Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross
Tue., April 12, 7 p.m. 2011
$49.75-$99.75 (plus applicable fees),
IU's Union Board spent this year's hard-earned Little 500 budget on an impressive hip-hop lineup headlined by child star turned legitimate artist turned felon Lil' Wayne, who's right back on the road following his November 2010 release from prison. Even while incarcerated, Wayne was still on the charts; his Sept. 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, "Gonnorrhea," and collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Drake. Following on two years worth of high-profile mixtapes and singles, 2010 saw the release of a debut full-length, "Pink Friday," by hip-hop diva Minaj; it was a candy-coated affair that saw her trading verses with, and standing up to, Eminem. With Miami's 300-pound gangster rapper Rick Ross.