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

Jan 27, 2015
Music TimesLil Wayne To Sue Birdman For $8 Million [Update: Wayne Also Seeks To Take ...HotNewHipHopLil Wayne puts his money where his mouth is, demanding Birdman pay him $8 million and free him from Cash Money.[Update: Wayne Also Seeks To Take Young…
Jan 26, 2015
The Week in Weed: Lil Wayne blunts up 14 other wondrous weed photosThe CannabistRapper Lil Wayne's latest mixtape “Sorry 4 the Wait 2” is out and he memorializes the moment with a smoke — anyone surprised? Among the other favorites in The Cannabist's…
Jan 26, 2015
TMZ.comWhen I Leave Cash Money I'm Taking Drake & Nicki With MeTMZ.comNicki Minaj and Drake are Lil Wayne's goldfish ... 'cause when he finally storms out of Cash Money Records -- a la "Jerry Maguire" -- he's taking them…
Jan 26, 2015
Are Lil Wayne & Young Thug Taking Shots At Each Other?HotNewHipHopBy this point, you're fully aware that Lil Wayne and Birdman are not on the best of terms, as Wayne has expressed a desire to leave Cash Money, claiming Birdman won't release…
Jan 25, 2015
UproxxYoung Thug Sends Some Shots At Lil Wayne On InstagramUproxxLil Wayne sent his share of not so thinly veiled shots at Birdman on Sorry 4 The Wait 2 and apparently Stunna felt some type of way. It looks like he might not be the only one that didn't…
Jan 25, 2015
Lil Wayne And Migos Get Crazy Together On 'Amazing Amy'MTV.com“Amazing Amy, that b—— so crazy,” Wayne sings on the track. “That b—— gonna kill me / Then she'll be famous / That's what's amazing.” So, who's Amy?…
Jan 25, 2015
USA TODAYhear Lil Wayne's new 'Gone Girl'-inspired songUSA TODAYSure, Gillian Flynn was robbed of an Oscar nomination for adapting her megahit novel Gone Girl into a megahit film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike . But at least she can…
Jan 25, 2015
The InquisitrLil Wayne Drops 'Amazing Amy' With Migos On 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' - But Not On ...The InquisitrAfter listening to the new Lil Wayne song titled “Amazing Amy,” which features Migos off of Lil Wayne's new Sorry 4 The…
Jan 25, 2015
Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $8 MillionIdolator: All About The MusicLil Wayne's long-delayed Tha Carter V will finally be released in early 2015, as his manager Cortez Bryant and Young Money president Mack Maine recently assured the…
Jan 25, 2015
Madame NoireDaddy Issues: Lil' Wayne All Set To Sue Birdman After Unsuccessful SettlementMadame NoireRemember when Lil' Wayne was airing all of his dirty laundry on Twitter regarding drama in the Cash Money family? Well according to TMZ.com,…

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".