Released his third studio album, ColleGrove.
Released I Am Not a Human Being II.
Surpassed Elvis Presley’s record as the male artist with most entries on Billboard Hot 100 chart
Released highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV, which included rap ballad "How to Love"
Executive produced MTV documentary "Drake: Better Than Good Enough"
Topped Billboard album chart with Tha Carter III, featuring hits "A Milli" and "Lollipop"
Reached No. 2 on Billboard 200 with follow-up Tha Carter II
Released breakthrough album Tha Carter, featuring hit single "Go D.J."
Received rave reviews for underground mixtape Da Drought
Launched solo career with debut Tha Block is Hot; album featured contributions from other members of Hot Boys
Made film debut in "Baller Blockin'"
Hot Boys released major label debut Guerrilla Warfare
Became youngest member of Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk
Met Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams, founders of Cash Money Records
Grew up in Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, LA .
Though his album CARTER V was due to be released in 2014, the album was delayed and ultimately not released due to Wayne's disputes with Cash Money Records.
Was arrested in July 2007 for weapons possession in New York City following a concert at the Beacon Theatre. He was charged with gun possession, and after a two-year court battle, reached a plea on charges of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to one year in prison. Lil Wayne began serving his sentence in 2010 and was released eight months later.