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Lil Wayne Lil Wayne is one of my favorite rap artists. Dwayne Michael Carter was born in New Orleans, La on September 27th 1982. Dwayne grew up in Hollygrove, one of New Orleans' poorest neighborhoods. Lil Wayne started rapping around the age of eight. He then met Bryan and Slim Williams who were the founders of cash money records. They were impressed with his work so they gave him an opportunity. Lil Wayne's first recording for Cash Money Records was True Stories back in 1993. He performed with another New Orleans rapper that is referred to by the name B.G. Away from the studios; Wayne was living a dangerous street lifestyle. He sold crack and also accidentally shot himself in the chest. Lil Wayne was also a part of male rap group by the name of the hot boys all from New Orleans, La. The hot boys consist of Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, and Turk. As part of the Hot Boys, Lil Wayne got his first taste of success, when the Hot Boys…show more content…
The track was a big hit, and the album reached the top of the hip-hop charts. Featuring appearances by members of the Hot Boys as well as the Big Tymers (Brian Williams and Mannie Fresh), the recording went double platinum. In 2004, Lil Wayne released “Tha Carter” a hugely popular album that helped build his reputation as one of rap's leading performers. The single, "Go D.J." did well on the rap, hip-hop, and pop charts. Lil Wayne wasn’t only known for his music; Wayne also managed to make a name for him after getting into trouble with the law several times. He was arrested in Georgia for drug possession in 2006, and again in Arizona on drug-related charges in January 2008. After making a deal with PepsiCo to promote its Moutain Dew soda brand, Lil Wayne was dropped by the company in May 2013 after releasing a song containing derogatory lyrics referencing civil rights icon Emmett Till. Both Pepsi and Wayne gained negative publicity due to the song

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