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I f you’re a new fan of hip-hop or rap, your jaw might drop a bit at the prolific output of Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.). While he does have an amazing work ethic that Nicki Minaj literally prays to emulate, his list of albums, mixtapes, singles, and artist collaborations runs so long because he began his professional career when he was the age of many readers of this book. Lil Wayne went pro when he was 11 years old. He landed a job running errands at a studio as a boy of 11. As a child, he Career Highlights— Setting Recording Industry Records

Lil Wayne had his heart set on being a musician from an early age.

already knew what he wanted for a life’s career. He’d sweep the studio and do odd jobs just to be around the action and learn. It took about a year, but when he was 12, an artist and producer invited him into the studio and gave him a go on the mic. He didn’t disappoint them. He showed his epic lyrical flow even before he’d reached his teen years. His free-style rhymes landed on the album. He also landed his shot and the production team took Lil Wayne into the studio to record his first big release.


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