Lil Wayne Has Gained Popularity over the Years All Over the Globe
Lil Wayne’s birth name is Dwayne Michael Carter. He was born in September
1982. He spent his childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana with his mother. Lil was
just 2 years old when his father left him. When asked on why he changed his
name, he said he don’t want to keep his father’s name and like being called Lil
How tall is Lil Wayne? Lil Wayne height is 5’6” (1.68 m).
At the age of nine, he became the youngest member of Cash Money Records.
Then at the age of 15 in 1997, he joined the group Hot Boys and Guerilla Warfare
was their successful album which was released after he joined the group.
Lil Wayne’s first album was released in 1999 and was a super hit. Its name was
The Block is Hot and more than 1 million copies of the album were sold and it
managed to gain platinum states. Then in the next year 2000, he came up with
his second album Lights Out, but it failed to leave that much of impression as
expected and but still managed to hit gold states. Then in the year 2002, he
released his third album 500 Degreez which failed to hit the top charts and was a
flop. He featured the same format in this album too as in previous two albums.
In 2004, his fourth album Tha Carter was released. As compared to last two
albums, this album did well in the market and 878,000 copies of the album were
sold in US. He had improved a lot as a rapper by this time. This was the album
that bought him so much of recognition in the music world and his single ‘Go DJ’
from the album even hit the top 5 in the R&B Hip Hop charts.
In 2005, Lil Wayne came up with his 5th album ‘Tha Carter II’ and a sequel to his
previous album. Nearly 238,000 copies of the album were sold only in the first
week of its release.
Lil Wayne’s talent as a music rapper is highly recognized in New Orleans and in
several parts of the country. However, he has gained popularity over the years
around the world. Barack Obama has also appreciated Lil Wayne for his talent
during one of his election campaigns in New Orleans.
Lil Wayne got himself involved in some controversies. He was found in possession
of drugs and was involved in few of these cases. In New York, he was also caught
smoking marijuana. He also spent some time in jail after he was found in
possession of a pistol for which he was sentenced to1 year imprisonment. For
further details http://www.how-tall-celeb.com/lil-wayne