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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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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down

    Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down
    Compare Yelawolf to Eminem and you could miss the point. Sure, both are white rappers with chips on their shoulders and working-class backgrounds, but it's Yelawolf's power with the pen and his tenacity on the microphone that should be drawing the...
  • Taking 'Take Care' now: Drake's sophomore album leaks

    Taking 'Take Care' now: Drake's sophomore album leaks
    If Drake's brand of hyper-detailed rap-meets-loverboy-R&B turns you cold, it's time to step away from the Internet for the rest of the month. Late last night — hours after Drake hosted a two-hour radio stint on his hometown's Flow 93.5 and...
  • 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...
  • 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...