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Lil’ Wayne Number One Again, Kanye West And Common Sued, La Chat Is Back In “The Roundup”

Li-li-li-li-like number one. Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop” returns to number one this week on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The lead single from the Cash Money star’s forthcoming Tha Carter 3 makes its mark back on top after a three-week break. It’s the longest gap for one song to make it back to number one since Usher’s “U Got It Bad” went four weeks between number one status in January 2002. Weezy also hosted Bun B’s album release party this week in Houston’s Bar Rio. The Texas veteran performed in front of an audience that included Chamillionaire, Rap-A-Lot head J. Prince, among others…

Kanye West, Common, Method Man, and Redman, along with their record companies were sued yesterday (May 22) by a late Jazz artists’ daughter over a sample used in various songs by the rappers. Kathleen Firrantello, whose father is musician Joe Farrell, filed the suit in a U.S. District Court in New York. Firrantello claims portions of her father’s 1974 track “Upon This Rock” was used in West’s “Gone,” Common’s “Chi-City,” and Meth and Red’s “Run 4 Cover.” She’s seeking $1 million dollars in damages and asking that no further copies of the songs be sold or performed…

Former Three 6 Mafia associate La Chat is set to release her fifth solo album, Da Hood Home Girl, July 22 on indie label, Dime A Dozen Entertainment. The 16-track project features collaborations with Pastor Troy, Murphy Lee, and Gangsta Boo.-XXL staff.

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