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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: Das Racist's "Relax"

     
    Album Review: Das Racist's "Relax" written by Matt Diehl...
  • Album review: The Knux's 'Eraser'

     
    Before Lil Wayne poured himself into skinny jeans, the Knux redefined rap in its own iconoclastic hipster image on the 2008 debut “Remind Me in 3 Days....” New Orleans-bred, L.A.-based sibling duo Alvin and Kentrell Lindsey tweaked genre...
  • Album review: J. Cole's 'Cole World: The Sideline Story'

     
    “Got a dollar and a dream,” J. Cole raps near the beginning of his major-label debut, but who’s he kidding? No rundown of this North Carolina native’s possessions is complete without the star-making endorsement of Jay-Z, who in...
  • Happy 29th birthday, Lil Wayne!

     
    "Tha Carter IV" artist celebrates his 29th birthday today....
  • Lil Wayne releases video for the title track from 'I'm Not a Human Being' EP

     
    After a four-year run in which he worked longer and odder hours than a subcontinental call center employee, Lil Wayne has been conspicuously silent since starting his year-long prison sentence in March. Granted, he's been dictating blog posts and has........
  • Mistrial declared in reggae singer Buju Banton's drug case

     
    Perhaps the drums beaten on Buju Banton's behalf this weekend by Rastafarian elders at a two-night vigil in Jamaica had an effect: A mistrial was declared Monday for the reggae singer, who was arrested in December on suspicion of conspiracy to possess and...
  • Producer Bangladesh plots his pop domination, but not before settling differences

     
    Bangladesh has his sights set on “changing the game.” And he plans on doing this with a few unexpected muses. Recently named one of six top urban producers at this year's BMI Urban Music Awards, the Atlanta-based beatmaker, whose birth......
  • On the charts: Zac Brown gallops to the top, but eyes look ahead to Lil Wayne

     
    Country good ol' boys Zac Brown Band and slick pop band Maroon 5 battled for the top spot on this week's pop chart, a bout between two former best new artist Grammy winners. The trophy, in this case, signifies each......
  • Big Boi talks Kate Bush, Chico Dusty, 'Rap Jedi School', and the timeline for a new OutKast album

     
    Speed certainly isn’t a part of Antwan "Big Boi" Patton’s creative process. It’s been more than four years since Outkast, the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group he co-founded with Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin, released an album, despite more than...
  • Concert review: M.I.A. at the Vic

     
    M.I.A. performs at the Vic. View more pictures of M.I.A. in Chicago HERE. (Chris Sweda, Tribune) As M.I.A. made her exit Wednesday in the first of two concerts at the Vic Theatre, her breakthrough hit “Paper Planes” was pumping through......
  • Lil Wayne lands in solitary confinement for contraband

     
    On Monday, rapper Lil Wayne was sent to solitary confinement for a month as punishment for possessing "music contraband" -- headphones and a charger for an MP3 player -- back in May. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter......
  • Gucci Mane makes a forceful 'Appeal' on his new album

     
    In 2010, three of the top MCs in mainstream rap have had major career turning points thwarted by legal drama. T.I., Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane have dealt with it in very different ways. After a jail term resulting from......