Lil Wayne

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BIO

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. Formerly a member of the rap group the Hot Boys, he joined the Cash Money Records collective as a teenager. "Get It How U Live", released in 1997, was Lil Wayne's first album with Hot Boys, and "Tha Block is Hot", his solo debut, came out in 1999. After gaining fame with two other albums in the early 2000s, Lil Wayne reached higher popularity with 2004's "Tha Carter" and its two subsequent albums "Tha Carter II" (2005) and "Tha Carter III" (2008). He earned various accolades following "Tha Carter III", including being nominated for eight Grammy Awards. His first rock album, Rebirth, was released in 2009.

News

Apr 17, 2014
The Smoking SectionFive Interesting Thoughts On Tyga, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne's “Senile” VideoThe Smoking Section1. If the Young Money album was pressed onto something cotton-y instead of a disc, I'd say I'd be better off wiping my…
Apr 17, 2014
Lil' Wayne Smokes The World's Biggest Joint in Weezy Wednesday 8VibeWhile potheads across the nation fight to have pot legalized for recreational use in their perspective states, Lil' Wayne doesn't care who knows he loves the green leaf.…
Apr 15, 2014
Exclaim!Meet Lil Wayne's Fake Family in Young Money's 'Senile' VideoYahoo Music (blog)Just when you think you know Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga, the Young Money crew members totally change things up and present themselves in a whole…
Apr 15, 2014
VIDEO: Tyga Ft. Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj - SenileUrban IslandzYoung Money members Tyga, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj serves up the highly anticipated video for their viral single “Senile,” off the compilation album Rise of an Empire. The wacky video…
Apr 15, 2014
Music and LyricsTyga, Nicki Minaj & Lil' Wayne - "Senile" [Music Video]Music and LyricsTyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil' Wayne join forces in the music video for "Senile", the second single off the Young Money compilation 'Rise…
Apr 15, 2014
Blood Moon Fever: 11 Stars Who Freaked Out Over The Lunar EclipseMTV.comBlood Moon Fever: 11 Stars Who Freaked Out Over The Lunar Eclipse. Usher, Skrillex and Lil Wayne also lost their minds about Tuesday morning's (April 15) rare lunar event. By…
Apr 15, 2014
HotNewHipHopTurk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit ...HotNewHipHopCould you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans…
Apr 11, 2014
Guardian Liberty VoiceJustin Bieber And Lil Wayne Hit The Studio: See What They're Cooking UpMTV.comOn Friday (April 11), the Biebs posted two pictures on Instagram of him and Lil Wayne together in the studio. "Me and Tunechi in the studio,"…
Apr 10, 2014
BETYoung Fly Red Confirms Lil Wayne Did Not Sign HimBETRed wrote last Thursday (April 3), dropping in a link to one of the stories, which came complete with "quotes" from Lil Wayne and Birdman. "I told yall this was a rumor!! Im not YMCMB,"…
Apr 9, 2014
How Nirvana begat Lil Wayne ... and Demi Lovato?USA TODAYNo surprise that The Vaselines and The Pixies were major influences on Nirvana's music. But The Beatles, Kiss and Public Enemy? In turn, the grunge icons — who will be inducted Thursday into…

Fun Facts

In an interview with Blender magazine, Lil Wayne revealed one of his favorite bands from childhood to be rock group Nirvana, and cites them as a major influence in his music.
He wrote his first rap song at age eight.
Fun quote from Lil' Wayne: "I could do an entire album in a week, but Tha Carter II took me a little longer, a month. I wanted to make sure everything was right".