Lil Wayne to Perform in Israel in August

The leading American rapper, who was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., will perform in the Tel Aviv suburb of Rishon Letzion on Aug. 24

Rap artist Lil Wayne
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The American rap star Lil Wayne will be appearing in Israel this summer for a single concert on August 24 at the Live Park amphitheater in the Tel Aviv suburb of Rishon Letzion.

The 34-year-old singer, who was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., rose to fame following the release of a series of albums with the name Carter in their title. The third in the series, "Tha Carter III," released in 2008, sold a million copies by the first weekend after its release and won him four Grammy awards including best rap album. It featured the single "Lollipop." 

Lil Wayne's hit single "Lollipop"

In addition to his music, Lil Wayne became known for his wild persona and has spent time in prison. His tattooed body and face have become his trademark.

In 2015, Lil Wayne released his "Free Weezy Album," which was a major commercial success. It was downloaded on the Tidal music streaming site 10 million times within a week.

He has also had a number of highly successful collaborations with other artists, including "I'm the One," with Justin Bieber, which had 50 YouTube views in two days. And then about a month ago, he appeared with David Guetta and Nicki Minaj on "Light My Body Up."

Tickets for Lil Wayne's concert in Israel run from 290 to 390 shekels ($80 to $108). 

"Light My Body Up," in which Lil Wayne appears with David Guetta and Nicki Minaj.