When: Sun., Aug. 14, 7 p.m. 2011
Child star turned legitimate artist turned felon Lil’ Wayne hit the road right after his November 2010 release from prison. Even while incarcerated, Wayne was still on the charts; his September 2010 mini-album I Am Not a Human Being was inconsistent but still impressive, featuring the breezy single “Right Above It,” a track simultaneously inspired by STDs and sci-fi, “Gonorrhea,” and collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Drake. His next full-length, Tha Carter IV, is due in late August, having been delayed since April; three singles from the record (“6 Foot 7 Foot,” the Rick Ross collab “John” and the extra-sweet “How to Love”) have already found their way to the listening public. With Miami’s 300-pound gangster rapper Rick Ross, L.A. electro-hop outfit Far East Movement, R&B vocalists Lloyd and Keri Hilson.
Price: $29.75-$89.75 (plus fees), all-ages