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

Dec 17, 2014
Urban IslandzBirdman Refuses TO Let Lil Wayne Out Cash Money ContractUrban IslandzNot only is Birdman refusing to let Lil Wayne out of his contract with Cash Money, he is also angry at his longtime friend and protege. Last week Weezy told his fans on…
Dec 17, 2014
RollingStone.com5 Things We Learned at Nicki Minaj's Revealing CRWN Q&ARollingStone.comLast night at New York venue Le Poisson Rouge, Elliott Wilson hosted the latest edition of CRWN, a rap version of Inside the Actors Studio, with Nicki Minaj…
Dec 17, 2014
RapBasement.comNicki Minaj Speaks On Birdman & Lil Wayne ProblemsRapBasement.comRapper Nicki Minaj was recently interviewed on DJ Whoo Kid's “Whoolywood Shuffle”, where she spoke on her new album “The Pinkprint” and the highly publicized…
Dec 17, 2014
AllHipHopHip-Hop Rumors: Lil Wayne's Manager Says Jas Prince Owes Him Cash!AllHipHopIn a turn of events, Lil Wayne's manager Cortez Bryant is now claiming that Jas Prince owes him some paper. The battle began when Jas filed a lawsuit in 2013…
Dec 16, 2014
HipHopDXRap Release Dates: Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Jake One & Mayer HawthorneHipHopDXLil Wayne eyes next year for "Tha Carter V," 50 Cent reveals the name of a new album he's working on. A few new release dates were announced…
Dec 15, 2014
VibeIs Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' In The Works?VibeLil Wayne does his best work in a studio, so it only makes sense that's where he'd be, especially if he's about to release Sorry 4 The Wait 2. YM President Mack Maine took…
Dec 15, 2014
Rolling Stone AustraliaLil Wayne Begins Work On 'Sorry For The Wait 2' MixtapeRolling Stone AustraliaFollowing his controversial Twitter rant earlier this month where he attacked his label, Cash Money, for allegedly refusing to release his new…
Dec 14, 2014
Music TimesPusha T Shares Video Teaser for 'Lunch Money' After Telling Lil' Wayne to Join ...Music TimesPusha T recently made headlines when he refueled his beef with Lil' Wayne by suggesting the rapper join Kanye West's label. He…
Dec 12, 2014
BillboardLil Wayne vs. Cash Money: Can the Rapper Leave the Label He's Been With ...BillboardAlbum delays are nothing new for Lil Wayne. But the MC sent shockwaves through the hip-hop world on Dec. 4 when he publicly blamed his label for the ever-shifting…
Dec 5, 2014
BETLil Wayne Says He's A 'Prisoner' To Cash Money Records As 'Tha Carter V' Is ...Huffington Post"Tha Carter V," an ablum Lil Wayne previously stated would be his last, was originally slated to drop in May. After the debut…

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".