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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 & Ronaldo ... 'It Might Be a Great Partnership' ... Says Common

Lil Wayne & Ronaldo
'Might Be a Great Partnership' ... Says Common

Lil Wayne's sports management company has the potential to be HUGE -- and going after Cristiano Ronaldo to be client #1 could make for a "great partnership" ... so says rap superstar… READ MORE >

Cristiano Ronaldo -- TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE ... Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz

Cristiano Ronaldo
TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz

Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client… READ MORE >

- 18 hours ago
Christina Milian -- I'm NOT Banging Lil Wayne

Christina Milian
I'm NOT Banging Lil Wayne

Christina Milian made one thing clear Saturday in Glendale ... she's NOT doing the horizontal cabbage patch with Lil Wayne.The 32-year old singer sauntered into Chris Brown's celebrity kickball… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Lil Wayne & Christina Milian -- Not Dating, Just Business ... Cause That Would Be WEIRD

Lil Wayne & Christina Milian
Not Dating, Just Business Cause That Would Be SUPER WEIRD

Lil Wayne and Christina Milian are NOT dating ... despite the hot hands at the ESPYs ... it's all part of Wayne's clever ploy to make $$$.Milian recently signed with Young Money Entertainment and… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Lil Wayne Could Lose Big Part of Young Money

Lil Wayne SUED
Could Lose Big Part of Young Money

Lil Wayne's label could lose the firehose that promotes stars like Drake and Nicki Minaj among many others ... according to a new lawsuit.Turns out before there was Young Money there was something… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Squashes Beef with Justin Bieber's Manager

Lil Wayne
Squashes Beef with Justin Bieber's Manager

Justin Bieber's manager can sleep with both eyes closed -- Lil Wayne is backing off the death threat he hurled at Scooter Braun after learning his homie Lil Twist may have blew some… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Lil Wayne and Young Money -- We Still Ride With Justin Bieber

Lil Wayne & Young Money
We Still Ride With Justin Bieber

Lil Wayne, Birdman and the rest of the Young Money Entertainment crew are not abandoning Justin Bieber in the wake of the latest racist video to surface ... telling TMZ that Bieber is still… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Justin Bieber -- Neutral in Lil Wayne/Scooter War

Justin Bieber
Neutral in Lil Wayne/Scooter War

Justin Bieber is Switzerland when it comes to the beef between Lil Wayne and Biebs' manager, Scooter Braun ... giving  them both shout-outs ... but giving Scooter top billing.Bieber was… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Calls Out Bieber's Manager -- Stop Talkin' S*** About Lil' Twist!

Lil Wayne
Calls Out Bieber's Mgr. Stop Talkin' S*** About Lil' Twist!

Lil Wayne just re-ignited a feud that seemed to be over ... between Lil' Twist and Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun ... and Wayne's threatening to take the beef all the way to Braun's grave.… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Tried to Fight Maidana's Trainer ... After Mayweather Fight

Lil Wayne
Tried to Fight Maidana's Trainer After Mayweather Fight

Lil Wayne tried to FIGHT Marcos Maidana's trainer ... moments after the Mayweather fight ... and sources close to the situation tell TMZ Sports it was all over a flying water bottle. READ MORE >

- 82 days ago

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