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Lil Wayne scored a #2 album on the Billboard charts this week, marking a solid debut for his latest release I Am Not A Human Being. Whether he knows it is unclear.

Weezy, of course, has been solitary confinement - no conversation, TV, or music - and will remain there for 23 hours a day until his November 4 release from jail.

Ahhhhhhhm Baaaaaaaack

That's gotta be harder than Brett Favre in those pics he sent to Jenn Sterger.

Weezy is in solitary, or in the politically correct world, "punitive segregation," after sneaking an iPod charger and headphones into his cell. Hey, you gotta rock out.

The musical contraband was hidden in an empty potato chip bag in a trash bin. Clever, but his actions were discovered and his stay on Rikers Island got lonelier.

The good news? His album sold 110,000 copies in its first week, with 11 Wayne songs on the Hot Digital Songs chart, second only to the Glee cast, which has 12.

Plus, he gets to avoid the communal shower aspect. That's just awkward.

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Lil Wayne celebrates his 28th birthday today in style. Rikers Island style.

As he sits in the New York jail, doing time for weapons charges, all is not lost. The rapper is releasing his eighth album, I Am Not a Human Being, today!

"My family, I like to do things for him for his birthday, you hear me?" rapper and frequent Weezy collaborator Birdman said, making moderate to no sense.

Wayne after pleading guilty to felony gun charges last year.

Anyway, happy birthday, Lil Wayne! If you can go 39 more days without carving a crude shank out of a toothbrush, you can come home November 4! Woo!

"We all excited," Birdman said. "He's happy. He wanna get out that place. That ain't no place for him to be." Indeed. Surely his many baby mamas concur.

Click to enlarge some Weezy pics in honor of the big day here:

Four By Four

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Leaked tracks from Eminem's Recovery album continue to surface online, despite its official release date still being two weeks away. That sucks for Eminem.

Or does it? Conventional wisdom suggests leaks hinder sales, but Em's new songs and collaborations with Rihanna, Lil Wayne and others are drawing raves.

Gaining probably the most online traction of the leaked tracks - a bunch of which are still up as of right now - is "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna.

Seeing as the song chronicles a destructive, abusive and violent relationship (cough, Chris Brown), it's tailor-made for tabloid fodder as well as a solid track.

Listen to the leaked Recovery track and vote on it below ...

In between Eminem's verses Rihanna brings it in the chorus: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / That's alright 'cause I like the way it hurts / Just gonna stand there and hear me cry / That's alright 'cause I like the way you lie."

What do you think of "Love the Way You Lie"?

 

Follow the jump for two more tracks: Eminem and Lil Wayne sampling Haddaway (no joke) on "No Love," and Pink teaming with him on "Won't Back Down" ...

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Lil Wayne may be in prison, but he hasn't forgotten the people who gave him the privileged lifestyle he abused and wasted to land him in there.

He'd better just hope his three meals a day include virus protection ... as in computer style. He's launched a weekly blog for his fans from jail!

L-Dubs

Weezy's blizzong, straight outta Rikers Island, comes with a countdown clock. And not only does Weezy thank you, but WeezyThanxYou.com.

Weezy was taken into custody March 8.

Art adorns the canvas that is Lil Wayne.

"During my prison stint, I want my fans to know I love you," he writes. "I want all of you to know I appreciate all the mail I get, and this is my way of saying thank you. Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future."

"So for my time here, my physical will be confined to the yard. My love and my spirit, however, know no boundaries." Profound, L-Dubs. Profound.

He promises he's doing well and thinks of his kids (and presumably their many baby mamas) often. He works out, he reads the Bible and he claims that he's going to be blogging for ESPN soon as well.

He doesn't mention exactly how, but whatevs.

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After sentencing in his illegal weapons case was postponed by massive dental work and later a courthouse fire, Lil Wayne was finally taken into custody Monday.

The rapper declined to address the court before he was led out to begin a one-year stint at Rikers Island. He could be out in eight months if he behaves himself.

Weezy's used to livin' the high life, so what will it be like behind bars?

A lot simpler, that's for sure. We doubt they serve Hennessy after hours. Here are five things the Grammy-winning artiste can look forward to in the Big House:

SEE YOU SOON: Lil Wayne is gone, but not forgotten.

  1. Becoming a morning person. The wake-up call for all Rikers inmates is 4 a.m., at which time they're given breakfast. Lunch is at 11 a.m., dinner 3 p.m.
  2. 10-by-15. Those are the dimensions of his new home, in feet, replete with a bed, sink, toilet and window facing a wall. Not exactly the lap of luxury, eh?
  3. Old school media: Leave the iPod at home, because unless it's on the television or via a transistor radio, which he can buy, it's not permitted in prison.
  4. Working it: Most inmates are assigned some type of work, but Lil Wayne isn't likely to do much, since jail officials would prefer to keep his visit low-key.
  5. Visitation: He'll be allowed two visits a week. No word if they're conjugal. He's got to keep up the pace of knocking up women every few months ...

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If Lil Wayne thinks arson is the way to delay his prison term, he's probably wasting his efforts. You're gonna have to do the time at some point, dawg!

Just kidding. He had nothing to do with it, but you have to admit, it's pretty funny that Lil Wayne's trip to prison has been delayed a second time now.

All thanks to a fire in the courthouse where he was to appear for sentencing Tuesday. February 9, the rapper got a reprieve because of ... dental work.

That was weird enough. Today, he was inbound on a plane from Miami to New York when a smoky basement fire shut the courthouse down for a day.

