His parents divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family.
Although Wayne and Birdman have a father–son relationship and Birdman calls Carter his son, Wayne's biological father and namesake (Dwayne Carter) is still alive.
Da Drought 3 was released the following year and was available for free legal download.
It contained Lil Wayne rapping over a variety of beats from recent hits by other musicians.
His subsequent albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), went on to be certified gold.So I don't want to be Dwayne, I'd rather be Wayne". His 2000 follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut The lead single was "Get Off the Corner", which was noticed for an improvement in its lyrical content and style.Couric asked Wayne if his father knew of this and Wayne replied with a smile, "He knows now." In the summer of 1991, he met Bryan Williams, rapper and owner of Cash Money Records. The second single, which received less attention, was "Shine" featuring the Hot Boys.It includes the singles "6 Foot 7 Foot", "How to Love" and "She Will".Lil Wayne's twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V, has been delayed multiple times and has no scheduled release date.The lead single "Fireman" became a hit in the US, peaking at 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2005, Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money, and in the same year he founded Young Money Entertainment as an imprint of Cash Money.Other singles included "Grown Man" with Currensy, "Hustler Musik", and "Shooter" with R&B singer Robin Thicke. Of his many mixtapes, Dedication 2 and Da Drought 3 received the most media exposure and critical review.In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B. Most of the group's success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single "Bling Bling".G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil' Doogie. Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.Lil Wayne also appeared on a remix of Bobby Valentino's "Tell Me", which rose to No. Dedication 2, released in 2006, paired Lil Wayne with DJ Drama and contained the acclaimed socially conscious track "Georgia Bush", in which Lil Wayne critiqued former US president George W.Bush's response to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans.