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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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  • Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse

    Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse
    Lil Wayne kicked off his “I’m Still Music” tour last night in Providence, Rhode Island, four days before he performs at 1st Mariner Arena. (I’ll be in the nosebleeds with my crew. Say hi.) MTV News’ Jayson Rodriguez covered...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Allow me to introduce myself

    Allow me to introduce myself
    What’s the point of a music critic? In my case, I’m sure of what it isn’t: it’s not to obnoxiously claim “FIRST!” on an obscure basement act nor is it to boorishly write off work because it’s “just not for...
  • 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...
  • Donald Glover's 'EP': Part funny, part sad, all meh

    Donald Glover's 'EP': Part funny, part sad, all meh
    DOWNLOAD: Childish Gambino, EP (2011, Internet) A fair question: Is Donald Glover too talented for his own good? The 27-year-old actor plays Troy on arguably NBC’s best comedy, “Community.” His sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy is a...
  • Drake claims top spot on 'All of the Lights' remix

    Drake claims top spot on 'All of the Lights' remix
    This may not be the final version of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” remix, but even a sketch is worth breaking down. It currently lacks a West verse but the additions of Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean is a major development. How did the...
  • MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings

    MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings
    When we look back at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, we will remember two things: 1) This Jessie J thing is not going to happen, America, but it wasn't for lack of effort, and 2) Beyonce and Jay-Z are having a baby. For a two-and-a-half hour show, you'...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Plan your week with our guide to everything going on this week MOVIES OPENING (Friday unless otherwise noted) The Debt (Wednesday) Apollo 18 Seven Days in Utopia Shark Night 3D NOTABLE TV Basketball Wives LA (series debut; 8 p.m. Monday; VH1) The Secret...
  • Staff Q&A: What's your favorite song of the summer?

    Staff Q&A: What's your favorite song of the summer?
    The summer-song season is winding down, so we asked staff: What has been your favorite song of the summer? •••• Priscilla Ahn’s version of “Vibe So Hot.” Remember that first spark of summer love? It felt like this,...
  • Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale

    Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale
    Lately, Baltimore has been booking more hip-hop shows (The Throne will be watched Oct. Nov. 1, while J. Cole, Yelawolf and Young Money's Tyga will all be here in the fall, too), a welcome trend for a city so close to bigger markets Philadelphia and...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?

    'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?
    THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...