In TIME’s annual most influential list, Dwayne beat out folks like Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin to take the number 12 spot.
“His Grammy-winning, multiplatinum album, Tha Carter III,
was the perfect showcase for Wayne’s raw, hilarious and often
outer-planetary rap style. And his Southern-gentleman act is legit, as
evidenced by his slightly flirty interview with Katie Couric.”
Props: Broken Cool