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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 -- Happy Mixtape 4th To Me ... Screw You Birdman

Lil Wayne
Happy Mixtape 4th to Me Screw You Birdman

Lil Wayne is declaring his independence from Cash Money with a new mixtape. Weezy dropped the "Free Weezy Album" on Jay Z's Tidal.  As you know, Wayne announced he's an artist co-owner of… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- My 15 Minutes of Fame Will Cost Clubs a Fortune

Lil Wayne
My 15 Minutes Of Fame Will Cost Clubs A Fortune

Lil Wayne will perform at your club for $110,000 … for a 15 minute/5 song set. We got a hold of Weezy’s contract and rider for his upcoming club gigs. In addition to the loot,… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Birdman's So Incompetent, We're About to Lose Nicki and Drake

Lil Wayne
Birdman's So Incompetent We're About to Lose Nicki & Drake

Lil Wayne is on the attack, claiming Birdman and company are so incompetent, Nicki Minaj and Drake are about to bail. Lil Wayne filed new docs in his bitter lawsuit trying to oust Birdman from… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Lil Wayne -- 'Lakers Fan Til I Die' (Video)

Lil Wayne
'Lakers Fan Til I Die'

"Ya'll know you won the Finals tonight if you're a Golden State Warriors fan ... but f**k all that n***a, I'm a Laker 'til my mother f**kin' death baby!"   … READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Lil Wayne--Sorry, There's No Roc Nation Deal (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
Sorry, There's No Roc Nation Deal

Lil Wayne made what seemed like a big announcement Saturday night -- that he was partnering up with Jay Z -- but it has nothing to do with Roc Nation, TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I Didn't Spit On Ref, But I Got Up in His Grill for Cheating (NEW VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
I Didn't Spit On Ref, But ... I Got Up in His Grill for Cheating

Lil Wayne's face off with a referee in a charity hoops game was definitely violent -- we've got new video to prove that -- but Weezy denies ever unloading a loogie on the guy.  As we… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Cops Arrest Suspect in Tour Bus Shooting

Lil Wayne
Cops Arrest Suspect In Tour Bus Shooting

The guy accused of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus is finally in police custody. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey surrendered early Tuesday morning in Cobb County, Georgia. He faces charges of… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I've Got a Funny/Violent Way to Promote Non-Violence (TMZ TV)

Lil Wayne
Funny/Violent Way to Promote ... Non-Violence [TMZ TV]

Lil Wayne coached a charity basketball game, and went so crazy bananas on the ref ... he allegedly spit on the guy for blowing a few calls. Again ... in a CHARITY… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Brawls with Ref Over Bad Calls ... In CHARITY Hoops Game

Lil Wayne
Brawls with Ref Over Bad Calls ... In CHARITY Hoops Game

Lil Wayne got so furious at a referee ... in a charity basketball game ... he charged at the guy, allegedly SPIT on him -- and sparked a bench-clearing fight at… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Arrest in Tour Bus Shooting ... Suspect Tied to Young Thug

Lil Wayne
Arrest in Tour Bus Shooting ... Suspect Tied to Young Thug

Lil Wayne's tour bus was allegedly shot up by a guy who has very close ties to Wayne's rival, Young Thug ... TMZ has learned.  Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jimmy Carlton… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago

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