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Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne ( /ˌlɪl ˈweɪn/), is an American rapper. At the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.'z, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his Platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S. Although his next two albums Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002) were not as successful (only reaching Gold status), Lil Wayne reached higher popularity in 2004 with Tha Carter, which included the single "Go D.J." Wayne also appeared on the Destiny's Child top ten single "Soldier" that year. In 2005, the sequel to Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, was released. In 2006 and 2007, Lil Wayne released several mixtapes and appeared on several popular rap and R&B singles. His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008.

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Lil Wayne -- High Times Fired Up ... We Had a Deal and He Came Up Short

Lil Wayne
High Times Fired Up ... We Had a Deal and He Came Up Short

Lil Wayne's got a problem keeping time and the good folks at High Times are pissed off about it ... after he abruptly ended a pot festival concert. A rep for High Times tells us they have, "no… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- Bad Trip at High Times Gig ... I'll Never Do This Again! (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
Bad Trip at High Times Concert ... I'll NEVER Do This Again!

Lil Wayne got so pissed during his High Times performance ... he vowed to never return to the event, before storming off stage. Wayne was the headliner Saturday night at the Cannabis Concentrates… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Lil Wayne Sued -- Deep in the Hole with AMEX

Lil Wayne Sued
Deep in the Hole with AMEX

Lil Wayne's Young Money is more like LATE money to AMEX, which just sued the rap mogul for a fat bill that's more than 6 months late. American Express filed a lawsuit Thursday against Weezy for… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Bouncer Lawyers Up Over Alleged Nightclub Assault

Lil Wayne
Bouncer Lawyers Up Over Alleged Nightclub Assault

Lil Wayne violently coldcocked a bouncer who was trying to do his job ... so claims the doorman, who's getting ready to sue the rapper. The bouncer's attorney -- Arsineh Aghakhani from Los Angeles… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Lil Wayne's Young Money Sports -- Nabs Another One ... Signs Teenage NBA Prospect (PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne's Young Money Sports
Nabs Another One Signs Teenage NBA Prospect

We might be waiting forever for "Tha Carter V" ... but Lil Wayne isn't waiting to become a major force in the athletic world ... signing another big named prospect to his Young Money Sports… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Hit and Hospitalized with Another Seizure

Lil Wayne
Hit and Hospitalized with Another Seizure

Lil Wayne's epilepsy continues to dog him ... we've learned he was hospitalized last week after suffering a severe seizure. Wayne has been unable to get his recent seizures under control. You'll… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Suspect in Nightclub Assault

Lil Wayne
Suspect in Nightclub Assault

Lil Wayne slugged a nightclub doorman after the BET Awards ... according to the doorman, who's filed a battery report with LAPD. The bouncer was working the door Sunday night at Hyde nightclub on… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Lil Wayne -- It Wasn't Sizzurp ... I Just Didn't Take My Meds

Lil Wayne
It Wasn't Sizzurp ... I Just Didn't Take My Meds

Lil Wayne says his latest round of seizures were not triggered by sizzurp ... he says it all emanates from a chronic condition -- epilepsy, and the medications he takes to control it. The… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Back Onstage in L.A. ... Days After Seizure Scares (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne
Back Onstage in L.A. ... Days After Seizure Scares

  Lil Wayne's a lil workhorse ... working again 2 days after suffering TWO scary seizures. The rapper's currently at the gaming convention E3 in downtown L.A. promoting his new mobile app… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Out of the Hospital ... Business as Usual

Lil Wayne
Out of the Hospital Business as Usual

Lil Wayne is back on the road, and not slowing down at all ... after getting treated for the seizures he suffered on board his private jet. Our Weezy sources tell us he checked out of the Omaha… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago

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