Lil Wayne, originally named Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is the professional American songwriter, entrepreneur, singer, record executive, and record producer. He stepped into the professional music industry as a teenager. Initially, he signed a deal with Cash Money Records. The rapper is also known by nicknames such as Weezy F. Baby, Tunechi, and Weezy. He also got the opportunity to work with B.G. on music album ‘True Story’. He rolled out his debut album titled ‘Get It How You Live’ in 1997 with Hot Boys.
He released his solo debut album ‘Tha Block Is Hot’ in 1999. His debut album as a solo artist went into top ten albums of the American Billboard Hot 200 Chart. This was a great achievement for the rising star. He became a widely-known rap artist after releasing the solo album. Carter received the nomination for the ‘Best New Artist’ from a music magazine that year.
After becoming successful as a solo rap star, he started guest appearances in other artists’ music videos. He appeared in many hit videos throughout his professional music career. He has performed associated acts with Hot Boys, Big Tymers, Nicki Minaj, Sqad Up, Cash Money Millionaires, Eminem, Fat Joe, Robin Thicke, Akon, Birdman, T.I, The Game, Juicy J, Mannie Fresh, and Future, to name a few.
The rapper opened his eyes in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He is known for being experienced in cloud rap, hip hop, pop-rap, trap, pop, R&B, and Rock. He has used different music genres in his different albums. Lil Wayne has signed record deals with music labels including Cash Money Records, Young Money, and Republic Records.
Who are Lil Wayne’s Parents?
The American rap artist was born on Sep 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, America. Mother of the amazing future rap star was a cook. She gave birth to Wayne when she was just nineteen years of age. The parents of the poor boy divorced each other when he was just a two-year-old kid. Wayne’s father never left the family in dark and never returned to them again. It was a very unfortunate incident for the entire household. The name of Lil’s biological father is Dwayne Carter and he is still alive.
After stepping in the professional world, the American rapper known as Birdman developed a father-son relationship with Carter. Both of them have a very good understanding of each other. They perform together on different concerts and events. Dwayne told media that he considers his deceased brother ‘Reginald McDonald’ as his real father. The rapper, during his childhood, was enrolled in Lafayette Elementary School. He also attended the Eleanor McMain Secondary School located in Uptown, New Orleans.
The rapper was just eight years of age when he began writing rhymes and songs. He met Bryan Williams in 1991. Bryan is the professional rapper and the owner of the famous record label, Cash Money Records. He was literally impressed with Carter’s ability to perform freestyle raps. He included the young rapper in his record company.
Lil Wayne’s rap career has been pretty successful so far. He has launched numerous hit singles and chart-topping music albums via famous record labels. He surfaced as an impressive rap star when he launched his debut studio album titled ‘Tha Block Is Hot’ on Nov 2, 1999. It went out via Universal and Cash Money Records. On Dec 19, 2000, he released his 2nd studio album with the title ‘Lights Out’. It secured the sixteenth spot on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. More than 116,000 copies of the album were sold just within the first week.
He took two years to record his upcoming musical collection. On Jul 23, 2002, the rapper rolled out his 3rd studio album ‘500 Degreez’. Again two years later on Jun 29, 2004, Lil Wayne issued his 4th studio collection with the title ‘Tha Carter’. He launched the fifth and sixth albums with namesake titles ‘Tha Carter II’ and ‘Tha Carter III’. These went out in 2005 and 2008 respectively, receiving critical acclaim from critics and enthusiasts of the music industry. Furthermore, he launched an array of successful albums including Rebirth, The Carter IV, The Carter V, I am Not Human Being, I am Not Human Being II, Funeral, and Free Weezy Album. The rapper also appeared in films and television shows.
Lil Wayne has fathered four adorable children from different women. First, he dated the high school girlfriend Toya Johnson and the duo was blessed with a beautiful daughter named Reginae. The couple tied the wedding knot in 2004 on Valentine’s Day and parted their ways after two years in 2006. The rumors of his daughter’s death in an alleged car accident circulated on the internet. Wayne came into the scene and shunned the false news saying his daughter is perfectly alright.
Later on, Lil Wayne started dating the glamorous radio broadcaster Sarah Vivan. She gave birth to Dwayne II on Oct 22, 2008. Afterward, the rapper started dating television actress Lauren London who gave birth to his third baby, Cameron, on Sep 9, 2009. The fourth child of the world-famous rapper was born to his girlfriend and singer Nivea. Another star named Trina was pregnant with Wayne’s child, but she had to suffer from a miscarriage.
How Many Baby Mamas Does Lil Wayne Have?
Lil Wayne has fathered four children from four different women of the American showbiz industry. He had a brief relationship with each woman who gave birth to his child. His first child was a daughter named Reginae, who was born to Toya Johnson. His second child was a baby boy named Dwayne II, who was born to Sarah Vivan. Another girlfriend named Lauren London gave birth to his third child, Cameron. Wayne’s fourth kid, Neal, was born to famous singer Nivea.
How much is Lil Wayne's Net Worth?
Dwayne Carter makes money primarily from his singing and rap talent. He stepped in the music industry as a teenager and started making noise soon after joining the hip hop arena. He built many successful relationships with record houses and fellow rap artists. The talented rapper has launched many hit music albums and earned great prestige from around the world. Today, he owns an accumulated net worth totaled $120 Million. He has become one of the richest rappers on the planet earth.