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Lil' Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter J.R. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lil Wayne is also known as Birdman J.R., Raw Tune, Weezy F. Baby, Weezy, or Dwayne Carter (using the last name of his step father). Lil Wayne has stated that his favorite rappers are Tupac, Eminem, Pimp Daddy, U.N.L.V., Big Pun and Jay-Z, and underground rapper JO$H.
Hailing from the tough streets of Hollygrove in the 17th Ward of New Orleans, he was first recruited by Cash Money bosses Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. At a mere 11 years old, he had become the youngest artist on the Cash Money roster. The Williams' brothers tweaked and groomed Wayne's style, rearing him on early Cash Money artists like Pimp Daddy, UNLV, and BG. Starting off as a member of the super group, The Hot Boys (Juvenile, BG, Turk and Lil Wayne), Wayne shined as a true emerging rap talent, catapulting his solo career.
It should be known that Wayne didn't rap about adolescent issues, unlike most child rappers who perform bubblegum rap until their late teens, like Lil Bow Wow and such. He did, however, refrain from swearing in his rhymes at the behest of his mother.
Lil Wayne's old soul wisdom manifests itself in clever rhymes that balanced the young hustler's lifestyle with a sense of street reared insight. On a tribute to The Hot Boy brotherhood "Man, I Miss My Dogs," Wayne's sound is mature and exhibits much more skill. His voice is confident, deeper, and raspier than before. The body-bouncing first single, "Get Something," features party starter Mannie Fresh on the hook. As for the thematic content of his music, Wayne tackles more adult subjects including navigating life's paths, being a father, and managing money as a youth. The track "Ain't That A B!%$h" best exemplifies his growth as an artist.