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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 -- Young Money = No Money ... Lawsuit Over 'Mirror'

Lil Wayne
Young Money = No Money Lawsuit over 'Mirror'

Lil Wayne is hoarding Young Money's money ... so claims a music producer who says Wayne & Co. screwed him out of tens of thousands of dollars.Ramon Owen -- aka REO -- claims he… READ MORE >

Justin Bieber -- BETTER SKATER THAN LIL WAYNE ... Says Skateboard Pro

Justin Bieber
BETTER SKATER THAN LIL WAYNE ... Says Skateboard Pro

Justin Bieber is NO JOKE in the skateboarding world -- in fact, he's BETTER than Lil Wayne ... so says pro skater Terry Kennedy. Terry knows what the hell he's talking about -- he was the… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Chris Brown -- Another Stabbing after Hollywood Club Performance

Chris Brown
Another Stabbing After Club Performance

Someone got stabbed after a Chris Brown performance Monday night ... and law enforcement tells us it's yet another case of trouble following Brown and his entourage ... something cops are quietly… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Watermelon in the Club ... Fun for All Races

Lil Wayne
Watermelon in the Nightclub Fun for All Races

Lil Wayne was probably just looking to enjoy some watermelon when he busted out the snack in an Atlanta nightclub -- and never thought for a moment about the possible racist repercussions. Don't… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Chowing Down on Watermelon ... IN THE CLUB!!! (PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne
Chowing Down on Watermelon ... IN THE CLUB!!!

Lil Wayne found himself in the mood for some watermelon while partying in an Atlanta nightclub Sunday night ... and luckily he brought some with him.Wayne was at the Velvet Room when he was seen… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Rihanna -- Banging Drake Again ... and She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna
Banging Drake Again ... She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna's antics at Tuesday night's Drake/Lil Wayne concert left little doubt ... she and Drake are banging again ... and she really, really wants people to know. RiRi was front and center… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Sued By Jet Company -- We Got You High ... And You Stiffed Us

Lil Wayne
We Got You High And You Stiffed Us

Lil Wayne made a deal to get high for $55,000 a month ... but the jet company that accommodated him claims when it came time to pay the rapper flew the coop.A jet company has sued Wayne and Young… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Lil Wayne -- KICKS IT WITH REAL MADRID ... After Meeting with Ronaldo

Lil Wayne
KICKS IT WITH REAL MADRID ... After Meeting w/ Ronaldo

Lil Wayne hit up the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills this week to chat business with Cristiano Ronaldo -- and wound up kicking it with the entire Real Madrid soccer team ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Manchester United Star -- Lil Wayne Is Good for Soccer

Manchester United Star
Lil Wayne Is Good for Soccer

Lil Wayne's decision to get into business with Cristiano Ronaldo "can't be a bad thing" ... so says Manchester United star Ashley Young. Young was out in D.C. with the rest of his Man U… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Young Money -- Yes, We're In Business with Cristiano Ronaldo!

Young Money
Yes, We're In Business w/ Ronaldo

Young Money Entertainment is definitely in business with Cristiano Ronaldo ... this according to a rep for Lil Wayne's company ... who tells TMZ Sports they already have a project together set for… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago

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