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Lil Wayne by Jennifer  Winter

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Book Description

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,900+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lil Wayne is the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” and his popularity on Wikipedia certainly backs up that title.

While Wayne may have more tattoos and nicknames than you can count, and style changing nearly as often as the seasons, his mainstream appeal is surprisingly consistent. Since Weezy first started rapping at the young age of 8, admirers and critics alike can’t seem to say enough about the star.

His fans span a surprisingly wide-ranging demographic, from urban youths across the globe, to former President Bill Clinton — even President Barack Obama has Weezy on his iPod.

His appearance, changes in musical style and even his taste in women keep industry insiders on their toes as they attempt to deconstruct Young Carter.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Winter is a writer, wanderer, and wine lover living in Oakland, California (but always plotting travels abroad). She translates her 14 years of corporate combat experience to help young women navigate their careers through her column for The Daily Muse, and shares her own experiences tackling her fears on her blog FearLess Jenn. You can find her on Twitter @fearless_jenn.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Sales for the group’s sophomore album, Guerrilla Warfare (1999), eclipsed those of their first by selling well over one million copies. By now, Lil Wayne was well on his way to success, all by the age of 16 years old.

In that same year, Wayne launched his solo career with his debut album, The Block Is Hot. The album was well received, eventually earning him platinum status, and debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 in November 1999.

As if this meteoric success wasn’t impressive enough, the album also led to his nomination for Best New Artist at the Source Awards.

Wayne’s next two albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), didn’t see the same level of commercial appeal, with each “only” reaching gold-status sales. To some, this may have signaled the end of Lil Wayne’s success, but Wayne himself clearly didn’t see it that way and soldiered on to eventually release the franchise that would forever brand his name in the in the history of hip hop...

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  • ISBN: 9781614648291 |
  • Hardcover: 26 pages |
  • Publisher: Hyperink |
  • Publication date: |
  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook