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Even At His Peak, Lil Wayne Was Never Invincible

As The Martian, he seemed untouchable. But his flaws humanized him — and that’s a good thing.
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Lil Wayne And Drake’s Circles Of Influence

The rapper has a long and weird history of collaborations, but his relationship with Drake has been the most profitable.
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This Is The Woman Responsible For 300 Of Lil Wayne’s Tattoos

“He’s the most gracious respectful man I’ve ever worked for.”
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Considering The Importance Of Lil Wayne’s New York Period

Unmoored from New Orleans, Lil Wayne created some of the best music of his career.
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The Quiet Legacy Of Lil Wayne Kissing Birdman

“That’s my lil’ son. I love him to death.”
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The Carter Documentary Showed Us How Small Lil Wayne’s World Was

The erstwhile film illuminated Wayne’s dedication, and its price.
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The Complete History Of “Bling Bling”

The true story of one of rap’s most defining moments, from the projects of New Orleans to the pages of Merriam-Webster.
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How Lil Wayne Went From Neighborhood Fame To International Stardom

New Orleans’s veteran DJ and radio personality Wild Wayne remembers the rise of the Cash Money prodigy.
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Mannie Fresh Looks Back On Lil Wayne’s Rap Beginnings As A “Kid Genius”

The prolific producer discusses how the New Orleans wunderkind worked hard to become one of the best rappers alive.
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Rap’s First Millennial Grows Up

Photographer Jason Nocito
Lil Wayne went from teenage gangsta to Greatest Rapper Alive to another thirtysomething who hates his job. This is why we still listen.
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Introducing Lil Wayne Week

A week-long look at the New Orleans rapper’s rise to fame, and everything that came after.
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