Lil Wayne

Active - 2000 - 2011  |   Born - Sep 27, 1982 in New Orleans, LA  |   Genres - Music [nf]

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Rapper Lil' Wayne (born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) starred in Cash Money Records' 2000 independent film, the New Orleans-set Baller Blockin', and made a cameo appearance in 2007's Who's Your Caddy?

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  • Wrote his first rap song when he was 8 years old.
  • Founded the record label Young Money Entertainment in 2003.
  • Is an avid sports fan and wrote a blog for the ESPN web site in 2008-09.
  • Named Best Rock Star Alive by Blender Magazine in 2008.
  • Launched a project in 2009 to renovate the playground Harrell Park in New Orleans, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Fathered two sons in 2009, one with actress Lauren London and another with R&B singer Nivea.
  • Pleaded guilty in 2009 to a weapons-possession charge stemming from a 2007 arrest that occurred after the police found a gun on his tour bus in Manhattan.