The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and includes the hit singles "Lollipop", "A Milli" and "Got Money".
Following the success of Tha Carter III, Wayne decided to record a rock-esque album titled Rebirth.
Wayne's eighth album I Am Not a Human Being (2010), was released during his incarceration.
His 2011 album and first following his release, Tha Carter IV, sold 964,000 copies in its first week of availability in the United States.
Carter has a tattoo dedicated to Rabbit, who was murdered before Carter became a star.
In a CBS interview with Katie Couric, Wayne described why he goes by the name of "Wayne" instead of his given name, Dwayne.
2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and went on to sell 2,000,000 copies worldwide.
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.The album, released in 2010, was certified gold by the RIAA, despite a generally negative critical response.In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007.It contained Lil Wayne rapping over a variety of beats from recent hits by other musicians.A number of prominent hip-hop magazines such as XXL Despite no album release for two years, Lil Wayne appeared in numerous singles as a featured performer, including "Gimme That" by Chris Brown, "Make It Rain" by Fat Joe, "You" by Lloyd, and "We Takin' Over" by DJ Khaled (also featuring Akon, T.Carter explained, "I dropped the D because I'm a junior and my father is living and he's not in my life and he's never been in my life. In 1996, Carter joined the Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B. At age 15, Carter was the youngest member at the time. was released the same year, followed in 1999 by the group's major-label debut Guerrilla Warfare, Carter's debut solo album Tha Block Is Hot was released when he was 17 and featured significant contributions from the Hot Boys. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was later certified platinum by the RIAA. After the release of Tha Block is Hot, Carter was featured on the single "Bling Bling", with B. His verse appeared only on the radio version of the song, while on the album version he performed on the chorus.