Rap star T.I. has been forced to cancel another high profile concert, since being arrested in Los Angeles for drug possession at the beginning of the this month.
T.I. was slated to play at Virgin Mobile's FreeFest in Columbia, Maryland. All last week, organizers of the Virgin Mobile FreeFest were unsure if the rapper would be able to make the date.
Organizers confirmed that fellow Atlanta rapper Ludacris will take take T.I.'s spot during the festival today (September 25th), which takes place at the popular Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Other acts on today's bill include M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Eat World, LCD Soundsystem and Pavement.
Thousands of free tickets to attend the Virgin Mobile FreeFest have been given away, while "Good Karma" tickets are available for $30 and all proceeds will benefit charity.
This is the second high profile gig T.I. has been forced to cancel in the past two weeks, since the rapper and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were busted in Los Angeles in possession of ecstasy on late in the evening, on September 1st.
Last week, the rapper was forced to cancel a show at Penn State, which was supposed to have taken place last night (September 25th).
T.I. and his Tiny face charges for possession of a controlled substance and both face a year in state prison on the ecstasy possession charges.
T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., could be sent back to prison for up to three years, if a judge decides that he violated his probation, just six months after serving a year in a low-security prison, for attempting to purchase machine guns in October of 2007.
The Virgin Mobile FreeFest takes place from 11:00am - 10:00PM.
Lil Wayne's otherworldly talents have inspired the rapper to dub himself "a Martian."
"It's one of those things where you can interpret it like we're trying to dissect who Lil Wayne is," Rousseau told MTV News. "How does his mind work? He's almost grown into a mythology now. He's not even human. He's like Michael Jordan. The way Michael Jordan dunks a ball wasn't even human."
The frenzied video features Lil Wayne and his glow-in-the-dark tattoos contrasted with images of written rhymes splashed across the screen.
Rousseau said the images were meant to provoke deeper thought into Wayne's writing process.
Oftentimes, the director said, because of the rapper's personality, the ideas of his lyrics aren't fully comprehended.
"It's just that dissection of the myth and the man, separating him from the lyrics," he explained. "Because he's one of those artists where people hang onto every lyric. He's not just rapping about anything, you know? Read between the lines and find out what his message is about and stuff. It's kind of pointing fans at doing that. There's a deeper meaning to what he's rapping about, and you gotta get in there."
A leaked version of the video hit the Web last week, but the complete "I Am Not a Human Being" clip was released Wednesday.
Last night in Dallas. Tx Black Elite Entertainment, hosted Rick Ross and Bun B @ The Palladium. Bun opened the show then Rozay showed out. As he was amped up and banging out the hits. Forreal as many shows as ive done with Rozay this was the crunkest Ive seen him. Awesome Show, Squashing the Internet beef roomers as Slim Thugga came out and did a song then Rozay brought out Erykah Badu.
Dallas Austin & Gorilla Zoe Hosted a private birthday party for they homeboy Alex where Gorilla Zoe not only preformed but also debuted his new smash single "Get off of me" off his fourthcoming album King Kong
Cash Money/Universal Motown Grammy-winning, multiplatinum hip-hop icon LIL WAYNE’s ninth album, I Am Not A Human Being, will be digitally released on his birthday, September 27, 2010. Boasting 10 brand-new tracks, the digital release of I Am Not A Human Being will be available for purchase at all online digital retailers three weeks prior to the album’s physical release on October 12, 2010. “I want to give a gift on my birthday to my loyal fans who have continued to support me,” said LIL WAYNE.
The lead single from I Am Not A Human Being is an explosive street anthem called “Right Above It,” featuring Drake, which has sold more than 500,000 digital units and entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 6, marking LIL WAYNE’s highest debut on the chart as a lead artist and earning him his first No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart as a lead or featured artist. In addition to boasting three collaborations with Drake, who also appears on “Gonorrhea” and “With You,” the digital release of I Am Not A Human Being features guest appearances by a bevy of other breakout superstars from LIL WAYNE’s hugely successful Young Money imprint, including Nicki Minaj (“What’s Wrong With Them”), Lil Twist (“Popular”), and T-Streets (“Hold Up”), along with fellow Cash Money label-mate Jay Sean (“That Ain’t Me”).
I Am Not A Human Being is the follow-up to LIL WAYNE’s 2010 album, Rebirth, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the hit singles “On Fire,” “Prom Queen,” “Drop the World,” featuring Eminem, and “Knockout,” featuring Nicki Minaj. It will be LIL WAYNE’s second album release in less than a year, capping off an outstanding decade that included selling 10 million records and earning eight Grammy nominations for his multi-platinum 2008 album, The Carter III, which shattered records by selling over one million copies in its first week of release. The New Orleans native who hails from the rough streets of Hollygrove is already a seasoned artist who released his first tracks at age 12 after he was introduced to Cash Money CEOs Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams. He released the first installment of The Carter series in 2004, which added to his platinum plaques, followed by The Carter II in 2006, which further solidified LIL WAYNE’s status as one of the best MCs in the hip hop game. But it was the critically acclaimed The Carter III that gave him his iconic stature in popular music, paving the way for his advisory role to grow as CEO of Young Money Records.