Weezy is Free!

Posted on November 16, 2010 by

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On October 22nd 2009, the man whom some call the best rapper in the world went to jail. Lil’ Wayne’s (birth name Dwayne Carter) sentence was related to a 2007 gun charge for having a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus.   

Lil’ Wayne, also known as Weezy, was sentenced to a year in city jail. He had the possibility of getting out in eight months for good behavior, but no such release occurred.  What is most amazing about his story is that, for the entertainment world, it is as if Weezy was not gone for a year at all.

While he was in jail, he accomplished a lot. He made two singles and released a new album entitled “I Am Not A Human Being.” Weezy’s label moved to New York to be near his place of incarceration so that production of the album would be more convenient.

Lil’ Wayne grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around fame because his father is also a rapper who is known to the public as Birdman. Lil’ Wayne earned his big break when he signed with Cash Money Records at the age of nine. At that time, Lil’ Wayne joined a group called Hot Boys, which included several other famous rappers.

Wayne gained most of his success with the group’s big selling album “Guerrilla Warfare,” which was released in 1999. That year, Wayne also released his platinum debut album “Tha Block Is Hot,” selling over one million copies in the U.S.  From 2000 to 2003, Weezy had other albums, but none were as popular.

Weezy found more popularity in 2004 with the release of his album entitled “The Carter.”   In 2005, he made a sequel to that album called “Tha Carter II.” In 2006 and 2007, Wayne released several mix-tapes, but what really excited people was the release of the album “Tha Carter III” in 2008. The number one single on that album was “Lollipop.” That year, Weezy went on to win a Grammy award for best rap album. 

In 2010, he released the album “Rebirth,” which eventually went gold. Currently, Weezy is with Young Money and Cash Money records living his dream. There’s much more to expect from him now that his time in prison is concluded.

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