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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! YOU HEARD ME!!!! WE HEARD YOU LIL WAYNE, WE HEARD YOU!

This Hollygrove neighborhood homie of New Orleans, Louisiana was born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on today, September 27, 1982. Today Dwayne, is b.k.a., super star rapper “Lil Wayne”. At the age of eight he wrote his first song! The summer of 1991 would be the mark of a major life change for Dwayne because at the age of nine, not quite ripe yet, Lil Wayne signed with Cash Money Records as the youngest rapper of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.’z, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk and they became known as the Hot Boys. Hot Boys took the world by storm with their first release, “Get It How U Live”. However, Lil Wayne momentum of success came with the group’s hot selling album “Guerrilla Warfare”, in 1999. He would follow that album in the same year with his Platinum release album “Tha Block Is Hot”, with over one million copies sold in the U.S.

Then almost a decade later he would have a major come back with his album, “Tha Carter III” released in 2008. This album, in its first week, sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. with it’s number-one single, my favorite to date, “Lollipop”. This single also got Lil Wayne the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

Lil Wayne released another gold album, “Rebirth” his debut rock album, in 2010. This rapper is certainly on top of his game, even jail couldn’t hold him down. The fans gave Wayne all the love he needed while being locked down when he released another album entitled “I Am Not a Human”, featuring Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Twist. The “Carter IV” released in August 2011, was his ninth album and first after telling the prison bars,”Audios”! “Carter IV” sold 964,000 copies its first week in the U.S. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records acknowledges Wayne for the record of Most US Hot 100 Hits By A Rap Artist with 64 hits between 1999 and 2010. Yall keep in mind, the man started at the age of only 9! This means that Wayne was making hits and wasn’t even old enough to drive a car! Now that’s some real true go get’em mentality! I guess in a way you can say he’s the Michael Jackson of Hip Hop. That’s what I like to call him.

And if being one of today’s super rappers wasn’t enough, Lil Wayne has also emerged on the big screen in the movies: 2000, “Baller Blocking”, 2007 “Who’s Your Caddy?”, and in 2009 “The Carter”, which was a documentary on the life of Lil Wayne.

So just in case you haven’t been able to keep up with Lil Wayne whose music always seems to take the music industry over like a whirl wind, let me run it down to you.

As a Solo Artist:
1999: Tha Block Is Hot, 2000: Lights Out, 2002: 500 Degreez, 2004: Tha Carter, 2005: Tha Carter II, 2008: Tha Carter III
2010: Rebirth, 2010: I Am Not a Human Being, 2011: Tha Carter IV

With Hot Boys
1997: Get It How U Live!, 1999: Guerrilla Warfare, 2003: Let ‘Em Burn

With Birdman
2006: Like Father, Like Son

With Young Money Entertainment
2009: We Are Young Money

Mixtapes
2002: Da Drought, 2004: Da Drought 2, 2004: The Prefix, 2005: The Suffix, 2006: Dedication, 2006: Dedication 2,
2007: Da Drought 3, 2008: Dedication 3, 2009: No Ceilings, 2011: Sorry 4 The Wait

I could waste your time and mine talking about all the negative publicity that seemed to be following this young rising star all of his life, but why? With all the fame and success that Lil Wayne has been blessed with, the haters had to show up and show out! I’m just saying…

Today, the day Lil Wayne was brought into this world, we at The Heat Magazine just wanna party with the man! Happy Birthday Lil Wayne and keep doing what you do best…blowing the charts up!

Much Love! One Love!
Feel “The Heat”

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Nik-O-Licious
Nik-O-Licioushttp://www.cnikdace.com
One of the hardest working women in the Entertainment business today! From Music Video Producer to Script Writer to Author to Personal Life Coaching to now Senior Editor Entertainment and New Artist for The Heat, this girls got game! If it's worth working on, she's on it! Talented, Intelligent, and Sexy, yeah, you get it all in her! You got a story to tell, she has an ear to listen and the skills to put the pen to paper! "I see your lips moving but ain't nothing coming out! Shut-up and start walking, talking gets you know where". Wanna get your skills and talent seen by the world, holla at cha'girl at cnikdace@theheatmag.com or nik.theheatmag@gmail.com
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