The Life of Lil Wayne

Topics: Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records, Snoop Dogg Pages: 2 (664 words) Published: January 28, 2010
Lil Wayne (born Da'Wayne Carter September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. His debut solo album was, Tha Block Is Hot was released in 1999. The title track was a huge hit. His second album was 2000's Lights Out, followed by 500 Degreez in 2002. In 2004 he released his latest solo album titled " Tha Carter". ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A native of New Orleans, Lil Wayne grew up in the Hollygrove section of town. As an aspiring young rapper, Wayne rapped at neighbour parties and it was at one of these parties that he was overheard by members of U.N.L.V., a group signed to Cash Money Records. Wayne was given contact information and followed up on them in a autograph signing session where he met the Cash Money CEOs Brian "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. An impromptu freestyle session led to serious consideration on the parts of the Williams brothers. After Wayne found out the location and phone number of Cash Money Records, he visited on an almost daily basis while also leaving freestyles on their answering machine. Such dedication on the part of the 12-year-old Wayne moved the Williams brothers and they signed the young rapper; pairing him up with another newly signed young rapper named Big goochie and released their group effort "TRU Story nigga", under the name The B.G.'z. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

As Wayne became more serious about the rap game and started to wear gang-affiliate attire, his mother became concerned about the Williams brothers' influence on her son, as she had knowledge of the Williams brothers' thorough street reputation. She pulled Wayne out of Cash Money. However, after running away from home for a week and convincing his mother that his erratic behaviour had nothing to do with the Williams brothers, he stayed with Cash Money Records. But before Cash Money blew up, tragedy struck. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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