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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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  • MTV's VMAs Offer Flips, Dives and One Direction

    MTV's VMAs Offer Flips, Dives and One Direction
    Los Angeles -- The MTV Video Music Awards competed with Vice President Joe Biden's convention speech Thursday night, offering Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas doing flips and rapper Lil' Wayne stage diving. MTV moved the East Coast broadcast of...
  • New Music Tuesday: PSY, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne and more...

    New Music Tuesday: PSY, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne and more...
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  • American Idol 12th season judges announced

    American Idol 12th season judges announced
    When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved...
  • Lil Wayne opens new skatepark in Lower Ninth Ward

    Lil Wayne opens new skatepark in Lower Ninth Ward
    The Lower 9th Ward is now home to one of the best indoor skate parks in the nation, with a little help from local hip hop artist Lil Wayne kicking things off. The local Grammy award winning rap artist says’ he’s helping turn his passion...
  • Lil Wayne dethrones the King

    Lil Wayne dethrones the King
    There’s a shake-up on Billboard's Hot 100 Hits. Brace yourselves, people because the 'King of Rock & Roll' has officially been dethroned by none other than rapper Lil Wayne. According to Billboard, thanks to his feature on the new game song...
  • MAPS Production House highlights Wynwood on the international fashion map

    MAPS Production House highlights Wynwood on the international fashion map
    In the ‘90s, all eyes were on South Beach as the uber-destination for fashion spreads, music videos and ad campaigns. There was a sizzling sultriness that only Miami could bring at the time. After Versace’s death in 1997, shooting in Miami...
  • Welcome back, Fall Out Boy

    Welcome back, Fall Out Boy
    Even if you're Tommy Lee, releasing pictures of your junk (intentionally or not) is never a plus in the musical credibility column. So it's no surprise that off-stage incidents like that progressively turned Pete Wentz into much more than the bassist...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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 —...