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Lil Wayne

Biography of Lil Wayne
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Jermetrius Mcintosh

on 12 May 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Dywayne Michael Carter aka Lil Wayne was born on September 27,1982 on the streets of Hollygrove He wrote his first rap at 8 yrs old and at age eleven, he met Bryan Williams,aka Birdman, rapper and owner of Cash Money Records He also recorded his first ever collaboration album True Story with rapper B.G.. At the time, Carter was 11, and B.G. was 14, and was billed as "The B.G.'z". In 1997, Carter joined the Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk.Hot Boys' debut album Get It How U Live! was released the same year, followed in 1999 by the group's major-label debut Guerrilla Warfare Let 'Em Burn, a compilation album of unreleased tracks recorded during 1999 and 2000, came out in 2003, several years after the group disbanded Carter's debut solo album Tha Block Is Hot at age 17 featured significant contributions from the Hot Boys and went double platinum, climbing to #3 on the Billboard album charts.[1] The album earned him a 1999 Source magazine award nomination for "Best New Artist." His 2000 follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut but was certified gold by RIAA.Critics pointed to the lack of coherent narratives in his verses as evidence that he had yet to mature to the level of his fellow Hot Boys Lil Wayne's third album 500 Degreez, released in 2002, followed the format of his previous two, with significant contributions from the Hot Boys and Mannie Fresh. While certified Gold like its predecessor, it too failed to match the success of his debut In the summer of 2004, Wayne's album Tha Carter came out, marking what critics considered advancement in his rapping style and lyrical themes. Tha Carter II, the follow-up to the original Tha Carter album, was released in December 2005, this time without production by longtime Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh, who had since left the label. Of his many mixtapes, Dedication 2 and Da Drought 3 received the most media exposure and critical review. Dedication 2, released in 2006, paired Lil Wayne with DJ Drama and contained the acclaimed socially conscious track "Georgia Bush," in which Lil Wayne critiqued former US president George W. Bush's response to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans. Tha Carter III was released on June 10, 2008, selling more than a million copies in its first week of release, the first to do so since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005.[30] The first single "Lollipop", featuring Static became the rapper's most commercially successful song at that point, topping the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first Top 10 single for Lil Wayne as a solo artist, as well as his first #1 on the chart Wayne stated that he would release a debut rock album titled Rebirth. To support the release of Rebirth and a collaboration album with Young Money Entertainment, Wayne headlined the 'Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival'... a United States and Canadaonly concert tour which started on July 29, 2009 On December 23, 2009, Wayne released a collaboration album with Young Money, with the first single confirmed as "Every Girl".[53] The second single is "BedRock", featuring Lloyd. The third single is expected to be "Roger Dat", but has not been confirmed yet, although a music video has been shot already. As of February 7, the album has currently sold 291,300 copies.
Wayne said Tha Carter IV will be released in 2009 just before the holidays.Birdman had confirmed that Tha Carter IV will be packaged with Rebirth as a double disc album However, Wayne denied this idea saying that "Tha Carter IV deserves Tha Carter IV". He went on to say that We Are Young Money may be packaged with Rebirth.However, it was later confirmed that Rebirth and We Are Young Money will be released separately. On March 2, 2010, sentencing was postponed again when the courthouse reported a fire in the basement.On March 8, 2010, Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison, which he is currently serving in Rikers Island. His lawyer said the rapper expected to be held in protective custody, separated from other prisoners.He is expected to be released after eight months if he serves with good behavior.
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