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Lil Wayne is on Fire

clock October 15, 2005
Lil Wayne is on Fire


It Tops the Urban and Rhythm Crossover Radio Formats 

In Stores Soon

(New York, NY)  �â�€�“ Cash Money superstar rapper Lil Wayne�â�€�™s new single �â�€�œFireman,�â�€� (featuring Cash Money co-founder/signature artist Baby) has literally caught fire at urban radio, scoring the coveted #1 position at both the Urban and Rhythm Crossover formats, with a combined total of nearly 100 radio stations adding the hip hop anthem to their play lists at first asking.  The new single is the debut effort from Lil Wayne�â�€�™s much-anticipated fifth album, tha Carter II, follow up to his acclaimed 2004 platinum-plus release, tha Carter.
For Lil Wayne, who has been busy with relief efforts in his native New Orleans (he hails from the now-devastated 17th ward) getting back to business is a bit of a respite from his ongoing work to help alleviate the suffering experienced by friends and loved ones victimized by Hurricane Katrina.  He purposely shot his new video for �â�€�œFireman�â�€� in both New Orleans and Houston, where many of the displaced survivors of Katrina have relocated.  �â�€�œIt�â�€�™s been a very tough month,�â�€� says Lil Wayne.  �â�€�œI put everything I had into this song, and now the video, hopefully as an inspiration to everyone who wants to see New Orleans come back bigger and badder than ever.�â�€�

It was an eventful year for Lil Wayne even before the calamitous Gulf Coast disaster, re-signing with longtime mentors/Cash Money founders Ronald �â�€�˜Slim�â�€�™ Williams and Bryan �â�€�˜Baby�â�€�™ Williams in February, and being appointed President of Cash Money in the process.  The busy rapper also guested on a host of hit projects including Destiny Child�â�€�™s comeback album and single, �â�€�œSoldier,�â�€� Bobby Valentino�â�€�™s �â�€�œTell Me,�â�€� Baby�â�€�™s hit song �â�€�œGet Your Shine On,�â�€� among other songs.
Recruited in the streets of N.O. by the Williams Brothers when he was only 11 years old, tha Carter marked his fourth solo effort, (a worthy follow-up to the 2002 gold-plus 500 Degreez) and his first release under the Young Money entertainment Banner.  Lil Wayne is currently preparing to tour the U.S., embarking on a multi-city tour that kicks off in November, and also features hip hop artists Young Jeezy and T.I.

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