Should Lil Wayne sue DJ Drama?

I thought Lil Wayne was over his beef with mixtape DJs.

You might remember, about a year ago, when Lil Wayne went off on mixtape DJs in the run up to the release of Tha Carter III. He said something along the lines of, “If you’re a mixtape DJ, you can go fuck yourself.”

Mixtape DJs got all up in arms about it, and it was thought – by people who spend too much time on the Internets and lack the sense god gave geese – that this might affect the sales of Tha Carter III. As I mentioned here the other day, I thought Tha Carter III wasn’t gonna sell very well because the music on it was gonna suck balls, but I knew better than to think that mixtape DJs could harm Lil Wayne’s album sales.

When Tha Carter III went on to become the best-selling rap album of 2008, it basically proved that mixtape DJs like DJ Drama are worthless. They’re like the IRL equivalent of one of these Nah Right-like hip-hop blogs – they don’t provide much, if anything in the way of added value. To the extent that a mixtape like those Dedication tapes Wayne did with Drama is a worthwhile listen, it’s because of Wayne’s involvement. Any ol’ d-bag could have stitched together a bunch of exclusive Lil Wayne records and shouted over them. If it would have DJ Drama and Charles Hamilton present Dedication 2, no one would have given a shit.

I’m assuming this was Wayne’s thought process when he got it in his mind that he ought to sue DJ Drama. He probably arrived at the end of a two year period in which he’d been working like a Hebrew slave putting together those mixtapes and realized he hadn’t made any money from it. Then he saw on TV where the the FBI, and the ATF, and the Department of Homeland Security, and so on and so forth raided DJ Drama’s studio in Atlanta, and carted off all of those boxes of Lil Wayne mixtapes, and towed away his fleet of Mercedes Benzes, and he thought to himself, How in the fuck does this yellow ninja have a studio in Atlanta and a fleet of Mercedes Benzes, and we don’t even know for a fact that he knows how to mix records?

Good question.

Then I saw where Wayne had gone on Drama’s show on satellite radio and patched things up with him, and I figured Drama must have somehow convinced him that only Drama and some random African dudes who may or may not be with the terrorists deserve to benefit from the years of hard work that he put into those mixtapes, not Wayne himself. It probably wasn’t that difficult, given the amount of drugs Lil Wayne takes. DJ Drama probably saw him coming and was like, “Here, have some sizzurp!” And you know how it is when you meet someone in person and you lose any and all sense of personal conviction you might have had. It’s what people mean when they say you’d never say what you said on the Internets to them in person. It’s not that girls are gonna punch you in the face or anything, they’re just counting on politeness to trump actual propriety.

But I digress.

All of a sudden, I’m hearing more rumblings about rumblings about Lil Wayne suing DJ Drama, and I’m not sure what to think. Was Lil Wayne bullshitting DJ Drama when they patched things up last year and, as I recall, ended up working together on another mixtape and now he’s going for the kill, or is this a matter of Lil Wayne’s handlers acting on his behalf and Wayne himself being mostly oblivious? I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the latter, given the recent confusion over whether or not Lil Wayne is putting out a rock album. Wayne’s handlers might not even have his cell. Either way, Drama might want to watch out. Despite Wayne’s claim, last time around, that he was mostly pissed at Empire, I don’t even see Empire named in this suit. It’s just Drama, a bunch of names of companies Drama does business under, and some distribution company, which I’m assuming is those Africans who may or may not be with the terrorists. That sizzurp shit probably isn’t gonna work this time.

My guess is that Lil Wayne’s handlers could give a rat’s ass whether or not Lil Wayne is cool with DJ Drama, as Drama claimed in his brief statement on the matter. They don’t get paid unless Lil Wayne gets paid, and they’re looking around at all of the money being made from Lil Wayne’s shit that’s not going to Lil Wayne himself and they decided to put their foot down. The thing is, they’re probably acting in Lil Wayne’s best interest, regardless of whether or not he’s aware of it – or aware of where he is right now, for that matter. For all of the work Lil Wayne put into those mixtapes, he should benefit. If guys like DJ Drama benefit at all, it shouldn’t be nearly as much.

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    • hip hop

      @ LOL Eat a dick faggot. It’s dumbasses like YOU that divide hip hop. You don’t know shit.

  • Pierzy

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the latter…”

    It’s definitely the latter! I doubt Wayne even knows where to sign his Dwayne Hancock on court papers…

  • Arrogant_Al

    Drama helped wayne career in a major way,, thats the only reason i started fucking with the boy

  • RiZob

    its not wayne suing drama….the whole “beef” is with the “free” mixtape being sold on itunes and sold in retail stores like f.y.e….the “Dedication” series was supposed to be free, but somebody decided to sell them and Wayne just going for his cut…..

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      My bad. I saw where it said on any number of websites that Lil Wayne was suing DJ Drama and I thought it meant Lil Wayne was suing DJ Drama.

      I’ll crawl back in my little hole. Nhjic.

  • capcobra

    i think it’s more of a counter suit..that chick suing him over “i feel like dying”..some rock n roll group wanted to sue him over another song..these songs was on mixtapes…so in order to look good at court he gotta act like the mixtape dj’s ain’t his friends and those songs was leaked before he could clear the samples…dj drama already on the fed watchlist so wayne mind as well throw him under the bus..ain’t like he worried about willie the kid or la the darkman..wasn’t the court system just asking for cash money financial records?…so yeah this will be a good time for wayne to shit on dj drama..plus weezy know cannon is the one with the beats anyhow so fuck dj drama..lol

  • Mutada al sader the king

    “If it would have DJ Drama and Charles Hamilton present Dedication 2, no one would have given a shit”.

    ^ There is hope.

    Wayne needs to sue the shit out of this nigga. And in the words of Chozen from Karate Kid 2, “Send message”! To all these non-mixing, Pro tools jockey ass, “dj’s” ripping off artists and getting rich.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Yeah, I just see this as Wayne going for what’s rightfully his. If the original plan was to make free music, but then some sheisty ass nigga decided to start coining off the shit, then yeah, I’d be suing a nigga, too. Like when all you bitch ass blog commentator niggaz start recycling my shit and straight up infringing on the trademark Herbz style of commenting. Fuck you niggaz. If you a blog commentator and you bit my shit, fuck you, I’m a come for mines. I was the first one to put the Menace II Society references in my shit. I was the one to quote obscure lines from rapper’s shit and mold it into my own post. And if you’re white and can comment on shit without having niggaz beat your ass, then you owe me for that, too, nigga–I paved the way. These were all my ideas and just like all auto-tune niggaz owe royalties to T-Pain, anyone that mimics my shit can suck my royal dick.

    Naw, but really, DJ Drama pretty much created a brand with his mixtapes…he had the distribution down and everything. He should have been splitting proceeds with the artist instead of pimping their asses just like a record company.

    Plus, he’s a shitty blogger. Fuck him.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Detroit Drape

    Honestly it had a few good joints like the whole concept track he stole from Common but overall the Carter 3 was garbage. It was not a good cd at all most people bought it in hopes of getting a good album based off his previous mixtape efforts but this album was horrible…who still listens to it today??? No one and thats the real test of an albums greatness not how many was sold.

    • Zulu1925

      @ Detroit Drape

      Even if you chalk up the platinum sales of the first week of Tha Carter III to anticipation, he still sold another TWO MILLION albums after word of mouth would have killed a “horrible” album. The album was not a classic. However, it IS better than alot of people (who more than likely “acquired” the album in a clandestine manner) have given it credit for. And, considering the amount of material that was leaked that may have made the final album, it was a laudable effort. He’s not the “Best Rapper Alive,” as he’s prone to boasting, but he’s entertaining nonetheless.

  • yoprince

    yea.. i’d a sued all of them bastards.

    “How in the fuck does this yellow ninja have a studio in Atlanta and a fleet of Mercedes Benzes, and we don’t even know for a fact that he knows how to mix records?”
    lmao

  • geico lizard

    Last time a DJ got mad at lil wayne for talking shit so he leaked waynes album early and it still sold a million first week. DJ’s dont have as much power as they once had.

  • sealsaa

    More than likely, the TI’s at Wayne’s label are behind this. They probably sat him down, and explained to him(similar to how Mr. Colipark had to sit Soulja Boy down, and explain why the slave masters didn’t deserve his admiration)that DJ Drama was taking money out of his pockets(i.e. THEIR pockets),and as a result, Wayne lashed out at Mix Tape DJ’s. Then as Bol suggested, Drama cornered Wayne with some sizzurp, and convinced him that the tapes were merely a tribute to his excellence *farts loudly*, and that they were actually helping his expand his fanbase. I don’t think Wayne cares one way or the other, and maybe Drama thought getting in good with Wayne would dead the issue, but the TI’s at his label could obviously give a shit. Oh well.

  • BIGNAT

    “It probably wasn’t that difficult, given the amount of drugs Lil Wayne takes. DJ Drama probably saw him coming and was like, “Here, have some sizzurp!” ” HAHAHAHA BOL YOU CRAZY

  • benjamin bixby III

    OK NOW HERE THIS…..LIL WAYNE IS NOT SUING DJ DRAMA…CASH MONEY IS SUING THE AFFLIATES RECORD LABEL…DRAMA AND WAYNE HAVE ALREADY CLARIFIED THAT…GUESS YALL DIDNT GET THE MEMO…SO STOP SPREADING THIS AROUND!!!!!!!!!

  • lil dizzy

    lil wayne ur a dik munch how u gunna sue drama if it wasnt for him ud still be a nobody riding off tha success of hot boyz

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