Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has been selected as FUSE’s Artist Takeover Monday featured emcee as the network plans to dedicate an entire day to his career with exclusive programming.
Beginning at 11 AM EST on Monday (April 26), Weezy will be featured all day.
Watch as Fuse follows Lil Wayne’s career as music fans await his return to the music scene. LOADED: LIL WAYNE Tune-in for some of the rapper’s most influential videos in Fuse’s half-hour music video franchise dedicated to one artist. BEYOND THE MUSIC: LIL WAYNE Go behind the scenes and backstage at recording studios and video shoots for candid conversations with the Southern rapper. LIL WAYNE’S WORLD Take a sneak peek inside the world of Lil Wayne’s World – highlighting his connections to just about everyone in today’s hip hop scene. Catch his hottest videos plus numerous cameos in videos from Jay-Z to Gym Class Heroes. LIL WAYNE’S WORLD 2 Go even deeper into Lil Wayne’s influence across the music landscape and check out more of his best videos, collaborations and more. (Press Release)
Last week, the network featured the late Tupac Shakur.
The Tupac Takeover will feature a myriad of programming highlighting the life and music of rap legend Tupac Shakur, as well as a feature presentation of the classic cultural film “Juice.” Included in the Tupac Takeover will be the “The 2Pac Chronicles” and “Loaded: 2Pac,” both highlighting Tupac’s classic music video releases and exposing the riveting back story to each. (Hip Hop Press)
Wayne is currently behind bars in New York’s Rikers Island prison on a gun conviction.
Turns out he is working as a Suicide Prevention Aide patrolling the suicidal inmates in his unit. According to a Riker’s corrections insider there are three SPAs for each unit in the Eric M. Taylor Center where Wayne resides. “He works the midnight shift in his unit,” says the source. “He starts at 11pm and ends at 7am.” And after one month down and possibly 11 more to go, the source says that Wayne still has his panic-button clad escort. “He only works in his unit and all the inmates there have escorts. He’s only accompanied when he leaves that unit. (VIBE)
The rapper’s long-time friend and Cash Money Records’ head Baby recently visited Wayne.
“He been locked down a month,” Birdman said in an interview. “Seven more to go. You know he’s built for that. We been around convicts and killers all our life. We from New Orleans…That’s what the No Ceilings [mixtape] is about. Paradise on Earth. That’s how we living. Sh*t. YM/CMB, we built to last. That’s what makes us. That’s what we built on. That’s just a nap. But when he comes home, best believe, big money poppin’. Big money sh–. Moolah!” (MTV)
Check out a preview of Lil Wayne’s marathon below: