight…Not enough to legitimize wayne as the great hes been hyping himself to be or to convert his haters but its decent. i’ll have a few of those tracks on repeat for a while.

    • MOE

      I AGREE WITH THE NO SKILL WANNABE DJ’S PART.

  • gman

    noone knows who he is he wants 15 seconds of fame n cant even get that

  • paychexx

    chuck t is from carolina, he a mixtape dj been in the game for since 2001.

    now lil wayne shot himself again…

    never bite the hands that help you…

    now the cd is ok, im not a wayne fan..but some joints are nice

    it was gonna get leak anyway, the industry leaks all hip hop album….

    still show me what you got freestyle is still the hottest by wayne…

    the dr. carter song is crazy…

    djs take the game back!!!!

  • Liam

    Leaking the lil wayne album is like willfully spreading a disease

  • Mr South Carolina (???)

    leaking this album, and the whole mixtape dj vs artist battle that is gonna come out of this is just gonna blow wayne up bigger than he already is. no one is going to give a shit what these dj’s said back then….unfortunately?

  • Club Med

    Whoever claims they did it should get off Lil Wayne’s nuts. For all we know Wayne leaked it himself. I think we all knew this was going to get leaked eventually. It was just a matter of time. So whoever claims it is a fraud and is just the worlds biggest bama. Not that I care it was leaked but claiming you leaked it is just gay. You act like you just committed a vicious act of terrorism.

  • jonathan

    it dont really matter about the internet leaking the shit! though that will hurt! but its the bootleggers that download it from the internet and sell it on the street for 5$ 4$ 3$ or even 2$ see it only cost 1$ nowadays to make a cd with artwork included! so niggas will sell your shit for 2$ just to make a profit you understand! its not so much people downloading it! its the bootlegers downloading it! plus them having the artwork! it just makes it even dumber! artist giving out there artwork nowadays before the album drops is the dumbest shit in the world! that should be held even more sacred then the music! seriously! your ads should not be the same as the artwork! do you understand! seriously! so whoever is fucking that up is stupid. but its not the internet downloads though that will hurt with the white fan base especially college kids! but its the bootlegging in the hood. Im sure if you go to harlem right now they got the weezer for 5$ easy on everycorner! and niggas is gonna pay they rent with that shit for the next month! trust that! seriously!

  • henry

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    he stayed on topic….wow

  • http://www.myspace.com/GrimeyHipHop Stan

    Yo deff a big shout out to Jonathan for makin sense…..

    MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    man fuck weezy!

  • The Spaniard

    Are we living in an altered state where being the worst rapper is considered being the best?

    Lil’ Wayne sucks balls as an actual rapper…and probably sucks balls literally also.

    Fuck that mumble mouth nigger’s music…and fuck him too.

    “Bitch, I’m flowing from the survival scrolls!”

    “Can you hear me laughin’ BEE-OTCH?”

    ~The Spirit of Truth

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    How can “Carter III” be so highly anticipated when Wayne’s made like 3 BILLION mixtapes since “Carter II?” Remember when an artist would release albums every 2 years and the only thing you might hear from them in between that time was a soundtrack song or a rare guest verse? That actually made you anticipate their album…. Wayne is like G-Unit; they oversaturate the market with decent mixtape material, then put out shitty major label albums as a result.

  • Andria

    Bol we have bigger things to worry about Anheuser Busch may be bought out my some Belgian cats!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Why didn’t they fire Billy X. Sunday? He’s clearly the worst blogger on the site.

  • giantstepp

    Wow….the dude Jonathan actually made (some) sense.

  • Jerod

    You can deny it if you want, but Wayne is literally running the rap game right now. In every aspect. And you know who the biggest Wayne dick riders are? The heads at Universal.

    • The Spaniard

      The rap game sucks assholes so I’m not shocked by this.

  • Rambo

    Jerod says:

    You can deny it if you want, but Wayne is literally running the rap game right now. In every aspect. And you know who the biggest Wayne dick riders are? The heads at Universal
    ^^^^^^

    Thats what the Media fooled you into beliving…..

    dude is not that good… he aight… the album is aight… wasnt put together right… and the production is questionable…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com El Profit

    Fortunately, a guy who occasionally does album reviews for my own site busted out a review, which I went ahead and posted this weekend; and some other people made sure I got a copy of my own. I downloaded it, but I’ve yet to actually give it a listen. ^If I get especially hard up for shit^ to write about later in the week,

    ^^^^^^
    Nullus?

    And BTW, Waynes the BRA if for no other reason that you dbags hate on him so much. I mean after all – He IS Music