We can say that every list of American male rappers will have Lil Wayne on it. His career as a rapper has been very successful, with so many hit songs. Lil Wayne is also very rich, with an estimated net worth of $120 million.
In this post, we have revealed a lot of information you will like to know about this phenomenal rapper.
Lil Wayne Bio
Lil’ Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, according to TheGuardian.com. He was born on 27th September 1982. Growing up as a child was not easy for the young Carter, his mother, who was only 21 years old when he was born, had to struggle hard to care for Lil Wayne after his father abandoned them.
At the age of eight Lil Wayne was already flexing his ‘rap muscles,’ writing songs and making demo tapes for music producers to listen and give him a chance.
His educational profile is impressive, Lil Wayne attended McMain Magnet School and he earned a position as an honour student due to his excellent academic results.
Lil Wayne dropped out of school to focus on his music career when he was 14 years. It was what many would have called a mistake at that time but things turned out alright for the young aspiring rapper.
In pursuit of his big dreams in the entertainment industry, Lil Wayne joined the “Hot Boys” a musical rap group which had other members such as Juvenile, Turk, and B.G. The group stayed together for three years, until Lil Wayne, the youngest member, decided to pursue a solo career.
Lil Wayne left the “Hot Boys” when he turned 18 years. He started recording his first album titled “The Block is Hot.” It was a success; Lil Wayne’s first album went platinum. This marked the beginning of his successful rap career.
Lil Wayne has collaborated with some of the best rappers and musicians in the American entertainment scene. He has done songs with Dj Khaled, Drake, Niki Minaj, and Eminem, among others.
Achievements in Entertainment
Lil Wayne has bagged so many achievements for his performance in the music industry. He won his first award in 2000 shortly after starting a solo career as an American rapper.
Lil Wayne was honoured with the Best New Artist Award at the Source Awards, and two BET Hip Hop Awards for the MVP of the Year and Lyricist of the Year in 2008.
Among his collection of awards is the BET Best Male Hip Hop Artist – 2009, BMI Awards for Urban Songwriter of the Year, and a Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Album which was – The Carter III album. Lil Wayne won the award for Top Rated Rap Album at the BMI Awards, 2011, and the Billboard Music Award for the Best Rap Artist Category in 2012.
Lil Wayne has been an inspiration to many young and upcoming rappers. He has also created entertaining and world-class content for his fans in the entertainment industry and beyond. We know he has been through some rough times, but Lil Wayne always pulls through. We hope that the prolific rapper will be fit and healthy enough to give us more good music in the future.
See his Twitter at https://twitter.com/LilTunechi.