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 Performs At E3 Convention Just Days After Suffering Seizures


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Lil Wayne appears to have already made a full recovery after suffering from seizures earlier this week, taking to the stage to perform live last night only two days after the medical emergency.

The 33 year old rapper, one of the biggest hip-hop stars in the world, suffered two seizures on Monday (June 13th) while on-board his private jet as it was travelling from Wisconsin to California, meaning the plane had to make an emergency landing in Nebraska.

However, authorities at Omaha Airport said that the party involved – i.e. Lil Wayne – refused treatment and that the plane departed only half an hour after the emergency divert call came in.

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Lil Wayne Recovering After Suffering Seizure On Private Jet


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Rapper Lil Wayne is said to be stable and in “good spirits” after suffering a minor seizure on Monday afternoon. Wayne was reportedly on his way from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to California when he experienced a ‘minor seizure’, forcing his plane to make an emergency landing in Nebraska.

Lil WayneLil Wayne is on the mend suffering a minor seizure on Monday.

A rep for the rapper told Billboard: “Under the guidance of his own doctors, he is now in stable condition and good spirits. He thanks his fans for their everlasting support, prayers and well wishes.”

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Bankroll Fresh Shot Dead At Atlanta Studio Aged 28


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Tragedy has struck the hip hop community once again as it's revealed that a 28-year-old rapper from Atlanta named Bankroll Fresh (aka Trentavious White) has been killed in a shoot-out outside of a recording studio. Police have no leads on the perpetrator thus far, or indeed their motives behind the murder.

Lil WayneLil Wayne among those in remembrance of the late star

Bankroll Fresh (formerly known as Yung Fresh) was shot on Friday (March 4th 2016) outside Street Execs Studios in Northwest Atlanta, with the Fulton County Medical Examiner confirming that he later died from his gunshot wounds on arriving at Hughes Spalding hospital.

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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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Police Raid Lil Wayne's Home In Miami


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Police have raided Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach mansion to seize property in relation to a civil lawsuit, an announcement by local police enforcement has confirmed.

TMZ first reported on Tuesday (November 3rd) that authorities had descended upon the rapper’s $4 million property as part of a lawsuit in which he owes more than $2 million to a private jet leasing company called Signature Group. Two months ago, he lost a court battle in which Signature claimed he had stopped paying $55,000 per month lease.

Lil WayneLil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion was raided by police in connection with settlement of a civil lawsuit

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Christina Milian & Lil Wayne Split After More Than A Year Of Dating


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Christina Milian and Lil Wayne have split up, a source close to the couple claims. The couple were dating for around a year but separated last month. Their split is reportedly amicable and they’ve even attended the same events as one another over the past few weeks.

Christina MilianChristina Milian at Heidi Klum and Gabriel Aubry's celebration of the launch of INC's 30th Anniversary Collection at IAC Building, New York, in September 2015.

Read More: Christina Milian Dotes on Daughter, Lets Loose in Preview for New Show "Turned Up".

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Drake's Guest Spot At Lil Wayne Gig Becomes Casualty Of Apple And Tidal War


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Tidal users who were tuning in to the livestream of Lil Wayne’s gig at his Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans were left missing out when Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. When Drake hit the stage the livestream stopped, reportedly due to the fact that the Canadian rapper is Apple Music’s main man, while Wayne is a co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal.

drakeDrake’s performance with Lil Wayne was cut from Tidal’s livestream.

The Tidal twitter account told users, ”Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience” as Drake took the stage, adding ”We'll be back after the performance.”

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Drake & Serena Williams Photographed Kissing In Restaurant – Are They An Item?


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Drake and Serena Williams have been snapped kissing in public. The rapper and tennis player were photographed at a restaurant in Cincinnati on Sunday evening (23rd August). They’ve been rumoured to have been dating for a number of months and now they’ve seemingly confirmed, albeit indirectly, their romantic involvement.

DrakeDrake at Wimbledon in July 2015.

Read More: Drake Releases Statement About Shooting At His OVO Festival After Party.

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Lil Wayne Drops New Mixtape 'FWA' On Tidal


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Rapper Lil Wayne his just released his new mixtape FWA, exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal. The record had been teased by the rapper on Twitter for the past five months and was formerly  referred to under the working title of 'Free Weezy Album'.

Lil WAYNELil Wayne has just released FWA exclusively on Tidal.

FWA landed at midnight Saturday on the streaming service, which the rapper became a co-owner of in June. Wayne had announced his involvement in Tidal during a concert last month when he told fans, "I just signed a deal with my motherf---ing idol, Jay Z.” Which caused many to think he’d joined the Roc-Nation record label.

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Lil Wayne's Big Announcement Was NOT About Joining Roc Nation


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No, Lil Wayne has not joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation’s label. But you would be forgiven for thinking that, what with Weezy’s cryptic announcement at the KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland. Addressing his fans from the Summer Jam stage, Lil Wayne bragged that he’d “just signed a deal with my motherf***ing  idol.”

Lil WayneNo, Lil Wayne is not leaving Young Money. Yet.

Alas, it was not a record deal that Weezy was referring to. Instead, he’s partnering with Tidal – that’ Jay Z’s streaming service, keep up – to release his music on the app. Well, there goes one more artist off the Spotify boat.

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Lil Wayne Caught On Camera Confronting Referee At Charity Basketball Match


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Lil Wayne was reportedly ejected from a charity basketball game in St. Louis on Sunday evening after invading the court to begin an altercation with the referee – ironically, the event was raising money to promote non-violence in the urban areas of the city.

The 32 year old star was coaching a team of Young Money superstars from his record label against an opposition directed by the event’s organiser Loose Cannon Slim, a fellow rapper and St. Louis native. According to TMZ, Weezy became more frustrated as the game wore on, and believed that the officials were giving too many decisions towards Slim’s team.

Lil WayneLil Wayne reportedly tried to fight the referee at a charity basketball match in St. Louis

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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

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