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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:16 pm | Updated: 12:58 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Lil Wayne's new album, "Rebirth," has been delayed until November, but it hasn't stopped the Grammy-winning rapper from touring this summer.

After getting eight Grammy nominations for last year's "Tha Carter III" - which won Best Rap Album - Lil Wayne (aka Dwayne Michael Carter) is heading the season's hottest hip-hop tour.

Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy Tell'em are co-headlining the tour, which was just extended through Sept. 6. Pleasure P, Jeremih and the Young Money crew, which includes Nicki Minaj, are supporting acts.

A fourth co-headliner, Drake, had to drop out of the tour after injuring his leg but occasionally has appeared as a special guest during Lil Wayne's set.

The tour caps an amazing 12-month period for Lil Wayne, who scored his first No. 1 hit ("Lollipop"), became the first hip-hop artist to perform at the Country Music Association Awards and was named MTV's first-ever Man of the Year.

After three successful "Tha Carter" albums, Lil Wayne surprised fans by announcing his rock album debut with "Rebirth."

Although the album was forced to delay its planned April release, two singles, "Prom Queen" and "Hot Revolver," have been released, peaking at Nos. 15 and 33, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100.

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