Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. born SNew Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.’z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil’ Doogie. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group’s major selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999).
Lil Wayne is having a pretty good year — like most years. His highly anticipated Tha Carter IV is set to release October 28, and the first three singles were released to huge acclaim. The video for “Grindin,” featuring Drake, was actually released a few days ago. (And it’s amazing, obviously.)
Listen to the best of Lil Wayne below