Out of the mouths of babes.
At a mere 16, Lil Wayne stepped onto the rap scene with “Tha Block is Hot.” That was in ’99. Since then, he consistently came with catchy rhymes in his New Orleans accent and details with sound effects. During his teenage years, Wayne wasn’t allowed to curse under the direction of his mom. However, he did get permission to use foul language in “F**k tha World.” In the song, he says, “Look, I don’t curse, but in this verse man f**k the world.”
He got his name from Snoop Dogg, the same rapper who featured the young pup in his “Gin & Juice” video. He rose to success at the tender age of 13 with his debut album, Beware of Dog. The album featured hit singles, “Bounce with Me” featuring Xscape and “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)” featuring Snoop Dogg.
“Everybody in the club getting tipsy!” Now, I don’t know what type of clubs the St. Louis rapper was going to at just 17 years old, but the single was a banger. The song peaked at the top of the charts but unfortunately wasn’t enough to prolong his rap career.