Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, or Weezy, is an American rapper. 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, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that year. 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 Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S.

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne in 2011
Lil Wayne in 2011
Background information
Oríkọ àbísọDwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Wọ́n bíi níOṣù Kẹ̀sán 27, 1982 (1982-09-27) (ọmọ ọdún 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1990–present
LabelsUniversal Motown, Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Associated actsBirdman, Drake, Cash Money Millionaires, Hot Boys, Young Money, The B.G.'z, Nicki Minaj[1]