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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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  • 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...
  • Weekend's best bet: Smokers Club Tour with Curren$y at Rams Head Live

    Weekend's best bet: Smokers Club Tour with Curren$y at Rams Head Live
    The latest issue of Spin is a celebration of "Hip-hop's DIY Movement" (with a great essay from Baltimore scribe and former b contributor Brandon Soderberg). There are so many micro-genres splintering in hip-hop that a magazine has to devote a whole...
  • Tickets to Chris Brown's Virginia Beach show go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 29

    Tickets to Chris Brown's Virginia Beach show go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 29
    As previously reported in Sound Check, R&B comeback man Chris Brown will bring his "F.A.M.E. Tour" to Virginia Beach on Oct. 9. Tickets to the show at Farm Bureau amphitheater will go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, promoters announced this week. They'...
  • Katy Perry, Adele lead VMA pack

    If you find estrogen appealing -- and we're guessing at least half of you do (maybe more) -- you'll want to tune into the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 28, on, you guessed it, MTV. We say that because it's the ladies who seem to have...
  • Lightning bidding to take step up

    Lightning bidding to take step up
    If the Sage Hill School football team didn't get enough of its coaches over the summer, the players could watch two of them every Thursday night on television. Defensive line coach Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and secondary coach Ricky Sharpe were on the summer...
  • 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...