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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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  • Pitchfork Day 2: Sleigh Bells, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wild Flag

    Pitchfork Day 2: Sleigh Bells, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wild Flag
    Pitchfork Day 2 is in the books for Saturday in Union Park. Here’s the rundown from yours truly (GK) and my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG): 1:09 p.m.: The pleasant chirping of crickets provides the transition between songs for the...
  • Album review: The Very Best, 'MTMTMK'

    Album review: The Very Best, 'MTMTMK'
    ***1/2 (out of four) The Very Best, a London-based collaboration between Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo, has a history of globalizing U.S. and European musical influences. Yet by including familiar reference points, the...
  • Concert review: Nicki Minaj at Chicago Theatre

    Concert review: Nicki Minaj at Chicago Theatre
    A few months ago at the nationally televised Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj staged what looked like an exorcism while singing “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Then she levitated. There was nothing quite as outrageous (or bewildering) as that moment...
  • New Music Tuesday: No Doubt, David Guetta and Kendrick Lamar

    New Music Tuesday: No Doubt, David Guetta and Kendrick Lamar
    - The O.C.-band No Doubt returns and with "Settle Down," the first single off of the group's first new album in more than a decade, Push and Shove, due out Sept. 25. - With help from Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, David Guetta  "I Can Only Imagine," the...
  • 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,...
  • Deputy Who Saved Lil Wayne Arrested for Taser Use

    Deputy Who Saved Lil Wayne Arrested for Taser Use
    A man known as the deputy who saved Lil Wayne is facing a malfeasance in office charge. Former Jefferson Parish Deputy Robert Hoobler turned himself in Thursday. Hoobler is accused of using excessive force with his taser while arresting a man in Marrero...
  • Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts

    Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts
    Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG): 11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
  • Album review: 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story'

    Album review: 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story'
    **1/2 (out of four) You may know 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi, actually named Tauheed Epps) from his self-referential ad lib (“2 Chaiiiinnnnz”) and his nasal, strongly Atlanta-accented voice that cranks out fresh, funny punchlines about...
  • 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...
  • Lil Wayne seizure puts spotlight on rappers' use of 'sizzurp'

    The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
  • Lil Wayne reportedly leaves hospital after nearly weeklong stay

    Lil Wayne reportedly leaves hospital after nearly weeklong stay
    Lil Wayne was reportedly released from an L.A. hospital Monday after a nearly weeklong stay that set off a social media frenzy regarding the rapper's health. Mack Maine, president of Lil Wayne's record label, wrote late Monday on Twitter that the rapper...
  • Have dreadlocks outgrown their old meaning?

    Have dreadlocks outgrown their old meaning?
    When Timothy Simmons decided to let his hair grow into locks in 2005, he did so out of pride for his African-American culture. For years, his reddish-brown hair was well-coiffed and grew until it cascaded down to the middle of his back. "For me it was a...