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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: DJ Drama

    Video/Q&A: DJ Drama
    DJ Drama may have the most famous shout in hip-hop, if not all of music. The Atlanta DJ, whose Gangsta Grillz mixtape releases with artists like T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne helped define the modern hip-hop distribution model, has shouted his boasts...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Forbes Issues Its Cash Kings List: Jay-Z #1

    Forbes Issues Its Cash Kings List: Jay-Z #1
    Watch the Throne rappers Jay-Z, at $37 million, and Kanye West, with $16 million, take the #1 and #3 spots respectively on Forbes' Cash Kingsn list, based on earnings over the past 12 months. Wedged between them is Diddy, whose partnership with Diageo's...
  • Kanye West, Jay-Z's 'Throne' dominates BET Award nominations

     
    Kanye West leads the list of nominations for the 2012 BET Awards, which the network announced on Tuesday. West scored a leading seven, six of them the result of his heralded collaboration with Jay-Z....