Often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all-time, multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne will be performing at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Tuesday, April 18th at 8pm. Tickets are available via presale at noon on Tuesday, January 31.
Wayne’s career began when he was put in a duo with label-mate B.G.(at the time known as Lil Doogie). They recorded an album, True Story, which was released that year with Wayne (then known as Baby D), appearing on three tracks. The duo then joined Juvenile and Turk to create The Hot Boys and release their first album, Get it How You Live!, in 1997. Their popularity exploded nationwide when they collaborated on the single “Bling Bling” prior to the release of their second album, Guerrilla Warfare, in 1999.
Lil Wayne also released his first solo album, Tha Block is Hot, in 1999. He reached higher popularity with his series of Tha Carter albums and several mixtapes and collaborations. His single “Lollipop” was the first of his songs to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 20 million albums and 70 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.