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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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  • 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...
  • Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse

    Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse
    Lil Wayne kicked off his “I’m Still Music” tour last night in Providence, Rhode Island, four days before he performs at 1st Mariner Arena. (I’ll be in the nosebleeds with my crew. Say hi.) MTV News’ Jayson Rodriguez covered...
  • Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more

    Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more
    - SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour. - Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days! - Another...
  • Lil Wayne at 1st Mariner Arena: Random observations in between or during raging

    Lil Wayne at 1st Mariner Arena: Random observations in between or during raging
    First, a note: I didn't go to this concert as a reviewer. I bought my ticket with a group of friends, all big-time Wayne heads. We drank beers and spent most of our night JAMMING. But work was never too far away: I took mental notes, so here's my...
  • Lil Wayne drops Rick Ross-collab 'If I Die Today (John)'

    Lil Wayne drops Rick Ross-collab 'If I Die Today (John)'
    UPDATE: Universal Music Group is killing all of the YouTube videos. Head over to Rap Radar to stream the track — just make sure it's the dirty version. It's on iTunes, too. Lil Wayne quietly dropped the second Carter IV single last night and how...
  • 'Rolling Papers' Week, Day 4: How to make very unnatural Wiz Khalifa songs

    'Rolling Papers' Week, Day 4: How to make very unnatural Wiz Khalifa songs
    It’s Rolling Papers Week at Louder Now. Wiz Khalifa, hip-hop’s young pothead-in-charge, dropped his highly anticipated major-label debut Tuesday. Every day this week, I’m going to analyze the tracks: what works, what doesn’t and...
  • Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj bring their crazy to Chicago

    Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj bring their crazy to Chicago
    Two of hip-hop's top artists will tear up the United Center on Friday night, and if you didn't score tickets, you're missing out. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are top-selling musicians, but they also rank pretty high on the crazy meter. Whether she's wearing...