Lil Wayne's Career

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  • Lil Wayne was born as Dewayne Michael Carter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • While attending middle school Lil Wayne was signed on to the record label known as Cash Money Records.

    While attending middle school Lil Wayne was signed on to the record label known as Cash Money Records.
  • Wayne decided at the young age of 12 to drop out of school to focus on his music and to pursue a rap career. This happened to be the same year Mr. Carter created his debut album with B.G, a former artist of Cash Money. The album was entitled True Story.

  • Wayne created the group known as the "The Hot Boys" with other rappers. Their relase of the single 'Get it How You Live' turned into a huge success for these teenage boys.

  • Weezy made himself more publicy known as he distinguished himself on the Hot Boy's platinum album, "Guerilla Warfare'.

  • Daughter Reginae Carter was born.

  • At the age of 16, Wayne then launched his solo career with the release of his solo album ' The Block is Hot'.

    The Mannie Fresh produced album put Lil' Wayne on the map as a solo artist thanks to the albums hit title track.
  • Lil Wayne created and released his second solo album entitled "Lights Out". This just happened to be the first project where Wayne decides to use explicit language. He even dedicates a song to his stepfather called "Rabbit McDonald".

  • Lights Out album was certified Gold by the RIAA

  • Wayne released his third solo album called " 500 Degreez". On the album was his hit single "Way Of Life." The album gets its name after Juvenile's former relase, " 400 Degreez". Wayne stated he did this becasue he thought he was doing better than his form

  • '500 Degreez' went gold.

  • Married high school sweetheart Antonia Carter.

  • Wanye released "The Carter" with several hits such as "Go DJ", "Bring it Back", and "Earthquake". The majority of this album was produced by Cash Money Records, Mannie Fresh. Next to be released were mixtapes such as The Drought and The Prefix.

    June 2004: Lil' Wayne released Tha Carter with the hits "Go DJ," "Bring It Back," and "Earthquake." The bulk of the album was produced by Cash Money Records's former in-house producer Mannie Fresh. Tha Carter preceded Lil Wayne's work in Tha Drought mixtape and Tha Prefix mixtape, where he freestyled over The Black Album
  • Mr. Carter released his fifth solo album The Carter II which was one of the first album's that did not include work from the longtime producer Mannie Fresh.

  • The Carter II went platinum.

  • Birdman and Lil Wayne created and released an album together 'Like Father LIke Son'.

  • Lil Wayne was arrested after a stage performance in NYC. He was charged with possession of a weapon and marijuana.

  • Wayne worked on many collaborations with other artist such as Chis Brown, Jay Z and Lloyd.

  • Arressted on felony drug charges.

  • Named Best Rock Star by Blender Magazine.

  • Son with actress Lauren London, Lennox Samuel Ari, was born.

  • Released No Ceilings Mixtape

  • Neal, son with singer Nivea was born.

  • Released collaboration album with Young Money called " We Are Young Money".

  • Released seventh solo album and first rock album entitled Rebirth.

  • Began serving one year prison sentence at Rikers Island.

  • Wayne was released from prison for good behavior.

  • Released of the Carter IV.

  • Son Dewayne III was born.