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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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  • Boy's fatal stabbing sparks revenge killing

    Boy's fatal stabbing sparks revenge killing
    The body of 13-year-old Tywonde' Jones lay under a white sheet behind a decrepit vacant home in Northwest Baltimore. He had been stabbed and slashed 228 times. One-hundred and eighty-eight were puncture wounds, some as deep as six inches, piercing his...
  • Drake eyes the 'Throne' on the instant classic 'I'm On One'

    Drake eyes the 'Throne' on the instant classic 'I'm On One'
    In January, Drake facetiously told Tim Westwood that he heard “some other guys” — Kanye West and Jay-Z — were doing a joint album. He even inferred the titans jacked the idea from him and Lil Wayne. It’s a funny shot...
  • Rick Ross and his Maybach Empire celebrate album, foolishly leave off 'Perfectionist'

    Rick Ross and his Maybach Empire celebrate album, foolishly leave off 'Perfectionist'
    Rick Ross is the most consistent — and arguably the most important — rapper working today. Hip-hop's crown changes heads with swift regularity (ask me tomorrow and I could say Kanye West or Lil Wayne based on whatever new leak was liberated)....
  • Watch this now: Frank Ocean, 'Acura Integurl'

    Watch this now: Frank Ocean, 'Acura Integurl'
    Frank Ocean's soon-to-be-rereleased album, Nostalgia, Ultra., is a grower. When I first heard it in March, it seemed like a better-than-average debut a few rare flashes of brilliance. But I wasn't bowled over. For every slick no-brainer ("Novacane,"...
  • Lil Wayne to play Virginia Beach July 30

    Lil Wayne to play Virginia Beach July 30
    Lil Wayne can't stay away from Hampton Roads, it seems. The gonzo rap king played Hampton Coliseum March 23, but he's ready to return. Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music Tour will stop at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (formerly known as Virginia Beach...
  • Lil' Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown Deliver At Hot 97 Summer Jam

    Lil' Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown Deliver At Hot 97 Summer Jam
    The biggest names in music converged on the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey Sunday for Hot 97's annual Summer Jam concert. Chock-full of hip hop's finest, the monster-sized show included performances from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross,...
  • Fans Wait for Hours as New Tech N9ne Album Hits Stores

    Fans Wait for Hours as New Tech N9ne Album Hits Stores
    The rapper that MTV calls the "Underground King of the Midwest" may not be so underground after Tuesday, as Kansas City's own Tech N9ne released "All 6's and 7's," which has already shot into the Top 5 on the album charts and is one of iTunes most-...
  • Five Great Songs: Beyonce, Bon Iver, Jamie xx, Lil Wayne and Nipsey Hussle

    Five Great Songs: Beyonce, Bon Iver, Jamie xx, Lil Wayne and Nipsey Hussle
    “Five Great Songs” is a new Louder Now feature I hope to do with some frequency. You may have heard these songs before or you might have missed them, but it’s my hope to offer something new as to why they matter. Again, I’m not...
  • Concert tours: Getting their act together

    Concert tours: Getting their act together
    When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years. But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
  • Web sites created for fun wind up in print

    Web sites created for fun wind up in print
    At first glance it doesn't seem the books "Understand Rap" and "ZooBorns" would have much in common. But both books share Chicago roots, have 30-year-old authors, came out in 2010 and were written with the help of readers of their Web sites. "ZooBorns,"...
  • Rapper Ja Rule Pleads Guilty In NY Weapon Case

    Rapper Ja Rule Pleads Guilty In NY Weapon Case
    Rapper Ja Rule on Monday pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a July 2007 stop of his luxury sports car. Wearing dark-blue jeans and a black sweater, the rapper said "guilty" and answered "yes" in a low voice to a...