New Orleanian Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known to the world at large as Lil Wayne, has jammed a couple of lifetimes into his first 30 years, but that’s bound to happen when you sign a music contract at age 9. His solo effort, Tha Carter, in 2004 vaulted Wayne into the musical stratosphere, exposing him to wider mainstream audiences and made him a Rap superstar. Wayne has maintained that he’ll retire at 35 and that the imminent Tha Carter V will be his last album.
Tauheed Epps, the College Park, Ga.,-based MC formerly known as Tity Boi and now known as 2 Chainz, has a hype man’s aura despite building a real sturdy career for himself
Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and T.I. play Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. $39.60-$103.60. riverbend.org.