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Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne
Southern rapper Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., began his career as a member of rap group The Hot Boys -- but the prolific rapper is best known for his solo work. His solo debut, "Tha Block is Hot," went double platinum. "Tha Carter" and "Tha Carter II" were also chart-toppers.

Lil Wayne was catapulted to superstar status with the release of 2008's "Tha Carter III." The album featured several hits including "A Milli," "Mr. Carter" and "Lollipop." In 2008, Lil Wayne was the leading Grammy nominee, with a total of eight nominations.
Southern rapper Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., began his career as a member of rap group The Hot Boys -- but the prolific rapper is best known for his solo work. His solo debut, "Tha Block is Hot," went double platinum. "Tha Carter" and "Tha Carter II" were also chart-toppers.

Lil Wayne was catapulted to superstar status with the release of 2008's "Tha Carter III." The album featured several hits including "A Milli," "Mr. Carter" and "Lollipop." In 2008, Lil Wayne was the leading Grammy nominee, with a total of eight nominations.
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  • Drake and Lil Wayne square off, sort of, at the Hollywood Bowl

    Drake and Lil Wayne square off, sort of, at the Hollywood Bowl
    It’s an indication of the impact Drake and Lil Wayne have had on hip-hop that one portion of their joint concert at the Hollywood Bowl – a performance framed as a battle between the two superstar rappers – was about who could be softer.
  • Lil Wayne seizure puts spotlight on rappers' use of 'sizzurp'

    The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...

    Lil Wayne reportedly leaves hospital after nearly weeklong stay

    Lil Wayne reportedly leaves hospital after nearly weeklong stay
    Lil Wayne was reportedly released from an L.A. hospital Monday after a nearly weeklong stay that set off a social media frenzy regarding the rapper's health. Mack Maine, president of Lil Wayne's record label, wrote late Monday on Twitter that the rapper...

    Lil Wayne's 'America's Most Wanted' tour comes to Baltimore in July

    Lil Wayne's 'America's Most Wanted' tour comes to Baltimore in July
    UPDATE (March 28): Meaghan McCracken, 1st Mariner Arena's public relations manager, confirmed today that Lil Wayne's "America's Most Wanted" tour will take stop at the arena on July 17. The presale for CITI Card members begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets...

    Album review: Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not a Human Being II'

    Album review: Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not a Human Being II'
    ** (out of 4) Just before the release of Lil Wayne's most recent album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," TMZ reported that the rapper was being read his last rites in an L.A. hospital—seeming altogether very human. Thankfully, those reports were...