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Lil Wayne

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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is commonly regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018.In 1995, Wayne was put in a duo with label-mate B.G. (at the time known as Lil Doogie) and they recorded an album, True Story, released that year, although Wayne (at the time known as Baby D) only appeared on three tracks. Wayne and B.G. soon joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk in 1997; they released their debut album Get It How U Live! in October that year. The Hot Boys became popular following the release of the album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the song "Bling Bling".

Lil Wayne's solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999) was his solo breakthrough, and he reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004) and fifth album Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. He gained more prominence within the music industry with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and included successful singles "A Milli", "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), and "Lollipop" (featuring Static Major)—the latter being his first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2010, Wayne released his seventh studio album, Rebirth, which experimented with rap rock and was met with generally negative reviews. A month later in March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. His eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being (2010) was released during his incarceration, while his 2011 album Tha Carter IV was released following his release. Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies in its first week in the United States. His twelfth studio album Tha Carter V was released in 2018 after multiple delays. Wayne's thirteenth album, Funeral, was released in early 2020.Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 20 million albums and 70 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne also currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.

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June 27, 2022

Jack Harlow Brings Out Brandy, Lil Wayne & DJ Drama for 2022 BET Awards Performance

Brandy previously recorded a playful freestyle diss after the rapper guessed that Aaliyah sang one of her hits.

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June 27, 2022

Watch All the Performances From the 2022 BET Awards

The 2022 BET Awards are here. The Taraji P. Henson-hosted show will feature performances from Chance the Rapper, Jack Harlow, Lil Wayne, Latto, and more.

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June 24, 2022

How to Watch the 2022 BET Awards

Taraji P. Henson returns as host of the 2022 BET Awards featuring performances from Lil Wayne, Chlöe, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Roddy Ricch and more.

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June 24, 2022

Chris Brown Drops 'Breezy' Album f/ Lil Baby, Jack Harlow, Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, Lil Wayne, and More

The long-awaited project delivers 24 tracks, including the previously released "Iffy," "WE (Warm Embrace)," and the Wizkid-assisted "Call Me Every Day."

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June 15, 2022

Lil Wayne Denied U.K. Entry Ahead of Strawberries and Creem Festival

The U.K. festival issued a statement Wednesday (June 15) saying that the Home Office made a "last minute decision" about his entry.

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June 15, 2022

Lil Wayne Denied Entry Into UK Ahead of Festival Date Over Past Criminal Record

The rapper was scheduled to perform at the Strawberries & Creem music festival on Saturday, June 18, and has been replaced by Ludacris

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June 15, 2022

Lil Wayne Denied Entry to UK by Home Office, Festival Claims

The UK government reportedly barred the rapper in a “last minute decision” ahead of a scheduled show

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June 15, 2022

Lil Wayne reportedly refused entry to the UK by Home Office, cancels festival show

Ludacris will replace the rapper at this weekend's Strawberries & Creem festival in Cambridgeshire, which was set to be Wayne's first UK show in 14 years The post Lil Wayne reportedly refused entry to the UK by Home Office, cancels festival show appeared first on NME.

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June 8, 2022

Migos pull out of 2022 Governors Ball, Lil Wayne announced as replacement

Rumours of Migos’ breakup have been floating around for the past few weeks The post Migos pull out of 2022 Governors Ball, Lil Wayne announced as replacement appeared first on NME.

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June 7, 2022

Migos No Longer Performing at Gov Ball 'Due to Circumstances Out of' Fest’s Control, Lil Wayne Added as Replacement

The Governors Ball Music Festival will span three days in New York this week. Weezy joined the lineup on Tuesday as a replacement for Migos.

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May 19, 2022

Lil Wayne Fires Back at Mark Cuban Amid NBA Drama: ‘I Will P— in Ya Fkn Mouth’

Though the two's feud may seem new to many, according to Fox Sports 1 commentator and Undisputed host Skip Bayless, the drama dates back to circa 2011.

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May 18, 2022

How the Ongoing Beef Between Lil Wayne and Mark Cuban Happened, According to Skip Bayless

Lil Wayne and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently found themselves involved in something of a beef, and now Skip Bayless has given the lowdown on its origin.

