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March 18, 2011

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj bring double the star power with Baltimore show

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj didn't give any interviews to the paper, but to preview their show Sunday at 1st Mariner Arena, I talked to 92Q's music director, Vernon Kelson; R&B singer Paula Campbell, and a fan of Lil Wayne's who first saw the rapper two years ago at the first "I Am Music" tour.

Derek Davis, a 31-year-old customer service rep who lives in Baltimore, won't be getting into the concert with a free guest pass, like Campbell will. 

He doesn't even care much for Minaj or Rick Ross, who's also performing Sunday. No, when he paid $75 for the nosebleed seats, he did it for Wayne. 

When Davis saw the rapper two years ago, "The minute he stepped on stage, he had the crowd at his command,"he recalled. 

He's going back Sunday because, "I just want to see if after all this time he was locked up, he still has that same command of the crowd."

The rest of this story is here

Campbell and Kelson both say this is the biggest hip-hop show to play Baltimore in some time. 

Campbell says that, for the last time there was this much star power on stage, she would have to go back to the start of the decade, when Eminem, Dre, and the recently deceased Nate Dogg played the Baltimore Arena.


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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:03 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Music News


yu look very nicw with the orange hair.

Can we have a photo gallery of Nikki Minaj's booty?

Put it in the same category as the Ravens cheerleader tryouts and the one I'm sure the Sun will have of the BMore Charm tryouts.

So you force us to read the article for the date? not that I want to go- I just want to know when to stay away from downtown.

man im good on u haters lil miss nicki aint ugly no more i mean she was rite wen she looked like a boy

man im good on u haters lil miss nicki aint ugly no more i mean she was rite wen she looked like a boy

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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