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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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  • Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale

    Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale
    Lately, Baltimore has been booking more hip-hop shows (The Throne will be watched Oct. Nov. 1, while J. Cole, Yelawolf and Young Money's Tyga will all be here in the fall, too), a welcome trend for a city so close to bigger markets Philadelphia and...
  • Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean

    Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean
    Here’s an understatement: the rap blogs were busy yesterday. It seemed like every hour, there was another leak from a big-name artist. Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean and Lil Wayne were all victims of Hulkshare liberation. But now for the important part:...
  • Trae the Truth's voice provides the low-end on 'Gettin' Paid'

    Trae the Truth's voice provides the low-end on 'Gettin' Paid'
    Posting this for any rap fans unfamiliar with Trae, a hometown hero from Houston, Texas. His voice, a gravelly but melodic bass (at least I think; haven't taken a music theory class since, well, ever), often commands whatever track he jumps on. He raps...
  • Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him

    Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him
    Need help getting up to speed with Lil Wayne? Here are the important tidbits: •••• His new mixtape, a stopgag release and a literal apology for making his fans wait for his new album, is titled Sorry For the Wait. It drops Wednesday....
  • Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more

    Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more
    MOVIES OPENING A Better Life Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part The Trip Winnie the Pooh NOTABLE TV Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy) MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN) Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
  • 10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week

    10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week
    1. Sum up Artscape? That’s one of the best things about it — you can’t. Especially since this is the free arts festival blowout’s 30th year (celebrating everything 1980s, which we assume you love). And, of course, there’s...
  • Album review: Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'

    Album review: Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'
    *** (out of four) No, Nicki Minaj still hasn’t made an album that consistently brandishes her best asset. (Not that one, dude.) I’m fine with that. Of course, it would be great if Minaj uncorked the jaw-dropping skills flashed in guest...
  • Q&A: Mac Miller, major without the label

    Q&A: Mac Miller, major without the label
    In the past two years, Mac Miller, a 20-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, could have signed a number of deals from major labels. Instead, Miller stayed loyal to his hometown independent label, Rostrum Records. The payoff came in November, when Miller's...
  • Boy, 15, shot to death in Marquette Park: 'This was a straight kid'

    Boy, 15, shot to death in Marquette Park: 'This was a straight kid'
    Deonte Malone woke his brother Wednesday afternoon to say he was stepping out for a while. That's the last time his family saw the 15-year-old boy alive. At 9 p.m. they got a call from authorities saying Deonte was found shot to death on the street...
  • A semi-famous guide to New Year's Eve

    A semi-famous guide to New Year's Eve
    If you want to party with a celebrity during the winter, New Year’s Eve is likely your best opportunity. That’s when celebs who normally would avoid Chicago during the colder months brave the frigid temperatures to make appearances at the...
  • Quietly, Pitta emerges as clutch pass catcher for Ravens

    Quietly, Pitta emerges as clutch pass catcher for Ravens
    Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta emerged from the tunnel at mostly empty Paul Brown Stadium about three hours before kickoff last Sunday and began what has become a game-day ritual. They warmed up with some casual throwing and running. They then moved to...