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May 16, 2022

Lil Wayne Trolled by Mark Cuban With His Own Lyric After Suns Get Blown Out by Mavs in Game 7

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to Twitter on Monday to troll Lil Wayne with his own lyric after the Suns got blown out by the Mavs in Game 7.

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May 16, 2022

Skip Bayless on What Lil Wayne Allegedly Overheard During Heated Exchange Between Monty Williams and Deandre Ayton

On Monday's episode of 'Undisputed,' Skip Bayless relayed what Lil Wayne overheard from his courtside seat during the Suns' Game 7 loss to the Mavericks.

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May 13, 2022

Mack Maine Responds to Gillie da Kid’s Claim About Recent Encounter With Lil Wayne

During an interview on 'It's Tricky with Raquel Harper,' Gillie da Kid claimed Lil Wayne appeared shook when the two ran into each other at an event.

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May 9, 2022

Chris Blackwell Named Executive VP of A&R and Content Strategy at Republic Records

Blackwell has worked with Coi Leray, Lil Wayne, Kash Doll and more in his time at the label.

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May 6, 2022

Every Song Ranked on Jack Harlow’s ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ Album: Critic’s Picks

Missionary Jack looks to cement his quantum leap to superstardom with assists from Drake, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, and more on his sophomore LP.

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May 6, 2022

Jack Harlow’s Debut Studio Album ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ Is Here: Stream It Now

Complete with A-list features from Drake, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne —some say the album might be on the path to No. 1.

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May 6, 2022

Jack Harlow Drops New Album 'Come Home The Kids Miss You' f/ Drake, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, and Lil Wayne

The rapper’s second studio album, Come Home The Kids Miss You, is now out on all platforms, just a couple weeks after its latest single topped the Hot 100.

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May 6, 2022

Lil Wayne Calls Missy Elliott the Best Rapper Ever & She’s Forever ‘Grateful’

“She’s a huge influence of everything I’ve ever done," he told host Nick Wright.

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May 5, 2022

Amanda Seyfried Says She Was ‘Having a Ball’ When She Filmed That Hilariously Awkward Lil Wayne Dance in ‘Dropout’

"I’d never gotten to do anything like that, getting down into my most awkward parts," Seyfried said.

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May 4, 2022

Jack Harlow’s New Album Features Drake, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne & Name-Drops Dua Lipa

Harlow revealed the track list for 'Come Home the Kids Miss You' on Tuesday.

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May 3, 2022

Jack Harlow shares tracklist for new album, ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You’

The rapper's second studio LP features Drake, Lil Wayne, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake The post Jack Harlow shares tracklist for new album, ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You’ appeared first on NME.

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April 21, 2022

Lil Wayne Settles Lawsuit With Bouncer Who Accused Him of Assault in 2016

A bouncer who accused Lil Wayne of assaulting him outside a Hollywood club back in 2016 has now reached a tentative settlement with the rapper.

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April 13, 2022

Jim Jones Taps Lil Wayne, Migos, DJ Khaled, and Juelz Santana for "We Set the Trends" Remix Music Video

Jim Jones links up with Lil Wayne, Migos, DJ Khaled, and Juelz Santana in the new visual for his "We Set the Trends" remix that dropped last week.

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April 8, 2022

Jim Jones Drops "We Set the Trends" Remix f/ Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, and Migos

The original version, which featured Migos, was released in late 2021. It appeared on Jones' and DJ Drama's joint project, 'Gangsta Grillz: We Set the Trends.'

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April 2, 2022

Watch Dreamville Festival 2022 f/ Performances From J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, and More

J. Cole and Dreamville's annual music festival is back, and this year they're offering fans a livestream to catch the two-day weekend event.

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March 29, 2022

Justin Bieber, Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly Lead 2022 Summerfest Lineup

Lil Wayne/Wiz Khalifa/Wu-Tang Clan, Backstreet Boys, Willow, Jason Aldean, and Charli XCX will also headline shows during the Milwaukee festival

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March 25, 2022

Listen to Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne’s new collaboration ‘Sunshine’ with Latto

Kodak Black and 21 Savage also appear on '777', which is out today The post Listen to Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne’s new collaboration ‘Sunshine’ with Latto appeared first on NME.

