Lil Wayne is now one of the most popular and fast-selling recording artists. He started in the industry at quite an early age. When he was 9 years old in 1991, he was signed by Cash Money Records, which made him the youngest recording artist of the label. He is also responsible for several certified platinum albums and huge collaborations with many artists. Lil Wayne songs are among the most appreciated in the hip hop genre.
He was born as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 27, 1982. His mother was then 19 years old when she had him. Lil Wayne’s parents divorced when he was just 2 years old. According to insiders, his father abandoned them. He fostered a good father-son relationship with his stepfather.
In several media interviews, Lil Wayne has been open with his anger to his biological dad. He said he dropped the letter ‘D’ from his name to come up with Wayne just to spite his real dad. Until now, he still sees no need to meet his biological father, whom he is certain knows him now. The influx of Lil Wayne songs started when he was 8 years old. He wrote his first ever rap song then. In 1991, he had his first collaboration album called ‘True Story’ with rap artist B.G. But there had been so many odd instances in his young life, which became the focus of media attention. At age 12, he accidentally shot himself. At 14, he dropped school to focus on his music career.
In 1996, he joined Hot Boys as the youngest member. In 1999, when he was 17, he released his debut album as a solo artist ‘Tha Block is Hot.’ It contained many Lil Wayne songs that became popular. There were also significant contributions from his group the Hot Boys. In 2000, his follow-up CD ‘Lights Out’ did not meet expectations when it failed to reach the same level of success as his first album.
In 2002, his third album called ‘500 Degreez’ also failed to match his first success, although it was certified gold. The single ‘Way of Life’ was a success like other Lil Wayne songs although again it paled in comparison with his other hit singles. In the years that followed, Lil Wayne became too occupied with his succeeding albums. He produced and released mixtapes as well and did collaborations with other recording artists. He also helped other new hip hop acts to breakthrough in the industry.
In February 2013, he released his newest CD ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’. It produced several hit Lil Wayne songs today like ‘No Worries’ and ‘Love Me.’ Now, he is looking forward to do several important projects that could further boost his recording and performing career. In an interview in 2011, he revealed his plans to retire when he gets 35 years old, which will be in the next few years. He said he wants to focus on his family and his other interests in life.
Most Popular Lil Wayne Songs
No Worries (ft. Detail)
I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta ft. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)
So Special (ft. John Legend)
John (ft. Rick Ross)
How to Hate (ft. T-Pain)
Nightmares of the Bottom
That Ain’t Me (ft. Jay Sean)
What’s Wrong With Them (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Hold Up (ft. T-Streets)
Gonorrhea (ft. Drake)
Knockout (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Drop the World (ft. Eminem)
Prom Queen (ft. Shanell)
Way of Life (ft. Big Tymers & TQ)
Tha Block Is Hot (ft. B.G. & Juvenile)
My Homies Still (ft. Big Sean)
Mirror (ft. Bruno Mars)
6 Foot 7 Foot
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