On September 27, 1982 Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (Lil Wayne) was born. Lil Wayne started his career by joining Cash Money Records and being part of the Southern hip-hop group Hot Boys. Lil Wayne’s most successful album to date has been 2008’s “The Carter,” which had sales of over 1 million records in the United States within its first week. The album included the number-one single “Lollipop,” as well as “A Milli,” with the album winning the 2009 Grammy for “Best Rap Album” and best “Rap Song” for “Lollipop.”
Throughout his career, Lil Wayne has had various run-ins with the law, from drug charges, to weapon possession charges. In March 2010, Lil Wayne served a prison sentence of 8 months in New York in connection to a July 2007 arrest in which he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
In an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez in March 2011, Lil Wayne has stated that he would like to retire at the age of 35, citing he would like to be around for his kids once they get older, seeing how he has four. He has expressed (in November of 2012) that “Tha Carter V” will be his last album.