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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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Birdman ... Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop Over My Dead Body

Birdman
Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop Over My Dead Body

Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches.Sources close to Birdman tell us ... he's deeply offended by Weezy's public rants ... claiming… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- I'm Getting Out of Cash Money ... SOON!

Lil Wayne
I'm Getting Out of Cash Money SOON!

10:45 AM PT -- Wayne's manager, Cortez Bryant, now tells us he was just being "sarcastic" when he told us "everything is fine" between Weezy and Cash Money. Lil Wayne finally spoke out in… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Lil Wayne's Manager -- Everything Is Fine ... Weezy Ain't Leaving Cash Money!

Lil Wayne's Manager
Everything Is Fine ... Weezy Ain't Leaving Cash Money!

Lil Wayne went off on Cash Money ... apparently ... but his manager says everything is good between Weezy and the label -- problem is he makes it sound TOO good to believe.Wayne made headlines… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Christina Milian -- All I Want for Christmas From Lil Wayne Is ...

Christina Milian
All I Want for Xmas From Lil Wayne Is ...

Christina Milian has been tight-lipped about her possible relationship with Lil Wayne, but she did let a few things slip when we asked her about the holidays.Milian was out to dinner Wednesday at… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Lil Wayne's Daughter -- 16 Candles & TWO Freakin' CARS!!

Lil Wayne's Daughter
16 Candles and ... TWO Freakin' CARS!!

Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae definitely had a ride home from her Sweet 16 party in Atlanta -- 'cause Dad bought her a BMW ... and Mom bought her a Ferrari! Fun Fact: The Ferrari goes from 0 to 60… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Lil Wayne's Daughter -- My Mom Bought the Ferrari ... Not Weezy!

Lil Wayne's Daughter
My Mom Bought the Ferrari Not Weezy!

Lil Wayne and his ex Toya Wright battled for their daughter's affection this weekend -- and Toya was the clear winner ... because she got their daughter a much cooler ride.As we previously… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Lil Wayne -- My Daughter Got TWO CARS ... For Her 16th Birthday

Lil Wayne
My Daughter Got TWO CARS For Her 16th Birthday

Lil Wayne's 16-year-old daughter can put a bumper sticker on her new BMW that reads, "My other car is a Ferrari!"It's insane ... Reginae Carter celebrated her Sweet 16 in Atlanta with a… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
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 >

- 76 days ago
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 >

- 80 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 >

- 89 days ago

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