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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.

2 Chainz vs. Lil Wayne -- Who'd You Rather?

2 Chainz vs. Lil Wayne

It's a duel of the dreads.With matching backwards hats, stunner shades and hair length -- both 2 Chainz (35) and Lil Wayne (30) took a moment to pose and point while performing together last… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- American Flag Stomping CUT OUT of New Music Video

Lil Wayne
American Flag Stomping CUT OUT of Music Video

Lil Wayne has decided ... the images of the rapper trampling the American flag during a music video shoot were NOT good enough for the final cut ... 'cause they've been edited OUT of the final… READ MORE >

- 374 days ago
Young Singer Sues Lil Wayne's Young Money -- 'Let Me Out!'

Lil Wayne
Young Singer Sues Young Money 'Let Me Out!'

A 15-year-old singer has had it with Young Money and Lil Wayne and wants to jump ship ... and he's asking a court for help.Torion Sellers claims in new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I Didn't Step On the American Flag On Purpose!

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old… READ MORE >

- 402 days ago
Lil Wayne Tramples American Flag

Lil Wayne
Tramples American Flag

Lil Wayne trampled the American flag over the weekend ... and there's footage.Weezy performed the stunt while shooting his new music video for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans. During the shoot,… READ MORE >

- 403 days ago
'Hot Boys' Rapper Turk -- I NEVER Called Lil Wayne a Druggie

Turk from Hot Boys
I NEVER Called Lil Wayne a Druggie

Lil Wayne's former bandmate says the media got it twisted ... he did NOT say Weezy is or was strung out on drugs and tells TMZ there's nothing but love between them. Rapper Turk -- who performed… READ MORE >

- 409 days ago
Lil Wayne -- We Signed PARIS HILTON to Record Contract

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne's crew just signed Paris Hilton to a record deal ... and she's planning on dropping a brand new album in the very near future!! Wayne's mentor -- Birdman -- confirmed the news on Twitter… READ MORE >

- 429 days ago
Lil Wayne to Chicago Bulls -- Drinks on Me!! After Miami Heat Smackdown

Lil Wayne to Chicago Bulls
Drinks on Me! After Heat Smackdown

Lil Wayne still hates the Miami Heat so much ... he hooked up the Chicago Bulls with free booze after they upset LeBron James and company -- and TMZ got a pic of their celebration.It all went down… READ MORE >

- 440 days ago
Lil Wayne -- My Seizures Strike Without Warning

Lil Wayne
My Seizures Strike Without Warning

Lil Wayne says he doesn't know what it's like to experience a seizure ... because every time he has one, he completely blacks out. Wayne -- along with his mentor Birdman -- sat with Sway from MTV… READ MORE >

- 443 days ago
Trick Daddy -- Making Peace with Lil Wayne With THREATS

Trick Daddy
Making Peace With Lil Wayne With Threats

Trick Daddy tells TMZ he's open to a proposed sit-down with Lil Wayne to settle their feud ... but what he's actually doing is throwing gasoline on the fire.In case you're not up to speed ... Lil… READ MORE >

- 445 days ago

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