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March 25, 2022

Machine Gun Kelly Releases 'Mainstream Sellout' Album f/ Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and Appearance From Pete Davidson

Machine Gun Kelly has unleashed his latest studio album, 'Mainstream Sellout​​​​​​​,' featuring appearances from Pete Davidson, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne.

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Discs

Possessive (feat. Lil Wayne & BLEU)

June 23, 2022

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We Set The Trends (Remix) [feat. ‎Migos & Juelz Santana]

April 8, 2022

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Sorry 4 The Wait

January 14, 2022

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Ya Dig

October 7, 2021

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Trust Fund Babies

October 1, 2021

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Perfect (Remix) (feat. Lil Wayne & A$AP Ferg)

September 24, 2021

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Lonely (with Lil Wayne)

September 9, 2021

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Lose

August 6, 2021

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Lose (Instrumental)

August 5, 2021

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GANG GANG (with Lil Wayne)

May 21, 2021

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Seeing Green

May 14, 2021

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THANKFUL (feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih)

April 28, 2021

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Run

April 23, 2021

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oops!!!

March 5, 2021

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Ain't Got Time

January 21, 2021

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Green And Yellow (Green Bay Packers Theme Song)

January 16, 2021

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B.B. King Freestyle

November 30, 2020

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Kitty Talk (feat. Quavo, Lil Wayne, & Jack Harlow) [Remix]

November 13, 2020

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Pussy Talk (feat. Quavo, Lil Wayne, & Jack Harlow) [Remix]

November 13, 2020

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NFL

October 5, 2020

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Tha Carter V (Deluxe)

September 25, 2020

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No Ceilings

August 28, 2020

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Skateboard Weezy

July 1, 2020

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Funeral Features

June 29, 2020

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Weezy Flow

June 24, 2020

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Weezy Workout

June 17, 2020

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Funeral (Deluxe)

May 29, 2020

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G-Code (Remix)

April 10, 2020

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Funeral

January 31, 2020

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Gimme Brain

December 13, 2019

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Talk 2 Me Crazy

September 11, 2019

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What's My Age Again? / A Milli

August 23, 2019

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G-Code

July 12, 2019

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Pullin

June 27, 2019

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What About Me

November 10, 2018

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Hasta La Vista

November 9, 2018

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In This House

November 7, 2018

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Tha Carter V

September 28, 2018

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SUPERFLY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

June 15, 2018

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No Frauds

March 10, 2017

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Changed It

March 9, 2017

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Running Back (feat. Lil Wayne)

January 20, 2017

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No Mercy

September 23, 2016

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Sucker for Pain (with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign feat. X Ambassadors)

June 24, 2016

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Heaven

April 5, 2016

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FWA

July 3, 2015

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Nothing but Trouble (Instagram Models)

June 30, 2015

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Start A Fire

November 23, 2014

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Gotti

November 10, 2014

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Krazy

July 1, 2014

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Believe Me

May 28, 2014

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Grindin'

January 1, 2014

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I Am Not A Human Being II

March 22, 2013

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Space Jam

January 1, 2013

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I Am Not A Human Being II (Deluxe)

January 1, 2013

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Tha Carter IV (Complete Edition)

August 29, 2011

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Tha Carter IV

January 1, 2011

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I Am Not A Human Being

January 1, 2010

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Prom Queen

January 1, 2009

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On Fire

January 1, 2009

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Hot Revolver

January 1, 2009

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Drop The World

January 1, 2009

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Rebirth

January 1, 2009

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Rebirth (Deluxe)

January 1, 2009

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Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008

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Lollipop (Radio Edit)

January 1, 2008

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Lollipop

January 1, 2008

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A Milli

January 1, 2008

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Tha Carter III [Edited (MTV Bonus Version)]

January 1, 2008

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Tha Carter III (MTV Bonus Version)

January 1, 2008

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The Leak

January 1, 2007

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Hustler Musik

January 1, 2006

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Tha Carter II - Chopped & Screwed

January 1, 2006

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Like Father Like Son

January 1, 2006

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Fireman (Edited Version)

January 1, 2005

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Tha Carter II

January 1, 2005

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Bring It Back

January 1, 2004

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Tha Carter Screwed And Chopped

January 1, 2004

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Tha Carter

January 1, 2004

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500 Degreez

January 1, 2002

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Lights Out

December 19, 2000

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Tha Block Is Hot

January 1, 1999

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