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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
I Swear, I'm Roc Nation Now ... Jay's Helping Me Out Any Way He Can

Lil Wayne is insisting he's with Jay Z's Roc Nation now, and no longer a part under Birdman's umbrella ... despite his unsettled legal war to flee Cash Money. Wayne sat down for an… READ MORE >

Rudy Gay Welcomes Lil Wayne To The Roc ... But Still Likes Jay Z More (VIDEO)

Rudy Gay
Welcome To The Squad, Lil Wayne ... But Jay's Still #1 Rapper At Roc Nation

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- 8 days ago
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Chris Brown & Lil Wayne
Targets in Federal Drug Case

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- 16 days ago
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Birdman
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- 37 days ago
Lil Wayne Beats Birdman's Cash Money Party With LeBron's Help (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
Dwarfs Birdman's Cash Money Party With LeBron's Assist!!!

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- 63 days ago
Lil Wayne & Birdman Hit NOLA to Celebrate Cash Money Anniversary

Lil Wayne & Birdman
Toasting Cash Money in NOLA ... Separately, Of Course

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- 66 days ago
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Nicki Minaj and Drake
Call Truce Now That Meek's Gone

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- 81 days ago
Lil Wayne's Camp Assured by Shkreli ... No More 'Carter V' Leaks

Lil Wayne's Camp
Shkreli Promises No More 'Carter V' Leaks

Lil Wayne can breathe a little easier now that his camp's been assured there won't be anymore 'Carter V' leaks ... at least not from Martin Shkreli. We're told Weezy's camp hunted down… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Lil Wayne Calls Birdman's Bluff, He's Gotta Pay Before 'Carter V' Plays

Lil Wayne to Birdman
You Gotta Pay Me Before 'Carter V' Plays

Birdman was "full of s***" when he declared Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" was coming out soon, and that's according to Lil Wayne himself. Our Weezy sources tell us the rapper thinks Birdman… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Birdman Says Lil Wayne's 'Carter V' Is Coming Out (AUDIO)

Birdman
Lil Wayne's 'Carter V' Is Coming Out ... FINALLY!

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- 107 days ago