CASH MONEY�â��S LIL WAYNE SCORES BIG WITH #1 MOST ADDED NEW SINGLE �â��FIREMAN�â��
It Tops the Urban and Rhythm Crossover Radio Formats
tha CARTER II
In Stores Soon
(New York, NY) �â�� Cash Money superstar rapper Lil Wayne�â��s new single �â��Fireman,�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��Fireman�â�� in both New Orleans and Houston, where many of the displaced survivors of Katrina have relocated. �â��It�â��s been a very tough month,�â�� says Lil Wayne. �â��I 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��Soldier,�â�� Bobby Valentino�â��s �â��Tell Me,�â�� Baby�â��s hit song �â��Get 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.