Lil Wayne , whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. , born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and member of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside rapper Lil 'Doogie. In 1996, Lil Wayne formed the hip-hop band Hot Boys with his colleagues Cash Money Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil 'Doogie (currently B.G.). The Hot Boys get started with the album Get It How U Live! , the same year. The band really propels itself with the album Guerrilla Warfare published in 1999, certified platinum, and the single Bling Bling . Although a member of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also chief executive officer (CEO) of his own Young Money Entertainment label, which he founded in 2005. Lil Wayne's debut album, "Tha Block Is Hot" , released in 1999, is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) . His successor albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), will be certified gold records. Wayne attains greater popularity with his 2004 album Tha Carter , which contains the single Go DJ , and his participation in the Destiny's Child single in"> Soldier the same year. It will be followed by Tha Carter II in 2005, and several mixtapes and collaborations between 2006 and 2007. Wayne then publishes the album Tha Carter III in 2008, which will become the best success of the rapper as of 2015, with a million copies sold in a week in the United States. The album wins a Grammy Award in the category "best rap album" and contains the hit singles Lollipop < / span>, A Milli and Got Money . Following the success of Tha Carter III , Wayne decided to record a rock-oriented album titled Rebirth . The album, published in 2010, is certified gold by the RIAA, despite the general negative reception. In March 2010, Lil Wayne is serving an eight-month sentence in New York for illegal possession of weapons. Wayne's eighth album, I Am Not a Human Being (2010), is published during his prison term. The album follows from Tha Carter IV in 2011, elapsed to 964,000 the first week after publication. It contains the singles 6 Foot 7 Foot , How to Love and She Will . On September 27, 2012, Lil Wayne surpassed Elvis Presley in the Hot 100 rating of the greatest number of songs, with 109 in total. Wayne's thirteenth album Tha Carter V was revealed on his birthday, September 27, 2018. Lil Wayne has more than 15 million albums sold and 37 million downloads in the United States, as well as 100 million copies sold internationally >>>. His fortune is estimated at 150 million dollars in 2015>. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Jacida Carter, then aged 19, and Dwayne Michael Turner. Shortly after his birth, his father left the family home in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Subsequently, his mother meets Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald, who will become his father-in-law, and they move to eastern New Orleans to escape the misery of the Hollygrove ghetto. He developed in his early years an interest in music. The death of his father-in-law when he was 14 was a highlight for him, and he found solace in the music. Quickly, his talents and perseverance (he makes his self-promotion in a particularly motivated way)> attract the attention of the Williams brothers (Ronald "Slim" and Bryan "Birdman"), bosses of the label Cash Money who sign it. Beginning at the age of twelve, his MC career is overseen by Birdman, to whom Wayne is deeply connected.