Oct 27, 2007

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.)

Lil Wayne Age: 27 (September 27 1982)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana.

Early Life: Grew up in Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Lafayette Elementary School in a Gifted Program. He also was involved in the
drama club of Eleanor McMain Secondary School. At 8 years old he conceived his first rap. Bryan Williams, Baby, was introduced to Lil Wayne at age 11, and started distributing his music on Cash Money Records. At age 12 he accidentally shot himself with a .44 caliber gun.

             Music Career: He was originally involved with the group the “Hot Boys”. The group included Juvenile, Turk, B.G., and Lil Wayne. Wayne’s first solo album was “The Block is Hot” , which he made while he was only 17 years of age. One of his early break out songs was “Bling Bling” which featured B.G. and Juvenille. Lil Wayne then released Lights Out, which was not that successful compared to his previous work. His next solo album was 500 Degreez, which had contributions from Mannie Fresh, and the Hot Boys as well.
             Wayne then took a great leap forward with That Carter. It was acclaimed be a great advancement in his lyrics and “rapping style”. The biggest track was “Go DJ” which peaked number 3 on “U.S. Hot 100” & “U.S. R&B Charts”. Wayne was also featured on the song soldier during this time period with Destiny’s Child and T.I.
             The follow up to Tha Carter. Tha Carter II sold approximately 238,000 albums the first week of sales. Popular songs on the album was Fireman, Shooter (ft. Robin Thicke) and Hustler Musik.
             2005 Lil Wayne became president of Cash Money Records. That year Young Money Records was also founded.
             The following years featured unbelievable mix tapes and features in songs. Some songs include Dj Khaled’s We Takin Over, Duffle Bag Boy, Im So Hood, Sweetest Girl, Make It Rain, and more.
             Tha Carter III took a long time to be released due to many leaks. It was released on June 10th, 2008, and broke multiple records. It sold more than a million copies in its first week of sales. Popular singles include Lollipop, A Milli, Got Money (ft. T-Pain), Mr. Carter, and more. 


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