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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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  • MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings

    MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings
    When we look back at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, we will remember two things: 1) This Jessie J thing is not going to happen, America, but it wasn't for lack of effort, and 2) Beyonce and Jay-Z are having a baby. For a two-and-a-half hour show, you'...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Plan your week with our guide to everything going on this week MOVIES OPENING (Friday unless otherwise noted) The Debt (Wednesday) Apollo 18 Seven Days in Utopia Shark Night 3D NOTABLE TV Basketball Wives LA (series debut; 8 p.m. Monday; VH1) The Secret...
  • Album review: Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'

    Album review: Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'
    2 stars (out of 4) The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” had an enviable run for a few years, churning out free mix tapes, song-stealing cameos and major-label blockbusters with dizzying aplomb from 2004 to 2009. “Tha Carter III&...
  • The right yardstick to measure a rock star

    The right yardstick to measure a rock star
    With artists or bands with long histories such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Lil Wayne, context is key. It's important to know what's come before to appreciate what they're doing now. In many cases, the artist's own past is a daunting yardstick. Can...
  • Staff Q&A: What's your favorite song of the summer?

    Staff Q&A: What's your favorite song of the summer?
    The summer-song season is winding down, so we asked staff: What has been your favorite song of the summer? •••• Priscilla Ahn’s version of “Vibe So Hot.” Remember that first spark of summer love? It felt like this,...
  • Letter: Grand Joke Slam

    The Advocate's grand band slam "Best Band" covers Britney Spears, Lil Wayne and Gavin Degraw? The person voted as best singer/songwriter's material is compared to Lifehouse and Nickelback?! Best punk band admits to not being very punk, and being a jamband...
  • 10 cool Spotify playlists: Phish soundchecks, country duets, drinking songs

    10 cool Spotify playlists: Phish soundchecks, country duets, drinking songs
    Album of the Year Winners by thegrammys: An out-sized playlist that includes every category winner. Travel from Henry Mancini’s Music From Peter Gunn through Stevie Wonder’s silly three-album mid-’70s period to Phil Collins and George...
  • Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound

    Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound
    Just like she did on her previous two solo albums, Kelly Rowland — best known as one third of the superstar trio Destiny’s Child — enlisted some help from the hip-hop world on her newest album, “Here I Am.” The album features...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?

    'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?
    THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...
  • Future of Music Summit: More chaos ahead for artists

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At the intersection where Capitol Hill policy, technological innovation and musical creativity meet, tensions spilled over at the two-day Future of Music Summit while government officials washed their hands of the mounting chaos....
  • Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down

    Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down
    Compare Yelawolf to Eminem and you could miss the point. Sure, both are white rappers with chips on their shoulders and working-class backgrounds, but it's Yelawolf's power with the pen and his tenacity on the microphone that should be drawing the...