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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Weezy

Posted by on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better known to everyone except his mother as Lil' Wayne, is celebrating his 29th birthday today. To say the 'Nawlins-born rapper's last year was an eventful one would be quite the understatement—he got out of jail, supposedly kicked a legendary drug habit, took up skateboarding, finally released the much-delayed Tha Carter IV, allegedly threatened to kidnap Beyonce, and closed down the MTV Video Music Awards by jumping around in women's jeggings.

While both Tha Carter IV's quality and Wayne's status as one of the rap industry's leaders are debatable, there's no denying the man's career accomplishments. Lil' Wayne has been rapping professionally SINCE HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD. His first solo album Tha Block is Hot, which many of his current-day fans seem to not know about for some reason, was released when he was 17. It was pretty much terrible outside of the title track/lead single below, but still went platinum and reached #3 on the Billboard 200. What's up now Odd Future?

Since Tha Block is Hot Lil' Wayne has released eight solo studio albums, two EPs, ten "official" mixtapes (though I could've sworn that number was way higher), and done 366 guest appearances, which he supposedly charges $75-100K apiece for. Again, he is 29 years old. I have done absolutely nothing with my life.


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Larry Mizell, Jr. 1
Nothing like Lil Tunechi to make you feel like you haven't done shit. (Of course I haven't made a shitty rock album either.) I do believe, though, he started rapping with Cash Money earlier than 15. He and BG were called "The BG'z" and I wanna say Wayne was 11 or 12?
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on September 27, 2011 at 5:28 PM · Report this

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