Lil Wayne's birth name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. He was born September 27, 1982 New Orleans Louisiana United States.
He grew up in Hollygrove neighborhood of new Orleans, Louisiana.
His parents were divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family. Carter enrolled in the gifted program of Lafayette Elementary School and in the drama club of Eleanor McCain Secondary School.
Lil Wayne wrote his first song when he was 8 years old.
At the age of nine Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo.
Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his platinum debut album The Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the us.
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Lil Wayne has four children. His first child, daughter Reginae, was born when he was 15, to his high school sweetheart Antonia "Toya" Carter (nee Johnson). Wayne and Johnson married on Valentine's Day of 2004 and divorced in 2006. Internet rumors started circulating in August 2008 that Wayne's daughter had died in a car crash, which however he quickly cleared up as false saying "Please allow me to dispel any rumors or speculations and report that my daughter is alive, healthy and surrounded by family who care and love her dearly. The rumors are completely false and unfounded; neither Reginae nor any other member of my family has been involved in any car accident.”His second child, Dwayne III, was then 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.
“ Lights out”
His 2000 2 nd 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. The lead single was "Get Off The Corner" which was noticed for an improvement in lyrical content and style, it also received a music video. The second single which received less attention was "Shine" featuring The Hot Boys. Near the release of Lights Out, Lil Wayne was featured on the single, "1# Stunna" with Big Tymers and Juvenile, which rose to 24th place on the Hot Rap Tracks charts.
In 2001, Lil Wayne was shot in the chest in Florida after "some groupies" fired two shots through his tour bus window. He recalled the incident in 2008 interview: 'It [the bullet] 'didn’t go all the way in, ’cause the window slowed it down.
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. While certified Gold like its predecessor, it too failed to match the success of his debut. The title was a reference to the recently estranged Hot Boys member Juvenile's recording, 400 Degreez. The lead single was "Way Of Life" which like the album failed to match the success of his previous singles. After the release of 500 Degreez, he was featured in the single "Neva Get Enuf”
“ I am not a human Bieng” 2010
Lil Wayne was thought to be releasing an EP entitled I Am Not a Human Being, but it was confirmed that would be a full length LP. The album was released on September 27, 2010 which was his birthday. The album has sold over 250,000 copies domestically and has spawned a successful single in "Right Above It".
In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8 month prison sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. While in jail he released another album entitled “I Am not a human being “ in September 2010, featuring (young Money Drake Nickie Manaj and Lil Twist.)
Lil Wayne is one of my favorite rappers I love what he says in his music he talks about love, life, and his problems.
So as you all know Lil Wayne was in jail for 8 months but as in today he is released :D