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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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  • Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more

    Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more
    - SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour. - Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days! - Another...
  • Lil Wayne at 1st Mariner Arena: Random observations in between or during raging

    Lil Wayne at 1st Mariner Arena: Random observations in between or during raging
    First, a note: I didn't go to this concert as a reviewer. I bought my ticket with a group of friends, all big-time Wayne heads. We drank beers and spent most of our night JAMMING. But work was never too far away: I took mental notes, so here's my...
  • Lil Wayne drops Rick Ross-collab 'If I Die Today (John)'

    Lil Wayne drops Rick Ross-collab 'If I Die Today (John)'
    UPDATE: Universal Music Group is killing all of the YouTube videos. Head over to Rap Radar to stream the track — just make sure it's the dirty version. It's on iTunes, too. Lil Wayne quietly dropped the second Carter IV single last night and how...
  • 'Rolling Papers' Week, Day 4: How to make very unnatural Wiz Khalifa songs

    'Rolling Papers' Week, Day 4: How to make very unnatural Wiz Khalifa songs
    It’s Rolling Papers Week at Louder Now. Wiz Khalifa, hip-hop’s young pothead-in-charge, dropped his highly anticipated major-label debut Tuesday. Every day this week, I’m going to analyze the tracks: what works, what doesn’t and...
  • With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars

    With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars
    NEW YORK (AP) — He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
  • Boy's fatal stabbing sparks revenge killing

    Boy's fatal stabbing sparks revenge killing
    The body of 13-year-old Tywonde' Jones lay under a white sheet behind a decrepit vacant home in Northwest Baltimore. He had been stabbed and slashed 228 times. One-hundred and eighty-eight were puncture wounds, some as deep as six inches, piercing his...
  • Drake eyes the 'Throne' on the instant classic 'I'm On One'

    Drake eyes the 'Throne' on the instant classic 'I'm On One'
    In January, Drake facetiously told Tim Westwood that he heard “some other guys” — Kanye West and Jay-Z — were doing a joint album. He even inferred the titans jacked the idea from him and Lil Wayne. It’s a funny shot...
  • Rick Ross and his Maybach Empire celebrate album, foolishly leave off 'Perfectionist'

    Rick Ross and his Maybach Empire celebrate album, foolishly leave off 'Perfectionist'
    Rick Ross is the most consistent — and arguably the most important — rapper working today. Hip-hop's crown changes heads with swift regularity (ask me tomorrow and I could say Kanye West or Lil Wayne based on whatever new leak was liberated)....
  • Watch this now: Frank Ocean, 'Acura Integurl'

    Watch this now: Frank Ocean, 'Acura Integurl'
    Frank Ocean's soon-to-be-rereleased album, Nostalgia, Ultra., is a grower. When I first heard it in March, it seemed like a better-than-average debut a few rare flashes of brilliance. But I wasn't bowled over. For every slick no-brainer ("Novacane,"...
  • Five Great Songs: Beyonce, Bon Iver, Jamie xx, Lil Wayne and Nipsey Hussle

    Five Great Songs: Beyonce, Bon Iver, Jamie xx, Lil Wayne and Nipsey Hussle
    “Five Great Songs” is a new Louder Now feature I hope to do with some frequency. You may have heard these songs before or you might have missed them, but it’s my hope to offer something new as to why they matter. Again, I’m not...
  • Concert tours: Getting their act together

    Concert tours: Getting their act together
    When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years. But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
  • Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him

    Lil Wayne is 'Back' and not as good, at least according to him
    Need help getting up to speed with Lil Wayne? Here are the important tidbits: •••• His new mixtape, a stopgag release and a literal apology for making his fans wait for his new album, is titled Sorry For the Wait. It drops Wednesday....