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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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Taking 'Take Care' now: Drake's sophomore album leaks

    Taking 'Take Care' now: Drake's sophomore album leaks
    If Drake's brand of hyper-detailed rap-meets-loverboy-R&B turns you cold, it's time to step away from the Internet for the rest of the month. Late last night — hours after Drake hosted a two-hour radio stint on his hometown's Flow 93.5 and...
  • 'Glee' Recap: The First Time

    'Glee' Recap: The First Time
    Let's talk about sexy, baby, 'Glee' style. S-e-x was the topic of conversation tonight on 'Glee.' After a vanilla version of "Tonight" from West Side Story by Rachel and Blaine, aka Maria and Tony, Artie asks them about their lack of passion. Both the...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Sarah Hyland

    There's a genuine connection between the snooty girl and nerdy guy in Disney Channel's "Geek Charming." This makes sense considering the film, which premiered Nov. 11 and repeats Sunday, Nov. 13, stars the real-life couple Sarah Hyland (Hayley in "Modern...
  • Punk rock boy Patrick Stump still calls Chicago 'sweet home'

    Punk rock boy Patrick Stump still calls Chicago 'sweet home'
    Patrick Stump doesn’t claim to be cool. “I don't believe in guilty pleasures,” Stump says, when the subject of pop music comes up. The Fall Out Boy singer’s solo album, “Soul Punk,” which dropped Oct. 18, is the...
  • Album review: Drake, 'Take Care'

    Album review: Drake, 'Take Care'
    3 stars (out of 4) Drake, the melancholy hustler with a conscience, is back drunk-dialing former girlfriends and mourning the ones who got away. Jay-Z he is not. Hip-hop’s hard-core faithful don’t know what to make of him; he’s too...