Biography by Sarah Block
- 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.