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

Oct 30, 2014
Idolator: All About The MusicLil Wayne Pushes 'The Carter V' Release To December: Morning MixIdolator: All About The MusicIt was previously announced the upcoming albums from Young Money labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj would be delayed.…
Oct 29, 2014
STASHEDEminem and Lil Wayne give updates on 'ShadyXV' and 'Tha Carter V'The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio – Wednesday must be the day hip-hop megastars woke up and decided to greet fans with exciting news. First up was…
Oct 29, 2014
Music TimesDid Christina Milian Dump Lil Wayne after He Was Spotted Creeping with His Ex ...Music TimesIt looks like Lil Wayne's days of juggling Christina Milian along with a few other women might be over. Not that he did not try to keep her happy:…
Oct 29, 2014
BETLil Wayne Explains Tha Carter V Delay in New PSABETLil Wayne's recent album pushback left many fans scratching their heads in confusion, but the Young Money leader is laying all of the doubt to rest, explaining in a P.S.A. that the LP was delayed…
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…
Oct 29, 2014
HipHopDXLil Wayne Announces "Tha Carter V" Release Date, Album Split In Two PartsHipHopDXLil Wayne announces that "Tha Carter V" will arrive as a two-album set with the first half to be released on December 9. After Mack Maine revealed…
Oct 29, 2014
Rap-Up.comLil Wayne Delays 'Tha Carter V' to December, Drops New Single 'Gotti'Rap-Up.comLil Wayne was supposed to release his album Tha Carter V on Tuesday, but it has been pushed back. The Young Money rapper issued a PSA explaining…
Oct 29, 2014
HotNewHipHopLil Wayne Announces New "Carter V" Release Date, Says The Album Will Have ...HotNewHipHopWeezy may not release material quite as often as he did back in the late 2000s, but don't get to thinking he isn't in the studio every…
Oct 28, 2014
Slate Magazine (blog)Nicki Minaj Is Very Clear About Her Relationship With Drake and Lil Wayne on ...Slate Magazine (blog)Not content with letting Minaj do all the talking, though, both Drake and Lil Wayne add their two cents on the matter, each driving…
Oct 27, 2014
Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Hitting Shelves Oct. 28, Or Is It?STACK NewsSomehow it feels like this release isn't following the overwhelming promotion of some of its predecessors, so we thought it was worth reminding you: Lil Wayne's…

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".