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Lil Wayne Makes Billboard’s Rock Chart

Posted By on November 18, 2008

    Lil Wayne is now on the Billboard rock charts. Recently a remake of his hit single "Lollipop" was covered by the Nashville, Tennessee rock band Framing Hanley and now sits at number 37 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Framing Hanley didn't start off trying to make the charts, rather testing out their new guitar player. “We wanted to see how things would work out between us musically," the group’s lead singer Kenneth Nixon told Billboard. "During rehearsal, I'd mentioned we should cover Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop' at our next show. Next thing I knew, Ryan was playing the intro on his guitar and an hour later we had our own rock rendition of it."

    Their cover of "Lollipop" proved to be a hit as fans from all over started hitting up their MySpace page and soon after they officially recorded and uploaded the song. "The plays went through the roof," said Nixon, who hopes their version of “Lollipop” satisfies Lil Wayne. "I love Wayne," Nixon said about the New Orleans rapper, guitar player and rock ‘n roll fan. "He's the originator, and I hope he believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."