Happy B’day Lil Wayne!
Today is the birthday of famous rapper Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.Weezy). The New Orleans-born rapper has been making his fans happy with his wonderful songs for many years.
Let’s Check Out Lil Wayne and His Career
Lil Wayne grew up in New Orleans’ impoverished Ward 17. There he caught the attention of Bryan Williams, head of Cash Money Records, and soon after, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk, he became a member of the all-star group Hot Boys and became a member of Get It How U Live! attracted attention with their albums! Lil Wayne’s first solo LP, Tha Block Is Hot, came out in 1999 and sold over a million copies, although the next two releases, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002) were less popular with the public.
Lil Wayne In 2004
Lil Wayne found the key to success with his first solo mixtape, Da Drought, in 2003. His 2004 album Tha Carter reached number five on Billboard. He entered the Billboard 200 and released the hit single “Go DJ”. During this time, Lil Wayne established himself as an artist, with lyrics that were both profound and clever and appealed to a wide variety of people. His contribution to the single “Soldier” (by Destiny’s Child) in 2004 was, along with other artists, among the first of many guest performances to gain more attention for his distinctively talented stream. We can say that he became the sought-after name of guest artists. As Lil Wayne continues to build his reputation through mixtapes and collaborations, he released the critically acclaimed Tha Carter II (2005), which sold over one million copies.
Lil Wayne In 2008
In 2008, Tha Carter III, featuring the ubiquitous singles “A Milli” and “Lollipop”, sold over one million copies in its first week in the United States. It sold over 2.8 million copies by the end of December, making it the country’s best-selling album of the year. It was truly a great success. received Grammy Awards in February 2009 for best rap album, best rap song, best rap solo performance, and best rap performance by a duo or group; second prize, Jay-Z, T.I. and the song “Swagga like Us” with Kanye West.
Later that year, Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a gun. In February 2010, a month before he was sentenced to prison, he released the rock-inspired album Rebirth, which met with largely negative reviews. Released while in prison (he eventually served eight months of his one-year sentence), the next I Am Not Human (2010) was more stylistically consistent with his previous work and was better received.
He’s with Nicki Minaj
Lil Wayne released the single “6 Foot 7 Foot” in late 2010, a few months before embarking on a North American tour with Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross. Lil Wayne has remained a frequent guest vocalist in the hip-hop scene. In August 2011, after a flamboyant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, John Legend released Tha Carter IV, featuring guest performances by Busta Rhymes and OutKast’s Andre 3000. It was followed by I Am Not a Human Being II in 2013. By then, some critics had begun to suspect that Lil Wayne was behind his creative peak, despite remaining a vital commercial force.
What Happened in 2021?
After the artist and Cash Money Records parted ways, the long-awaited Tha Carter V was finally revealed, with generally positive reviews. Funeral (2020) became Lil Wayne’s fifth album to top the Billboard 200 chart. In 2020, he also pleaded guilty to illegally buying handguns and ammunition on a private plane. He was expected to face up to 10 years in prison, but was pardoned by Pres shortly before his sentence in January 2021.
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