Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Biography

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

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Lil Wayne Hit With Tax Lien


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The Lollipop hitmaker has been accused of failing to pay taxes stemming from 2014.

The new lien filed earlier this month (Feb16) by officials at the Internal Revenue Service, brings his total unpaid tax amount to $12.8 million (£8.9 million).

According to TheJasmineBrand.com, the 33-year-old owes $5.8 million (£4 million) for 2011 and $6.3 million (£4.4 million) for taxes in 2012.

Lil Wayne Wants T-shirt Lawsuit Dismissed


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Model Shanise Taylor filed suit against the Lollipop star, along with photographer/videographer Derick G, bosses at clothing company Trukfit, and Universal Music in November (15), claiming one of her pictures from a 2011 photo session was used on the top without her permission.

In the lawsuit, Taylor insisted she had no knowledge her image would be used for commercial purposes and also alleged the photograph, taken by Derick G, was edited to make it appear as if she wasn't wearing any underwear.

She requested the garments be removed from sale, but now Wayne, 33, has hit back at the legal action, insisting she should have known her image could be used when she participated in the professional photoshoot.

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Lil Wayne Accuses Lawyers Of Overcharging Him


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The Lollipop star was sued by bosses of Signature Group in 2014, amid claims he had not paid any bills during the first two years of his three-year deal with them.

Wayne insisted he never signed a contract with the group, but in September (15), he was ordered to pay a $1 million (£700,000) settlement. Wayne allegedly refused to pay the bill, and the figure reportedly ballooned to $1.8 million (£1.3 million), with an added $200,000 (£140,000) in legal fees. As a result, police officers and civil processors in Miami Beach raided the rapper's home to seize his belongings in November (15).

Following the lawsuit, attorneys at Garbett, Allen & Roza in Miami accused the 33-year-old of failing to pay his legal fees, totalling $80,680 (£56,460), and launched their own lawsuit seeking the funds plus interest. According to Bossip.com, the lawyers only received their $12,000 (£8,390) retainer.

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Chris Brown Slams Grammy Awards


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Despite the nominations for the awards being announced back in December (15), Brown aired his annoyance at the ceremony and the music industry in a series of tweets on Friday (29Jan16).

"#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason I love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss a** and work less," he wrote.

The Forever hitmaker then posted, "If u (sic) turn on ya radio right now I promise within the hour you will hear Chris Brown on damn near half the songs or I've co-written. The awards used to mean something. Now it's about likes, and memes... I'm thankful to my fans, I am able to be the best artist I can without having to conform to the ways of my peers. I also need my commission," he wrote.

Lil Wayne And Birdman Sued Over Unpaid Royalties


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Bosses at Nightrydas LLC and producer Maurice Jordan are suing the hip hop stars, claiming they entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Wayne and his Young Money record label executives to produce songs in 2011 and 2012.

As per the agreement, producers would receive a $15,000 (£10,000) advance and four per cent of the songs' sales. However, Jordan claims he only received partial payments before they completely stopped.

Company executives are suing over breach of contract and are seeking unspecified damages, according to TheJasmineBrand.com.

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Lil Wayne Named Most Profane Artist In Music


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Musixmatch researchers Varun Jewalikar and Federica Fragapane analysed the Lollipop star's 12 album releases and found Wayne used an astounding 3,960 swear words, with "n**ga" named as his most frequent obscenity, followed by "b**ch" and "f**k".

His penchant for swearing places him ahead of the late 2Pac, who used 3,724 profanities in his studio releases, while Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and T.I. round out the top five, reports AllHipHop.com.

Jewalikar and Fragapane also examined the frequency of bad language in songs by the most-searched artists in each music genre on Google, with hip-hop tracks featuring the "highest swear word count" and "most frequent use of swear words".

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Birdman And Lil Wayne Put On United Front Amid Legal Battle


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The Cash Money Records boss and his protege, Wayne, fell out a year ago (Jan15) after the Lollipop star filed a $51 million (£34 million) lawsuit against Birdman and his business partner and brother, Ronald 'Slim' Williams, accusing them of withholding millions reportedly owed to him for his long-delayed album, Tha Carter V.

The legal action is still pending, but Birdman and Wayne appeared to have started to put their differences aside at the end of last year (15) after both joined Drake on New Year's Eve (31Dec15) to party at Miami's E11even club.

MACk Maine, who serves as the president of Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label, a subsidiary of Cash Money, hinted at a reconciliation by sharing a group photo on Instagram, and captioning it, "United We Stand Divided We Fall!!"

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Lil Wayne Storms Off Stage In Italy


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The rapper was in Milan to perform at a men's fashion week event, and he was midway through his gig at Philipp Plein's show on Saturday (16Jan16) when problems began.

While performing his hit John, the rapper shouted to the crowd, "Put your hands up!" Only a handful of people put their hands in the air, prompting a frustrated Lil Wayne to shout, "Are you serious?"

In a video obtained by editors at TMZ.com, Lil Wayne is then seen rapping on top of a raised platform near the orchestra. He suddenly stops, throws his microphone into the air, jumps down from the podium, and walks off stage.

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Christina Milian Gets Extreme Beauty Makeover For Boyfriend Lil Wayne


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The couple split last year (15) but remained friends, and in a new episode of her U.S. reality TV show Christina Milian Turned Up, the 34-year-old singer revealed she and the rapper had reconciled - and to celebrate she visited Pink Cheeks in Sherman Oaks, California for a little extreme beauty work.

"I'm feeling like a new woman," she told the cameras. "Wayne and I are back together and so I figured it's time to get a new look from top to bottom. Face down, a** up, it's time to get my b**thole waxed."

The whole process was caught on camera for the show, which aired on Tuesday (06Jan16).

Lil Wayne Bus Shooter Appeals Sentence


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Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was arrested in June (15) after one of the rapper's vehicles was sprayed with bullets following a Lil Wayne appearance at Compound nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia in April (15).

No injuries were reported and police subsequently accused Winfrey of committing the crime in order to raise his gang status. He was charged with a total of 27 counts, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street.

Winfrey reportedly attempted to have the charges dismissed, but he ultimately pleaded guilty to six gang-related charges in November (15) and was ordered to serve a decade in prison for the crimes. He was also sentenced to spend 10 years on probation following his release.

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Hot 97's Hot For The Holidays - Performances

Lil Wayne - Hot 97's Hot For The Holidays held at Prudential Center - Performances at Prudential Center - Newark, New Jersey, United States - Sunday 6th December 2015

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Summer Jam 2014

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj - Nicki Minaj performs live during Summer Jam 2014 at the Met Life Stadium - New Jersey, United States - Sunday 1st June 2014

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Lil' Wayne In Concert

Lill Wayne - American rapper Lil' Wayne performing in concert at the Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Monday 21st October 2013

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Lil Wayne Arriving At Dublin Airport

Lil Wayne - American rapper Lil Wayne ( Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr ) arriving at Dublin Airport this evening. Lil Wayne is preforming at the O2 tonight (09Oct13) - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 9th October 2013

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Celebrities Watch The Los Angeles Lakers Play The San Antonio Spurs During The NBA Playoffs 2013 At The Staples Center

Lil' Wayne, Dwayne Michael Carter and Jr. - Celebrities watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the San Antonio Spurs during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Spurs went on to win 103 - 82, sweeping the Lakers 4-0 - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 29th April 2013

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Lil Wayne

Date of birth

27th September, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.68




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