Archive for February, 2010

‘We Are The World’ Remake: Was The Lineup Too Contemporary?

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  The organizers of the “We Are the World: 25 for Haiti” pulled off a Herculean feat, rallying and recording the track and video for the earthquake-relief effort in record time. Like the sessions for the 1985 original all-star famine relief tune, producer Quincy Jones and songwriter Lionel Richie were able to get a galaxy […]

‘We Are The World’ Soloists Lil Wayne, Pink Take Cues From The Original

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“We Are the World” and its Haiti-benefiting remake both brought a galaxy of pop stars under one roof for charity. Put the two songs side by side, and you can see why certain singers were offered verses that were originally laid down by some of the 1980s’ most prominent musicians. The most talked-about torch-passing in […]

Lil Wayne Put His ‘Stamp’ On ‘We Are The World,’ Director Paul Haggis Says

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Lil Wayne might be a multiplatinum hip-hop superstar, but the MC had some big shoes to fill when he was chosen to take on Bob Dylan’s verse for the “We Are the World” remake. Their styles might be different, but Paul Haggis, the charity single’s video director, said the Cash Money rapper held his own. […]

Lil Wayne’s Tattoo Is Ultraviolet & More

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You all know Lil Wayne has added nine stars to the side of his face, but did you know that they are ultraviolet? On Lil Twist’s uStream last night, Weezy shone a light onto the tattoos and you can see them glow. Check out a pic above and one below. Weezy also said he is […]

What Is Lil Wayne’s Real Full Name?

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Rapper, Lil Wayne‘s real full name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. In a CBS interview with Katie Couric, Wayne described why he goes by the name of “Wayne” instead of his given name, Dwayne. Carter explained, “I dropped the D because I’m a junior and my father is living and he’s not in my life […]