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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 19 days ago
Drake -- Rihanna's a Woman Who Holds Me Down

Drake
Rihanna Holds Me Down

Drake didn't need to make it clearer he's hooked up tight with Rihanna, but he did Saturday night. Rihanna jumped up on stage during Drake's concert at L.A.'s Staples Center and almost made… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Pissed After Swatting Call ... 'I'm Tired of This ****, Take Me To Jail'

Lil Wayne
Pissed After Swatting Call 'I'm Tired of This ****, Take Me To Jail'

Lil Wayne got a rude awakening from cops inside his home, and went from calm to furious very quickly when he realized what was happening -- an apparent swatting call. We've learned Miami… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Lil Wayne -- 'F*** Cash Money!!!' (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
'F*** Cash Money!!!'

Lil Wayne jumped on stage during Drake's concert Sunday night and made it clear ... his beef with Birdman is what almost got him to throw in the rap towel. Drake was super supportive of Wayne… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'm Done With Rap ... Well, Maybe Not Just Yet ...

Lil Wayne
I'm Done With Rap ... Well, Maybe Not Just Yet ...

Lil Wayne has fans in a panic after the rapper seemingly retired and then changed his mind all within a few hours. Weezy posted early Saturday morning on Twitter, saying, "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Birdman -- Everything I Touch With Wayne Costs Me Millions!!!

Birdman
Everything I Touch with Wayne Costs Me Millions!!!

Birdman just got hit hard for stealing loot from some veteran songwriters ... hit hard as in millions of dollars.  Lil Wayne and Cash Money sampled some obscure tracks for the songs, "You"… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Rushed to Toya and Daughter After Family Tragedy

Lil Wayne
Rushed to Toya and Daughter After Family Tragedy

Lil Wayne dropped everything as soon as he heard about Toya Wright's brothers being killed in New Orleans Sunday ... and hopped on a jet that same day to be by her side. We're told Weezy was… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Yo Birdman ... Check Out Diss Hat (PHOTO)

Lil Wayne
Yo Birdman ... Check Out Diss Hat

Lil Wayne's wardrobe is now doing his trash-talking for him. Weezy's favorite Birdman slam is emblazoned on a white hat he's rocking in L.A. It's a strong hint that Mr. Carter and the Cash… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'm Cool with Hillary Clinton Using My Lyrics (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
I'm Cool with Hillary Using My Lyrics

Lil Wayne was front and center at the DNC ... or at least his music was in Hillary Clinton's speech, and Weezy was pretty amped about it when we broke the news to him. We got Wayne leaving… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago

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