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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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  • 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...
  • A semi-famous guide to New Year's Eve

    A semi-famous guide to New Year's Eve
    If you want to party with a celebrity during the winter, New Year’s Eve is likely your best opportunity. That’s when celebs who normally would avoid Chicago during the colder months brave the frigid temperatures to make appearances at the...
  • In the studio or in a train station, Maroon 5 keeps rolling along

    In the studio or in a train station, Maroon 5 keeps rolling along
    You’ve seen concerts at the United Center and the Allstate Arena, at Metro and the Riviera Theatre. But have you ever seen a band play in a Chicago train station? About 1,800 Chicagoans did Thursday — for free. Maroon 5 and “Love Song&...
  • 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 —...
  • 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,"...
  • Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound

    Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound
    Just like she did on her previous two solo albums, Kelly Rowland — best known as one third of the superstar trio Destiny’s Child — enlisted some help from the hip-hop world on her newest album, “Here I Am.” The album features...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps still has work left to do

    Michael Phelps still has work left to do
    On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence. "Thank you Mr....
  • '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...
  • Mindless Behavior, a boy band for the digital age

    Mindless Behavior, a boy band for the digital age
    At this month's BET Awards, the Viewers' Choice award seemed like a battle of front-runners. Nominees Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West were seated in the front row, a skip away from the podium. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne were also nominated. They all lost to...
  • Q&A: Mac Miller, major without the label

    Q&A: Mac Miller, major without the label
    In the past two years, Mac Miller, a 20-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, could have signed a number of deals from major labels. Instead, Miller stayed loyal to his hometown independent label, Rostrum Records. The payoff came in November, when Miller's...