Lil Wayne is an American hip hop recording artist
from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Also known as
Weezy F. Baby
September 27, 1982 (age
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur
Dropped out of school at 12 to pursue a rap career
Antonia Wright (m. 2004-2006)
Dwayne Carter III
Dwayne Michael Carter
Reginald "Rabbit" (stepfather)
Got his start:
meeting then Cash Money owner and CEO Ronald "Suga Slim" and Brian "Baby aka Birdman" Williams at 12 years old
Owns Young Money Records
Did You Know:
• Shot himself in the chest and almost bled to death when he was younger;
• Youngest member of the Hot Boys (Juvenile, Young Turk, and B.G.,)
• On September 27, 2012, Lil Wayne passed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 109 songs
Lil Wayne 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".
Cash Money Millionaires
Lil Wayne Quotes:
Yeah. It's sort of like a war for me when he cuts the music on. It's sort of like a fight, I just start fightin' with the words. I don't need a tablet [of paper]. If I had a tablet, I'd get beat up.
What happens is that Baby will call me and he'll already have like 10 songs already done by Mannie and he'll just give 'em to me and let me go from there. Like Mannie does beats like rappers do songs. You know how 2Pac kept recording? Or how like a rapper nowadays will keep recordings? Mannie does beats like that, he keeps doing beats. So he has beats for anything. He just does 'em and then I come in and kill it.
...itís almost natural because when youíre an artist you know what you
want. And then if youíre able to mentally turn that into being a CEO, now you
know what the artist wants. Thatís kinda how I did it.
I mean my first artist, his name is Real: R-E-A-L. How I found him, I was in
the mall shoppin' and he walked up to me. He didn't even say his name, he didn't
say hello, the guy just started singin'. And I was like 'Damn!'
Uh-uh. I'd be too high for that.
Lil' Wayne Awards
Grammy Award for Rap Album: Tha Carter III
Grammy Award for Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Swagga Like Us - Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne
Grammy Award for Rap Solo Performance: A Milli
MTV Music Video Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
BET Hip Hop Award for MVP of the Year
BET Hip Hop Award for Alltel Wireless People's Champ Award "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
VIBE Award for Hip Hop Artist Of The Yea