27 Sep Happy birthday, Weezy!
Lil Wayne turns 36 today, which also happens to be the release date for the much anticipated Tha Carter V. With a career that spans two decades, Weezy’s impact goes beyond his commercial success and critical acclaim. His signing of Drake and Nicki Minaj officially made him a kingmaker, and besides Diddy and maybe Jay-Z, there aren’t many rappers who can lay claim to putting on people who went on to achieve major success.
As iconic as his career has been, it has been impeded by legal battles and run-ins with the law, but he is still here and, by my estimation, he’s still got juice. I cannot wait to hear what he has in store for us, but in the meantime, walk with me down memory lane for a second.
“Let the Beat Build” is by far my favorite Lil Wayne jam, and if he can give us more music of this quality, everything is gonna be alright. Happy birthday, Lil Wayne!