”I think Wayne is the number one rapper in the world.”
– Kanye West (5.3.2013)
The New Orleans based rapper started remarkably young, as he was only nine years old when he signed his first recording contract with Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne spent his teenage years in the platinum-selling group Hot Boys and released his first solo album at the age of seventeen. He then went on to lift his status into a worldwide hip-hop icon with “Tha Carter” album series. “Tha Carter II” is one of the most acclaimed rap albums in the 2000s, whereas “Tha Carter III” sold triple platinum.
Lil Wayne has often been called the best rapper alive and he holds the record for most entries in the Billboard Hot 100 chart as a solo artist. Barack Obama used to namedrop Weezy in his public speeches when referring to successful rap artists during his presidency.
In addition to his own career, Lil Wayne has also founded the Young Money Entertainment label. Current artists include superstars such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. This trio has actually been working closely together for a long time. Their latest collaboration is the Nicki Minaj track No Frauds.