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Young Money Sports? Lil Wayne Sets Sights on Management Business

Rapper nabs world's second highest paid athlete as his first client

Young Money’s head boss, Lil Wayne, is ready to profit off his passion for sports…

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Lil Wayne Allegedly Being Sued Over Young Money Website

Rapper allegedly owes company $250,000 for the domain

Lil Wayne is reportedly facing a lawsuit after refusing to pay the remaining $250,000 for…

By Courtney Connley

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Lil Wayne Tramples on American Flag in New Video

Lil Wayne is working on a video for his new song "God Bless Amerika"

Are his actions sacrilege or artistic license?

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Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe

From Cash Money to Young Money, Lil Wayne knows all of that is nothing without his family.

With a village of children destined to hold up the family name, Lil Wayne is…

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Emmett Till’s Family Requests Meeting W/ Lil Wayne

After months of controversy, the Till family is ready to sit down with Lil Wayne.

Emmett Till’s family is ready to sit down and have a “dialogue” with Lil Wayne…

By Amber McKynzie

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Lil Wayne Loses Mountain Dew Endorsement Over Lyrics

Lil Wayne recently apologized for the lyrics

Rapper loses endorsement at urging of Emmet Till’s family

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Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family in Letter

Do you think the apology came too late?

Rapper Lil Wayne has come to his senses and apologized to Emmett Till’s family for…

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Another Seizure, Released Earlier Today

Many are worried about the rapper's health

Wayne suffered a single seizure

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Michigan Radio Station Bans Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s Music

Both rappers' complete body of work have been pulled out of station's rotation

A radio station censors Lil Wayne and Rick Ross

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New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET

The making of the New Orleans rapper's 'DEWeezy' commercial will air this weekend

Will you check it out?

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Lil Wayne Released From Hospital After Health Scare

Rapper Mack Maine tweets that Wayne has returned home.

After reports suggesting he was on his death bed, rapper is released from hospital.

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Emmett Till’s Family Pens Open Letter to Lil’ Wayne

Wayne was blasted in the letter for being insensitive

Lil Wayne’s offensive lyrics in the song “Karate Chop” sparked outrage

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Lil Wayne’s Skate Park More a Nuisance Than Fun

Truckstop Skate Park another worry for Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne can’t seem to stay out of trouble

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Stevie Wonder Disappointed with Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric

Lil Wayne frowned upon for releasing disrespectful lyrics about Emmett Till.

Epic Records asked to pull Future’s recent single, “Karate Chop,” as Lil Wayne disrespectfully references…

By Amber McKynzie

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Lil Wayne Signs Daughter to Young Money Entertainment

Rapper signs his own daughter

Daughter Reginae Carter is among recent signings to rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment

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Lil Wayne Takes a “Beating” Over Emmett Till Reference

Rapper takes heat for the mention of the slain black man

What’s your take?

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Lil Wayne Being Sued for Alleged Skateboard Assault

Lil Wayne being taken to court again for an alleged assault

Seems like Lil Wayne is in the courtroom more than he is in the studio…

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Lil Wayne Settles $432,000 Caribbean Concert Lawsuit

Lil Wayne finally settles four year lawsuit with Red City Entertainment.

Lil Wayne finally strikes deal with Red City Entertainment for missed concert.

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Lil Wayne Sends Message to Sandy Hook Victims

Lil Wayne has joined the chorus of music industry acts speaking on the tragedy.

Wayne spoke with sports talk show host Jim Rome, on his new show on Showtime.

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Lil Wayne Pays IRS $7.7 Million for Tax Lien

The IRS placed liens on the rapper's Miami Beach estate

Don’t mess with the IRS.

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Birdman Aims to Drop 100 Albums in 1 Year

Cash Money owner has a lofty goal to achieve

Wouldn’t a hundred albums from the same label all sound the same?

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Lil Wayne Retiring?

Rapper claims he has other interests he wants to explore

Would you respect Wayne’s opinion as a skateboarding or sports analyst?

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Time to Pay Up! Lil Wayne Loses Lawsuit Against QD3

Rapper ordered to pay $2.2 Million to Quincy Jones III

Wayne blocked the release of “The Carter 3″ documentary.

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Lil Wayne OK After Seizure Scare

Tweets 'I'm Good' after double seizures

Tweets ‘I’m Good’ after double seizures

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Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Arrested for Having a Taser

What is it with rappers and weapons?

What is it with rappers and weapons?

