Theres no doubt at this point that Lil Wayne is by far the most successful of the Lil rappers who populated the early part of last decade. Oddly, hes also the only one who hasnt shied away from using Lil, though the artists currently known only as Romeo and Bow Wow have never experienced anything as hardening as say, an eight-month stint at Rikers. Incarceration didnt stop Weezy from his usual productive pace, putting out last falls I Am Not a Human Being, his eighth album, while still serving a sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Just a few months after his release, he announced plans for The Carter IVthe third follow-up to his 2004 breakout recordscheduled for release next month.
Sat., April 23, 7 p.m., 2011