Lil Wayne

 

 

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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., otherwise known as Lil Wayne has exhibited an inclination to music ever since he was young. He was born on Louisiana and started his career at a young age of 9 by joining the rap duo B.G.’z with rapper B.G. At that time, Lil Wayne was the youngest member of Cash Money Records.

In 1997, a new group was formed called Hot Boys, which consisted of two other teen rappers aside from Lil Wayne and B.G. The group catapulted to fame with the release of their debut album Get It How U Live on the same year.

It was 1999 when Lil Wayne stood out from the group courtesy of their highest selling album Guerilla Warfare. He eventually went solo and released his first album as Lil Wayne called Tha Block is Hot which sold over one million copies in the US alone.

Lil Wayne’s next two albums weren’t as successful as his breakout album, reaching only Gold status. He became more famous in 2004 with Tha Carter, and its carrier single Go D.J. was included in US song charts. He released his most successful album in 2008, Tha Carter III which won the Best Rap Album on the Grammy Awards. Lil Wayne went into a genre transition in 2010 and released a rock album called Rebirth. Although the album was received negatively, it reached a Gold status. His next album I am Not a Human Being was released when he was in prison, serving an eight-month sentence for illegal possession of weapon.

Lil Wayne was first arrested in 2007 in New York City, when an officer of the NYPD caught him smoking marijuana with another man near his tour bus.

On 2008, the Border Patrol agents of Arizona discovered huge amounts of marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine on Lil Wayne’s tour bus which prompted his arrest. He eventually pleaded guilty on June 22, 2010 and was sentenced to 36-month probation.

In August 2011, Lil Wayne released Tha Carter IV, which sold 964,000 copies in its first week.

Lil Wayne is also involved in charity work called One Family Foundation which aims to help the youth in pursuing their talents and provide opportunity to be economically self-sufficient by giving them the right education.