Tag Archives: Lil Wayne

Hurricane Hit Parade

Hurricane season is at its peak once again, and it’s going to require a soundtrack. Assuming you charged your mp3 player before losing power, we present this mix of songs to get you through the storm. We’ve stuck with songs that are Louisiana- or at least Southern-based—but if you want to cheat and include Scorpions’ [...]

Mannie Fresh Honored at Red Bull Tribute

On Saturday August 16 at Maison on Frenchmen Street, Red Bull Music Academy honors the career of Mannie Fresh, the pioneer of New Orleans bounce and hip-hop music, for the first time ever. The tribute, called “The Mind of Mannie Fresh,” will showcase artists who have influenced Mannie’s creativity, as well as producers who cite Mannie as a personal influence. “It [...]

Protecting Dave Bartholomew’s Legacy

The modest, wood-frame house at 1616 N. Galvez St. looks pretty much like all its neighbors, but the front door leads to a dynastic kingdom inside. Walk through the sparsely furnished living room and you come to the office of Bang-N-Records and the Bartholomew Boyz, where the sons and grandsons of New Orleans music pioneer [...]

A Weekend of Super Gras Sounds, Giveaways

Though our beloved Saints didn’t make the Super Bowl in 2013, we can still roll out the welcome mat and celebrate the XLVII like nobody else — even if the biggest sporting event of the year lands smack-dab in the middle of town, in the middle of Carnival. The musical heavyweights in New Orleans this [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Lil Wayne, Big Boi, Eli Young Band and Lee Brice

With the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers soon to square off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday (February 3), several high-profile events are set to take place in Downtown New Orleans this week— none more lavish than those that will be held at 701 Convention Center Boulevard. There, from Thursday [...]

BackTalk: Mannie Fresh, Still Fly

In the late ’90s, with a young, criminally underrated crew hell-bent on partying its way out of the projects, unheralded Uptown label Cash Money Records had the hip-hop charts in its sights, a real big chip on its shoulder and the hottest producer in the Dirty South in its pocket: Mannie Fresh, the maestro whose [...]

Louisiana Artists Score Big with Grammy Nominations

Major congrats are in order for a slew of Louisiana artists this morning. Frank Ocean, Lil’ Wayne, Dr. John, Corey Ledet, Ledisi, the Band Courtbouillon, Ellen DeGeneres and Hunter Hayes scored nods for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, to be given out February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check the lineup of [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 7): Soundclash Rings the Bell

In the ‘90s, streetwise record labels No Limit and Cash Money put New Orleans hip-hop on the map, hustling stars such as Master P, Lil Wayne, Mystikal and Juvenile onto the mainstream radar. But as the industry evolved, the bling faded. Though it’s no secret that the game has changed, the grind, remains the same. [...]

Lil Wayne Turns 30, Dethrones Elvis and Opens 9th Ward Skate Park

New Orleans-born rap superstar Lil Wayne celebrated his thirtieth birthday today (September 27) to the news that he had supplanted Elvis for the most number of songs to land on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. With 109 credits to his name, the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive,” known for his outrageous quips and prodigious output, can now [...]

OffBeat Has Record Night at Press Club Awards

At the Press Club of New Orleans’ 54th Excellence in Journalism Awards gala on Saturday, July 21 OffBeat took home several honors (13 in all), far surpassing its previous bests. After all was said and done the tally included five first-place awards, six second-place awards, and two third-place awards. In a sweep of the Still [...]