Lil Wayne is the stage name of American rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He has frequently been mentioned as one of the best rappers of all time and is regarded by XXL as one of the most influential hip hop musicians of his generation.
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Who the Famous American Rapper: Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was born on September 27, 1982, and lived his early years in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana’s 17th Ward’s underprivileged Hollygrove area under the care of his 19-year-old mom and stepfather Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald. Dwayne Carter, his biological father abandoned the family when he was only three years old.
Carter attended Lafayette Elementary School’s talented program. Later, he spent two years as an honor student and part of the theater club at Eleanor McMain Secondary School, where he performed as the Tin Man in the school’s performance of The Wiz. Carter attended Marion Abramson Senior High School and matriculated there before leaving at age 14 to concentrate on his musical career.
At the age of 12, in 1994, Carter shot himself in the chest, narrowly escaping death. Years later, after his mother had informed him that he would have to stop his associations with the rap genre, Carter said that the incident had been an attempt at suicide.
Lil Wayne’s Career
Wayne’s career began in 1995, at the age of 12,when rapper Birdman signed him to Cash Money Records, making him the label’s youngest artist. He became Cash Money Records’ flagship artist after that and remained so until June 2018, when he parted ways with the business.
Along with the rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk, Carter joined the Hot Boys in 1997. Carter, who was 14 at the time, was the youngest. The Hot Boys’ major-label debut, Guerrilla Warfare, debuted in 1999 and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list and No. 5 on the Billboard 200. In the same year the group released its first album “Get It How U Live!”.
The album brought a lot of success to Carter, placing him in the spotlight. He has a number of songs to his credit and has collaborated with other well-known, wealthy stars who are known for significantly influencing the music business.
How Tall is Lil Wayne
The American born rapper stands at 5 feet 5 inches (165 centimeters)tall and weighs 59kg.
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