Lil Wayne is one of the top-selling rap artists of the 21st century. And while he's not been shy of controversy, there's no doubt that he's made his mark in the world of hip hop.
After many began speculating whether he had lost his flair for producing hits, the American rapper finally has some new music and it's finally dropped today.
Fans are going crazy for his mystery performance.
Keep scrolling for all the details...
Lil Wayne, aka Dwayne Michael Carter, was born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans.
via: Getty ImagesThe aspiring rapper rose to fame after he caught the eye of Cash Money Records head, Bryan Williams. Of course, he soon became a member of the coveted record label.
The label has been home to some of hip hop's biggest names.Including the likes of Drake, Jay Sean, and Nicki Minaj.
Artists signed to Cash Money have been unbelievably successful.So much so, that the slew of artists signed to Cash Money Records have achieved a combined twelve number-one albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 7 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lil Wayne’s first solo LP, Tha Block Is Hot, arrived in 1999.The album was a smash hit and sold more than a million copies.
Sadly, his follow-up work didn't do quite as well...
However, Lil Wayne had a second wave of success the following year...Da Drought, his first solo mixtape, kick-started a whole new avenue for the star.
Following the release of Tha Carter, Lil Wayne truly came into his own as a hip hop artist.
Safe to say, after this point, there was no stopping the star.
And that's not all...In 2008 more than a million copies of Tha Carter III, which contained the hit singles “A Milli" and “Lollipop," were sold in its initial week of release in the States. It didn't take long for it to become the country’s best-selling album of the year.
It also made him an award-winning artist.
via: Getty ImagesIn February 2009 he took home Grammy Awards for best rap album, best rap song, best rap solo performance, and best rap performance by a duo or group. Phew.
The star hasn't been far from trouble, however.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place in 2007...
via: Getty ImagesIn which a loaded gun was found on his tour bus.
The star served 8 months of a one-year sentence behind bars for the offense.
But it seems the hip hop sensation is back in full force.
Coming soon! #CarTest @LilTunechi #TIDAL 💪🏽 https://t.co/eRkpF1KZOX— Elliott Wilson (@Elliott Wilson)1579653346.0
The rapper went undercover as a robot.
This is just proof it’s been way too long. @liltunechi it’s time for another collab #TheMaskedSinger https://t.co/Q0xBf2oUyo— Robin Thicke (@Robin Thicke)1580708022.0
Those at home were calling the show out for being obvious.
HOW DID NOBODY GET IT WAS WAYNE Sidebar he totally told them he was only doing one episode and that’s why he was e… https://t.co/cj3I7uuSsD— BIGNOAH 👨🏽💻 (@BIGNOAH 👨🏽💻)1580705361.0
The tweets are hilarious.
me listening to these bogus guesses from the judges when Lil Wayne is clearly standing in front of them.… https://t.co/Tev0qlYFUE— ✿ (@✿)1580705373.0
The judges and audience seemed totally shocked.
#TheMaskedSinger #RobotMask @MaskedSingerFOX 🙏🏾 https://t.co/VdqvYQC2sh— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@Lil Wayne WEEZY F)1580707031.0