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

Sep 17, 2014
XXLMAG.COMSupermodel Kate Moss Is A Lil Wayne FanXXLMAG.COMKate Moss has been bitten by the Lil Wayne bug. The supermodel has an affinity for Tunechi's records, mainly a track off Tha Carter II. AnOther Magazine asked Kate Moss to create her own…
Sep 17, 2014
The InquisitrLil Wayne Vs. Drake: Tour Gets Good Reviews, But Don't Expect Epic Rap BattlesThe InquisitrAlthough the rappers teased some pretty epic lyrical showdowns prior to their journey through the nation, Lil Wayne and his famous pal aren't…
Sep 17, 2014
San Francisco ExaminerReview: Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour thrills fansSan Jose Mercury NewsThe Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour is so very 21st century. It plays out like a reality TV show, pitting two charismatic celebrities against each other in contrived, yet…
Sep 17, 2014
Photos: Drake vs. Lil Wayne concert at ShorelineSan Jose Mercury News media centerThe “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” concert at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group). Description of…
Sep 13, 2014
ESPNLil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather: Who is Walking Out with 'The ...The Epoch TimesWBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…
Sep 12, 2014
fox13now.comPolice search for suspect accused of shooting after Drake vs. Lil Wayne concertfox13now.comWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Officials said a few concert-goers got a little too rowdy Thursday night after the Drake vs. Lil Wayne show at the USANA…
Sep 11, 2014
HotNewHipHopDrake vs. Lil Wayne — street fight! | Concert previewThe Seattle Times (blog)It's big enough news that New Orleans rap veteran Lil Wayne and ultra-popular Canadian singer/rapper Drake — who started his career on Wayne's Young…
Sep 11, 2014
303 MagazineYour week in Seattle music: Katy Perry, Drake vs. Lil Wayne and moreThe Seattle Times (blog)Two of rap's biggest names, Drake and Lil Wayne bring a social media–driven wrinkle to their collaborative tour: fans can vote via a smartphone…
Sep 7, 2014
Dallas Morning NewsDrake bests Lil Wayne at Amphitheater throwdownaustin360 (blog)Conceptually, Drake vs. Lil Wayne is probably summer 2014's most innovative blockbuster tour. Sponsored by video game-maker Capcom and designed as an interactive event,…
Sep 1, 2014
Music TimesConcert review: Drake outduels Lil Wayne in Atlanta concert battleAccess Atlanta (blog)Alas, the vote was in regardless, and the video game graphics selected Lil Wayne, who then appeared on the second level of the stage set up to his Carter…

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".