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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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Back Together on a Track For Love of 'Hate'

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Lil Wayne -- Gives Strippers Healthy Tip (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
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Lil Wayne -- Runs Up $868k Tab with Uncle Sam

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- 166 days ago
Von Miller -- Victory Party with Lil Wayne ... Let's Dance, Bitches!

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- 170 days ago
Lil Wayne Super Bowl Commercial -- Nothing Racist About Me Grilling for George Washington (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne's SB Commercial
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- 174 days ago
Christina Milian -- Yea, I've Hooked Up With Chicks ... But Not Karrueche Tran

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- 185 days ago
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- 186 days ago
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Lil Wayne
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Lil Wayne is back on lean -- despite his close brush with death nearly three years ago -- and it's so bad he's bringing the stuff everywhere he goes. Sources close to Weezy tell us he started… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Lil Wayne & Birdman -- Tight Again, But Biz is Biz ... Lawsuit Still On!!

Lil Wayne & Birdman
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Lil Wayne and Birdman's warm fuzzy reunion in Miami does NOT mean their beef is squashed ... TMZ has learned Wayne's pushing forward with his lawsuit.  When the Cash Money honcho stood… READ MORE >

- 188 days ago
Birdman -- Stands Strong with Lil Wayne ... I'll Die for Him, I'll Kill for Him' (VIDEO)

Birdman
Stands Strong with Lil Wayne I'll Die for Him, I'll Kill for Him

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- 191 days ago

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