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Interviews & Profiles

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June 18, 2008 His new album sold more than a million copies in its first week. But is he as good as he claims?

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December 28, 2007 The rapper shocked the world — by owning it.

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November 13, 2009 The decade's 50 most important recordings continues, from Norah Jones to Jason Moran.

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February 12, 2009 Hip-hop heavyweights may seem tough, but there's a tender heart inside even the brashest rapper.

News

Lil Wayne performing at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

August 30, 2011 Is Tha Carter IV, greeted with disappointment by many, the beginning of a new phase for the rapper?

Lil Wayne performing the song "6'7'" on stage at "Saturday Night Live" just days after it was released on iTunes.

December 20, 2010 More music ignored traditional release dates, and fans and musicians alike reaped rewards.

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February 9, 2010 The rapper heads to jail in March. But he's not putting his career on hold while he serves time.

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February 9, 2009 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammy Awards Sunday night.

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February 6, 2009 Tom Moon profiles the nominees for Album of the Year at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

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Reviews

Lil Wayne performing at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

August 30, 2011 Is Tha Carter IV, greeted with disappointment by many, the beginning of a new phase for the rapper?

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July 8, 2008 Robert Christgau says the platinum success of the album is due to the marketing and the music.

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June 10, 2008 The New Orleans rapper's uneven album still proves him to be an undeniably great MC.

June 10, 2008 Critic Josh duLac looks at new music, including albums from Lil Wayne and Solomon Burke.

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Milo Greene — ignored this year by NPR's staff, but not its interns.

December 28, 2011 Our interns tell us what we should have covered this year — and what we can't ignore in 2012.

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January 14, 2010 Andrew Noz, of the blog CBRap, looks back on a decade of important hip-hop mixes.

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  • Label: Cash Money
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