Lil Wayne

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4/24/12
Music Appreciation
Biography of Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. who is better known as Lil Wayne is an American rapper. Lil Wayne was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Carter mother was a 19 year old chef when he was born. At age 2 Carter’s parents got divorced and his father permanently abandoned him and his mother. While he attended Lafayette Elementary School he was enrolled in the schools gifted program and once he reached secondary school at Eleanor McMain Secondary School he became involved in the drama club. Dwayne Carter Jr. was eight years old when he wrote his first rap song and then in 1991 he met American rapper Bryan Williams, the owner of Cash Money Records, Carter started to record free style raps on Williams answering machine, which lead to Williams mentoring the young Dwayne and involving him in Cash Money-distributed songs. When Carter was 11 years old he recorded his first collaboration with 14 year old rapper B.G. on his new album “True Story”. When Lil Wayne was 13 he accidently shot himself with a 9mm handgun, luckily, off Duty police officer Robert Hoobler drove him to the hospital. When he was at McMain Magnet School, Carter was an honor roll student but dropped out at 14 to pursue his musical career. In 1997 Lil Wayne joined the Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. The Hot Boys released their debut album “Get It How U Live”. Two years later they released Guerrilla Warfare. It reached the Number 1 spot on Billboard magazine Top Hip Hop/R&B album chart. Along with Number 5 on the Billboard’s 200. He was also featured on Juvenile’s single “Back that Azz Up” which reached Number 18 on the Billboard hot 100.

Carter debuted his first solo album “The Block is Hot” when he was 17 with help from the Hot Boys. The album went platinum and number 3 on Billboard’s album charts, it was also earned source magazine’s award nomination for “Best New Artist”. In 2000 his...
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