Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, was born on September 27, 1982. Lil Wayne is an American hip hop artist originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of 9, Lil Wayne linked with Cash Money Records as the youngest member to be on the label. Lil Wayne later formed the hip hop group Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mates Young Turk, Juvenile, and Lil' Doogie In 1996. In addition to being the forerunner artist for Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the chief executive officer of his own label, Young Money Entertainment, that he established in 2005.