Lil Wayne Free at Last!

11/4/2010 9:45 AM PDT

Lil Wayne Out of Jail -- Free at Last!

Lil Wayne is officially a free man.

The rapper was released this morning from Rikers Island jail in New York City ... after serving 8 months of his 1-year sentence, according to the NYC Department of Correction website.

As we previously reported, Weezy pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon last year ... stemming from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus. He was sentenced in March.

Young money.