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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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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 >

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 >

- 131 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 >

- 132 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 >

- 132 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 >

- 132 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 >

- 133 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 >

- 134 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 >

- 138 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 >

- 140 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 >

- 142 days ago

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