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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...
  • Interview: Never heard of Romeo Santos? Will Smith and Usher could change that

    Interview: Never heard of Romeo Santos? Will Smith and Usher could change that
    Anthony Santos used to work out at his gym in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood relatively unrecognized. Other than the gym’s Latino staff members, few ever noticed the Bronx native. That changed three years ago when ads featuring Santos —...
  • Chi-Tunes: Trell Love

    Chi-Tunes: Trell Love
    Chicago rapper Trell Love answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? Fans have your material in their iTunes and always wonder what it's like to see you in person. When they...
  • Power 106 FM's Cali Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre

    Power 106 FM's Cali Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre
    “All my life I want money and power,” Kendrick Lamar raps in his song “Backseat Freestyle,” and less than three months after the release of his major-label debut, the Compton MC appears to be enjoying plenty of both. A deft...
  • Album review: T.I., 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head'

    Album review: T.I., 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head'
    *** (of 4)   One of the ironically timeless issues with the rap genre is how its artists deal with aging. Rockers can gracefully mature with time, or, in the case of the Rolling Stones, just never ever ever ever go away. But in hip-hop, whose topics...
  • Michael Phelps seeded third in 200 IM final; Ryan Lochte is first

    Michael Phelps seeded third in 200 IM final; Ryan Lochte is first
    Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps today qualified for Thursday’s 200 individual medley final at the Aquatic Centre in London. They finished 1-2 in their heat, while Laszlo Cseh of Hungary won the second heat. Lochte is seeded first for the final, Cseh...
  • Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts

    Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts
    Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG): 11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
  • Album review: 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story'

    Album review: 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story'
    **1/2 (out of four) You may know 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi, actually named Tauheed Epps) from his self-referential ad lib (“2 Chaiiiinnnnz”) and his nasal, strongly Atlanta-accented voice that cranks out fresh, funny punchlines about...