It is never too late to pretend you like gangsta rap. Whether you’re going through a mid-life crisis and feeling compelled to buy a Fedora hat and rent a convertible in order to up your hipster profile or you’re just a young suburban dude feeling square and aching for some elusive "street cred" — either way, the rapper sometimes known as Lil’Weezy is coming back to town and he might be able to accommodate you in your Mephistophelian quest for hipness.
Who knew the little guy in The Hot Boys, who coined the omnipresent term “bling,” would go on to kick some much buttocks in the music world? Where in the hell’s Juvenile, Turk, and B.G. now, huh? Lil’Wayne blew by all of them with an insane work ethic, hundreds of pounds of herbal remedies, and loads of ambition. On the heels of a major buzz campaign that included releasing tons of free mix tapes in 2006–07, Wayne released Tha Carter III and the rest is rap and roll history. The album blew up, selling more than any other record in 2008. Since then, Lil’Wayne has been touring and working in the studio on numerous projects. One of them a supposed rap-rock album — a musical wilderness so frought with risk and uncertainty that few artists have made it out the other side with their once prosperous careers intact. Victims of the dreaded Bermuda Triangle of rap-rock include: Limp Bizkit, Cypress Hill, Dee Dee Ramone, Vanilla Ice, and many others.
On Oct. 22, 2009, Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Supposedly, cops got a whiff of some weed on Wayne’s bus during a routine traffic stop and found a gun and some contraband. Wayne took the beef. And the cops took the gun and the weed back to the evidence locker and had an investigation party. Lil’Wayne is due for sentencing in February. He is expected to receive a one-year jail sentence. In the meantime, he’s putting on a show. You can catch him before he has to go in the hoosegow and do battle with the bad boys over Honey Buns and daytime TV. Lil’Wayne plays the Cajundome on Thursday.
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
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Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
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A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.