The Evolution of Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne - Lil Wayne started out as a rapper that could have faded into the background with his crew, but with a unique voice and clever word play, Weezy made it as a successful solo artists and record label head honcho.If you love Weezy as much as we do, don't miss 106 & Park tonight at 6P/5C for videos that are all about Weezy.(Photo: Cash Money Records)

Wobble - Back in the day, Juvenile had a smash called "Back That Thang Up" and Weezy had an itty, bitty part in the song, but that cameo that he made showed off his star quality and still has everybody rapping "now after you back it up den stop, now drop it like it's hot."(Photo: Courtesy Cash Money Records)

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Wobble - Back in the day, Juvenile had a smash called "Back That Thang Up" and Weezy had an itty, bitty part in the song, but that cameo that he made showed off his star quality and still has everybody rapping "now after you back it up den stop, now drop it like it's hot."(Photo: Courtesy Cash Money Records)

We Tha Best - Birdman had been screaming to deaf ears for years when he said Wayne was the best rapper out, and The Fireman brought those words into fruition after Tha Carter when he went on a radio and mixtape annihilation. With Wayne handling most of the writing, the two dropped their street-rocking collaborative effort, Like Father, Like Son, in 2006, which ended up taking home the 2007 BET Viewer's Choice Award. (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

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Like Father, Like Son - Although Birdman and Wayne aren't related by blood, they're definitely family through their musical bond. The duo is actually so close that Weezy refers to Birdman as his dad and Birdman sees Weezy as his son, hence their song "Stuntin' Like My Daddy."(Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Hurricane Season - The YMCMB boss showed he had talents on the big screen too, when he starred in 2009's Hurricane Season alongside Bow Wow, Forest Whitaker and Taraji P. Henson. He's also lent his voice-over talents to such television shows as The Boondocks and Freaknik: The Musical.(Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage for BET Network)

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NOLA Is Where It's At\r  - New Orleans is a city rich in American history, great music and even better food. Oh, and did we mention that Weezy is a native of this great city and always manages to make it Nolia clap? \r(Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage for BET Network)

Lil Wayne - "Georgia Bush"  - In a rare moment, New Orleans native Lil Wayne released ?Georgia,? a mixtape track that critiqued President Bush?s response to Hurricane Katrina. Weezy initially wanted to perform the song at the Grammys the year he won Best Rap Album of the Year but, for whatever reason, opted for a less politically-charged song.   (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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And the Winner Is...\r  - Few people ever win Grammy's, but in 2009 Lil Wayne won a few. Not too shabby, Weezy!\r(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lil Wayne - The New Orleans rapper holds up his Best Male Rapper Artist award onstage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

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He Shows BET Love\r  - Weezy probably has a case full of awards in his home, so best believe that a lot of those awards came from BET, like this one from the 2009 BET Awards. We're sure that there are a lot more of those in his future.\r(Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

Hype Man - Last year during Weezy's "I Am Music II" tour it was clear that his talents go beyond the booth and that the emcee puts on one amazing stage show. He's definitely a rock star.Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup)

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Hype Man - Last year during Weezy's "I Am Music II" tour it was clear that his talents go beyond the booth and that the emcee puts on one amazing stage show. He's definitely a rock star.Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup)

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Fashion Icon in the Making\r  - Nobody ever expected to see Lil Wayne in animal print jeggings, but that moment happened at the MTV VMAs in 2011. But that's what happens when you have a passion for fashion like Wayne, you wear what you want when you want, and make it work.\r(Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

Lil Wayne - Big Easy good, Big Apple bad. So says Lil Wayne, who told MTV in a recent interview, "Flat out, I don't like New York." (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

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Tat Tat Tatted Up - Talk about body art? Over the years, Weezy has acquired a lot of ink from head to toe. You can't be mad though because it's all pretty dope.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Taking in the Action - Rapper Lil Wayne watches the fight.(Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Money Team Weezy?\r  - Up until now people have known Floyd Mayweather's "Money Team" to consist of him, Ray J and 50 Cent, but recently Weezy joined the champ in the ring alongside of Justin Bieber and 50. Maybe there's a new "Money Team" developing. Only time will tell.\r(Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)