It took an hour to control the fire, and five firefighters, two civilians and a prisoner were hurt. No word on which of Weezy's henchmen lit the blaze.

Kidding again.

Lil Wayne is going to jail. One of these days.

Having been convicted on a weapons charge and facing prison time, whenever it happens, Lil Wayne had posted a farewell of sorts Monday on Twitter:

"yesterday i smiled,today i smirked tomorrow i stop.........................thanks all for your thoughts and prayers,they're needed."

Also needed? Punctuation.

The rapper's been hella busy in the weeks leading up to what's expected to be a year in jail, shooting nine videos in a 48-hour stretch at one point.

Lil Wayne’s attorney, Stacey Richman, says he's actually upset about the delay: “Once you make up your mind to do something, you want to do it.”

He also applied that philosophy to Nivea Hamilton... and Lauren London. This prison term is really gonna slow down his rate of knocking up skanks.

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Lil Wayne is off to prison. But first, dude needs to get his grill fixed.

After giving the judge in his weapons possession case a mouthful (har har), Weezy won a temporary reprieve from prison, where he was supposed to be sent today.

His one-year-term was to begin at today's sentencing, but it didn't. That's because Lil Wayne has to go to the dentist to fix all the bull$h!t going on in his mouth.

The judge won't throw him in the can until his surgery is complete.

L-Dubs

GRILLED: The judge in Lil Wayne's case fought him tooth and nail.

But this will be the rapper's last oral (har har!) argument. The judge said no more excuses on March 2, when Wayne shows up for sentencing ... for real this time.

The frequent baby daddy was already planning a T.I.-like farewell, having sent one final message to his fans via his Ustream page: "Don't forget about me!"

On what was to be his final night of freedom for a year (he's now got 20 more), he told his online supporters simply: "I really, really, really, really love you."

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Lil Wayne, a.k.a. Dwayne Carter III, has become a top-selling musician known for clever wordplay, risque lyrics and knocking up lots of different women.

He's also staring at a year behind bars.

The rapper returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a Monday concert on what he's calling his "farewell" tour. As in farewell to the outside world.

"I'm nothing without you," Wayne, who will be sentenced February 9 after a weapons possession conviction, told a wild crowd at New Orleans Arena.

A BIG HOUSE FOR A LIL WAYNE: He'll be sentenced in February.

The charge that will land L-Dubs in prison stemmed from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus in New York when authorities said they smelled marijuana, and as they approached, he tossed aside a bag with a loaded .40-caliber handgun.

In two separate cases, he faces trial in March on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Yuma County, Ariz., and recently, he had to postpone a show after police stopped two of his buses in Texas and found marijuana on board.

Not good with those mouths to feed. Guy had three sons in one year. Do the math on that one. Box of Trojans? $14.99. Eighteen years of child support ...

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The Florida housing market is bad enough. We don't envy anyone trying to sell a place there - especially the Miami real estate agents with Lil Wayne's listing.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper's three-bedroom, two-bathroom pad in South Beach is up for sale for $520,000. He might want to consider staging it.

Lil Wayne in Concert

Or at least cracking a window.

A prospective buyer tells this story to the New York Post:

"My fiancée and I called and the broker, deadpan, goes, 'I have two questions: Are you offended by the smell of marijuana? And do you mind coming late in the afternoon?"

"It's currently occupied by Lil Wayne, and these are not morning people."

UP IN SMOKE: Literally. That's how we'd describe Wayne's condo.

"Once we got there, a member of Wayne's posse opened the door to the overwhelming smell of marijuana. Two hot, rap-video-looking girls were walking around in nothing but underwear, blasting hip-hop. We went in and tried not to stare."

Lil Wayne, who also has a $3.1 million condo in the Murano Grande building and wasn't present during this hilarious tour, is actually a very neat tenant.

"He had a perfectly organized closet ... neatly stacked piles of XXL magazine, and a fully stocked bar featuring multiple bottles of Hennessy Black."

Wayne, real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, is releasing his new album, Rebirth, in February, when he'll be sentenced on weapons-possession charges.

He'll be going to jail for a year or so.

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Lil' Wayne is once again facing legal problems, although at least he's mixing in some copyright infringement with his usual means of running afoul.

Weezy, along with Birdman (also a rapper), have been slapped with a new copyright lawsuit by a Florida resident named Thomas Marasciullo.

L-Dubs

Marasciullo accuses both of using his voice without permission on albums.

His story goes like this: Back in 2006, Marasciullo was asked to record "Italian-styled spoken-word recordings" for Cash Money Records and is claiming those recordings were used on four tracks on Lil' Wayne's album Like Father, Like Son.

They also appear on Birdman's 5 (Star) Stunna record, he claims.

Lil Wayne is used to legal battles, but not of the copyright infringement variety. Mostly of the thug variety. The rap star is set to begin a prison term early next year.

Why didn't he figure this out years ago? He says he only learned his voice was being used after his daughter was trying to download Aretha Franklin's "Respect" for a ringtone, but mistakenly played the Lil Wayne song of the same name.

On a side note, his daughter must have been traumatized.

Marasciullo also claims that his son was fired from a recording engineer job with Cash Money Records after he started asking bosses for compensation.

Compensation for a job? What a novel concept. Marasciullo is suing Birdman and Lil Wayne, who is going to jail soon, Cash Money and Universal Music.

He is seeking unspecified damages from the rappers. He'd better hope Wayne has enough cash money left, having just had three kids in one year.