Music Notes: Lil’ Wayne Unveils “I Am Not A Human Being II” Cover Art

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Designed by Kanye West’s creative braintrust company DONDA, the minimalist cover artwork for Lil’ Wayne‘s long-delayed album ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ features a red Death’s-head Hawkmoth against a solid black background, fancy smancy. Your rapper cousin is placing images of roaches under Instagram filters at this very moment.

CLICK: Lil’ Wayne’s New Album Cover Looks Like At Least Three Movie Posters (Complex)

“He didn’t do any music on this album but ‘Ye is actually packaging my album,” Wayne previously explained to MTV News. “You probably gotta ask him because it was his idea. I was just like ‘okay, do whatever,’ because I don’t do nothing but rapping. You can ask all the people that work with me, they’ll tell you ‘man, he don’t do nothin’ but the music,’ that’s all I do man. That’s all I know about.”

DONDA also designed the animated GIF for the album’s lead single “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future. Listen to the track and check out the animation below.

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A$AP Rocky: Ballroom Ready At 106 & Park

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Why she gagging though? The category is Butch Queen First Ti – forget it. It’s always a fashion extravaganza whenever A$AP Rocky touches down at the livest show on television, and his visit on Monday (December 3) was no different.

Taking a page from Lenny Kravitz’s style handbook, the Harlem rapper hit the countdown show to unveil the music video for “Fuckin’ Problems” and announce his long-awaited debut, ‘LongLiveA$AP’, will drop on January 15.

Rocky will join Rihanna on her Diamonds tour kicking off in 2013. Check out the visuals for his Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar collaboration below.

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Redbone Season: Drake Shuts Down The Club

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With the winter months approaching, Redbone Season is drawing to an end due to the fact many self-proclaimed “limited edition flavors” can’t tan anymore, but Drake is making sure it goes out with a bang.

Fresh off last week’s news that he is an official high school graduate (pay homage to Fantasia before anything else) and has plans on living his lyrics in “Best I Ever Had” by attending Howard University, Miss Aubrey was seen setting up off in the club with Maybach Music Group rapper Wale and ‘Flavor of Love 2′ winner Deelishis.

What would expect a night in the club with Drake to be like? Probably a lot of “what’s your real name, and not your stripper name?” and “If Aaliyah was here we would have matching friendship bracelets” talk.  Check out the flicks below.

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Mike Epps, A$AP Rocky, DJ Drama And More Announce 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominees On 106 & Park

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House Mother Kanye hasn’t released a solo album since 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but that didn’t stop him from receiving a staggering 17 nominations for the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. Let the “that’s unabashed dick riding though” Twitter debate ensue. Other multiple nominees dominated categories include 2 Chainz (13) and Drake (11).

The award show will take place in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29th but doesn’t air on the network until October 9th.

Comedian Mike Epps, who is set to host the awards for the fourth year in a row, hit up 106 & Park yesterday with nominees A$AP Rocky, Ca$h Out, DJ Envy and DJ Drama. Check out the full list of this year’s nominees on BET.com.

Did Nicki Minaj Really Just Say That? — Plus More Music Notes

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The girls are finger banging to the political heavens after Nicki Minaj said “I’m a republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy hoes is fucking up the economy.”

People are saying rapper/part-time unofficial Garnier Nutrisse hair color model needs to be a democrat. But when asked why it’s like that awkward moment after you ask somebody where’s Kat Stacks.

Listen to Nicki’s the full ‘Mercy’ verse from Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 4” mixtape via Rap-Up.

Rap Radar - Missy Elliott promised two new tracks would premiere over the Labor Day weekend. Well, they kind of sort of, almost did.

Nah Right - We usually ask skeet or delete when premiering new videos. But, we already know this one is skeet, skeet, skeet!

Smoking Section - Snort a line and shoot a nine! Download Gunplay’s new mixtape.

HipHop-N-More - Miguel and Usher show us there best Dance Central moves at iTunes Festival. Miguel wins, hands down.

The Lava Lizard - Made In America Festival performances on deck - Drake, Rita Ora, Jill Scott, and more!

Watch This: Drake Shows Off His Vintage Cash Money Chain

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This bussycat doll is officially stamped!

When he’s not putting fear in the hearts of Aaliyah fans across the globe Drake is being showered with trinkets. Chatting with DJ Scoob Doo for Bread Over Bed backstage at his Club Paradise Tour, Drizzy showed off his vintage Cash Money medallion.

Drizzy says, “You could buy the biggest chain in the world if you want, and you could put a bunch of fuckin’ wack ass diamonds in your shit or whatever, I see all ya’ll with that bullshit. But this right here is that original, this has history to it.”

“I’m excited about this. It’s an original Cash Money piece, man. This was probably in the ‘Bling Bling’ video or something like that,” he said before pledging allegiance to YMCMB forever. Yeah, okay.

Please tap your soror on the shoulder and remind her that Dame Dash gifted Curren$y with one of those golden era Roc-A-Fella chains (which by the way currently has the street value of an expired coupon for a Totino’s frozen pizza) when they were running around on that happy happy joy joy shit. And we all know how that turned out.

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