Name: Lil Wayne
Birthday: September 27, 1982
Fav Dish: Cheesesteak
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. was born September 27, 1982. He is an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana and popularly known as Lil wayne . In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.’z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil’ Doogie. In 1996, Lil Wayne formed the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mates Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil’ Doogie (who now goes by B.G.).
Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live!, that same year. Most of the group’s success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single “Bling Bling”. Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.
On February 10, 2014, Lil Wayne’s Young Money signee Drake, tweeted “CARTER V”. On October 18, 2013, Cash Money Records Vice President of Promotion Mel Smith, tweeted: “Happy Friday!! New YMCMB music coming soon!! Carter 5.” Nearly four months later, in an interview with The Griffin, released on February 14, 2014, Smith spoke on the upcoming album: “We’re very close to dropping the album. It’s going to be a huge surprise to everyone, it’s an incredible album … I can’t release the date because he wants to surprise people, he wants his true fan base to get excited but he’s worked extremely hard on it and you won’t be disappointed.”On February 15, 2014, during the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities at Sprite’s NBA All-Star concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Lil Wayne appeared as a special guest during Drake’s set and performed various hits. Wayne and Drake then broke the news that is set to be released on May 5, 2014.However, on March 27, 2014, Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant, would announce the album had been delayed. Wayne then serviced Tha Carter V‘s first single “Believe Me”, which features vocals from Drake, to mainstream urban radio in the United States on May 6, 2014. Three more singles, “Krazy”, “Grindin'” (featuring Drake) and “Start a Fire” (featuring Christina Milian), were also released for the album.
On December 4, 2014, just five days before the album was due to be released again, Wayne issued a statement saying the album would not be released on its expected release date, due to his displeasure with Cash Money Records label-boss Birdman, refusing to release the album although it had been completed. Wayne also expressed his feelings by stating he felt both he and his creativity were being held “prisoner”.
On January 20, 2015, Wayne self-released Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a sequel to his 2011 mixtape, to compensate for the continued delay of Tha Carter V. Upon Sorry for the Wait 2‘s release, it was noted Wayne disses Birdman and Cash Money Records, several times throughout the mixtape.
Birdman was reported to be upset with this. In late January 2015, Lil Wayne sued Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million. In February 2015, due to Tha Carter V‘s delay, Wayne announced aFree Weezy Album, would be released prior to the fifth installment in his popular series. In June 2015, Wayne joined Jay-Z’s TIDAL, as an artist owner, kicking off the partnership by exclusively releasing a single on the service titled “Glory.”He’s also announced plans on his own TIDAL X concert series. On July 4, 2015, Wayne released Free Weezy Album, exclusively through TIDAL, under Young Money and Republic Records.
Lil Wayne and Birdman have supposedly accorded after being seen at Drake’s NYE Party, at Miami’s Club Liv, and in studio. On January 27, 2016 when rapper 2 Chainz released his “Felt Like Cappin” EP Lil Wayne is featured on the lead single titled “Back On That Bullshit”. On March 4, 2016, 2 Chainz released his third studio album,ColleGrove. The album was initially a collaborative effort between 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, but due to his record label issues, only Chainz was credited as the primary artist.
On February 19, 2008, Lil Wayne and Cortez Bryant revisited their alma mater McMain Secondary School to get students to design an invitation to the gala introducing Lil Wayne’s nonprofit One Family Foundation