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Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (27 September 1982 – ?), known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. 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, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk.

As a solo artist, Lil Wayne saw his first bit of success in 1999, with the Platinum release of Tha Block Is Hot. Subsequent releases followed, including mixtape series and guest spots on Destiny’s Child songs, but his most successful album was Tha Carter III, released in 2008. He released a debut rock album, Rebirth, in 2010, to primarily negative reception from critics.

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. In September 2010, while in prison, he released another album entitled I Am Not a Human Being which featured artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Twist. His ninth studio album and first since being released from prison, Tha Carter IV, was released on August 29, 2011. It sold 964,000 copies in the U.S. its first week out. His upcoming projects include collaborns with rapper Juelz Santana, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (formerly of TLC), T-Pain, Drake, and possibly Lloyd.

Lil Wayne has four children and has been quoted as saying he will retire by the age of 35 to take care of his children. He is a practicing Christian, is taking online college courses for a major in Psychology, and started a nonprofit called One Family Foundation, with the mission to “empower urban youth by engaging them in opportunities to cultivate their talents and skills, educating them to become productive and economically self-sufficient, and motivating them to dream beyond their circumstances.” (WIKIPEDIA)

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The Absolute Worst Of 2010

We generally don’t make lists that aren’t all sunshiney and positive, but our writer John Gillanders felt so burned up this year that he had to. He just had to. Read on for what he deemed were the most unforgivable music-related abominations of the year. 5. Lil Wayne and Eminem both release records in 2010...Read...