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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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  • Q&A: St. Vincent

    Q&A: St. Vincent
    Annie Clark is, as a person, more polite than punk. “I tend to be kind of cerebral, I guess,” she explains. But the music she makes as St. Vincent—precise, ambitious rock full of airy vocal melodies and frenetic guitar parts—can be...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Mariah Carey celebrated at BMI Urban Awards

    Mariah Carey celebrated at BMI Urban Awards
    Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
  • New Music Tuesday: PSY, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne and more...

    New Music Tuesday: PSY, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne and more...
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  • Monty Williams due some heartwarming luck

    Monty Williams due some heartwarming luck
    The thought crosses former Magic forward Monty Williams' mind from time to time. He can't escape it. And as the New Orleans Hornets coach was coming down from the high of his team winning the NBA Draft lottery last week, it revisited him. "I feel...
  • Concert review: Drake at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

    Concert review: Drake at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    Drake had barely arrived on stage Saturday at the packed First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and already he was wrestling with his contradictions. “Lookin’ for the right way to do the wrong things,” he announced in “...
  • New Music Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne and Ludacris

    New Music Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne and Ludacris
    - Jennifer Lopez "Goin' In", the first single from the Step Up Revolution soundtrack, is a summer smash - Lil Wayne collaborated with Big Sean on 'My Homies Still,' a song set to be featured on Wayne's forthcoming I Am Not A Human Being Pt. 2 LP -...
  • 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...
  • Ryan Lochte and The Situation at Club LIV

    Ryan Lochte and The Situation at Club LIV
    Who has the better abs? That was the question on everyone's mind Sunday night at LIV in Miami Beach when Olympic hottie Ryan Lochte and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino partied the night away.   Sitch - who attended rehab this summer for an addiction...
  • 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...