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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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  • The 2011 concert scene: Big stars, flashy stagecraft and hometown heroes

    The 2011 concert scene: Big stars, flashy stagecraft and hometown heroes
    The year 2011 won't go down in the record books as one of the region's best for live music. With the economy sputtering, promoters seemed to hedge their bets over the last 12 months. Even so, there were memorable moments on area stages. Plenty of big...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
  • Best Bets for July 27-Aug. 2: Lil Wayne, Warped Tour, Seun Kuti

    Best Bets for July 27-Aug. 2: Lil Wayne, Warped Tour, Seun Kuti
    WEDNESDAY 27: GOURMET IN THE PARK Miami’s food trucks once again make their way northward for aFort Lauderdale-based food-truck meet-up. Foodies will have a dozen options to choose from: the sandwich-and-soup purveyor CheeseMeMobile, the fried...
  • 2010 in review: Top 10 albums and then some

    As usual, in creating my annual top 10 albums of the year, I limited myself to albums of original, contemporary studio work. This year, that was harder to do than in previous years. Ruling out reissues meant I had to toss out pretty much the greatest rock...
  • Memorial weekend party guide

    Memorial weekend party guide
    Lil Wayne Each year, thousands of hip-hop fans crowd Miami Beach to celebrate Memorial weekend. Whether you want to chill on a yacht surrounded by 100 beautiful women or get drunk with Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne, you'll find out where to do so in this...
  • Exclusive: Lil Wayne says Kobe Bryant inspires him in life [Video]

    Exclusive: Lil Wayne says Kobe Bryant inspires him in life [Video]
    Lil Wayne was sitting courtside at a recent Lakers playoff game, cheering on his favorite player, Kobe Bryant, whom the rapper says has inspired much more than just his music. "He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just...
  • Pencil this in: Removing tattoo ink is costly, painful ordeal

    "You know that's permanent, right?" "Have you thought about how that'll look when you get old?" These are two comments people who want tattoos hear from those who think tattoos are pointless. I specialized in ignoring the anti-tattoo folks, but after...
  • Allow me to introduce myself

    Allow me to introduce myself
    What’s the point of a music critic? In my case, I’m sure of what it isn’t: it’s not to obnoxiously claim “FIRST!” on an obscure basement act nor is it to boorishly write off work because it’s “just not for...
  • Donald Glover's 'EP': Part funny, part sad, all meh

    Donald Glover's 'EP': Part funny, part sad, all meh
    DOWNLOAD: Childish Gambino, EP (2011, Internet) A fair question: Is Donald Glover too talented for his own good? The 27-year-old actor plays Troy on arguably NBC’s best comedy, “Community.” His sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy is a...
  • Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives

    Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives
    Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
  • Drake claims top spot on 'All of the Lights' remix

    Drake claims top spot on 'All of the Lights' remix
    This may not be the final version of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” remix, but even a sketch is worth breaking down. It currently lacks a West verse but the additions of Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean is a major development. How did the...