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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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  • Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans

    Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans
    Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Notre Dame women's basketball: Bad timing for one of those days

    Notre Dame women's basketball: Bad timing for one of those days
    SOUTH BEND -- Under the proper lighting conditions, as she impatiently fidgeted while doing her post-game media duty, it probably would have been possible to see steam coming from Skylar Diggins' ears. Man, was she mad. Ever the competitor, Wednesday...
  • 2012 Grammy Nominations

    1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson...
  • 2013 Grammy Award nominees

    Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
  • Lil Wayne's night in Miami

    Lil Wayne's night in Miami
    Over the weekend, tattoo-clad rapper Lil Wayne attended a birthday bash for his buddy, rapper French Montana at Bamboo nightclub in South Beach. Weezy kept a low profile in VIP, and was later joined by Miami's DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and Sean Kingston.  The...
  • Album review: Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not a Human Being II'

    Album review: Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not a Human Being II'
    ** (out of 4) Just before the release of Lil Wayne's most recent album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," TMZ reported that the rapper was being read his last rites in an L.A. hospital—seeming altogether very human. Thankfully, those reports were...
  • 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)....