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.