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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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  • Meet the Recruit: Terps point guard commitment Sam Cassell Jr.

    Meet the Recruit: Terps point guard commitment Sam Cassell Jr.
    Sam Cassell Jr. was just 9 years old in the spring of 2002, but one particular memory from that time still resonates in his mind. “When [Maryland] won the national championship, the city of Baltimore was crazy,” Cassell recalled. “I...
  • Kristin Chenoweth tour hits Baltimore this week

    Kristin Chenoweth tour hits Baltimore this week
    She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
  • Meet the Recruit: Terps wide receiver commitment Amba Etta-Tawo

    Meet the Recruit: Terps wide receiver commitment Amba Etta-Tawo
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Amba Etta-Tawo Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1993 Birthplace: Muscat, Oman Hometown: Atlanta Height: 6-...
  • Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud

    Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud
    When Baltimore rapper DDm began writing the songs for his new mixtape, he looked to Omar Little, the ruthless-yet-honorable stickup man from "The Wire," for inspiration. Omar, like DDm, was raw, aggressive — and gay. DDm saw enough in common with...
  • June 13: Loud and proud

    When Baltimore rapper DDm began writing the songs for his new mixtape, he looked to Omar Little, the ruthless-yet-honorable stickup man from "The Wire," for inspiration. A small but growing number of city artists are helping challenge hip-hop's...
  • Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales

    Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales
    When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out. Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...
  • Weekend's best bet: Smokers Club Tour with Curren$y at Rams Head Live

    Weekend's best bet: Smokers Club Tour with Curren$y at Rams Head Live
    The latest issue of Spin is a celebration of "Hip-hop's DIY Movement" (with a great essay from Baltimore scribe and former b contributor Brandon Soderberg). There are so many micro-genres splintering in hip-hop that a magazine has to devote a whole...
  • Meet the Recruit: Terps safety commitment Anthony Nixon

    Meet the Recruit: Terps safety commitment Anthony Nixon
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Anthony Nixon Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1994 Birthplace: Pittsburgh Hometown: Pittsburgh Height: 6-...
  • Free bowling coupon: More Cheap Trick Thursday

    Free bowling coupon: More Cheap Trick Thursday
    Here is another free bowling opportunity to add to your calendar. Vote in the celebrity bowler contest and get a coupon for free bowling in honor of National Bowling Week, July 30 through Aug. 6. Options include Bill Murray, Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, as...
  • Roland Park Country School lacrosse team on its game at Baer School

    Roland Park Country School lacrosse team on its game at Baer School
    The Roland Park Country School varsity lacrosse team has overcome slow starts before to finish with a major victory. On Tuesday, March 20 at the William S. Baer School — a public school that serves children with multiple disabilities — in...
  • Weekend's best bet: Mac Miller at Patriot Center

    Weekend's best bet: Mac Miller at Patriot Center
    Watch the video for "Loud" above. His raps have curse words and drug references in them. Kids, be careful! I've been duped by Mac Miller before. When he released "K.I.D.S.," the mixtape that first caught most rap blogs' attention, in August 2010,...
  • 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'...