Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., an American singer, rapper, record executive, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation and one of the greatest rappers. Lil was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, on September 27, 1982. When he was two years, his parents got separated, and he lived with his mother. He was very close to his stepfather, who was later killed.
At the age of eight, Lil started writing rap songs and met Bryan Williams (co-founder of ‘Cash Money Records, record producer, and rapper). Brayan later became his monitor and included him in his company. He joined The B.G.’z (the American teenage hip-hop duo) along with rapper Lil’ Doogie. On July 29, 1995, the group debut album True Story was released.
At the age of 12, Lil accidentally shot himself with a handgun, and a police officer rushed him to the hospital. He went to Eleanor McMain Secondary School and Marion Abramson Senior High School. But he left school at the age of 14 to pursue music.
Career Journey Lil Wayne –
In 1996, Lil became part of the Hip Hop group Hot Boys. On July 27, 1999, Guerrilla Warfare, the 2nd studio album of the group released. On November 2, 1999, he came up with Tha Block Is Hot, his debut solo album released by ‘Cash Money Records. On Billboard 200, the album ranked no three, and RIAA gave platinum certification. He then released Lights Out (2000), 500 Degreez (2002), Tha Carter (2004).
In 2005, Lil became president of Cash Money and founded the record label Young Money Entertainment. But in 2007, he gave away the management position from both the companies. Tha Carter II, his 5th studio album, was released on December 6, 2005, and ranked no two on Billboard 200. The Carter III was released on June 10, 2008. His other albums include Rebirth (2010), Tha Carter IV (2011), and Free Weezy Album (2015)
Lil received Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album’ in 2009, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Personal Life Lil Wayne –
Lil married Antonia in 2004 but got separated in 2006. He has four children. On March 8, 2010, he went to jail for one year because of possession of a weapon and marijuana.
Net Worth Lil Wayne –
Lil’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. With the different music he had produced, he made his net worth.