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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Lil Wayne to Birdman -- I Never Signed Off On Setting Tyga Free

Lil Wayne to Birdman
I Never Signed Off On Setting Tyga Free

Lil Wayne has fresh beef with Birdman for letting Tyga -- one of Wayne's artists -- out of his contract without even the slightest discussion. Sources close to Wayne tell TMZ, the… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- Birdman Blew $70 Million ... OUR $70 Mil!!

Lil Wayne
Birdman Blew $70 Million ... OUR $70 MIL!!

Lil Wayne wants someone to show him the money -- and not in a fun "Jerry Maguire" way -- he wants to know how Birdman tore through $70 mil ... dough he says they were supposed to… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris -- Lil Wayne's a Liar ... He's Experienced Racism Just Like Me (VIDEO)

'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris
Lil Wayne's a Liar He's Experienced Racism Just Like Me

Lamorne Morris is incredulous over Lil Wayne's pronouncement he's never experienced racism ... saying flat out Wayne's lying. We got the "New Girl" star at a pre-Emmy party in WeHo., when our… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Clowns Ryan Lochte In Rap Verse (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
Clowns Ryan Lochte In Rap Verse

Even Lil Wayne is making fun of Ryan Lochte these days ... using the disgraced swimmer to attack Cash Money in a rap performance on 'Ellen.' Weezy was performing "No Problems" with Chance the… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Powerful New Ally Vows ... I WILL Get His Money from Birdman

Lil Wayne
Powerful New Ally Vows ... I WILL Get His Money from Birdman

Lil Wayne will get every penny Birdman owes him, or else ... this according to powerful music honcho James Prince, who's jumping in to settle the longstanding beef. Prince, the head… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Birdman -- I Don't Even HAVE 'Carter V' to Release It ... Talk to Lil Wayne!

Birdman
I Don't Even HAVE 'Carter V' to Release It ... Talk to Lil Wayne!

Birdman is tired of being the fall guy for Lil Wayne, and insists there's no way Cash Money can drop "Tha Carter V" ... because Weezy's the one holding the master recordings. Sources… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I've Never Experienced Racism ... That's Still a Thing? (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
I've Never Experienced Racism ... That's Still a Thing?

Lil Wayne just put himself in the national convo about race and police brutality by revealing a bombshell -- he's NEVER dealt with racism. The rapper made the surprising admission to Skip Bayless… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'm Retiring Because of Birdman ... But Things Can Change (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
I'm Retiring Because of Birdman ... But Things Can Change

Lil Wayne says he IS retired from music ... at least, for now ... and it's all over his war with Birdman.   The rapper just appeared on "Undisputed" on FS1 -- where Skip Bayless got straight… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Lil Wayne -- OK, I'll Tell You Now ... If I'm Retiring From Music

Lil Wayne
OK, I'll Tell You Now ... If I'm Retiring From Music

Lil Wayne is finally gonna tell the world if he really plans to make good on his threats to retire from music -- and it's all going down TODAY. Weezy is all set to appear on "Undisputed" on FS1 --… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'm Out of This Mother****** ... Whether It Sells Or Not!

Lil Wayne
I'm Out of This Mother****** Whether It Sells Or Not!

Lil Wayne's latest home 911 swatting incident was the last straw -- he's packing his bags and going inland.  Sources close to Weezy tell TMZ the rapper is beside himself over last week's… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago

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