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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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  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Billboard: Taylor Swift fue la artista más rentable del 2011

    Taylor Swift está de nuevo en el No. 1: la cantante encabeza la lista de los artistas que más dinero generaron en el 2011 de la revista Billboard. Enrique Iglesias quedó de 23o. Swift produjo más de 35 millones de dólares en el 2011, según la lista de...
  • Bruce Springsteen knocks Adele out of the top spot, but barely

    Bruce Springsteen knocks Adele out of the top spot, but barely
    It took the Boss to knock Adele’s unstoppable “21” out of the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200. Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th No. 1 debut with his latest opus, “Wrecking Ball,” pushing 196,000 copies, according to...
  • Stanford strives to keep winning tradition going

    Stanford doesn't have the tallest player in the women's game, or the most attention-grabbing. All it has, and has had for more than two decades, is a top-notch tradition and a program that just keeps winning. Stanford, the No. 1 seed in the Fresno...
  • Sage Hill alumni make Forbes list

    Two recent graduates of Newport Coast private school Sage Hill were named in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30 list." Mark Ramadan, 25, was recognized in the category of food and wine and Matthew Schlicht, 23, for social and mobile. Ramadan is the co-...
  • Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival features the ever-complex Brother Ali

    Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival features the ever-complex Brother Ali
    Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival Featuring include Brother Ali (USA), Shad (Rwanda/Canada), Los Rakas (Panama/USA), Sweatshop Union (Canada), Native Sun (Mozambique/UK), Guti-Angel of the well known group La Dupla (Portugal), Ian Kamau (Trinidad/...