Lil Wayne leads hip-hop's SXSW overnight invasion

FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Lil Wayne performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Lil Wayne said Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, he is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park. The 28-year-old rapper whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was in suburban St. Louis Sunday for a performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, file)

March 16, 2012 7:48:44 AM PDT
Lil Wayne was feeling inspirational while making an appearance at South By Southwest. Snoop Dogg admitted he was too high to notice he was performing on a stage six stories tall that looked like a vending machine. And rumors that Eminem would make a surprise appearance continued to swirl around 6th Street.