Lil wayne is an american rapper from new orleans, who was first signed to the label Cash Money at the age of 9. Wayne's young life was rather tumultuous, as both his mother and his father figure rabbit were drug dealers and his biological father dwayne carter was not in the picture. Wayne came to look at his label head birdman as a father, and was later legally adopted by him. Wayne began rapping as the youngest member of a group called the hot boys in the 90s, but quickly became a favourite with his first two solo projects, lights out and 500 degreez. When the hot boys were dropped from cash mony, lil wayne was the only artist they retained, and he has since become the most recognizable figure on the label, leading the young money crew with his bombastic, quick witted mad genius style.