Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. "Lil Wayne" joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.'z - with B.G. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk.
Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! followed by Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his Platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S.
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-- "Go DJ"
-- "Soldier" (With Destiny's Child)
Although his next two albums Lights Out and 500 Degreez were not as successful, Lil Wayne did much better in 2004 with Tha Carter, which included the single "Go D.J."
|With Destiny's Child|
Wayne also appeared on the Destiny's Child top ten single "Soldier" that year. In 2005, the follow-up to Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, was released.
In 2006 and 2007, Lil Wayne released several mixtapes and appeared on several popular rap and R&B singles. His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008 which went on to sell 1.1 million copies in the U.S. its first week of release. It included the number-one single "Lollipop" and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Lil Wayne released his debut rock album, Rebirth in 2010.
In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8 month prison sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. While in jail he released his eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being in September 2010.
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