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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 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...
  • 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...
  • Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more

    Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more
    MOVIES OPENING A Better Life Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part The Trip Winnie the Pooh NOTABLE TV Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy) MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN) Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
  • 10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week

    10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week
    1. Sum up Artscape? That’s one of the best things about it — you can’t. Especially since this is the free arts festival blowout’s 30th year (celebrating everything 1980s, which we assume you love). And, of course, there’s...
  • Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives

    Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives
    Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
  • 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...
  • Quietly, Pitta emerges as clutch pass catcher for Ravens

    Quietly, Pitta emerges as clutch pass catcher for Ravens
    Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta emerged from the tunnel at mostly empty Paul Brown Stadium about three hours before kickoff last Sunday and began what has become a game-day ritual. They warmed up with some casual throwing and running. They then moved to...