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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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  • Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'

    Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'
    Are hip-hop artists such as Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne the new generation of black minstrels -- the African American jesters who used to entertain audiences with cartoonish, racially stereotypical shtick before the collapse of the Jim Crow South?...
  • 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...
  • With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars

    With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars
    NEW YORK (AP) — He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
  • Nicki Minaj Comes Out Swinging In Heated Funkmaster Flex Interview Where She Offers No Apologies

    Nicki Minaj Comes Out Swinging In Heated Funkmaster Flex Interview Where She Offers No Apologies
    Nicki Minaj has broken her silence about her last minute cancellation at Hot 97′s Summer Jam Sunday, which left thousands of fans disappointed and angry. Minaj, who was expected to headline the annual concert at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford,...
  • Exclusive: Lil Wayne says Kobe Bryant inspires him in life [Video]

    Exclusive: Lil Wayne says Kobe Bryant inspires him in life [Video]
    Lil Wayne was sitting courtside at a recent Lakers playoff game, cheering on his favorite player, Kobe Bryant, whom the rapper says has inspired much more than just his music. "He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just...
  • Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him

    Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him
    Need help getting up to speed with Lil Wayne? Here are the important tidbits: •••• His new mixtape, a stopgag release and a literal apology for making his fans wait for his new album, is titled Sorry For the Wait. It drops Wednesday....
  • Happy 'Watch the Throne' Day

    Happy 'Watch the Throne' Day
    Watch the Leak? Not this time. Jay-Z and Kanye West's much anticipated collaboration, Watch the Throne, was released how they wanted it to — on iTunes this morning at 12 a.m. — without a leak. That alone is impressive (sorry Mom and Pop...
  • 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)....
  • Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean

    Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean
    Here’s an understatement: the rap blogs were busy yesterday. It seemed like every hour, there was another leak from a big-name artist. Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean and Lil Wayne were all victims of Hulkshare liberation. But now for the important part:...
  • 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...
  • Trae the Truth's voice provides the low-end on 'Gettin' Paid'

    Trae the Truth's voice provides the low-end on 'Gettin' Paid'
    Posting this for any rap fans unfamiliar with Trae, a hometown hero from Houston, Texas. His voice, a gravelly but melodic bass (at least I think; haven't taken a music theory class since, well, ever), often commands whatever track he jumps on. He raps...