Lil Wayne

Biography

Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., 27.9.1982)
Lil Wayne is an American rapper and member of the group Hot Boys.

Lil Wayne: Childhood
Lil Wayne was born in Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana. He was enrolled in Lafayette Elementary School, on the gifted program and later attended Eleanor McMain secondary School, where he was a member of the drama club. When he was 11, he met the owner of Cash Money Records, Bryan Williams.
Carter left freestyle raps on Williams answer machine and the label boss eventually became his mentor and included him on Cash Money-distributed tracks.
When he was 12 years old, Carter accidentally shot himself in the chest with a .44 caliber. Two years later, he dropped out of school, though he did later earn his GED.

Lil Wayne: Musical Career
Lil Wayne formed the group Hot Boys in 1997, with Turk, Juvenile and B.G., all fellow rappers. Lil Wayne was the youngest member; just 15 at the time. The band released their debut album Get It How You Live! in 1997, followed by 1999's Guerilla Warfare, their major-label debut. A compilation of unreleased tracks recorded in 1999 and 2000 was released posthumously under the title Let 'Em Burn, in 2003, a few years after the band had split.
Lil Wayne's debut solo album was entitled Tha Block is Hot. The rapper was only 16 at the time of its release and the album entered the charts at number three, soon achieving platinum status. Soon after the release of the album, Lil Wayne also featured on the single 'Bling Bling', along with the other members of Hot Boys, as well as Big Tymers.
In 2000, Lil Wayne's second studio album, Lights Out was released. The album was certified gold but did not achieve the same level of success as his debut album. Two singles were released from the album, 'Get Off The Corner' and 'Shine.'
500 Degreez was Lil Wayne's third album. Released in 2002, the album featured contributions from members of Hot Boys as well as Mannie Fresh. This album was also certified gold. 'Way of Life' was the lead single from the album.
In 2004, Lil Wayne released Tha Carter. The album was considered by many music critics to be a huge leap forward for the rapper. It was also the first album cover to feature his now-trademark dreadlocks. The album sold over 1 million copies and the single 'Go DJ' was a top five hot in the US. Destiny's Child featured Lil Wayne and T.I. on their single 'Soldier', which was a number three hit.
The follow up to Tha Carter was entitled Tha Carter II and upon its release in 2005, was a huge success, selling over 238,000 copies in its first week on sale. The lead single, 'Fireman' went into the US singles chart at number 32 and was followed with the release of 'Grown Man', 'Hustler Muzik' and 'Shooter'. That same year, Lil Wayne was made president of the Cash Money enterprise, as well as founding Young Money Entertainment. In 2007, however, Lil Wayne stepped down from these roles.
Lil Wayne has appeared on a number of mixtapes and tracks by other artists, including Birdman, DJ Drama, Chris Brown and DJ Khaled.
The release of Lil Wayne's next album, Tha Carter III was delayed when some of the tracks were leaked. As a response, he released the four leaked tracks as well as a few new tracks, as an interim album named The Leak. Tha Carter III was eventually released in June 2008 and sold over 1 million copies in its first week. The album's lead single, 'Lollipop', featuring Static, became Lil Wayne's most successful single to date.
Wayne released his seventh album, 'Rebirth' in 2009. It was an album that he claimed to be focused on rock music but it was met with incredibly negative reviews. Despite this, 'Rebirth' did debut at number two in the Billboard 200 and went onto be certified gold in the United States.
In 2010 Wayne followed 'Rebirth' with 'I Am Not a Human Being' which received considerably better reviews than 'Rebirth'. It debuted at number three in the Billboard 200, and peaked at number one.
In 2011, Wayne released 'Tha Carter IV'. The album sold 964,000 albums in it's week, making it the higest selling album in it's first week since Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' and topping the Billboard 200.
'I Am Not a Human Being II' was released in 2013. The album debuted at number two in the Billboard 200, selling 217,000 copies in its first week. Like its predecessor, 'I Am Not A Human Being II' received mixed reviews from critics with many highlighting the poor lyrics of the album. The album featured guests such as Drake, 2 Chainz and Soulja Boy.

Lil Wayne: Personal Life
Lil Wayne married Toya Johnson on Valentines Day 2004 but divorced in 2006. The pair have a daughter, Reginae Carter. Lil Wayne also has a son, Dwayne Carter III, though the identity of the mother is not known.
In 2007, Lil Wayne was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon (he had a pistol). In 2008, his tour bus was stopped in Arizona and he was again arrested with narcotic and weapon possession.
Wayne is a Catholic and reads the Bible regularly.
Lil Wayne is certainly one of the biggest hip-hop stars in the game but is also one of its more colourful characters too. Weezy is rarely short of a few words or two and we have come up with a handful of utterly unforgettable Lil Wayne quotes.
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sexi miss

You are definitly the king of the south.those who argue are not music lovers nor are they creative people.Ps/you are one hot mother f**ker,nigga!!!!

6 years 2 months ago
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libraboy

no matter what yall say, this rapper is the best.ain' no rapper like this one people,i hope yall agree wit me.damn

3 years 8 months ago
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lil boi

yo weezy dawg you da best and s**t but i can do da same to you feel me

5 years 6 months ago
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Diamond

Hey Lil'wayne you are like my favorite rapper i have your pictures all over my Myspace page!!

5 years 6 months ago
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Tigeress14

Lil Wayne is the god of rap my fav songs Lollipop {all f*ckin day!} Fireman N my most fav Prom Queen N and as always he look good singin it!!!

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sianecher

wayne good for you yo very inspiring man you just don know keep up the good work i'll be your everlasting fan NO MATTER WHAT!

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