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Quincy Jones III Wants Lil Wayne’s Lawsuit Thrown Out

Music was allowed in film under the 'fair use' doctrine

Music was allowed in film under the ‘fair use’ doctrine

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Lil Wayne’s Memory Lapse in Lawsuit Video Against Quincy Jones III

This is one of the funniest interviews you'll ever see

This is one of the funniest interviews you’ll ever see

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Cullen Jones on Olympic Fame, Fashion and the Ideal Woman

Cullen Jones is more than just the 'good guy' on the Olympic swim team

Cullen Jones is more than just the ‘good guy’ on the Olympic swim team

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Lil’ Wayne’s “I don’t like New York” Comment Angers Senator

State senator demands apology from rapper

State senator demands apology from rapper

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‘Queen of Street Lit’ Wahida Clark Continues Her Publishing Reign

Entrepreneur talks Cash Money Content deal, second chances, family balance

Street lit veteran Wahida Clark continues brand expansion with more authors and lucrative Cash Money…

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

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Black Blogger Month: Karen Civil, The People’s Voice

With access to Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre, this trusted blogger is a every music lovers favorite source for all things music

With KarenCivil.com, this 26-year-old gives hip-hop fans all access to their favorite stars with a…

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Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams And Bravado Launch Two Unique Apparel Brands At Agenda: Rich Gang & YMCMB With Lil Wayne

Bryan “Birdman” Williams Talks Music, Literacy & Business

The Cash Money Records CEO reveals how his passion for reading birthed his latest venture, Cash Money Content

With the launch of Cash Money Content, Bryan “Birdman” Williams adds on to his multimillion…

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WATCH: Amid Criticism, Suze Orman Defends Her New Prepaid Debit Card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive about launching her own prepaid card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive…

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RUSH COMMUNICATIONS: Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam (1984) and Rush Communications (1991) (pictured). Def Jam is responsible for launching the career of LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, and Rush Communications is the parent company for media, entertainment, apparel, financial and philanthropic companies.

Russell Simmons to the Financial Press: ‘Is It Because I’m Hip Hop?’

Amid prepaid debit card criticism, the RushCard founder demands to know why he's considered a "celebrity endorser"

As prepaid debit cards by Suze Orman and Lil Wayne are criticized, RushCard founder Russell…

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Hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes adds his name to the list of signees.

WATCH: Busta Rhymes Recalls His Defining Moment

Inspired by Hip Hop, A Cultural Odyssey, the veteran entertainer takes a trip down memory lane

Recently signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money, Busta Rhymes recalls cutting his trademark locs with…

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Drake Decoded: How the International Star ‘Takes Care’ of Business

More than just Lil Wayne's protege, Drake is a multi-faceted businessman with his hand in everything

In a few short years, Canadian rap star Drake has made a million-dollar brand that…

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‘Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada Gets Six-Figure Book and Film Deal

Series to be based on true accounts of life dating athletes

Evelyn Lozada, co-star of VH1’s hit reality series, Basketball Wives will launch fiction book series…

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In the News: US Poverty Rate Soars; Lil Wayne Sounds Off On Tea Party and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web:…

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Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua Talks Music Business, Pt. 2

The music industry veteran speaks on his new venture with NYC indie label Fat Beats

Co-founder of Hip Hop Since 1978 Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua speaks on his new venture…

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Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua Talks Kanye, Lil Wayne and More

Responsible for handling both artists' careers, the music mogul shares his business strategies

As co-founder of the management firm Hip Hop Since 1978, Kyambo “Hip Hop Joshua steers…

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Black Music Month Power Player: Cortez Bryant, The Manager

As the man behind platinum rap stars Lil Wayne and Drake, Cortez Bryant has brokered blockbuster deals and reveals a new one on the horizon

As part of Black Music Month, Lil Wayne and Drake’s manager Cortez Bryant speaks on…

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Most may view Nicki Minaj as just another rapper/singer/performer; but the multi-faceted entertainer is much more than that, she’s a bankable brand that’s only just begun to blossom. In a few short years, Nicki has influenced trends through her music and unmistakable fashion sense, and her involvement in cosmetics, television, hair and even the floral industry (Nicki has exclusive pink collection bouquets available on flowers.com for Valentine’s Day) has helped spike sales and visibility for a number of ancillary brands. Whether her detractors like it or not, Ms. Minaj is a one-woman marketing guru. BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some of the brands the young starlet has—directly or indirectly—helped bolster by association. —Andreas Hale (Images: Getty)

Nicki Minaj’s Branding Power Decoded

More than just an artist, the rap phenom has built a bankable brand in a few short years that businesses are buying into

Most may view <strong>Nicki Minaj</strong> as just another rapper/singer/performer; but the multi-faceted entertainer is much…

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Against a backdrop in which the buying power of  African-Americans continues to grow and digital media has increasingly become the medium of choice for consumers, BLACK ENTERPRISE unveils its first-ever roster of Top Executives in Marketing & Advertising in our February 2011 issue. Ranging from C-suite professionals to BE 100s leaders, these men and women promote the world's most celebrated brands through initiative and innovation. They engage consumers using traditional mediums and social media, target influential multicultural segments and generate millions in revenues in the process. To give you an idea of the creativity and savvy of these high-powered professionals—our full list includes more than 100 execs—we have identified 12 with campaigns that demonstrate why they deserve to be among our best and brightest.

12 Top Innovators of Marketing and Advertising

African Americans not only have buying power, they take control in the boardrooms that market and advertise to us

Against a backdrop in which the buying power of African Americans continues to grow…

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