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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. 

He is regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation and is often mentioned among the greatest rappers of all time.

Lil Wayne’s career began in 1995, when he was signed by rapper Birdman to his record label Cash Money Records, becoming the youngest member of the label at age eleven1. He was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the imprint in June 2018.

He reached wider popularity and critical acclaim with his fourth and fifth albums Tha Carter (2004) and Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007.

His sixth album Tha Carter III (2008) won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, and included the hit singles “A Milli”, “Mrs. Officer”, “Got Money”, and “Lollipop” the latter became his first song to peak the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2020 he also pleaded guilty to illegally taking a handgun and ammunition on a private plane. He was expected to receive up to 10 years in prison, but, shortly before his sentencing in January 2021, he was pardoned by Pres. Donald Trump.

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