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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lil’ Wayne Brings The Magic to N.O.’s Voodoo Experience


By Brandi Hopper

Lil' Wayne is headed back to his hometown of New Orleans to headline the "Voodoo Experience" festival this fall.

The 3 day concert event marks the biggest hometown headlining set of Wayne's career and couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. The self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his new CD, Tha Carter III and made history by becoming the first artist to sell over a million units in a week since 50 Cent's 2005 album, The Massacre.

The Voodoo Experience, which is in its tenth year, typicallydraws tens of thousands of fans. Past performers have included 50 Cent, Eminem, Rage Against The Machine, the Beastie Boys andthe Red Hot Chili Peppers. Seperating itself into three parts, the concert features six stages and a wide-ranging line-up of music including hip-hop, R&B, rock, alternative, jazz and blues.

Along with Weezy, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots, will co-headline this year's event. Erykah Badu, LupeFiasco, Joss Stone and Wyclef Jeanare among the other acts on the bill.

As SOHH previously reported, Weezy shut the BET Awards down Tuesday with his crowd rousing performance assisted by T-Pain. F. Baby took home the Viewer's Choice award for "Lollipop" featuring the late Static Major.

The Voodoo Experience will take place on Oct 24-26 at the New Orleans City Park.

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