Concert preview: Better late than never when Lil Wayne visits town

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In January, the New Orleans rapper dropped his latest mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait 2, which could double as an apt apology to concertgoers, judging by recent occurrences.

In late March, Weezy kept Florida fans waiting until well after 3 a.m. (the concert was scheduled for a 10:30 p.m. start time), only to depart after performing snippets of three songs. It’s a shame, too, because when he’s on, the rapper’s vivid imagination, growling delivery, and free-associative wordplay make him among the best in the game. Here’s hoping the MC is a bit more punctual — and invested — when he visits the Xclusive Elite Entertainment Center.

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Xclusive Elite Entertainment Center

9 p.m. Thursday, April 16

1921 Channingway Center Dr., East Side