Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. AKA Lil Wayne


Educational Background and Location

University of Houston (2005), University of PhoneixNew Orleans, LA


Brief Personal Bio

Lil Wayne started creating music as a child (started rapping at age of 8) and he grew up in Hollygrove, one of the poorest areas in New Orleans. Lil Wayne sold crack and accidentally shot himself in the chest (which influence his music as aspects of his adolescene).


These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Color--Red

  • Favorite Food--Macaroni, Potato Salad

  • Favorite Band--Nirvana

  • Favorite Sports--Football, Basketball

  • Favorite Number--17

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

Lil Waynes structures in creating his music includes that he prefers "not to create a witty line or set of lines outside of the context of a song" and his "emphasis on context and on making something 'real' that fits the song". 


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What does it mean if you were matched to this artist? Why is it important?

When matched to Lil Wayne, you are matched to an artist who includes many of the similar techinques you put in your piece. For example, your piece might include elements and themes on the emphasis of context and "making something real". This may be an element of your poem (or main element). It is important to recognize the similarity you have to this artist because it helps you understand more of the style of your literary work. In this instance, your work would most likely contain techniques that are similar to Lil Wayne's and recognizing this could help to further develop your style and approach at writing poems.


Literary Value

Lil Waynes music and lyrics contains a large "emphasis on context and on making something 'real' that fits the song".


List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link

Tha Block is Hot, Lights Out, 500 Degreez, Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, Like Father, Like Son, Tha Carter III, Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being II, Free Weezy Album


Social Handles (Links)

twitter: @LilTunechi, instagram: @LilTunechi, facebook: @LilWayne