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 2, 2014
myfox8.com2 arrested in shots fired incident outside Lil Wayne concertWCNCCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two men were arrested following an incident where shots were fired outside of the Lil Wayne and Drake concert at PNC Music Pavilion Saturday night. Around 11:30…
Sep 2, 2014
RapBasement.comDrake & Lil Wayne Bring Out 2 Chainz & ILOVEMAKONNEN In Atlanta [VIDEO]Hip-Hop WiredNow halfway through their collaborative tour, Drake and Lil Wayne most recently took the stage in Atlanta on August 31, where they invited 2 Chainz…
Sep 2, 2014
Best events this week: From Steve Martin to Lil WayneSouthFlorida.comWednesday: Drake and Lil Wayne at Cruzan Amphitheatre Thursday: Florida Watercolor Society exhibit at Cornell Museum in Delray Beach Friday: "Sunny Bak: Rock, Paper, Photo"…
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…
Sep 1, 2014
Watch: 2 Chainz Joins Drake & Lil Wayne At Atlanta Tour StopVibe2 Chainz made an electrifying appearance in his hometown of Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday (Aug. 31), when the self-proclaimed "hair weave killer" joined Drake and Lil Wayne onstage…
Sep 1, 2014
Trick Daddy Talks Supporting Miami Rappers, Never Meeting With Lil Wayne + ...AllHipHop(AllHipHop Features) In the final part of AllHipHop.com's interview, Trick Daddy shares his thoughts on more topics related to the Miami-Dade County representative.…
Aug 31, 2014
Drake, French Montana, Lil Wayne & More Land On NYPD's "Hip Hop Squad" ListSOHHIt also includes Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Jim Jones and Lil Wayne. A source told us: "All New York club owners are required to inform…
Aug 29, 2014
ODU Mace & CrownGiveaway: Drake vs. Lil Wayne at the Austin360 Amphitheateraustin360 (blog)There's no bitter rivalry or beef between Drake, one of the hottest rappers du jour and Lil Wayne, the elder statesman and mogul who signed him to his Young…
Aug 27, 2014
New York TimesDuelists Armed With Banter and Mutual AdmirationNew York TimesLil Wayne” tour, which came to the PNC Bank Arts Center here on Tuesday night, was the smallest of the three. The others played stadiums; this one mostly outdoor amphitheaters.…
Aug 20, 2014
New York Daily News'Drake Vs. Lil Wayne' tour stops in New York for hip-hop battle where fans ...New York Daily NewsThe highly inventive “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” show, which came to Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on Tuesday night, whipped together…

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".