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Biography Lil Wayne
- Country of origin: USA
- City: New-Orlean
- Genre: Hip-Hop, Soul - R&B
- Official site: http://cashmoney-records.com/
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper and CEO.Lil studied badly at school, in the end he was excluded from school but he does not like commenting on it. At the age of ten years, Lil got acquainted with the actor who had signed on young label Cash Money Records, Lil Slim by name. Slim promised to acquaint him with the management of his own label - Brian "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. So the group B. G. ' z (Baby Gangstaz) was formed, but it existed just a few months. Nevertheless, they managed to let out debut album EP "True Story" in1993.
In 1997 the group comprised B.G., Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil ' Wayne - Hot Boys, all-star group as it was named.
The first album became very popular in Louisiana though its popularity did not exceed the state borders. About 400 thousand copies were sold. During this time Lil changed fully his style. He found a new idol -Jay-Z. The next album of Hot Boys got greater popularity, but the staff of the group was always changing. Only Lil Wayne was able to unite all its new members, though he was not even 18 years old.
Lil Wayne is a very talented performer liked by many people preferring his kind of music. Lil Wayne has four children. His first child, daughter Reginae, was born when he was 15, to his high school sweetheart Antonia "Toya" Carter (née Johnson). Wayne and Johnson married on Valentine's Day of 2004 and divorced in 2006. His second child, Dwayne III, was born on October 22, 2008 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. His third child, Lennox Samuel Ari, was born to actress Lauren London on September 9, 2009. He had his fourth child, Neal, on November 30, 2009 with singer Nivea.
In a CBS interview with Katie Couric, Wayne described why he goes by the name of "Wayne" instead of his given name, Dwayne. Carter explained, "I dropped the D because I'm a junior and my father is living and he's not in my life and he's never been in my life. So I don't want to be Dwayne, I'd rather be Wayne". Couric asked Wayne if his father knew of this and Wayne replied with a smile, "He knows now".
Wayne told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric on her All Access Grammy Special in 2009 that he enjoys smoking marijuana recreationally. He also stated that he is "not addicted" to drinking purple drank (codeine cough syrup) any longer. He has been arrested for use or possession of marijuana and other drugs.
His last album The Carter II was sold out, about million of copies were sold in total. Critics named it "Best Cash Money album ever", Wayne was named one of the best lyrists of South.
- 1999: Tha Block Is Hot
- 2000: Lights Out
- 2002: 500 Degreez
- 2004: Tha Carter
- 2005: Tha Carter II
- 2008: Tha Carter III
- 2010: Rebirth
- 2011: Tha Carter IV
- 2006: Like Father, Like Son (with Birdman)
- 2009: We Are Young Money (with Young Money Entertainment)
- TBA: I Can't Feel My Face (with Juelz Santana)
- TBA: Hot Boyz Reunion (with Juvenile, B.G. & Turk)
- TBA: Like Father, Like Son 2 (with Birdman)
- 2003: SQ1-SQ7 (with Sqad Up)
- 2003: Da Drought
- 2004: Da Drought 2
- 2004: The Prefix
- 2005: The Suffix
- 2005: Dedication (with DJ Drama)
- 2006: Dedication 2 (with DJ Drama)
- 2006: Blow (with Juelz Santana)
- 2007: Da Drought 3
- 2008: Dedication 3 (with DJ Drama)
- 2009: No Ceilings
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