Southern rapper Lil Wayne has a long career that stretches back further than his recent mainstream popularity or young age might suggest. Whether the trajectory of his career follows artistic evolution or the path of homogenization depends on if you’re a fan of dirty South grime or Top 40 polish. During the label Cash Money’s heyday, Lil Wayne established himself as a humorous, deliberately offensive rapper in both his solo work and his collaborations with several groups. More recently, he’s adopted an ultra-commercial sound that may have cost him most of his old fans but has no doubt made him very successful financially.
Dwayne Michael Carter was born in New Orleans on September 27, 1982 to 19-year-old Jacida... Read More