“That boy got a head on his shoulders / I’ll knock it off” From: “Lights Off” Album: They Block Is Hot A great thing about teenage Wayne verses were how defiant they were, and how hungry he consistently sounded.
Wayne’s ability to call back to hip-hop legends is highly appreciated here, as well as his use of the word “exfoliated,” for those of us passionate about our skincare routines. At the opening of Wayne’s Carter series, where he began to grow out of his youthful trappings and demanded to be taken seriously as an MC.
“The heart of New Orleans / Thumping and beating / Living and breathing / Stealing and feeding / Peeling and leaving / Killing and grieving” From: Best Rapper Alive” Album: They Carter II If there was a turning point in Wayne’s rhyme structure, and the way he attacked beats, it began on Carter II, and with this song.
“Pockets getting' too fat / No Weight Watchers, no lip / Money talks, bullshit walks / On a motherfucking tightrope” From: “Rich As F×ck” Album: I Am Not A Human Being II Wayne, it seems, has never run out of ways to discuss the joy he finds in accumulating money.
“I'm just feeling Weezy / Hop in my shit and say goodbye / Cause the ceilings leaving” From: “They Still Like Me” Album: Dedication 2 Mixtape Wayne, who thrived while simultaneously in the thick of the first three releases in his Carter album series, was almost an entirely different rapper.
“Benjamin Franklin on Ex how that cash roll / That's right, the mills do like damp clothes” From: “Maybach Music II” Album: Deeper Than Rap The great Benjamin Franklin makes another appearance, as well as yet another unique play on language and sound.
Not only a play on Wayne and Baby’s geographic location and a not to migration tactics, but also a reminder of happier times. On an album that pretty much served as a vehicle to capitalize off of Wayne’s hot streak, he still didn’t take any plays off.
“Forewarning / Young Money’s armed / And we can shoot it out / I got the money drawn / Yeah, take that to the bank wit' ya / I rock my hat to the side like I paint pictures / Smoke weed, talk shit like Lane Kyffin / Whole country in recession, but Wayne different” From: “Banned From TV” Album: No Ceilings Despite the dated USC-era Lane Kyffin reference, Wayne’s onslaught on this classic Swizz Beatz-produced Noriega beat is one for the ages.
“Just bought a new charm / Fuck the watch, I buy a new arm, you lukewarm” From: “No Problems” Album: Coloring Book A vintage Wayne guest verse coming last year, he anchored this song and stole the show.
A guest offering on Orange’s stunning album produced one of Wayne’s most vulnerable and honest verses of all time. Hard to pick a single line from this song, which is one of Wayne’s most iconic and memorable from his brilliant run.
Throw dirt on me and grow a wildflower But it's “f--- the world”, get a child out her Yeah, my life a b----, but you know nothing about her Been to h--- and back, I can show you vouchers I'm rolling Sweets, I'm smoking sour Married to the game, but she broke her vows That's why my bars are full of broken bottles And my night stands are full of open Bibles, uh. I think about more than I forget But I don't go around fire expecting not to sweat And these n----s know I lay 'em down, make your bed b------s try to kick me while I'm down: I'll break your leg Money outweighing problems on a triple beam I'm sticking to the script, you n----s skipping scenes, uh.
Be good or be good at it finding right I've got my gun, semi-Cartermatic Yeah, put a d-ck in their mouth, so I guess it's “f--- what they say” I'm high as a b----: up, up and away Man, I'll come down in a couple of days OK, you want me up in a cage, then I'll come out in beast mode I got this world stuck in the safe, combination is the G-code It's Weezy motherfucker, Blood g--- and I'm in bleed mode All about my dough, but I don't even check the peep-hole So you can keep knocking but won't knock me down No love lost, no love found Throw dirt on me and grow a wildflower But it's “f--k the world”, get a child out her Yeah, my life a b----, but you know nothing about her Been to h--- and back, I can show you vouchers I'm rolling Sweets, I'm smoking sour Married to the game, but she broke her vows That's why my bars are full of broken bottles And my night stands are full of open Bibles, uh.
Authorities said they found the weapon when they searched the jet on December 23rd at Opa-locka Executive Airport. As a convicted felon, the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., is not supposed to have a firearm.
But a search warrant obtained by the Miami Herald reported that Lil Wayne told investigators the pistol found in his luggage was a Father’s Day gift. The hip-hop veteran has saluted MC Late for putting some serious respect on his name.
Ty Former with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty represented Wayne and the buyer, who was not identified. Despite his Carter V album being acquired by “pharma-villain” Martin Shebeli earlier this week, Lil Wayne has released a new track titled, “Like a Man.” It’s produced by ON HEL, a sound engineer/producer who’s had a hand in crafting tracks with some of your favorites rappers like Kanye West, JAY-Z, Alicia Keys, Tyler, the Creator and many more.
Meanwhile, Weezy has been dropping a plethora of loose singles throughout the weeks, including his new EP, In Tune We Trust. Found in a used Bugatti Aaron previously owned by Lil Wayne.
Little Wayne on average charges $100,000 for 16 bars on a track. He has so much confidence in his craft (rapping) that he knows other artists will pay the price.
Plays Circle wouldn't have had much radio play without Little Wayne in the song. He told and interviewer that he 'wouldn't drop a verse on his own sisters track for any less than $75,000.
Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family.
Although Wayne and Bird man have a father-son relationship and Bird man calls Carter his son, Wayne’s biological father and namesake (Dwayne Carter) is still alive. Lil Wayne has also spoken about his deceased stepfather, Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, who he has said he considers his real father.
In the summer of 1991, he met Bird man, rapper, and owner of Cash Money Records. He also recorded his first ever collaboration album True Story with rapper B.G.
At McCain Magnet School, Carter was an honors' student, but he dropped out at the age of 14 to focus on a musical career. In 1996, Carter joined the Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk.
They Carter II, the follow-up to the original They Carter album, was released in December 2005, this time without production by longtime Cash Money Records producer Annie Fresh, who had since left the label. They Carter II sold more than 238,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at No.
They Carter III was released on June 10, 2008, with first-week sales of over 1 million copies, the first to do so since 50 Cent’s The Massacre (2005). The first single “Lollipop”, featuring Static Major, became the rapper’s most successful song at the time, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming his first top 10 single as a solo artist and his first number one on the chart.
1 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 964,000 copies, making it LilWayne’s third chart-topping album of his career. On January 20, 2015, Wayne self-released Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a sequel to his 2011 mixtape, to compensate for the continued delay of They Carter V. Upon Sorry for the Wait 2’s release, it was noted Wayne dishes Bird man and Cash Money Records, several times throughout the mixtape.
In late January 2015, Lil Wayne sued Bird man and Cash Money Records for $51 million In June 2015, Wayne joined Jay-Z’s TIDAL, as an artist owner, kicking off the partnership by exclusively releasing a single on the service titled “Glory.” He’s also announced plans on his own TIDAL X concert series.
On July 4, 2015, Wayne released Free Weezy Album, exclusively through TIDAL, under Young Money and Republic Records. He owns a Cadillac CTS, an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, a Bugatti Aaron, a Bentley Julianne, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead coupé, and a Campaign T. rex 14R.
His Miami mansion has 9 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and 2 partial baths, a 3-bedroom guest house, and a private sky terrace.