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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 and

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Lil Wayne -- CANNED By Mountain Dew ... Over Emmett Till Lyric

Lil Wayne
CANNED By Mountain Dew Over Emmett Till Lyric

Lil Wayne will no longer "do" Mountain Dew ... the soda company announced it's DROPPING the rapper over a rap verse in which he compared the beating of Emmett Till to rough sex. Wayne was a major… READ MORE >

Emmett Till Family to Lil Wayne -- THAT'S NO APOLOGY!!!

Emmett Till Family
to Lil Wayne: THAT'S NO APOLOGY!

Lil Wayne's "apology" to the family of civil rights icon Emmett Till was NOT REALLY AN APOLOGY ... in fact, it fell way short ... a rep for the Till family tells TMZ. Earlier today, Wayne fired… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Hospitalized for Another Seizure

Lil Wayne
Hospitalized For Another Seizure

11:40 AM PT -- Weezy just tweeted that he's fine.Lil Wayne was hospitalized again for a seizure ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Wayne tell us ... the rapper was taken to Cedars-Sinai in… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Lil Wayne to Emmett Till Family -- I Won't Compare Sex to Emmett's Murder Anymore

Lil Wayne to Emmett Till Fam
I Won't Compare Sex to Emmett's Murder ... Anymore

Lil Wayne has APOLOGIZED to the family of Emmett Till ... saying he's sorry their feelings were hurt when he compared the brutal killing of the civil rights icon ... to having rough sex with a… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Lil Wayne -- No One's Taking My Crib and My Cars

Lil Wayne
No One's Taking My Crib and My Cars

Lil Wayne is laughing at reports that he's about to lose his mansion and fancy cars to satisfy a $3.4 million judgment against him -- because he says that kind of jack is pocket change to… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Miami Beef Blows Up with Trick Daddy

Lil Wayne & Trick Daddy
Miami Beef Blows Up at Strip Club

Lil Wayne's night in a Miami strip club almost ended with blows -- he and Trick Daddy came dangerously close to a Drake-Chris Brown type brawl ... and TMZ has photos inside the club.Weezy was… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Lil Wayne -- 'I Could've Died' in ICU

Lil Wayne
'I COULD'VE DIED' IN ICU

Lil Wayne said publicly for the first time what we told you about 2 weeks ago ... he was near death after suffering multiple, violent seizures.Wayne, during an interview with Power 106 in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 388 days ago
Soulja Boy -- RIPPED for Codeine Pics After Lil Wayne Overdose

Soulja Boy
RIPPED for Codeine Pics After Lil Wayne Overdose

Soulja Boy's fans are turning on him ... blasting the rapper for posting glammed-up pics of the drug codeine on Instagram ... just days after Lil Wayne nearly died from an OD.Soulja's known for… READ MORE >

- 395 days ago
Lil Wayne: 'Kiss My Fist. I'm More than Good' (Video)

Lil Wayne
'Kiss My Fist I'm More than Good' (Video)

Lil Wayne has gone from seizures to BBQ on the brain.  Swag was at an all-time low last week, but now he's turnt up major ... you gotta watch Wayne in this video which he gave to TMZ.We broke… READ MORE >

- 395 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Released from Hospital

Lil Wayne
Released from Hospital

Lil Wayne said ICU later to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood ... because TMZ has learned he was just released.Wayne spent 6 days in the hospital -- most of it in the Intensive Care… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago

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