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

Nov 21, 2014
AMAs 2014: Christina Milian Hypes Explosive Performance With Rumored ...WetpaintForget the Katniss revolution in Mockingjay — what's really gonna "catch fire" this weekend is Lil Wayne's performance at the 2014 American Music Awards…
Nov 20, 2014
Rap-Up TV: BoB Talks New Album, 'Fleek,' and Working with Lil Wayne & JodeciRap-Up.comWith his Trey Songz-assisted single “Not for Long” rising up the charts, B.o.B is readying his fourth album for a spring 2015 release. In between dates…
Nov 20, 2014
E! OnlineChristina Milian Dishes on Upcoming AMAs Performance With Lil Wayne ...E! OnlineChristina Milian's weekend just got turned up! The Grammy nominated artist chatted exclusively with E! News about her first-ever award show performance at this…
Nov 19, 2014
Young MoneyLil Wayne Says “Anaconda” Made Him Go “OMG”Young MoneyLil Wayne spoke with Complex recently about Nicki Minaj, her career thus far, his favorite verse and what he thought about her Anaconda video. Check out the interview. “What are…
Nov 19, 2014
BETKendrick Lamar Confirms Lil Wayne CollaborationBETKing Kendrick confirmed the project during a visit to Power 106 radio station's The Liftoff with Justin Credible and J Cruz, but didn't reveal where it will land. “Am I on Tha Carter V? Um,…
Nov 17, 2014
InstaNicki – BTS Of Only With Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil WayneYoung MoneyThe YM triumvirate is gearing up to drop their new video for Only. With all of this excitement flying around social media, Nicki Minaj lit the spark and posted some very sexy…
Nov 17, 2014
HipHopDXLil Wayne Intended For Original Version Of "Errrbody," Says Yo GottiHipHopDXAccording to Yo Gotti, because of time constraints he had to put the record out without Lil Wayne, but did recruit both Weezy and Ludacris for the remixed version…
Nov 16, 2014
Fox NewsHamlin meets rapper Lil Wayne, saves a seat for Michael Jordan at NASCAR ...Fox NewsHOMESTEAD, Fla. – Denny Hamlin has the A-list advantage in his NASCAR championship drive. Hamlin tweeted a photo Saturday night of his bump-in with rapper Lil…
Nov 13, 2014
Music and LyricsLil Wayne Drops Flow-Assisted Single 'Off Day': ListenMusic and LyricsIn anticipation of his upcoming album 'Tha Carter V', Lil Wayne has liberated a new single with past collaborator Flow titled 'Off Day'. Produced…
Oct 29, 2014
Entertainment WeeklyLil Wayne Drops 'Gotti' & Announces Final 'Tha Carter V' Release Date — ListenHollywood LifeOn the heels of the announcement that Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint will be pushed back from its initial November…

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".